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 Arch Bishops Play LA Vibe Tonight!Hi everyone, Tonight we play the LA Vibe.  We are huge favorites on boards 1-2 and about even on board 3, and big underdogs on the last board. Most likely, we will win 2.5-1.5. The Vibe can no longer make the playoffs, and our team is hampered ...http://www.chess.com/blog/gmfinegold/arch-bishops-play-la-vibe-tonightTue, 21 Oct 2014 11:52:12 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gmfinegold/arch-bishops-play-la-vibe-tonightArch Bishops win 3-1The Saint Louis Arch Bishops won 3-1 against the Atlanta Kings with all games being decisive. Wesley So was the first to finish, winning a very nice game against GM Alonzo Zapata. Afterwards, I told him it was his most important victory ever! Â...http://www.chess.com/blog/gmfinegold/arch-bishops-win-3-1Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:25:17 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gmfinegold/arch-bishops-win-3-1USCL TONIGHT!The Saint Louis Arch Bishops play the Atlanta Kings tonight at 8PM ET.  Here are the matchups. Hopefully my pic will scare my opponent some?  :)    St. Louis Arch Bishops (4.5 - 2.5) vs Atlanta Kings (3.5 - 3.5)  All Time Series Record: (T...http://www.chess.com/blog/gmfinegold/uscl-tonightWed, 15 Oct 2014 14:37:47 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gmfinegold/uscl-tonightArch Bishops - USCLHi everyone, Since I got rid of my other blog on the internets, I will start to blog here regularly. I will be playing in the US Chess League this week.  We had a disappointing result last week, beating the worst team by only a score of 3-1.  ...http://www.chess.com/blog/gmfinegold/arch-bishops---usclMon, 13 Oct 2014 12:42:08 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gmfinegold/arch-bishops---usclRIP - Ronald Finegold - 1937-2014My dad passed away this morning after a long illness:RIP - Ronald Finegold, April 5, 1937 - July 15, 2014. He was 77. He played Bobby Fischer in 1963. He and my mom celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 3, 2014. His last USCF rated game...http://www.chess.com/blog/gmfinegold/rip---ronald-finegold---1937-2014Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:59:59 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gmfinegold/rip---ronald-finegold---1937-20142600I won a game today in the Ladder Day Saturday at the CCSCSL, so, I am once again 2600!  MUCH better than that silly 2599... yuck! I am on a roll, winning 22 consecutive slow rated games.  I need to find more players Under 1600, maybe Under 1500...http://www.chess.com/blog/gmfinegold/2600Sat, 05 Apr 2014 16:22:56 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gmfinegold/26002599Recently, my USCF rating rose to 2599 (arrgh!) as I have won 21 consecutive USCF rated games.  I have not been 2600 in over 2 years, and, with the 2014 Bill Wright Saint Louis Open coming up next weekend, I may be 2600 very soon, or possibly neve...http://www.chess.com/blog/gmfinegold/2599Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:05:45 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gmfinegold/2599March KnightsThe Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) has a month long tournament every month, with one round per week Monday night at 7PM. This month, March, has a great tourney, with almost 20 participants, and an unusual 5 rounds (!) as...http://www.chess.com/blog/gmfinegold/march-knightsTue, 25 Mar 2014 01:07:36 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gmfinegold/march-knights2014 Mid-America OpenThe 2014 Mid-America Open was held in Clayton, MO from March 14-16, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  There was a record turnout of about 260 players in seven sections. Click here to see the USCF rating report. I tied for first with 4-1, with GMs...http://www.chess.com/blog/gmfinegold/2014-mid-america-openSun, 16 Mar 2014 19:27:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gmfinegold/2014-mid-america-open