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 A special thanks to all my chess friends!I would like to say thank you to everyone who voted for my band.We will find out March 2nd who won.I just received an email that they are checking all the votes to make sure no cheating was going on.I just found out Mikell's Plot is #2 on www.rev...http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/a-special-thanks-to-all-my-chess-friendsTue, 17 Feb 2015 05:38:46 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/a-special-thanks-to-all-my-chess-friendsLast day to vote!!! Please help my band mikell's Plot be victorious.http://www.hardrockrising.com/#/4672?artist_id=3742149&voting_token=58f8823c0efb316ac28b4b8937dd50ef http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/last-day-to-vote-please-help-my-band-mikells-plot-be-victoriousFri, 13 Feb 2015 14:40:54 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/last-day-to-vote-please-help-my-band-mikells-plot-be-victoriousI need a little help from my friendsDear chess friends.My band Mikell's Plot needs your vote.Please vote for my band to perform in Spain.click on the site and scroll down and you will see the link to vote.Everyone who votes will receive a free download.Visit Mikell's Plot at www.rev...http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/i-need-a-little-help-from-my-friendsThu, 05 Feb 2015 17:05:50 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/i-need-a-little-help-from-my-friendsWhat chess blog is the best?Click on the link and vote now! http://goo.gl/ETVG21 http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/what-chess-blog-is-the-bestSun, 01 Feb 2015 17:27:00 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/what-chess-blog-is-the-bestIf you have not heard my band yet please take a listen.#7 today!If you have not heard my band yet please take a listen.Mikell's Plot is #7 today on http://www.reverbnation.com/mikellsplot4   This is one of my other hobbies other than chess. http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/if-you-have-not-heard-my-band-yet-please-take-a-listen7-todayWed, 28 Jan 2015 07:00:59 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/if-you-have-not-heard-my-band-yet-please-take-a-listen7-todayJim West on chesshttp://jimwestonchess.blogspot.com/2014/12/balakrishnan-oconnor-at-chess-mates.html http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/jim-west-on-chessWed, 24 Dec 2014 03:20:31 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/jim-west-on-chessA game I played with the French!!Yesterday I started off well ,but then I lost to my team mate national master Jim West and friend Errol Singh.If I win one of these games I gain points if I win both I made expert.Instead I lost 5 rating points.Below is a game I drew a national m...http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/a-game-i-played-with-the-frenchSun, 21 Dec 2014 21:47:07 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/a-game-i-played-with-the-frenchMy friend Joe Salvatore rated in the 1600's got this game published against Sam Barsky.http://www.nj.com/inside-jersey/index.ssf/2014/12/strong_nj_players_get_locked_in_a_struggle.html#incart_river http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/my-friend-joe-salvatore-rated-in-the-1600s-got-this-game-published-against-sam-barskySun, 14 Dec 2014 16:35:52 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/my-friend-joe-salvatore-rated-in-the-1600s-got-this-game-published-against-sam-barskySmith Morra Gambit article!There is an error.I am from Sayreville New Jersey now living in Pompton Lakes.http://www.nj.com/inside-jersey/index.ssf/2014/11/chess_mate_appreciating_jerseyans_expert_play.html#incart_river http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/article-about-me-on-njcomSun, 30 Nov 2014 19:53:52 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/article-about-me-on-njcomWinning with the Smith MorraI gave up the exchange and I managed to win due to the king stuck in the center!!http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=978399774 http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/winning-with-the-smith-morraSun, 23 Nov 2014 15:21:21 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/winning-with-the-smith-morraThis weekend I defeated two experts with the Smith Morra gambit accepted!!This weekend I defeated two experts with the Smith Morra Gambit and raised my rating to 1956.Below is one of my games I would like to share.If anyone can put it on a board for me that would be great.Mike O'Connor white rating 1903 v.s Lawrence B P...http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/this-weekend-i-defeated-two-experts-with-the-smith-morra-gambit-acceptedSun, 02 Nov 2014 05:30:33 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/this-weekend-i-defeated-two-experts-with-the-smith-morra-gambit-acceptedThe game that put me over 1900.This is the game I won that put me over 1900.I thank Jim West for putting it up on his blog.Here is the link to the game if anyone is interested in looking at it.Camejo is a lifetime expert with a national master certificate. This was a great win ...http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/the-game-that-put-me-over-1900Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:47:50 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/micaman994/the-game-that-put-me-over-1900New 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-prix