The blindspot

The blindspot

oginschile
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Aug 26, 2010

I remember as my understanding deepened in chess I would get over-confident playing my friends, often losing silly games simply because I wouldn't look over the board or I would miss their ideas. I played happily assuming that my position had to b...

Language of chess

Language of chess

oginschile
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Oct 5, 2008

Chess is for smart people. I would probably have to agree with that. It's why chess is merely a hobby for me and not a moneymaker. To the uninitiated I can talk a pretty good game. I can wow the neophyte kibitzers with terms like Prophylaxis, En...

A few puzzles

A few puzzles

oginschile
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Sep 4, 2008

I recently finished the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. And SURPRISE... my Male superego is still intact. An excellent series if you get the chance. The movie for the first book "Twilight" is coming out this December I believe. Definitely le...

Whats a game worth?

Whats a game worth?

oginschile
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Aug 1, 2008

"War is a continuation of politics by other means!" Carl von Clausewitz This famous quote has been interpreted many different ways by many different scholars, historians, bar room philosphers etc. When I ponder it, I seem to come to the concl...

That was a mistake!

That was a mistake!

oginschile
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Jul 25, 2008

We all remember the moment. Ben Kingsley staring at the monitor, his jaw goes slack, his eyes widen just a smidgeon, and then he says it... "That was a mistake." Questions abounded, everyone studied the board for the slightest clue what...

To blog or not to blog

To blog or not to blog

oginschile
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Jul 18, 2008

I have spent a fair amount of time over the past month or two reading as many blogs as I could find on chess.com. It's an interesting assortment of styles that exists here. There are some talented chess players sharing valuable tips and tricks, th...

Turning time

Turning time

oginschile
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Jul 12, 2008

It always takes me a little time to decompress after a vacation, but I think I'm now fully back into the swing of things. Yes yes, I can feel the dreaded black cloud of hopelessness surround me as I approach my office. And as I ...

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