Return to Chess

Return to Chess

NM SidArun
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Jul 3, 2017

After a busy and intense first year of college, I have finally come back to studying and playing tournament chess. Hopefully with the coming school year, I can make a strong push towards 2300.  This past weekend, I played in the local Bo...

King's Gambit

King's Gambit

NM SidArun
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Feb 20, 2016

Hey Everyone! After a mediocre performance in New Jersey last weekend, I decided to play in a small, local tournament to perhaps gain back some momentum. After winning the first two games against an 1800 and 2000, I then faced a 2260 with white i...

USCL Season

USCL Season

NM SidArun
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Nov 29, 2015

Hi Everyone! It's been quite a while since I've done an article, so I figured I would write one about my debut season in the US Chess League. I played for the New England Nor'easters, primarily as a Board 4. I will be posting all 4 of my games f...

Too Many Blunders

Too Many Blunders

NM SidArun
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Apr 26, 2015

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to share with you an interesting game I played in March at the State Championships. My opponent, SM Mika Brattain (rated 2470) had 2.5 points going into the final round, while I had 2 points, so the winner of this match ...

Interesting Game at Nationals

Interesting Game at Nationals

NM SidArun
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Dec 23, 2014

This was a game I played at Nationals two weeks ago. After two uneventful draws in the morning rounds, I was determined to win this game. Towards the end, the game became extremely weird and full of tactical complications. I hope you enjoy this ga...

Interesting game against FM

Interesting game against FM

NM SidArun
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Sep 6, 2014

This was an interesting game I played against an FM over Labor Day Weekend. This apparently was the only game in the tournament in which I played well. Hope you enjoy!

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