Fascinating Endgame Study

Fascinating Endgame Study

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Aug 5, 2017

I kinda forgot my promise of posting more "mini-blog" posts over the summer. But I haven't had much content to post, until now... The following endgame study is part of a practice game between nOcHeaTiNgKiD and I against Hanqi in a "team chess" ga...

Hanqi's poisoned white knight on g8

Hanqi's poisoned white knight on g8

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Jun 29, 2017

I played a bullet 1 0 match against Hanqi today. It was fun with a lot of interesting and exciting games. The match result was close to even, and indeed the games were very close. However, this blog post will be of a particularly interesting game...

SuperNationals 2017 Experience

SuperNationals 2017 Experience

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May 18, 2017

So here's yet another blog post about a chess tournament experience! This time, SuperNationals! To keep the prestige of the name, this blog post will also be "super", and will include lots of pictures and all that good stuff. I will write about al...

Redmond wins 2017 WA HS Team Champs! (part 1/2)

Redmond wins 2017 WA HS Team Champs! (part 1/2)

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Mar 8, 2017

Anshul A (anshulcgm2) has already posted a summary and games report of the State Team Championships on his blog, which is pretty good and concise. I'm writing about my own games and experiences in more detail in form of a storyline and hopefully, ...

Chess.com Bullet Quad #1 Report

Chess.com Bullet Quad #1 Report

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Dec 19, 2016

     On December 18, 2016, four players (Mr_Penings, nOcHeaTiNgKiD, ChessNut6453v3, and Hanqi) participated in the first Bullet Quad on chess.com. The tournament was organized by Mr_Penings and ChessNut6453v3. The time control was 2 1 unrated so ...

Brothers He vs Brothers Doknjas Bullet Match Today!

Brothers He vs Brothers Doknjas Bullet Match Today!

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Dec 3, 2016

As many of you may know, ChessNut6453v3 (Joshua D, the little chess-playing chestnut from Canadialand) and I have a "friendly rivalry". In over the board tournament matches, I have a 0.5/2 record against him, but I have gotten revenge I guess from...

Kings vs Princes III tournament report and games

Kings vs Princes III tournament report and games

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Sep 18, 2016

Here is yet another report on the Kings vs Princes III tournament held August 26-August 30, 2016. I will be writing about all of my games plus my overall tournament experience. There will be a short summary of my game, followed by a more detailed ...

Impossible ChessKid.com puzzle?!?!

Impossible ChessKid.com puzzle?!?!

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Jul 15, 2016

I was working with a student on ChessKid.com puzzles last week. Usually, I would find the solution within seconds while I waited for my student to find it. They were mostly testing basic ideas, such as mate in 2 moves or trapping the queen or alon...

Grade Nationals Championship experience

Grade Nationals Championship experience

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Dec 8, 2015

I recently played in the Grade nationals championship in Florida this past weekend, and it was a lot of fun! My bro Samuel H. and I went there with our friend from school, Noah Y, hoping to win the first place team award for 11th grade. We were ra...

Interesting Position

Interesting Position

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Aug 1, 2015

Here's an interesting position from a recent tournament game I had. I was black in the following position against a strong young player. Black to move and win.. Black's probably winning in all lines with good play, but for this puzzle, the win...

Washington Open Chess 2015

Washington Open Chess 2015

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Jun 3, 2015

Hello friends. So I recently played the annual Washington Open chess tournament, and after seeing flipextremee write about his amazing tournament, I decided to do the same... my tournament did not go as well as pratik's did, but it was fun overall...

NEW Gambit against the Caro-Kann!!

NEW Gambit against the Caro-Kann!!

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Apr 21, 2015

Hello! I got kinda bored and I've decided to write a post on here, since I haven't posted in a while.  So today, I wanted to share with all of you a gambit I've successfully played in many games against the Caro-Kann (e4 c6). The Caro-Kann is kno...

Interesting Game from a recent tournament...

Interesting Game from a recent tournament...

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Jan 12, 2015

so i recently played a tourn and played this guy named samuel he who is like 2240 uscf rated. ive played him in the past before, and in our most recent match, i lost with white against him. i played 1. nf3 and stuff like that and samuel he crushed...

Daniel He - Samuel He 0-1

Daniel He - Samuel He 0-1

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Sep 23, 2014

Hello! Haven't posted in a long time... I recently played my brother SamHe (nocheatingkid on chess.com) in a tournament game, and it was a crazy game. Usually, we agree on a short draw in tournament games whenever we play, but this time, we both ...

Fascinating game I played

Fascinating game I played

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Jan 11, 2014

This is my last round game against Ivan Eilshev (2287) at NAO. I noticed from his previous round that he was a very slow player, and I was happy since I knew I would always get a time advantage. He played a surprise opening, the wing gambit sicil...

North American Open Summary + Games

North American Open Summary + Games

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Dec 31, 2013

I recently played North American Open U2300 rating section and I scored 5/7 points. I played pretty well overall, but I definitely have areas to improve. Here are a few of my games and short summaries. Round 1: I played black against Tang Tang ...

Preparing for North American Open

Preparing for North American Open

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Dec 24, 2013

Hello chess players, friends, stalkers, ... After reading my brother's lengthy post about his preparation for the upcoming North American Open, I was inspired and decided to write one as well. If you want to read my brother's post, here is the lin...

Games from team tournament

Games from team tournament

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Nov 17, 2013

Round 1 against Philip Valdez (1300)...   Round 2 against Andrew Porisch (1760)     Round 3 against Masayuki Nagase (1900)   Round 4 against ToTo Nagase (1900)      Round 5 against Noah Yeo (1700)       Finally, the most exciting game o...

Redmond wins 2013 Miniteams!

Redmond wins 2013 Miniteams!

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Nov 16, 2013

I’ll try to make the blog post interesting and fun to read for the readers! I will give short descriptions of my games, since all of my games from the tournament will be in another post.   The 2013 WA Miniteams tournament, which was on 11/16/20...

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