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benws
benws
Location: United States
Joined: 10/5/07
Last Online: 10/18/14
Points: 2049 points

  • Flash of Inspiration

    The preliminary tournament of St Petersburg 1914 brought with it many great games, such as this one: (http://blog.chess.com/benws/double-bishop-strike), but the one that beat it out for the first brilliancy prize was this nice tactics battle by Ca... | Read More


    • blogs

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      • yeki
      • | Jan 28, 2012
      • | 767 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Sacrificing your Opponents' Men

      "It's always better to sacrifice your opponent's men."  -Savielly Tartakover (via) See also, Benws' annotation of an interesting game between Tartakover and M. Fritz ("King in the Center").  | Read More

      • chedsp
      • | Jan 2, 2012
      • | 742 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Chess.com-Three Years

      When I logged into the site today, I was surprised to get a notification that I had received a trophy. Since I usually don't get trophies nowadays, I wondered what it could possibly be for. Then I realized that another year had gone by and that to... | Read More

      • benws
      • | Oct 5, 2010
      • | 2096 views
      • | 10 comments
    • Highlights of a Career

      A funny thing happened today on chess.com... I logged onto the site, as I always do every day. Everything looked normal, until I saw something very strange. Here's the screenshot of what I saw: Well, I guess that it was bound to happen, after s... | Read More

      • benws
      • | Aug 23, 2010
      • | 2241 views
      • | 16 comments
    • Comments on a Vacation

      Hey guys, sorry I haven't been on lately. This seems to have had a negative effect. Even a staff member says the amount of contributions have gone down without me. Which makes me feel like he's insane... Anyway, I've had some amazing chess exper... | Read More

      • benws
      • | Dec 23, 2008
      • | 768 views
      • | 1 comment

  • 2010 Holiday Puzzler Answers and Winners

    How well did you do in the 2010 Chess.com Holiday Puzzler? There were 20 chess related questions, and a total of 32 marks to earn, but how many did you answer correctly? Despite the questions being harder this year, the standard of entries was ... | Read More

  • 2009 Holiday Puzzler Answers And Winners

    So how well did you do in the 2009 Chess.com Holiday Puzzler? There were 20 chess related questions, and a total of 32 marks to earn, but how many did you answer correctly? The standard of entries was extremely high, and Chess.com would like to ... | Read More