Bring on the Knight!

Bring on the Knight!

NM SHoshall
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Feb 9, 2016

I'm back and moving my knight in a circle! After a bad loss in October 2015 I hadn't played in DCCL league play until this past Friday Feb 7th 2016.  I found myself paired with the same opponent for my first game back.  I just wanted to make...

My First Chess Coach

My First Chess Coach

NM SHoshall
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Feb 16, 2014

To talk about my first chess coach I need to start from the very beginning, or at least my chess beginnings. I think the year was 1982; I was going into 9th grade at the time and hoping to get a remote controlled tank for Christmas from my grandp...

DC Chess League: Classical Dutch!

DC Chess League: Classical Dutch!

NM SHoshall
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Oct 17, 2011

This game is for the 1/2 dozen or so players in the world who play the Classical Dutch (tongue in cheek sorta :)).  In this game the board opens up immediately and a very unusual piece imbalance of a knight, bishop and 2 pawns for a queen occurs....

Atlantic Open, 2 Exchange French Defenses

Atlantic Open, 2 Exchange French Defenses

NM SHoshall
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Aug 30, 2010

Hi All Just played in the Atlantic Open this weekend.    My results were mediocre with  1w,1l and 2d but it was fun.   I met a good friend there who hasn’t played in an OTB tournament since high school and that made it really fun.  It was also co...

DC Chess League---Prophylaxis--Schlechter imitation

DC Chess League---Prophylaxis--Schlechter imitation

NM SHoshall
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Feb 21, 2010

Hi All and Ashburn chess club, This is my DC Chess league game Friday  Feb 19th, 2010 at the Arlington chess club.  Ashburn Chess club vs Arlington Rooks. Thought I would include it after seeing some other games posted from our matches.  I belie...

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