Closing 2017 with 3 tournament wins

Closing 2017 with 3 tournament wins

IM IM_Kgwm
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Jan 12, 2018

It is kinda late to post a happy new year-ish type of post but in my defence, it has taken me quite a bit of time to go through all of the games that I played in December. I very seldom participate in local events but somehow, I caught a chess bug...

Book Reviews - Chess Books for Improving Adults

Book Reviews - Chess Books for Improving Adults

IM IM_Kgwm
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Nov 12, 2017

I've just returned from a summer chess trip and even though I did not manage to accomplish my primary goal (painfully missing the final GM norm by half a point at De Sants 2017, being the highlight of this trip), I did at least achieve other forms...

Review - American Chess Magazine (Issue 1)

Review - American Chess Magazine (Issue 1)

IM IM_Kgwm
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Jul 7, 2017

Chess has, without question, undergone a huge renaissance in the US these days. There are simply too many spectacular accomplishments: Winning the 2016 Chess Olympiad for the first time in the last 40 odd years, Jeffrey Xiong joining a long and il...

A ton of unresolved questions

A ton of unresolved questions

IM IM_Kgwm
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Jun 24, 2017

The SCF will be holding its annual AGM on 3 July 2017, 8pm at the Cairnhill CC. It is also election year, and so members will have the opportunity to appraise how well the current Exco has done for the last 2 years in terms of serving the local ch...

The Importance of Tahan Chess

The Importance of Tahan Chess

IM IM_Kgwm
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Jun 5, 2017

White to play a "tahan" move I managed to play in a rapid tournament yesterday and although I was the highest rated player in the field, I was not really expecting much given that the intention was really to shake off some rust, experiment wit...

QCD Sg Chess League - Rounds 1 to 3

QCD Sg Chess League - Rounds 1 to 3

IM IM_Kgwm
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May 6, 2017

The QCD Sg Chess League is a joint initiative between the QCD Group and the SCF and is a refreshing and welcome change to the largely junior-focused events that we have seen in abundance in Singapore. Players have to be above the age of 20 in orde...

2 positional games in the Scandinavian, & Announcement

2 positional games in the Scandinavian, & Announcement

IM IM_Kgwm
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Apr 30, 2017

In the last 5-6 years, I had acquired somewhat of a reputation as an openings-based type of player who relies significantly on "having a powerful serve", as my friend Junior Tay likes to say. Additionally, my aggressive style has led GM Wong Meng ...

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