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 The colorful people one meets on live BlitzHello, its been ages since i post a blog. Mainly because of work. Ive never stopped playing though. I keep training and studing and only playing people who are rated higher than i am and not "fishing" for points. Thats why my rating is so low. And...http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/the-colorful-people-one-meets-on-live-blitzSun, 03 Mar 2013 18:01:57 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/the-colorful-people-one-meets-on-live-blitzOtro torneo de clases http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/otro-torneo-de-clasesTue, 22 May 2012 09:37:55 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/otro-torneo-de-clasesOTB...que desastre.I had this guy....OH MAN I HAD HIM. After 2 hours his experience totally got me. I have to say i did learn so much about myself during this game. This guy was trying to psyke me out during the game, slaming pieces and all that... man, in the end c...http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/otbque-desastreTue, 01 May 2012 20:45:49 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/otbque-desastreOTB April TournamentMan i lost. It took 2:45 (2 hours:45 minutes). It was pretty intense. I have to admit after two months playing weekly OTB tournaments the "fear" is gone. In its place there is now stress ahahaha. Here is the game with the machines evaluation.   http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/otb-april-tournamentTue, 10 Apr 2012 21:47:50 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/otb-april-tournamentFaux friend requests, account hack?Has this happend to you? You get a message saying so and so has accepted a friend request and you dont remember EVER submitting a request?? Is my account being hacked? Ive already changed the password... it seems strange. http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/faux-friend-requests-account-hackSun, 01 Apr 2012 07:41:33 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/faux-friend-requests-account-hackClass Tournament Round 1I lost, what surprised me was the rollercoaster of emotions in went through, ranging from: "Why are you doing this? Why am i here, i dont have what it takes" to "i got this guy, he missed it"... and once again i felt the end game was my breaking p...http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/class-tournament-round-1Fri, 02 Mar 2012 21:41:36 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/class-tournament-round-1OTB Club tournament game I had this game, i just could not close the deal. Fatigue plays a big role in OTB games, still its an awesome experience. http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/otb-club-tournament-gameFri, 02 Mar 2012 05:23:58 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/otb-club-tournament-gameWhy is this an illegal move? Why is Kxg4 illegal? The bishop is pinned right?? http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/why-is-this-an-illegal-moveFri, 16 Dec 2011 22:16:44 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/why-is-this-an-illegal-moveA gameBuenas, No tengo ganas de escribir en ingles, es tarde, estoy cansado y acabo de jugar un juego todo electrico de cinco minutos. Lo gane bien ganado y despues de un dia de "perdedera cronica" una victoria cae muy bien. Aunque dicen que perdiendo ...http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/a-game10Tue, 13 Dec 2011 21:00:02 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/a-game10weak pawnsIm too tired, too late, i really liked how this "last of the day" game turned out.   enjoy http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/weak-pawnsTue, 06 Dec 2011 20:16:23 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/weak-pawnson the Roman Dzindzichashvili seriesat first i resented him for treating me like some sort of imbecile not worthy of his time (even tho he was only a recording on a dvd i paid for), this resentment has grown into a "Pai Mei"-like admiration. Over the months, yes ive had his series ...http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/on-the-roman-dzindzichashvili-seriesSat, 03 Dec 2011 21:07:14 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/on-the-roman-dzindzichashvili-seriesEngine????Why would ANYONE use an engine to cheat here or on any other online chess thing??? Seriously, i break my brains on this site and on the FICS and i wear every single one of my defeats with pride. I think its the defeats who make us who we are, not ...http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/engineTue, 29 Nov 2011 21:24:08 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/engineProvincial Tournament g4 & g5Well i won one game, i didnt transcribe it because, well i won then the next one i lost TERRIBLY, it came down to one STUPID blunder on my part and a subsecuent panic attack. Latter i found out this dude was rated fide 1800, so i was lucky to get ...http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/provincial-tournament-g4-amp-g5Mon, 28 Nov 2011 19:51:04 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/provincial-tournament-g4-amp-g5Provincial Tournament g3 & g4Well i lost again today, but gained some more experience in the OTB universe, met some really cool people that are as crazy about chess as i am. Today i lost to a boy of no more than 10, but man hes been playing chess for a larger percentage of hi...http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/provincial-tournament-g3-amp-g4Sun, 27 Nov 2011 18:10:03 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/provincial-tournament-g3-amp-g4Provincial Tournament g1 & g2Well i played my first OTB games today, it was better than i expected. Mind you, i didnt know id be playing for the provincial qualifiers, so there were some top dogs playing here, personally im just gratefull to be a part of it all. I lost my fir...http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/provincial-tournament-g1-amp-g2Sat, 26 Nov 2011 19:39:56 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/provincial-tournament-g1-amp-g2Local chess tournamentWell its finally happning, im playing in a friggin tournament. I was not able to go to the university tournament, but thats ok now. Tomorrow ill be participating in a provincial tournament and to say the least im CRAZY nervous. Still ive set today...http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/local-chess-tournamentFri, 25 Nov 2011 06:53:48 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/local-chess-tournamentOTB WTF?I have just been informed by my University that ill be competing in a tournament against other universities this weekend. Out of nowhere... needless to say im really nervous but at the same time SUPER PSYKED, Im sure some 12 year old is going to p...http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/otb-wtfWed, 19 Oct 2011 22:37:15 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/otb-wtffriggin fritzMan how HORRIBLY frustrating is this program!!!... mind you its fritz 11. A friend of mine has it and were trying it out and it seems like you need a phd to understand how to use the thing. The only OOOONLY thing i want the stupid thing to do is t...http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/friggin-fritzTue, 30 Aug 2011 08:52:05 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/friggin-fritzChess SoftwareOk once and for all, what is the chess software people use, and more important, what do they use it for??? is it to play or to just ETERNALLY analyze games? Personally i like software i can play against in different levels, so i guess that would b...http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/chess-software2Sat, 27 Aug 2011 08:57:24 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/chess-software2HOW do i access the chess.com email??Ok ive been trying for AAAAAAGES, but i cant access the email on the chess.com thing here, it says i need a user name and password for an ATmail.com thing which i dont have, can someone help me??? http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/how-do-i-access-the-chesscom-emailThu, 18 Aug 2011 07:32:07 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/peterwaffles/how-do-i-access-the-chesscom-email