The tournament I would like to report in this post took place almost four months ago, but since this blog has recently been on hiatus, and The 5th International Ferdynand Dziedzic Chess Memorial and Polish Rapid Chess Championship gathered some f... | Read More
I have a feeling this post is going to be really long, at least compared to my previous ones... my Day 2 post, which details two of my miracle draws at the Cleveland Open, will likely be much shorter.
The biggest factor in my improvement this yea... | Read More
"For the crime of stealing a basket of dried fruit, I hereby sentence you to death." The King trembled in fury, for he was rather fond of dried fruit. The prisoner, for his part, trembled in fear and the courtiers trembled in awe. There was a lot ... | Read More
USCF Rating: 1753
Year to date: +223
At the beginning of the year I identified several of my chess shortcomings that I thought were holding me back from crossing the 1600 level. They included:
Misunderstanding the positi... | Read More
Recently, we have seen some Caro-Cann games on the top-master level with black scoring well.
The comments on the moves are from Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez, I did only lookup in the database to find novelties.
Please note how black grabs the ... | Read More