What better way is there for me to spend New Year's Eve than hanging out with my family, while watching Kathy and Anderson on CNN? With just 15 minutes to go before the ball drops, it seems like a perfect time to do some quick number crunching t... | Read More
My 2014 in Chessrospective
2014 was the year I started taking chess 'seriously'. By which I mean, I started putting effort into improving my game. I'm one of those adults who learned how to play as a kid, but never played competitively, and befo... | Read More
I've had success coaching my chess club (grades 1-7) by using some rather developed methods. The intention is two-fold; hold the student's attention and make the right presentation.
At least in my club's age group they are not totally familiar w... | Read More
I edged my way back into the 1800s, after being out since September 12th. And I have a 1900-level player in the ropes. That will be a first, as I have never, ever beaten anyone rated above 1900.
Online Chess - Standard
Today's R... | Read More
The mainstream media and chess public are endlessly fascinated by the chess #1, Magnus Carlsen of Norway. So am I.
Yes, he is the reigning World champion with the highest rating anyone has ever achieved. In this number-obsessed world it is someth... | Read More