Saturday Chess (#1)

Saturday Chess (#1)

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2 days ago

For many years now, a gentleman by the name of Josh Stewart has been running a chess group for children. Originally, I went with my oldest daughter, Ailene. (She is now 22.) Now I am going with my youngest daughter, Angel. (She is a Senior in High...

Looking for Quality, #3.

Looking for Quality, #3.

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16 days ago

I started this series ... mostly as a (chess) jest ... thinking that no one would care about my games or what I thought. (I also wanted to "rail" against the folks who simply play bullet, thinking that speed is the ONLY thing that matters in reall...

So's best game?

So's best game?

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17 days ago

GM Wesley So is very young ... (25), but he has already played many beautiful, wonderful games of chess. But which game would he consider to be his very best effort?  I have spent weeks studying his games and going over my CB (ChessBase) fi...

The Ultimate King March!

The Ultimate King March!

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Dec 17, 2018

I recently did a blog ... "Just the Basics." In that blog, I compared chess to war ... in reality, that is all chess is, it is a board game that is based on warfare, and it maybe several thousand years old.  A friend, @Christopher_Parsons, ...

The burning question in chess.

The burning question in chess.

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Dec 15, 2018

There is a concept/idea ... that you MUST teach to every rank beginner. Further, EVERY good chess player does this ... whether he/she is consciously aware of it or not. And I have asked dozens of really good and well-known chess teachers this ques...

The wild and woolly world of 960 chess.

The wild and woolly world of 960 chess.

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Dec 8, 2018

I have now played a handful of games of 960 chess. On another site, I lost the first 5-10 games that I played in this variant as correspondence games. And I want to see if I can figure out why,  I also thought it would be fun to post the ga...

Just the basics.

Just the basics.

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Nov 30, 2018

This will be a blog of annotated games ... for the average player ... say 1650 and below! (If you are a higher rated player, please look away, this blog is not for you!)  This is a chance for me to teach and try to help all the lowe...

Complete Coverage - Carlsen-Caruana; WCC 2018

Complete Coverage - Carlsen-Caruana; WCC 2018

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Nov 27, 2018

Welcome to my blog! I thought - that since I have not seen ANY blog posting that goes along the lines of what I would like to see - that I would offer my thoughts on some of the games. Not only this, I thought that I would offer links to ALL the c...

Looking for quality, #2.

Looking for quality, #2.

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Nov 21, 2018

Originally - when I wrote the first article in this series - I was mainly trying to highlight the lunacy of simply playing bullet (chess) just like a monkey - furiously turning the handle on the organ grinder's box ... destroying any art, sport, o...

Looking for quality ...

Looking for quality ...

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Nov 13, 2018

Most players play bullet chess like its a bloody foot race, bashing out moves with no real thought or even an attempt at finding moves that contain the essence of real chess. (I call this kind of souless chess, "Mouse racing," I even have a blog o...

All the chess books ...

All the chess books ...

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Nov 7, 2018

I have often been asked to recommend chess books ... so much so, I dare not even count the number of times that I have been asked this question. (Via E-mails, messages, IM's, PM's, etc.) Since I played my first USCF-rated tournament in 1966 and I ...

Best video's on the 'Net!!!

Best video's on the 'Net!!!

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May 18, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/user/LifeMasterAJ?feature=mhee Find all of my video's on the YT channel by searching under my user name there. ("LifeMasterAJ" - but without the quotation marks.)  Some of the video's here are good, but I maintain that min...

Greetings! ... from Pensacola, FL (USA)

Greetings! ... from Pensacola, FL (USA)

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Apr 11, 2012

Hi! My name is A.J. Goldsby I. I am an Original LIFE Master. (This means that I played more than 300 games ... while maintaining a 2200 - or better - rating. It also means that my permanent USCF {ratings} floor is 2200.)  Find me on the web at ht...

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