USCF Rating: 1661
Year to date: +131
Coming into the final quarter of the year and my chess tournament schedule will be slowing way down, given the relative dearth of slow time control tournaments in my area.
In October I travelled to Dayton ... | Read More
In the last round of the tournament I was playing White versus a 17-year old girl from India, Varshini V. She actually sported the second highest rating among all my opponents in this tournament (2159). By that time I was already expecting all As... | Read More
After a disappointing Columbus Open I charged ahead to play in the Cleveland Open. A good friend of mine lived outside of Cleveland and was about to leave the country for two years in the Peace Corps so I entered the two-day schedule but still too... | Read More
Two out, with runners on first and second. Full count. You're the runner on second base. The pitcher starts his delivery... what do you do?
If you're a baseball fan, you know that a full count with two outs is a special situation -- the run... | Read More
Part 7. The fallout: Boris returns to USSR
Previously on: Part 0, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6.
And so, the departure day came. This time, we flew to Copenhagen through Oslo. The cold and rainy Icelandic autumn seemingly ... | Read More