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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 Confessions of a Chess Addict: Blinded By the Knight Went over some old games of a friend tonight.  Took me a while to see why this was a forced draw... http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/confessions-of-a-chess-addict-blinded-by-the-knightMon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:56 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/confessions-of-a-chess-addict-blinded-by-the-knightConfessions of a Chess Addict: Fumbling Towards FideOriginal entry date 13 April   After all of these years, I'm finally flirting with the fact that I need to seek out some "real people ratings".  Playing on line for fun is a marvelous thing, but I'm now finding that when people hear ...http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/confessions-of-a-chess-addict-fumbling-towards-fideSun, 21 Jun 2015 23:55:01 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/confessions-of-a-chess-addict-fumbling-towards-fideConfessions of a Chess Addict: I, aloneOriginal entry date 10 April 2015   It's 3am and I've found myself craving a face to face game of chess. Unfortunately, since my transcontinental "visit" (which I might say is a joke because my time in the US has far outweighed visit stat...http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/confessions-of-a-chess-addict-i-aloneSun, 21 Jun 2015 23:54:16 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/confessions-of-a-chess-addict-i-aloneConfessions of a Chess Addict: Learning from a MasterThere was a time when I would talk to various players, learning from their sage wisdoms and philosophies. I totally forgot that I had this, lol interesting to hear this 4 years later.  National Master, Mike Petersen.   https://vimeo.co...http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/confessions-of-a-chess-addict-learning-from-a-masterTue, 21 Apr 2015 15:49:54 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/confessions-of-a-chess-addict-learning-from-a-masterChessboxingChessboxing seems to be a sport that I could be into.  The only problem is finding a club or group of people that do this.  Finding women to compete in this sport is another challenge.     Have you witnessed a chessboxing m...http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/chessboxing2Sat, 04 Apr 2015 20:00:14 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/chessboxing2Confessions of a Chess Addict: Chess and Tattoos   I have met people who are obsessed with chess. I've also met people who are obsessed with tattoos.  We think about our next move and our next mate.  They think about their next design and placement.    So, I'm t...http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/confessions-of-a-chess-addict-chess-and-tattoosSat, 21 Mar 2015 16:18:47 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/confessions-of-a-chess-addict-chess-and-tattoosConfessions of a Chess Addict: I'm not a donkey!After my last post, I decided to play more turn based games instead of the live chess games that I adore so much.  I thought that this would help me slow down, take my time, and really assess the moves that I make.   Boy, was I wrong. ...http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/confessions-of-a-chess-addict-im-not-a-donkeySat, 21 Mar 2015 13:24:45 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/confessions-of-a-chess-addict-im-not-a-donkeyConfessions of a ChessAddict: I'm NervousGonna play some face to face games with a friend later this week. I never play face to face.  I have gotten so accustomed to playing electronically that I cannot see basic mating patterns.   In a way, lets say my chess-esteem is a bit ...http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/im-nervousSun, 15 Mar 2015 17:01:43 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/im-nervousConfessions of A ChessAddict: Chess Holiday 2015Last summer, a friend of mine, Atilla Turzo, told me about an awesome learning experience and adventure that he had been dreaming up:  giving chess players the opportunity to merge their love of chess with learning from high ranking chess pla...http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/chess-holiday-2015Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:02:53 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/chess-holiday-2015Totally impressedsome of you may or may not know, but I teach languages to people all around theworld.  Some are online, some are face to face.  Today, I taught a French kid in Singapore.  I decided to try to sneak chess into the lesson.  We we...http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/totally-impressedFri, 06 Mar 2015 01:53:42 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/totally-impressedCALLING ALL CHESS PLAYERS!!!! THIS means YOU!Hey all!    It's me, your favorite adorable vegetable and  I NEED YOUR HELP! Chess players have always been stigmatized and stereotyped.  Over the last 7 years, I've come to realize that our beautiful sport can be loved by anyone.  I am a...http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/calling-all-chess-players-this-means-youMon, 19 Jan 2015 21:50:18 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/calling-all-chess-players-this-means-you2 chess books for saleI have "secrets of a russian chessmaster" and "chess b***" for sale.  I don't know anyone who would want this in my local town so I am selling it. Can send to USA  or EU. Message me if interested. http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/2-chess-books-for-saleMon, 30 Jun 2014 18:47:34 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/2-chess-books-for-saleretro blog post revisitedhttp://blog.chess.com/veggiegirlie/schachtherapy-ep-5-meet-honey http://blog.chess.com/veggiegirlie/schachtherapy-episode-4-meet-fonix2 http://blog.chess.com/veggiegirlie/schachtherapy-ep-3--meet-deepozzie http://blog.chess.com/veggiegirlie/sch...http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/retro-blog-post-revisitedWed, 19 Mar 2014 09:15:35 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/retro-blog-post-revisitedFRIENDLY MEETUP AND MATCHI posted an event here on chess and it was deleted :(   (such a pity)   For chess players in the Brno CZ area, I am trying to gather a few players for a few friendly matches.     A few friends are meeting up at Falk Cafe around16.00.   ...http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/friendly-meetup-and-matchWed, 13 Nov 2013 13:31:05 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/friendly-meetup-and-matchfor Dio :D http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/for-dio-dSun, 17 Feb 2013 13:51:27 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/for-dio-dTomorrow is Valentine's Daytomorrow is Valentine's day!!!! Don't forget to do something special for the person you find special :D and friends, don't forget my favourite flower is something wild and my favourite colour is pink glass glitter( preferrably on a guitar) hehehe...http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/tomorrow-is-valentines-dayTue, 12 Feb 2013 15:54:15 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/tomorrow-is-valentines-dayYES! hahahahin a cafe, listening to peoples conversation. almost had a heart attack hearing about chess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  so i go up to these dudes and are like "oh u play chess"   yah im that dork.  crazy things make me happy :D http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/yes-hahahahSun, 16 Dec 2012 14:14:02 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/yes-hahahahOne of my favourite songs performed by two of my favourite ppli like zoey deschenel coz the characters she plays reminds me a lot of myself. joseph is my favourite actor since i was a kid (and he speaks french :D) so hearing them sing one of my fav songs for the holidays was nice. serenades are aways great ...http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/one-of-my-favourite-songs-performed-by-two-of-my-favourite-pplSat, 15 Dec 2012 11:00:11 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/one-of-my-favourite-songs-performed-by-two-of-my-favourite-pplchristmas song #2-- for Domain :Dhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cglLJJ0Czo8 http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/christmas-song-2---for-domain-dSat, 15 Dec 2012 08:09:05 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/christmas-song-2---for-domain-dChristmas song #1-- http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/christmas-song-1Sat, 15 Dec 2012 08:05:12 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/veggiegirlie/christmas-song-1