Beginners and intermediates and everyone else who enjoys blogs...

My blog is for all.. but it's mostly for other beginners like myself to learn from...

    • Knight fun

      I played an OTB game yesterday at my local club and lost to a stupid move.  I failed to cover one of my pawns early on and a knight swooped in forked my rook and queen and took my rook.  I was a stronger player with less experience on the OTB an... | Read More

      • satom
      • | May 5, 2010
    • First Rated OTB Win!!!!!

      It is about time my friends!  I have been going to this club for a couple months now and everytime I really mess up my games.   I have a hard time on real boards because I am always playing online.   The game wasn't the best.  We went over ... | Read More

      • satom
      • | Apr 21, 2010
    • Intense game....

      HI! Its been a while since I have posted a game and Ijust played this one and its fun!  Good tactics for the beginners and lots of intenseness at the end for everyone! I have recently changed my opinion of live games.  I think the online games... | Read More

      • satom
      • | Mar 29, 2010
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    • Sudden turn of events!

      Sometimes you play bad.. tonight I was playing really bad; actually Ive been playing bad for days now.. So even though I told myself stay away from chess, the monkey on my back kept smacking me and I played anyway...  Stupid mistakes could be th... | Read More

      • satom
      • | Mar 20, 2010
      • | 1 comment
    • Games of the weekend....

      So I didn't get to play too much chess this weekend because our lovely city decided to upgrade our power sub-station.  Thus, we were blacked out for 24 hours.   It was nice to get away.....  here are a couple games... The first one is a chump... | Read More

      • satom
      • | Mar 15, 2010
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    • d4 defense help

      So I am trying to find a good solid defense for d4 opening.  I opened my MCO (Modern Chess Opening) and started checking the options.  Is there general defense for d4?  It seems every opening for d4 must follow a sequence for at least 3 moves.... | Read More

      • satom
      • | Mar 10, 2010
    • Am I using a computer?

      So today I decided to play a live game ( by the way, I am once again on the fence about live games) and I put the challenge out there and a dude with about 200 points on me responds....    We play, and I'm making my moves pretty quick and not r... | Read More

      • satom
      • | Mar 5, 2010
    • Too much Mikhail Tal?

      So my friend who has been helping me get my chess game togther for a little over a month (waterAlch; if you are new and want a mentor message him) suggested that I look into Tal because like him I play recklessly and love to sacrfice ( I am in no ... | Read More

      • satom
      • | Feb 26, 2010
    • Losing to aggression & then winning...

      Here is an early morning game that I played right after waking up.  Not always the best time to play for me.  Usually I would do an unrated game.  Today I decided to be crazy and play rated.  Either way I play.. I played horribly.  I let his ... | Read More

      • satom
      • | Feb 22, 2010
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    • The beauty of Sacrafice!

      Hi!  I make these blogs for all of us beginners out there looking for ideas and whatnot to improve our games.  I definitely do not claim to be a good player.. I just  happen to be on the path of getting it..  Material advantages and whatnot a... | Read More

      • satom
      • | Feb 21, 2010