This has been a rough few weeks for me in online and correspondence chess. I recently matched my live chess losing streak of eight games in standard time control (15|10), which was incredibly disappointing given that I had improved so much over t... | Read More
Where have ideas gone?
With giant technological advances, human abilities are being pushed to new heights.
Magnus Carlsen, the “hero of the computer era,” has found smart ways of how to use computers to become the world’s #1. On the othe... | Read More
Read the original version at Campfire Chess.
Prior to 2009, I was a die-hard Windows user. Once a year I would order a collection of parts from NewEgg and Tiger Direct to build myself a custom PC or upgrade an older system with new memory or... | Read More
My 1st game after driving for 3.5 hours (maybe my wife should drive the whole way next time, so that I can take a nap Lol...) Not to take anything away from my opponent; I should have not played 7. d4 as early as I did; I lost th... | Read More
I am still hooked on Silman's recent article about beginners forgoing the use of computer chess engines.
Here is my second game analysis. This one was played on lichess.org as 7 8. As black I defeated a higher ranked player who did not develop ... | Read More