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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 New Jersey chess needs Steve Doyle and Pete Tamburrohttps://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Jersey-chess-needs-Peter-Tamburro-and-Steve-Doyle/880912301936303 The Sunday New Jersey Star Ledger replaced chess columnist Peter Tamburro and Steve Doyle with syndicated "Chess" column by Selby Lymman.Protest!...http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/new-jersey-chess-needs-steve-doyle-and-pete-tamburroMon, 15 Sep 2014 02:54:40 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/new-jersey-chess-needs-steve-doyle-and-pete-tamburroWho will win tomorrow?http://www.entryfeesrus.com/ http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/who-will-win-tomorrowFri, 20 Jun 2014 22:20:54 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/who-will-win-tomorrowTrophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 15 (Enhanced)Apr. 12 Players Club of NJ Championship (two sections) Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 15 (Enhanced) Somerset Holiday Inn, 195 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ (exit 10 off I-287). 4-SS. G/60 d5. $$ Top Gtd.: $200-150-100-50. Minimum b/18: $50 each to...http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/trophies-plus-grand-prix-points-15-enhancedFri, 11 Apr 2014 19:26:00 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/trophies-plus-grand-prix-points-15-enhancedWho will win this event?Who will win this event?http://entryfeesrus.com/ http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/who-will-win-this-eventThu, 26 Dec 2013 16:59:56 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/who-will-win-this-eventMy band is #17 on the charts today!!!My band Mikell's Plot made it to #17 today on www.reverbnation.com/mikellsplot4 http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/my-band-is-17-on-the-charts-todaySun, 17 Nov 2013 07:07:09 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/my-band-is-17-on-the-charts-todayViking Chess tournaments!!Chess tournament TD Ken Thomas is running 20 point chess grand Prix events and donating all profits to the Saint Jude foundation in honor of Steve Ferrero.Please show your love of this great idea by liking his facebook page.All tournament details ...http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/viking-chess-tournamentsThu, 24 Oct 2013 16:02:37 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/viking-chess-tournamentsClass A chess player wins awards for his Independent film!!!A class A chess player LEO DONOFRIO who also goes under the name Jet Wintzer has made an awesome Independent Sci Fi film called Towers!!!!The film has won many awards and the film is screening tomorrow at the Darress Theatre in Boonton New Jersey ...http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/class-a-chess-player-wins-awards-for-his-independent-filmFri, 22 Mar 2013 14:08:27 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/class-a-chess-player-wins-awards-for-his-independent-filmWho will win the Grand Prix?http://entryfeesrus.com/ http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/who-will-win-the-grand-prixFri, 15 Mar 2013 14:42:17 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/who-will-win-the-grand-prixThis is a game of mine that was in The Sunday Star Ledger!!The Smith Morra Gambit!! http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/this-is-a-game-of-mine-that-was-in-the-sunday-star-ledgerFri, 01 Mar 2013 09:35:50 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/this-is-a-game-of-mine-that-was-in-the-sunday-star-ledgerNice article!!!http://kenilworthian.blogspot.com/ http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/nice-articleFri, 22 Feb 2013 09:39:54 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/nice-articleGrand Prix chess tournament!!!This Saturday!!!2-23-2013!!!http://entryfeesrus.com/ http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/grand-prix-chess-tournamentthis-saturday2-23-2013Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:55:04 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/grand-prix-chess-tournamentthis-saturday2-23-2013Pain for motivation!!!!The Philidor counter gambit crushes a stronger player once a again.Hello everyone!!I am going to have back surgery on January 28th.Playing through the pain is not easy,However,the philidor counter gambit always seems to do something