Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Remains FIDE President!

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Remains FIDE President!

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Aug 16, 2014

[Blog History]      Hello again everyone! I know it's been a while since I put up a blog and for those few that follow my blogging activities here, I hope you're happy to finally see another entry up.      I know this is probably old news to m...

Danny Has Some Ups, A Couple Of Downs!

Danny Has Some Ups, A Couple Of Downs!

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May 31, 2014

[Blog History]      So it's been a while since I've done a recap of Chess.com/TV's The BIG Show, and even though the show was a couple of days ago, I'm doing a recap of it at 2 AM on a Sunday morning, because, well, I can.       For those of ...

Norway? India? Oz Perhaps? Where???

Norway? India? Oz Perhaps? Where???

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May 17, 2014

[Blog History]          OK so we’re six months away from the FIDE World Chess Championship rematch between former champion Vishy Anand and the new World Champion, 23-year-old Magnus Carlsen. But there’s one problem, where will the much anticip...

Magnus Carlsen On His Chess Approach

Magnus Carlsen On His Chess Approach

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Apr 19, 2014

[Blog History]    In a recent interview given to Le Monde, a French daily evening newspaper, the new FIDE World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen gives a little insight on how he approaches the game and the traits he learned from his former coach a...

Danny Rensch Grazes Perfection!

Danny Rensch Grazes Perfection!

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Feb 6, 2014

[Blog History]      Hello again everyone and welcome to the recap of Chess.com/TV's The Big Show,which aired yesterday at 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern. For those of you that don't know about The Big Show, IM Danny Rensch plays a 10-game LIVE Chess...

Anand Confirms Candidates!!

Anand Confirms Candidates!!

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Jan 27, 2014

[Blog History]      A few weeks ago, almost a month now in fact, I posted a blog about Anand's hesitancy in deciding if he's going to take part in the upcoming Candidates tournament to decide who will face Carsen in the new young Champion's reig...

Magnus Carlsen Rules California!

Magnus Carlsen Rules California!

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Jan 21, 2014

[Blog History]      Magnus Carlsen has been very busy over this past week as he toured California and the Silicon Valley. First, Magnus Carlsen teaches(plays) chess with the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg, who sets yearly goals...

Great Magnus Carlsen Interview

Great Magnus Carlsen Interview

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Jan 10, 2014

[Blog History]      I apologize for not getting this out sooner, but last week, on Chessbase, there was a great interview posted, that VG-TV, a Norwegian television channel did with the new World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen. Naturally, it's in...

Anand: Undecided About Upcoming Candidates

Anand: Undecided About Upcoming Candidates

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Dec 28, 2013

[Blog History]      In a recent article on Chessbase, former World Champion Vishy Anand seems to be up in the air about wanting to take part in the upcoming FIDE Candidates Tournament. By rights, as a former Champion, he automatically qualifies ...

OK! This Time I Need 256 Players! :D

OK! This Time I Need 256 Players! :D

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Dec 24, 2013

[Blog History]       Since my first two tournaments are starting off well, I've decided to do another set of them, this time with better rating categories but using the same settings otherwise.   64 Players per tourney 2 Players per group--1 a...

I Need 128 Players!! Who Wants In??

I Need 128 Players!! Who Wants In??

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Dec 14, 2013

[Blog History]      OK everyone. The time has come for me to make my tournament announcement that I mentioned about in this past week's blog. I will be holding a set of tournaments that I will be setting up today. Here's the details about them. ...

Yet Another Blog Post  :D

Yet Another Blog Post :D

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Dec 9, 2013

[Blog History]      Hello again and welcome to yet another blog entry! This time it's centered around my own play against Fritz 12--the only way I really play chess these days. Now I play Fritz in Friend Mode, which basically means it adjusts to...

So, What Has Happened Since...

So, What Has Happened Since...

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Dec 7, 2013

[Blog History]        It's been a while since my last blog. There are several reasons for it, one being the struggle with my own health issues; the other has just been the ugly head of Steam and my computer games always coming to the forefront. ...

Time For A LIttle Light Reading Perhaps?

Time For A LIttle Light Reading Perhaps?

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Jul 14, 2013

[Blog History]       As I was casually looking through my July 2013 issue of Chess Life, not really taking the time out to read anything I missed over the last few months, some dark clouds came rumbling through and I realized something horrific:...

Getting Back Into the Game

Getting Back Into the Game

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Jul 8, 2013

[Blog History]    After a substantial time of being away from chess and this site, I've decided to make a surprise appearance and let you all know out there who have been following me (all 5 of you), that I'm returning to Chess.com.      The re...

Chess.com/TV Schedule Changes! TAKE NOTE!

Chess.com/TV Schedule Changes! TAKE NOTE!

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Apr 4, 2013

   For all of you marking your calendars!    We don't want you to miss your favorite broadcasts, so please note that, along with the return of "Pardon Our Blunders," there has been a shift in scheduling for "Your Games Analyzed" and "Melik and Me...

The Catalan, Pressure & Hope Chess

The Catalan, Pressure & Hope Chess

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Feb 28, 2013

[Blog History]    This was supposed to go up two days ago but I got a little sidetracked in other stuff, so here it is now. It's the recap of this week's Your Games Analyzed, hosted by GM Magesh Panchanathan. This week, Magesh asked a trivia ques...

I Don't Want To Stalemate--Ever Again!

I Don't Want To Stalemate--Ever Again!

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Feb 23, 2013

[Blog History]      Typically, something I’ve done in the past, a couple of weeks in advance of a Candidates Tournament, was to address each player’s recent play, try to predict a winner, then write a summary. I would also offer projections for ...

Anand "Packing More Punch" in 2013?

Anand "Packing More Punch" in 2013?

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Feb 5, 2013

[Blog History]    Let’s be honest about this. Anand hasn’t really done anything spectacular since 2010 with his victory over Topalov, then Gelfand in 2012. Other than that, Anand was pretty much non-existent in competitive play last year. Yes, he...

(FINAL UPDATE) Tournaments FULL!!

(FINAL UPDATE) Tournaments FULL!!

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Jan 28, 2013

[Blog History]      I'm sure that you aware by now that the The Official Chess.com/TV Group is holding a pair of Internal Tournaments beginning February 1st. Eligibility is for group members only, with great prizes related to Chess.com/TV! And f...

(UPDATED) Tournament Spots Still Open!

(UPDATED) Tournament Spots Still Open!

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Jan 22, 2013

[Blog History]      For those of you not aware, The Official Chess.com/TV Group is holding a pair of Internal Tournaments beginning February 1st. Eligibility is for group members only, with great prizes related to Chess.com/TV!   Prizes for E...

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