To see the plan click - here.
This was a busy non-chess week for me. I still managed to get lots done though.
I managed to climb from 2021 to 2056. At one point I had made 2070something but I failed three in a row trying to ... | Read More
I've decided to update you guys each weekend about how 'the plan' is going. Along the way I can share a few neat ideas I learned.
Progress report time!
To start, I should mention that this was only a 4 day week for me. Still, things ... | Read More
...The whole plan, and nothing but the plan.
Feel free to read part 1 and part 2 if you want to waste 10 minutes of your life on babble.
My Path to FM - Study Plan
My openings have always been a strong point in my game.... | Read More
In part 1 I explained a little bit about my great year in 2013 that earned me the NM title. After getting the title and not having much more to aspire to, I started playing 'just for fun', which is fine, but it means not studying that hard off ... | Read More
I'll start by saying that (obviously) I'm not an FM yet. One of my big goals when I started playing in tournaments was the NM title, and when I got it I lost a lot of motivation.
Why was I suddenly so unmotivated? Well, a couple things... | Read More
I hope you know where the title is from. Great show. Anyway, I just played a rather hilarious blitz game that I thought I'd share. The King's knight went... kwazy.
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I've never done this before, but I finally searched myself in the database. I managed to find 47 unique games after a fairly thorough search. And guess what? In spite of my stupid crazy style as a Class player and expert, I've only sacrifice... | Read More
Having not travelled to a Southern Ontario tournament for well over a year, I had an opportunity to make a bit of a comeback last weekend.
The Guelph Pro-Am runs 3 or 4 times a year, and attracts some of the best players in Canada.
This ti... | Read More
Yup. Played in my first Chess.com "Titled Tuesday". A few thoughts about my performance before I show a couple games!
I started out crazy strong. In the first round I was paired against a strong IM with black. Scary stuff. The I... | Read More
I actually got this position while studying on chesstempo, and was rather surprised to find I didn't remember what to do!
Black has established what appears to be an ideal "long side" defense. However, white actually wins this position.
I'll g... | Read More