Two months later I was back for more, despite a punishing first tournament. By a quirk of USCF I was now rated 1815. As I'd feared, I had to explain to several kids why I'd been rated 2100 just a tournament ago. "The last time I played compe... | Read More
E4 will reply with a Sicilian defence (defence has little, is a ruthless counterattack) or an Alekhine (the same applies).
To d4, I will reply with a Grunfeld or a King's Indian Defense. They are already so many times...
And while... | Read More
A couple weeks ago, I played in the Fred Thompson Memorial tournament. It was four rounds, G/60+d5. It was was fun to travel to Pittsburgh and play chess.
I traveled with my little brother, my dad, and a friend from college.
Some things that you ... | Read More
Welcome to The Coffee Lounge of Cafe Jasmin. Adventure in life is good, consistency in coffee even better. We play chess in tournaments and team matches in relaxed atmosphere and only 7 days per move for slow players.
The Coffee Lounge is open! | Read More
When a chess player makes a combination, he feels like an artist who creates a masterpiece or like a magician who does something impossible. From the very beginning I tried to develop my playing style into aggressive way – always go forward and ... | Read More