The P.A.T.z.E.R. (Postings and Tirades of an Eternal Rookie)

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Finally a decent voice-controlled chess app!

Finally a decent voice-controlled chess app!

Sawbonez
| Aug 14, 2021

Like many of you, I too have eyed those tournament-sized DGT boards and thought they would be nice to play on.  My primary chess computer these days remains my Millenium Exclusive which I customized.  It isn't tournament-sized, but it ha...

Tournaments of the Terribly Wounded

Tournaments of the Terribly Wounded

Sawbonez
| Jun 19, 2021

You heard the whistle on that cool morning in 1915.  You grab the ladder and you are up-and-over the top of the trench as you have done many times before. But this time was different... You remember a loud explosion and then... something ...

Bobby Fischer hated chess?!

Bobby Fischer hated chess?!

Sawbonez
| Jan 22, 2021

Okay, you knew it was just a matter of time before Bernie made his way over to Chess.com... you knew it would happen eventually.  You are just smart that way.  I love a good book on the history of chess and I've enjoyed a few about Bo...

CHECKMATE, 2020!!

CHECKMATE, 2020!!

Sawbonez
| Dec 31, 2020

I have never been so happy to ring in a new year as I have this year.  What an absolute mess 2020 was.  As I write this my arm is still sore from my recent COVID vaccine, which I am very thankful for.  Unfortunately, it arrived a li...

Chess and the WORST Picnic in American History!

Chess and the WORST Picnic in American History!

Sawbonez
| Dec 5, 2020

"Senator Ely, sir, c'mon now!" your aide shouts to you. "We're going to be late!" You arise from the desk in your capitol office and wipe the sweat from your brow on this hot July morning of 1861.  You gather your top hat and scamper out of...

The Ajax Chessmen and Allied POWs.

The Ajax Chessmen and Allied POWs.

Sawbonez
| Nov 21, 2020

You don't even remember the exact date anymore. Not that it matters. All of your days seem the same now. You are cold, tired, and hungry. You've been enduring some form of deprivation since you and your allies landed on the beaches of France a f...

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