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 Edinburgh West 2 v Dunbar This was followed by a barrage of backhanded compliments from my opponent along the lines of "I can't believe I was stupid enough to lose that!" I like the KID because it's better than it looks, especially after opening the kingside, which is...http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/edinburgh-west-2-v-dunbarThu, 20 Feb 2014 04:57:04 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/edinburgh-west-2-v-dunbarBank of Scotland 3 v Edinburgh West 2My game from Edinburgh West 2 v Bank of Scotland 3. I haven't been very good about posting my games this season - partly because I haven't been very good about playing them - but this one was enjoyable, and a good result for me. http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/bank-of-scotland-3-v-edinburgh-west-2Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:16:43 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/bank-of-scotland-3-v-edinburgh-west-2Lothians Congress 2013My games from the Minors section of the 2013 Lothians Congress. I got 3 points out of five games: two wins, two draws, and one of those annoying little idiosyncracies that is neither a win nor a draw. I got diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis last...http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/lothians-congress-2013Sun, 22 Sep 2013 10:12:28 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/lothians-congress-2013Tipperlinn Allegro 2013Today there was a friendly tournament of 25-minute Allegro games at the Tipperlinn Bowling Club, home of the Civil Service chess team. Rather than one big Swiss tournament, we were split into five groups of six players and played all-play-all wit...http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/civil-service-allegro-2013Sat, 18 May 2013 09:36:49 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/civil-service-allegro-2013Johnny Marr Allegro 2013Johnny Marr (1917-2011) was a noted club player in Edinburgh. I did not know him well but did play him in league matches a couple of times. Once, just at the point when I thought I had a winnable position against him but was very nervous about blu...http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/johnny-marr-allegro-2013Sun, 12 May 2013 11:12:41 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/johnny-marr-allegro-2013Edinburgh West v Tiger CubsMy first game in the Edinburgh Summer Cup, against young Detar Sums (I am not sure I read the handwriting right) of Edinburgh Chess Club's Tiger Cubs. Edinburgh West won five of the six games. Because the Summer Cup is played with a handicap...http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/edinburgh-west-v-tiger-cubsWed, 08 May 2013 15:34:26 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/edinburgh-west-v-tiger-cubsEdinburgh West 2 v Corstorphine 2My game against Alistair Crerar of Corstorphine 2, in our last game of the 2012/13 league. A good league for me - 8 wins out of 11 games, and a performance average something like 150 points above my rating. I haven't learnt which way the mat...http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/edinburgh-west-2-v-corstorphine-2Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:39:23 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/edinburgh-west-2-v-corstorphine-2Edinburgh Congress 2013Here are my games from the Edinburgh Chess Congress 2013. My Chess Scotland OTB rating is very low: currently 1069. Most chess players have excuses for why their rating is lower than it 'should' be, and of course, ratings being being cold unargua...http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/edinburgh-congress-2013Sun, 14 Apr 2013 13:09:20 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/edinburgh-congress-2013Bank of Scotland v Edinburgh West 2My game against Eddie Gillespie of the Bank of Scotland team in the Edinburgh league. A very tactical game with a nice zugzwang ending. http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/bank-of-scotland-v-edinburgh-west-2Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:41:59 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/bank-of-scotland-v-edinburgh-west-2Wandering Dragons 4 v Edinburgh West 2, 2012-12-12My game in the Edinburgh league (3rd division) against Steven Goodall of Wandering Dragons D. So far this season I have three wins and one spectacular loss. The Edinburgh league is fun, and gives a few hundred chess players something to do on wi...http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/edinburgh-league-game-2012-12-12Thu, 13 Dec 2012 06:20:53 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/robinjohnson/edinburgh-league-game-2012-12-12