The End Of One Road, Beginning of Another Part 2

The End Of One Road, Beginning of Another Part 2

GM KaydenTroff
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Dec 11, 2014

Now it begins, the change.   Now as I mentioned in Part 1 (which if you haven't read click here: http://www.chess.com/blog/KaydenTroff/the-end-of-one-road-beginning-of-another-part-1), I will now talk about the changes I made from a few tourname...

The End Of One Road, Beginning of Another Part 1

The End Of One Road, Beginning of Another Part 1

GM KaydenTroff
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Oct 20, 2014

Hey Chess.com!  It's been quite a while! I've wanted to write another blog for the last few months but one thing after another and I've never gotten to doing it. But here it is finally!   In my last blog, I talked about playing in the 2013 U...

Questions Anyone?

Questions Anyone?

GM KaydenTroff
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Mar 26, 2013

I was asked recently by a fellow chess.com member (chessmaster102) who is writing an article for his local chess club newspaper to answer some questions about my chess.  Since I’d spent the time anyway…I thought it might make an interesting blog. ...

I Am An IM

I Am An IM

GM KaydenTroff
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Feb 25, 2013

There are many young players out there, and many that have dreams of becoming GMs and maybe even one of the top in the world someday.  I am definitely one of those young players that dreams of becoming one of the top players in the world someday, ...

World Champion!!!

World Champion!!!

GM KaydenTroff
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Jan 9, 2013

Hey everybody! It has been a long time since I have last blogged, but it has been pretty crazy with the Holidays! And chess is always pretty busy for me! But with all the craziness I still figured I need to blog about the World Youth Chess Champio...

Gold!!

Gold!!

GM KaydenTroff
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Nov 18, 2012

I am reporting in from the WYCC. I just finished my last round and won in the World Youth Chess Championships!!!!  I tied for first at 9/11 and I am told that the first tiebreak is head-to-head matchup.  Since I beat the other kid with 9 that mea...

USCL Name of the Week?

USCL Name of the Week?

GM KaydenTroff
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Oct 29, 2012

For years I have only been able to watch the USCL (Since Utah doesn’t have a USCL Team), but this year I have the chance to be a GOTW (Game of the Week) Judge!  Every week in the United States Chess League I get to vote on the three candidate game...

2012 US Junior, Better Than Last Year!!! Part 2

2012 US Junior, Better Than Last Year!!! Part 2

GM KaydenTroff
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Oct 16, 2012

I realize that it has been quite awhile since my last blog and even longer since the Junior.  I have been very busy the last few months and even right now I am in a plane on my way to play in the SPICE Cup Open in St. Louis, but I didn’t want to l...

2012 US Junior, Better Than Last Year!!! Part 1

2012 US Junior, Better Than Last Year!!! Part 1

GM KaydenTroff
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Sep 12, 2012

Summer is over and school is here!  Most people look at summer as a time to rest and have fun, but it seems like chess players have it all wrong and instead, play in a lot of tournaments and study hard during the summer.  I mentioned how busy my s...

Here We Go! Joining Forces With Kasparov!

Here We Go! Joining Forces With Kasparov!

GM KaydenTroff
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Jul 23, 2012

School can be hard, but for me summer break is so much crazier!  I have done a lot of Chess this summer!!   I have: played in three tournaments, run two Chess Camps, and put in about 60-100 hours of intense Chess studying.  Along with that I have...

Two Thirds IM-Taking on the Super GM

Two Thirds IM-Taking on the Super GM

GM KaydenTroff
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Jun 5, 2012

I recently played in the 2012 Chicago Open… AWESOME!  There were so many people that are part of the Chess.com team there… there are not many people better than Chess.com people.  It was great to see a lot of my friends there! The tournament was ...

MacAroni Krepes

MacAroni Krepes

GM KaydenTroff
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Apr 25, 2012

Read the title, sounds delicious right?  If you said yes… I have no comment.  Four things (along with the people who said yes) might seem strange: 1. Macaroni?  Strawberries, syrup, nutella, ice cream, etc. all seem preferable on crepes. 2. Ma...

The "Anti-Shahade" Tournament

The "Anti-Shahade" Tournament

GM KaydenTroff
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Mar 14, 2012

In honor of IM Greg Shahade’s recent Death Match win, I have named the title of my blog after him.  So first of all, congratulations to him!  But the title has less to do with his victory and more to do with Greg’s feelings about draws (here is ...

Foreigners WANTED

Foreigners WANTED

GM KaydenTroff
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Feb 8, 2012

Dreams… as a Chess player, what are my dreams?  As a Chess player, what are your dreams?  Is there a title you want?   For me, of course, right now I want the title IM (International Master) and someday I hope to be a Super GM (Grand Master).  But...

Jumping Into The Fire

Jumping Into The Fire

GM KaydenTroff
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Oct 28, 2011

Chess can be very hard… Chess IS very hard.  Recently I discovered just how hard it can be.   I was invited by Susan Polgar to play in the Spice Cup in the C section.  Now for a lot of tournaments it might seem like the C Group might be a little e...

Continuing Strong

Continuing Strong

GM KaydenTroff
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Sep 30, 2011

Often after we hit one of our big goals, we tend to be satisfied for a while and have a hard time stepping it up/taking it to the next level.  I have even found that sometimes we might do the opposite.  You’ve hit one of your goals and don’t feel ...

The FM Title… Playing With Intensity

The FM Title… Playing With Intensity

GM KaydenTroff
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Sep 16, 2011

Finally!!!  After sitting at 2280--2296ish on my FIDE Rating, it finally went over 2300 after my last tournament which earned me the FIDE Master title!!  It was at the 1st Metropolitan International a 9-round tournament with some very strong GMs a...

The 2011 US Junior Closed Championship

The 2011 US Junior Closed Championship

GM KaydenTroff
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Aug 3, 2011

 Get ready for an account of one if not the best tournament I have ever been to:  The 2011 US Junior Closed Championship!  This tournament takes place in the Saint Louis Chess Club which if you haven’t been there yet, you really should!!   It is q...

A Solid Month Of Chess

A Solid Month Of Chess

GM KaydenTroff
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Jul 17, 2011

How much do you love chess?  Enough to spend an entire month (minus two days) dedicated completely to chess?  Well, I definitely love it that much because that is exactly what I did!!   Starting on June 10th going to July 8th it was one FUN chess ...

One Third IM-Black is King Part 2

One Third IM-Black is King Part 2

GM KaydenTroff
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May 25, 2011

Here it is!!!  The conclusion you all have been waiting for.  For those of you who may not have caught Part 1, here is the link: http://blog.chess.com/KaydenTroff/one-third-im--black-is-king Seventh game I played Michael Casella as White.  I knew...

One Third IM--Black is King!! Part 1

One Third IM--Black is King!! Part 1

GM KaydenTroff
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May 21, 2011

  Few people (that know what they are talking about) would argue that having the white pieces in a chess game is considered an advantage… and I agreed with this… but after my last tournament I wasn’t so sure!   The big news from my last tourname...

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