You Have The Power To Change My Stream!

You Have The Power To Change My Stream!

NM EnergeticHay | 7 mar. 2021
You have the power! Vote on what you would like the next stream to be! I have created a google form. It is ANONYMOUS. Your email is not saved. Your private information is not saved. ONLY YOUR ANSWER IS SAVED! https://forms.gle/QPM7GjzkMWB6kbtu8 However, if you'd like, you can vote in the comments instead.  Don't vote both in the comments and in the google form, please! That gets too confusing and mixes up the vote counts. If you want to vote in the comments instead (NOT RECOMMENDE...
The Best Way to Beat Someone is to Show Them With Your ACTIONS!!!

The Best Way to Beat Someone is to Show Them With Your ...

NM EnergeticHay | 3 mar. 2021
Hello all! In case you didn't know, recently there was a guy who we'll call Polar (no real username) who repeatedly insulted me, and claimed that I was not worthy of my title. Not only was he downright rude and disrespectful, but his argument was bad, too!   He said that because I was a NM, my bullet rating should be at least 2400. It was 2340 at the time, and he thought that I was a fraud.  So what did I do??? Take that!
Next Stream: 2/27 at 6pm EST

Next Stream: 2/27 at 6pm EST

NM EnergeticHay | 26 feb. 2021
The title says it all, but on 2/27 at 6pm EST, I will be streaming at https://www.twitch.tv/energetichay I will be playing anyone who wants to challenge me in 5 min blitz or a faster time control. I've also updated my channel's about section at https://www.twitch.tv/energetichay/about. I would really appreciate some feedback if you have any Thanks all, see you tomorrow
Update: Vote On Next Stream Time

Update: Vote On Next Stream Time

NM EnergeticHay | 26 feb. 2021
Hi all! Please vote for when you would like the next stream. It will just be me accepting challenges from everyone, and if you request me to do puzzles or play blitz or something I will do that as well First choose Saturday 2/27 or Sunday 2/28 Then put a range of time you are available. So I don't want to see "I'm free at 7pm EST", but rather "I am free at 7pm EST until 8pm EST".  Also please convert your time into EST, thanks Go go go! Also another important announcement: We ha...
New Blog Series: Road to FM

New Blog Series: Road to FM

NM EnergeticHay | 23 feb. 2021
Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you guys know that I have started a new blog series called Road to FM. It will detail my journey to FM/Fide Master, which is obtained with a 2300 FIDE rating.  To read more: https://www.chess.com/blog/EnergeticHay/road-to-fm-follow-my-journey Thanks all! Have a good day
Watch Stream Replay Live... Together!

Watch Stream Replay Live... Together!

NM EnergeticHay | 19 feb. 2021
Today I will be trying something new - there is an "instant premiere" feature when publishing videos on youtube. That basically means when I post it, it will first run live, as if you were were actually watching the stream! You can't skip ahead during this feature. Once it is done playing, it just becomes a normal video.  I will post it in about 10 minutes! (Update: LIVE!) Questions? Ask below
Great Simul and Stream!

Great Simul and Stream!

NM EnergeticHay | 18 feb. 2021
Thanks to everyone who participated in the simul! It was the best stream I've had so far! Stats: - 8 average viewers during the stream! (before it was always like 3-4) - 13 concurrent viewers! (all-time-high, before it was 9) In the end, I scored 5-1-2 in the simul (5 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses) Time to dish out some prizes to those who participated in the simul bet! 1. @ravigagne - won 3 awards! 2. @mathninja20 - won 3 awards! 3. @zixiq - won 5 awards (3 awards but got a 2 award bonus...
Bet on the Simul!

Bet on the Simul!

NM EnergeticHay | 18 feb. 2021
We have concluded our registration for today's simul at 7pm EST and we have 9 players! Yay! Find the full roster at : https://www.chess.com/news/view/simul-stream-sign-up If you've signed up, here's how to play: https://www.chess.com/news/view/how-to-play-the-simul Let's play a fun betting game! Bet on how I will do against all of these people! (In a simul, I play all of them at once!) 2 Steps: 1. Guess how well I will do in the following format: # of wins - # of draws - # of losses ...
How to Play the Simul

How to Play the Simul

NM EnergeticHay | 17 feb. 2021
Details: Time: Thursday, 2/18, 7pm EST (It's at the top, too! ) Players: Currently 5 people, but SIGNUP IS STILL OPEN!!!  https://www.chess.com/news/view/simul-stream-sign-up  Time Control: 30 min, no increment, no delay Estimated End Time: 8pm EST (it's 30 min for both players, so approx. 1 hour) How to play: By 7pm EST (Since we are not over 10 players it is not the end of the world if you arrive a few minutes late, but PLEASE TRY TO BE ON TIME!) you will challenge me to a 30 min ga...