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 110th US Open: A Hand's Perspective Entering into the 110th U.S. Open, I have had a difficult time setting any particular performance goal for the event. I am taking part in an historical open competition, the largest held in the U.S. each year, on the USCF's 70th anniversary. Sure...http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/110th-us-open-a-hands-perspectiveSun, 02 Aug 2009 11:33:35 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/110th-us-open-a-hands-perspective2009 Foxwoods Open: Quick Wrap-Up (More to Come Soon!) Here it comes, the inevitable and always dreaded tournament wrap-up blog. Why is it that all fairy-tales seem to end with the protagonist leaving the rabbit hole again? Whoever invented the notion that real life was a superior choice to the drea...http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/2009-foxwoods-open-quick-wrap-up-more-to-come-soonMon, 13 Apr 2009 07:24:45 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/2009-foxwoods-open-quick-wrap-up-more-to-come-soon2009 Foxwoods Open: Hunted Like a Fox in the WoodsIt's been raining on the resort here at Foxwoods today, and apparently raining on my tournament parade, as well. Round 6: I was paired with the talented, national scholastic all-star FIDE Master (FM) Daniel Yaeger (2383). My highest rated opponen...http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/2009-foxwoods-open-hunted-like-a-fox-in-the-woodsSat, 11 Apr 2009 23:11:40 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/2009-foxwoods-open-hunted-like-a-fox-in-the-woods2009 Foxwoods Open: Games; Rounds 4 and 5Greetings all,I just finished a six hour long game, so this will be only a brief update to report my games and results. I will catch everyone up on the other Michigan player results in tomorrow's blog.In round 4, I went up against experienced FIDE...http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/2009-foxwoods-open-games-rounds-4-and-5Fri, 10 Apr 2009 21:58:32 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/2009-foxwoods-open-games-rounds-4-and-52009 Foxwoods Open: Invading the Rabbit Hole The end of a big day has found its way to the competitors of Foxwoods as the second and third rounds were completed. For the players of Michigan, the results were mixed.Prashantha Amarasinghe (1994) after ultimately losing his game last night (s...http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/2009-foxwoods-open-invading-the-rabbit-holeThu, 09 Apr 2009 23:17:43 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/2009-foxwoods-open-invading-the-rabbit-hole2009 Foxwoods Open: Return to the Great BeyondHello chess fans, friends, family, pets, spectators, stakeholders, bondsman, critics, pedestrians, and all around curious readers! It has been a great deal of time since my last blog entry, and a great deal has happened in that time. My travels ...http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/2009-foxwoods-open-return-to-the-great-beyondWed, 08 Apr 2009 23:27:52 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/2009-foxwoods-open-return-to-the-great-beyondU.S. Junior OpenThis weekend I competed in the 2008 U.S. Junior Open, held in Lindsborg, Kansas, alongside the Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess. It held a certain magic for me for a number of reasons, one being that it was the first tournament I ha...http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/us-junior-openMon, 28 Jul 2008 21:03:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/us-junior-openWorld Open: The Last LegWhen we last left off, I was resting at a slightly more comfortable 2 out of 5 score, after having lost my first three games and beginning to see an upturn with wins on Thursday and Friday.Saturday, day six of the event, saw to it that the weekend...http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/world-openMon, 07 Jul 2008 02:07:05 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/world-openWorld Open: Independence Comes Not for the PawnOne might wonder, when encountered with a holiday particularly rich in history, what may transpire if similar events would cross over to another culture. How the world would change! Particularly in today's world, where what might have once tak...http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/world-open-independence-comes-not-for-the-pawnFri, 04 Jul 2008 22:23:52 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/world-open-independence-comes-not-for-the-pawnWorld Open: A New HopeNo holographic message, although possibly a bit of Force involved. Either way there has been a change in the wind here at the World Open. People's patterns and behaviors change with the weather. The clouds have rolled in this morning...http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/world-open-a-new-hopeFri, 04 Jul 2008 09:31:42 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/world-open-a-new-hopeWorld Open: Episode Two, The FM MenaceYes, yes, I know that Star Wars: Episode Two was actually the Clone Wars and that I am in fact creating blog title references inaccurately. I am here for entertainment, not correctness. But to those who would seriously concern themselves with the ...http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/world-open-episode-two-the-fm-menaceWed, 02 Jul 2008 23:43:58 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/world-open-episode-two-the-fm-menaceWorld Open: Episode 1"A long time agoin a city far, far away..."A young chessplayer completed his journey to a land rich in Native-American history. That city was Mashantucket, CT, where the Foxwoods Open was held. After the final showdown the survivors...http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/world-open-episode-1Mon, 30 Jun 2008 22:36:05 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/world-open-episode-1Foxwoods FinalA tall, black curtain closes as the sun takes its final bow here at Foxwoods. Artificial light commands the tournament stage where the players have since departed. There is no crowd. No call for a standing ovation. I think chess tournaments could ...http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/foxwoods-finalMon, 24 Mar 2008 00:04:42 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/foxwoods-finalDay Four in Foxwoods, An Action StoryDay Four came along today and brought a friend with him. A black-hooded, robed figure who said my chess tournament was on the list he was carrying, or some equally silly nonsense. He insisted I call him "Sir," and would have no...http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/day-four-in-foxwoods-an-action-storySat, 22 Mar 2008 21:51:54 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/day-four-in-foxwoods-an-action-storyComplete Day Three, Two More to go at the Foxwoods OpenAnother busy day here at Foxwoods Resort & Casino, as the sun has long been set and day three finds its conclusion.Further updates about my performance, as I haven't had much extra time to investigate entertaining details of many other pla...http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/complete-day-three-two-more-to-go-at-the-foxwoods-openFri, 21 Mar 2008 20:32:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/complete-day-three-two-more-to-go-at-the-foxwoods-openLive, from Foxwoods!....Are we rolling? ...Is this keyboard on? ...Oh, oh! We're recording! I had better get started then.Hello, everyone. This is my first blog posting here at Chess.com, so please excuse me as I make myself comfortable. Today I am writing f...http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/live-from-foxwoodsThu, 20 Mar 2008 21:37:49 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TimMoroney/live-from-foxwoods