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 My thank yous!Dear friends, I would like to thank you for all the help you have done to help me achieve a fantastic result in my countries Nationals! As being in the bottom half (there were 24 entrants) in the tournament, I manage get =7th!  I would like to...http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/my-thank-yousMon, 02 Feb 2015 22:16:09 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/my-thank-yousIntensity in Round 1 Australian OpenHi guys! here is my coverage on the Australian Open. About the tournament: We have the highest rated player ever to play in an Australian Open tournament. Ni Hua (2680) We have also had GM Igor Khenkin before, in 2013. So obviously, this is th...http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/intensity-in-round-1-australian-openFri, 02 Jan 2015 00:36:52 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/intensity-in-round-1-australian-open2 Incoming BIG brand new chess.com competitions Please read!Hi everybody! I should keep announcing this every now and again. I have 2 of now the newest and growing chess.com competitions.  1. The Junior International Cup (Under 18 World League)  The 2015 competition started a few days ago, to make it...http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/2-incoming-big-brand-new-chesscom-competitions-please-readTue, 18 Nov 2014 19:36:08 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/2-incoming-big-brand-new-chesscom-competitions-please-readSimul with AussiedjHi everybody! On Thursday at 5PM (Sydney/Australia time) I will be running a simul. I will only allow Under 1000 in online chess or live standard to play this simul, unless you're invited. Here are more details If 1-5 players join, the time cont...http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/simul-with-aussiedjMon, 17 Nov 2014 00:31:08 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/simul-with-aussiedjMy best Standard win (1821)My 2nd Brilliancy game played today, although he had heaps of chances to draw. Please comment http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/my-best-standard-win-1821Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:19:31 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/my-best-standard-win-1821My best Standard Draw (2105)Wow, I played 2 fantastic games today. The other one my highest win against a 1800, and this one I played a solid draw. I think my opponent had winning chances. What do you think? Please comment http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/my-best-standard-draw-2105Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20:42:53 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/my-best-standard-draw-2105A simul with NM adypady02Adypady02, is holding a simul. Here is his message to everyone: The first simul of the group Simultaneous Games hosted by me will be tomorrow (26/06/2014) at 11:00 am EST (Eastern US &Canada timezone) (not good for all my aussie friends becau...http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/a-simul-with-adypady02Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:09:12 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/a-simul-with-adypady02Junior International Cup 2015 Schedule!I have made a schedule for the Junior International Cup 2015! You might be thinking, What is The Junior International Cup and how can I join it? For more info, go to this link http://www.chess.com/news/signups-for-2015-junior-international-cup-...http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/junior-international-cup-2015-scheduleFri, 20 Jun 2014 20:50:39 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/junior-international-cup-2015-scheduleWhat line should I choose playing the Grand Prix??Gee, I should get this reviewed ASAP, because I'm having a rough time deciding between 5. Bc4 or 5. Bb5. I see most GM's play Bb5, but I continued on playing Bc4 but until Daniel King in a DVD said why Bb5 is better. The Bishop on c4 is killing, b...http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/what-line-should-i-choose-playing-the-grand-prixSun, 11 May 2014 14:54:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/what-line-should-i-choose-playing-the-grand-prixFRIENDZ100th friend: JJmar 150th friend: Noobdog   Another note, for the friends I don't know very ofte, I will take off my list.  http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/friendzSat, 03 May 2014 21:58:41 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/friendzMy best game played against a 2385 ACFI went to a tournament recently, and I was paired up with top seed in the early stages of the tournament. Not that I had done spectaculary well before I was paired up with top seed. His name is Brodie McClymont.  He's not titled, but I'm sure...http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/my-best-game-played-against-a-2385-acfSun, 27 Apr 2014 18:18:11 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/my-best-game-played-against-a-2385-acfMy Fantastic Drawing Sequence with Atomic_RiftOnce again, Thank you so much for the game Atomic_Rift, it was really entertaining! And, when I got stalemated Atomic_Rift, it was actually a draw anyway, so don't feel too shocked.  http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=680143004 Go to move 5...http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/my-fantastic-drawing-sequence-with-atomicriftMon, 23 Dec 2013 15:39:48 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/my-fantastic-drawing-sequence-with-atomicriftThe Junior International CupHi all! I am Running a Junior International Cup U18. If you're interested, come join the group and read the news/forums http://www.chess.com/groups/home/the-junior-international-cup-2014 But, you need to be in your country group too. It starts i...http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/the-junior-international-cupTue, 03 Dec 2013 19:11:47 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/the-junior-international-cupNew Trap!! Down Under BBQ Disco Opening TrapHello Everyone! I have searched and searched to see if this puzzle has a name. No it doesn't, but for some reason, a lot of people know it! And so I have given it a funny name "Down Under BBQ Disco Trap"! The meaning of it. I do live in down under...http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/new-trap-down-under-bbq-disco-opening-trapTue, 03 Sep 2013 19:22:25 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/new-trap-down-under-bbq-disco-opening-trapPuzzle http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/puzzleTue, 25 Jun 2013 20:47:39 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/puzzleGrade Matches U1500 Sydney Norths vs Ryde/Eastwood Board 42.5/3! This opening this strange f5 move is called the dutch. This was the 3rd game I played as white against the dutch, having a Draw to a 1400 (ACF) ! My other 2 games were 1670 (chess.com) and 915 (ACF) My rating went from 850 to 1002 (ACF) bu...http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/grade-matches-u1500-sydney-norths-vs-rydeeastwood-board-4Tue, 04 Jun 2013 18:59:13 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/grade-matches-u1500-sydney-norths-vs-rydeeastwood-board-4Little board: Norths vs Hardboard http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/little-board-norths-vs-hardboardWed, 08 May 2013 15:02:36 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/aussiedj/little-board-norths-vs-hardboard