Spinaltap's Blog


    • Grand Opening Swiss Report

      The first ever MLC&G chess tournament was met with overwhelmingly positive responses. We had 17 players in all. Although it was a very top heavy field, we had some good competition along all the ranks. Ken Murray had a nice attacking win ove... | Read More

      • IM Spinaltap
      • | Jan 15, 2016
      • | 1929 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Main Line Chess and Games

      As a guy with an unhealthy obsession of gaming, most notably chess. I've always wanted to open my own retail gaming store. Since this is chess.com, we might as well talk about only one of the awesome games Main Line Chess and Games has to offer. Y... | Read More

      • IM Spinaltap
      • | Dec 23, 2015
      • | 2748 views
      • | 5 comments
    • How to beat Computer4-Impossible, Part 2

      In my second article on how to beat Computer4-Impossible, we are going to get down and dirty. A little mud bath never hurt anyone. After all, some people will pay good money for such things. Although the first article gave some good general princi... | Read More

      • IM Spinaltap
      • | Jun 23, 2014
      • | 2849 views
      • | 14 comments
    • How to beat Computer4-Impossible

      Many of you who play on the live chess server will be familiar with the metal monstrosity known as Computer4-Impossible. You may have witnessed the destruction first hand, or have watched titled players like myself falter game after game to our nu... | Read More

      • IM Spinaltap
      • | Jun 6, 2014
      • | 5087 views
      • | 18 comments
    • Shogi and the Battle of Athenaeum

            152 years ago in June 1860, a Japanese delegation group visited Philadelphia after completing the ratification in Washington D.C. Eight delegates from the group were invited to the legendary Philadelphia Chess Club and showed Japanese S... | Read More

      • IM Spinaltap
      • | Dec 14, 2012
      • | 5438 views
      • | 10 comments