Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com How I beat a CM in 1-minute chessRemember that this game is 1 minute per side so please do not take this game too seriously http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/how-i-beat-a-cm-in-1-minute-chessFri, 27 Jun 2014 14:45:04 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/how-i-beat-a-cm-in-1-minute-chessArlington Action May 2014G/45 D/5 3.5/5 Rd. 1: Rd. 2: Rd. 3: Rd. 4: Rd. 5: http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/arlington-action-may-2014Sun, 01 Jun 2014 05:56:36 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/arlington-action-may-2014My last day of the Cherry Blossom ClassicThe Cherry Blossom was a great tournament in general. All of the playing conditions were great but the only problem I had was how poorly I was playing. In the first two days I scored a measly 1/4 (the one point coming from a full-point bye!) I was...http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/my-last-day-of-the-cherry-blossom-classicTue, 27 May 2014 12:24:16 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/my-last-day-of-the-cherry-blossom-classicBest Tactics Problem?I was using tactics trainer today and I came across the following problem which had a rating of 2134 (my rating was 2115 at the time). The conclusion is truly beautiful. http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/best-tactics-problemWed, 16 Apr 2014 18:33:19 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/best-tactics-problemA funny checkmate in a 1-minute ICC gameThis is a game that I played on the ICC today. Please excuse the poor quality of play as it was a 1-minute game. The checkmate at the end is quite amusing though. http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/a-funny-checkmate-in-a-1-minute-icc-gameSat, 12 Apr 2014 17:56:53 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/a-funny-checkmate-in-a-1-minute-icc-game2014 Maryland Junior Open 3/4So, I tied for first place at the Maryland Junior Open with a score of 3/4. Some of my games are more interesting than others but what can you do. Rd 1. I played against Justin Hung who I have never played before but I was fairly confident that I...http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/2014-maryland-junior-open-34Sun, 06 Apr 2014 10:31:01 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/2014-maryland-junior-open-342014 MD HS ChampionshipsI just realized I didn't post my blog lol: Rd 1 Time control: 45/30 So far so good. Now I just need to keep it up Rd 2: I play against an opponent that I have played against many times now. I have only lost to her once when I was around 800 US...http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/2014-md-hs-championshipsTue, 25 Mar 2014 19:43:32 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/2014-md-hs-championshipsWhy you should develop your pieces Part 3This game that I am about to show you was from round 1 of a tournament in Virginia where I was paired up against an expert and I was rather worried but I managed to play one of the best games of my life. Even experts sometimes don't develop their ...http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/why-you-should-develop-your-pieces-part-3Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:33:48 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/why-you-should-develop-your-pieces-part-3Why you should develop your pieces Part 2At the exact same tournament I played a respectable opponent and he also decided that it would be a good idea to procrastinate his development against me. I go down a pawn again but my compensation is palpable. So remember kids, always develop y...http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/why-you-should-develop-your-pieces-part-2Sun, 23 Mar 2014 15:56:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/why-you-should-develop-your-pieces-part-2Why you should develop your pieces Part 1This is round 2 of the MD High School Championships http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/why-you-should-develop-your-piecesSat, 22 Mar 2014 17:21:09 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/why-you-should-develop-your-piecesThe Only Decent Game I played in the whole Sweet 16Round 2 vs Andrew Mao (Triphoria on chess.com) http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/the-only-decent-game-i-played-in-the-whole-sweet-16Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:45:56 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/the-only-decent-game-i-played-in-the-whole-sweet-16Baltimore Open Rounds 3 and 5This blog was mainly meant for round 5 but just for fun, I decided that I would post my win against my friend as well as I found a couple nice moves to win. Rd. 3: Okay, now on to the more important and interesting game:   http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/baltimore-open-rounds-3-and-5Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:14:49 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/baltimore-open-rounds-3-and-5First Blindfold Game on the siteTitle says it all. This was my first blindfold chess game on the site. It was a 5/2 game in order to avoid flagging. I'm actually rather surprised at how decently I played.  http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/first-blindfold-game-on-the-siteWed, 29 Jan 2014 18:35:03 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/first-blindfold-game-on-the-siteCAC January FIDE Open Rd. 5My opponent was Michael Spencer, a very difficult opponent as I have seen him play very well before. I had 2.5/4 going into the round and I knew that I should try for a win in order for any hope at prize money. Here is the game which I am very pro...http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/cac-january-fide-open-rd-5Sun, 26 Jan 2014 14:39:41 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/cac-january-fide-open-rd-5My 7 Draw-streak at the 40th Annual Eastern Open12/26-29/2013 Open Section 3.5/7 Rd. 1 Rd. 2   Rd. 3   Rd. 4   Rd. 5   Rd. 6   Rd. 7   http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/my-7-draw-streak-at-the-40th-annual-eastern-openMon, 30 Dec 2013 08:21:36 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/my-7-draw-streak-at-the-40th-annual-eastern-openNorthern Virginia Open Rd. 5Round 5 was against WFM Jennifer Yu who is also the #2 girl U-12 by rating in the United States. In the World, she is #15. The game was rather uneventful after I missed one chance for advantage. Well, here's the game: http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/northern-virginia-open-rd-5Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:12:53 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/northern-virginia-open-rd-5Northern Virginia Open Rd. 3In round 3 or the Northern Virginia Open, I played against someone who I have a 0% score in Over The Board Chess. His chess.com username is ChessLegend28. I was very lucky to win this game: http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/northern-virginia-open-rd-3Sun, 10 Nov 2013 17:33:08 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/northern-virginia-open-rd-3An interesting game from the UMBC ChampionshipI played 3 games at the UMBC championship and decided to witdraw after that as I wasn't converting advantages like I should have. This may be because I am sick as I now realized :P. In any case, my creative style was still with me as the following...http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/an-interesting-game-from-the-umbc-championshipSun, 15 Sep 2013 09:38:11 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/an-interesting-game-from-the-umbc-championship2013 Potomac Open U19008/2-4/13 3/5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Rd 1 Rd 2   Rd 3   Rd 4   Rd 5 I'd prefer not to post the round 5 game as my opponent picked up his rook, was about to move it to a sq...http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/2013-potomac-open-u1900Mon, 05 Aug 2013 03:49:44 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/2013-potomac-open-u1900Scalp against FM in chess.com 3 0 Open TourneyI registered for a 3 0 tourney in the hopes of getting 1st place. Within 1 minute of starting, I realized that I was 3rd seed and that 1st seed was and FM! I realized that I would try to win as many as possible in hopes of playing the FM. I won't ...http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/scalp-against-fm-in-chesscom-3-0-open-tourneySun, 14 Jul 2013 16:56:12 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RybkaShredder/scalp-against-fm-in-chesscom-3-0-open-tourney