International chess champion Levon Aronian was welcomed by the Glendale community on Monday as he held a “meet and greet” and public press conference, hosted by Glendale City Clerk Arty Kassakhian. The chess Grandmaster is on his first visit t... | Read More
An upset occurs when a player/team of higher caliber loses to the less skilled player/team, therefore upsetting anyone who expected the win to go by the percentages. Sometimes, upsets get so ugly that fans, particularly of the home team, will riot... | Read More
I recently participated in a correspondence match here on Chess.com with the group ♔NM Aww-Rats Free Video Lessons!♔ against the group Carpe Diem (match link:http://www.chess.com/groups/team_match?id=413822).
I joined for a very specif... | Read More
Train station bustles with travellers waiting, for the 09:12, late; frustrating,
7 minutes, it arrives, friends family say goodbyes,
Climb aboard; first class travel, how much more will the journey unravel?
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In seven days, the most important tournament of the year takes place in Trondheim, Norway. It's the national championship, with nine rounds of chess to be played over eight days.
This blog is a way for me to collect my thoughts and preparations... | Read More