Inch by inch.

Inch by inch.

AnnaEA
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Aug 2, 2015

Starting USCF 566(p) Current USCF 741 Tournaments this year: 7 Games played: 25   I am bit by tiny bit improving my chess.  My goal is to break 1000 by the end of the year - I'm fairly comfortable that I'll be able to achieve this, as long as...

My first non-accidental win!

My first non-accidental win!

AnnaEA
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Jul 20, 2015

I played this nice little game today (7/20/2015).   It is the first time I have won a game by spotting a checkmate on the board before my pieces were set up for it and setting it up!  I feel so accomplished right now.  :D :D

A letter to myself about a bad tournament.

A letter to myself about a bad tournament.

AnnaEA
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Jul 11, 2015

Dear Anna,    That was a really rough tournament today.    And mostly, it was your own fault.    You got too upset about some stupid things, and let it royally interefere with your play.         Here are some notes about avoiding this kind of pr...

Back!

Back!

AnnaEA
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Jul 6, 2015

Vacation successful.   We saw Washington DC,  visited the national zoo and saw giant pandas,  did the memorials,  hung out with family,  discovered Ethiopian food, and generally had a grand old time. I'll be getting back to chess business now.  :...

Ode to Tom's Knights.

Ode to Tom's Knights.

AnnaEA
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May 21, 2015

A knight on the rim is a fanciful whim, a move you might like to take back, but if you hold and fend you'll find you soon match Tom Rendle, the host of the great Hack Attack!   Here's the show that inspire this bit of doggerel.   Chess_7777, ...

FM Tilicheev is hosting another simul!

FM Tilicheev is hosting another simul!

AnnaEA
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May 16, 2015

http://www.chess.com/blog/Tilicheev_Viacheslav/new-7th-simul-with-awards  I can play after all!    I'm so excited - it's going to be a blast, as always.   I'd really encourage others to take advantage of the opportunity - it's a great time contro...

PWC Mayhem 5/9/2015

PWC Mayhem 5/9/2015

AnnaEA
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May 14, 2015

Here are the games!  I played reasonably well - hardly my best though.  I won both of my white-piece games, which were against players close to my own strength.   I lost both black-piece games, playing against approx. 1200 rated players.

I found it!

I found it!

AnnaEA
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May 6, 2015

I found my copy of Capablanca's Fundamentals!   It's not the original copy that I got from my grandfather,  but a replacement I picked up in the '90s after the fire.   I'm glad I held off on buy another copy - I knew this one was still around! I'...

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