After a disastrous performance in NewYork, I had few days to recoup my thoughts and energies for the 2nd DC International from June 26-30, 2014. This tournament is technically considered as a warmup for the World Open, but looking at the prize fun... | Read More
I was the 4th seed of a 10-player field in the Open division of the Mayor's Open; a chess tournament that took place in Hammond, IN on July 19th, 2014 at the Jean Sheppard Community Center. There were other scholastic divisions as well that were n... | Read More
Yeh I know, I need new material. But come on, I love this guy.
My tournament in Växjö (pronounced "Vair-kshh", as I was quizzed on by the organisers in the opening ceremony) was not an overwhelming success. I finished middle of the field on a... | Read More
General Chess Tips - Openings
Chess Tip #1: Opening Choice
Make sure you choose openings that fit your style. If you are a tactical player, do not choose the English opening with white, and the French Defense with black, for instance.
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What is chess?
Chess is a fairy tale of 1001 blunders - Savielly Tartakower
Chess is a beautiful mistress. - Larsen
Chess is life - Bobby Fischer
Chess is like life - Boris Spassky
Chess is everything - art, science, and sport. - Kar... | Read More