that lifts my spirit.I won two games for team New Jersey and one of those wins wa...http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/pain-for-motivationthe-philidor-counter-gambit-crushes-a-stronger-player-once-a-againTue, 18 Dec 2012 16:37:19 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/pain-for-motivationthe-philidor-counter-gambit-crushes-a-stronger-player-once-a-againA game I should have lost!Very instructive game because it shows if black castled early he would haThis is a game I blundered in the opening!!!However it shows why my tactics are 2600 on chess.com!!!I won a chess tournament today!!Michael O'Connor White rating 1836 v.s Kevin Huang Black rating 1603 opening Four Pawns attack Rahway Chessmates 10...http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/a-game-i-should-have-lostvery-instructive-game-because-it-shows-if-black-casltled-early-he-would-haSat, 06 Oct 2012 18:49:14 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/a-game-i-should-have-lostvery-instructive-game-because-it-shows-if-black-casltled-early-he-would-haDo you need Grand Prix points?Enter The Dr.Luvizminda Grand Prix V  Dr. Luvizminda Machan Grand Prix VSaturday, October 20, 2012GPP: 15 (Enhanced)Format: 4-SSTime Control: G/40;d5Registration 12:30-1:25 p.m.Rounds: 1:30, 3:15, 5:00, 6:45 p.m.Byes: 2 per player allowed. Must commit before round 2.EF: $40 non-mem...http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/do-you-need-grand-prix-pointsenter-the-drluvizminda-grand-prix-vSat, 06 Oct 2012 09:17:40 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/do-you-need-grand-prix-pointsenter-the-drluvizminda-grand-prix-vRahway Open!!!Grand Prix!!! Saturday, October 27, 2012 6:30pm until 1:30am   Rahway, NJ OpenSaturday, October 27, 2012GPP: 15 (Enhanced)Format: 4-SSTime Control: G/40;d5Registration 12:30-1:25 p.m.Rounds: 1:30, 3:15, 5:00, 6:45 p.m.Byes: 2 per player allowed. ...http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/rahway-opengrand-prixSat, 06 Oct 2012 09:06:55 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/rahway-opengrand-prixDo you need Grand Prix points?  Dr. Luvizminda Machan Grand Prix IIISaturday, August 18,, 2012GPP: 10Format: 4-SSTime Control: G/40;d5Registration 12:30-1:25 p.m.Rounds: 1:30, 3:15, 5:00, 6:45 p.m.Two half-point byes per player are allowed.Must commit prior to round 2.EF: $40...http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/do-you-need-grand-prix-pointsMon, 13 Aug 2012 03:36:37 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/do-you-need-grand-prix-pointsThe Philidor counter gambit!!!Bashing E4!!!Here is a game I won with The Philidor counter gambit!!! 1. e4e5 2.Nf3d6 3.d4f5 4.dxe5fxe4 5.Ng5d5 6.c4c6 7.cxd5cxd5 8.Bb5+Nc6 9.O-ONh6 10.Nc3Be7 11.Qh5+Kf8 12.Nh3Bg4 http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/the-philidor-counter-gambitbashing-e4Sun, 12 Aug 2012 16:24:02 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/the-philidor-counter-gambitbashing-e4Beating The Bishops opening with The Philidor counter gambitIt is amazing when people say The Philidor counter Gambit  is garbage and you seem to win more games with this opening.Bored out of my mind playing the French I mess with this opening sometimes.Here is a game below I played on chess.com and I was...http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/beating-the-bishops-opening-with-the-philidor-counter-gambitSun, 12 Aug 2012 08:56:53 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/beating-the-bishops-opening-with-the-philidor-counter-gambitWas I wise to accept the draw?A game I drew a strong attacking expert at Rahway last night.Lev Zilberminz White rating 2083 v.s Michael O'Connor black rating 1802.Time control game 90 8-8-2012 Round 21.d4 d5 2.e4 e6 3.Be3 Nf6 4.Nd2 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.c3 c5 7.Qg4 g6 8.h4 h5 9.Qg3 ...http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/was-i-wise-to-accept-the-drawThu, 09 Aug 2012 19:06:47 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/was-i-wise-to-accept-the-drawBigTournamaent!!!!September 24, 2011 Viking 4-County Open - 20 Point Grand Prix! * * * * * Somerset Holiday Inn, 195 Davidson Avenue, Somerset NJ (exit 10 off I-287) 4-SS, G/60 Top residents of Somerset, Morris, Warren and Middlesex are County Champions. $$...http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/bigtournamaentFri, 23 Sep 2011 21:22:03 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/bigtournamaent