Not numerically speaking, of course. But I just broke 1650, a few days after breaking 1600 for the first time in history, and a few days before defeating any 1700+ . . . and a month or so after struggling to hit 1350. Needless to say, I'm pleasant... | Read More
Here are my games from a local quad tournament I played on 1-18-14. All games were played at a G/30-5 delay. Overall I would say that I played pretty well despite my poor result 1/3. One of these days when I get off third shift and am able to slee... | Read More
December 9, 1987 (age 26)Hirakata, Osaka, Japan
2786 (January 2014)(No. 3 in the January 2014 FIDE World Rankings)
2789 (January 2014)
No.... | Read More
This was published some months ago on my blogger which you can find here: http://thechesscoachingwebsite.blogspot.co.uk/
Why are Russians so good at chess?
Reading through the FIDE rating list (I know what you're thinking, he should get out ... | Read More
White Lost on Time
Vanessa’s rating is much better than yours, but you might have tried to resist a little more. Sometimes even the best opponents make blunders.
Game type: Balanced
Equilibrium percentage: 92%, lasting for 78 moves
Opening use... | Read More