Alexander Alekhine

Alexander Alekhine

FM CharlieDroids
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Feb 8, 2010

Alexander Alekhine: I have been distant from chess competitions for the past year or so and getting back into the program of studying has been a interesting challenge. It is  not like when I began playing chess that I would simply pick up any boo...

Good and Bad Bishops

Good and Bad Bishops

FM CharlieDroids
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Jan 6, 2010

Chess can be so challenging that two players of the same strength can look at the same piece and assign it a completely different value! We look at a piece and our outlook of it is completely different. In the case of Bishops, what is essential ...

What needs to change in US Chess

What needs to change in US Chess

FM CharlieDroids
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Oct 28, 2009

 My intentions when writing this forum post were to attract people into participating to share their opinions on many of the neglected aspects of chess in the country. I wanted to name the original forum post "Problems in Chess" but decided to cha...

The U.S. Class, and some games...

The U.S. Class, and some games...

FM CharlieDroids
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Jul 20, 2009

So I finally decided to play a tournament after a break from chess, and the event was the ever impressive U.S. Class Championship (what? lol). I cannot recall if I have played in the US Class before, but this year it was held at the Marriot in Boc...

Stanford ties Miami!

Stanford ties Miami!

FM CharlieDroids
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Feb 22, 2009

Hello everyone! A Collegiate Chess League is currently being held in cooperation with the Chesspark College Association. I am currently playing for Miami and today we had a tough match Vs Stanford University. On the first round I played board on...

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