Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! https://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Impossible ChessKid.com puzzle?!?!I was working with a student on ChessKid.com puzzles last week. Usually, I would find the solution within seconds while I waited for my student to find it. They were mostly testing basic ideas, such as mate in 2 moves or trapping the queen or alo...https://www.chess.com/blog/Mr_Penings/impossible-chesskidcom-puzzleFri, 15 Jul 2016 20:59:41 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Mr_Penings/impossible-chesskidcom-puzzleWashington High School Team Championships 2016 ExperienceThe Redmond High School chess team recently played in the WA HS Team Championship from Feb 26-27 at Issaquah. Last year, our team placed 4th, but we only had a average team rating of 1800. This year, our team average was 1980, and we had a good ch...https://www.chess.com/blog/Mr_Penings/wa-hs-team-champ-experienceThu, 10 Mar 2016 21:49:59 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/Mr_Penings/wa-hs-team-champ-experienceGrade Nationals Championship experienceI recently played in the Grade nationals championship in Florida this past weekend, and it was a lot of fun! My bro Samuel H. and I went there with our friend from school, Noah Y, hoping to win the first place team award for 11th grade. We were r...https://www.chess.com/blog/Mr_Penings/grade-nationals-championship-experienceTue, 08 Dec 2015 20:57:10 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/Mr_Penings/grade-nationals-championship-experienceInteresting PositionHere's an interesting position from a recent tournament game I had. I was black in the following position against a strong young player. Black to move and win.. Black's probably winning in all lines with good play, but for this puzzle, the win...https://www.chess.com/blog/Mr_Penings/interesting-positionSat, 01 Aug 2015 16:10:42 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Mr_Penings/interesting-positionWashington Open Chess 2015Hello friends. So I recently played the annual Washington Open chess tournament, and after seeing flipextremee write about his amazing tournament, I decided to do the same... my tournament did not go as well as pratik's did, but it was fun overal...https://www.chess.com/blog/Mr_Penings/washington-open-chess-2015Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:04:07 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Mr_Penings/washington-open-chess-2015NEW Gambit against the Caro-Kann!!Hello! I got kinda bored and I've decided to write a post on here, since I haven't posted in a while.  So today, I wanted to share with all of you a gambit I've successfully played in many games against the Caro-Kann (e4 c6). The Caro-Kann is kn...https://www.chess.com/blog/Mr_Penings/new-gambit-against-the-caro-kannTue, 21 Apr 2015 18:31:39 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Mr_Penings/new-gambit-against-the-caro-kannInteresting Game from a recent tournament...so i recently played a tourn and played this guy named samuel he who is like 2240 uscf rated. ive played him in the past before, and in our most recent match, i lost with white against him. i played 1. nf3 and stuff like that and samuel he crushed...https://www.chess.com/blog/Mr_Penings/interesting-game-from-a-recent-tournamentMon, 12 Jan 2015 18:52:50 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/Mr_Penings/interesting-game-from-a-recent-tournamentDaniel He - Samuel He 0-1Hello! Haven't posted in a long time... I recently played my brother SamHe (nocheatingkid on chess.com) in a tournament game, and it was a crazy game. Usually, we agree on a short draw in tournament games whenever we play, but this time, we both ...https://www.chess.com/blog/Mr_Penings/daniel-he---samuel-he-0-1Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:17:38 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Mr_Penings/daniel-he---samuel-he-0-1WA High School Championship gamesA few of my games from the recent WA High school championship.     Round 4 against James Colasurdo. Round 5 against Samir Sen https://www.chess.com/blog/Mr_Penings/wa-high-school-championship-gamesMon, 03 Feb 2014 16:53:09 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/Mr_Penings/wa-high-school-championship-gamesFascinating game I played This is my last round game against Ivan Eilshev (2287) at NAO. I noticed from his previous round that he was a very slow player, and I was happy since I knew I would always get a time advantage. He played a surprise opening, the wing gambit sicil...https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/interesting-game-from-naoSat, 11 Jan 2014 16:50:04 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/interesting-game-from-naoExciting win against Roland Fenghttps://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/exciting-win-against-roland-fengMon, 06 Jan 2014 16:47:26 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/exciting-win-against-roland-fengNorth American Open Summary + Games I recently played North American Open U2300 rating section and I scored 5/7 points. I played pretty well overall, but I definitely have areas to improve. Here are a few of my games and short summaries. Round 1: I played black against Tang Tang ...https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/north-american-open-summary--gamesTue, 31 Dec 2013 15:56:10 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/north-american-open-summary--gamesPreparing for North American OpenHello chess players, friends, stalkers, ... After reading my brother's lengthy post about his preparation for the upcoming North American Open, I was inspired and decided to write one as well. If you want to read my brother's post, here is the lin...https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/preparing-for-north-american-openTue, 24 Dec 2013 17:21:25 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/preparing-for-north-american-openVery interesting game I playedAnother game from my recent tournament, WA Class. A very interesting win...     https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/very-interesting-game-i-playedThu, 05 Dec 2013 16:56:34 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/very-interesting-game-i-playedExciting game I played  This game is from a recent tournament I played in.     https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/exciting-game-i-playedMon, 02 Dec 2013 18:56:56 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/exciting-game-i-playedGames from team tournamentRound 1 against Philip Valdez (1300)...   Round 2 against Andrew Porisch (1760)     Round 3 against Masayuki Nagase (1900)   Round 4 against ToTo Nagase (1900)      Round 5 against Noah Yeo (1700)       Finally, the most excit...https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/games-from-team-tournamentSun, 17 Nov 2013 12:30:27 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/games-from-team-tournamentRedmond wins 2013 Miniteams!I'll try to make the blog post interesting and fun to read for the readers! I will give short descriptions of my games, since all of my games from the tournament will be in another post.   The 2013 WA Miniteams tournament, which was on 11/16/2...https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/redmond-wins-2013-miniteamsSat, 16 Nov 2013 22:01:28 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/redmond-wins-2013-miniteamsRHS Chess gameAt Redmond High School, there is a weekly chess club where players can play chess for fun. Today, I played a 9th grader named Nhi, who had a 2300 rating in Vietnam. Our game was only a 3-minute blitz game, so the quality of the moves aren't the be...https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/rhs-chess-gameThu, 07 Nov 2013 16:49:02 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/rhs-chess-gameChallengers Cup gamesI recently played the Challenger's Cup last weekend. If you want to read a detailed (and funny) description of the tournament, see my brother's (GoogyApple42)'s post.   Round 1 I played Severo Caluza (~1800).   Round 2 I played Badamkhand...https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/challengers-cup-gamesTue, 29 Oct 2013 20:44:45 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/challengers-cup-gamesChess Randomness - Awesome Chess GroupCome join this awesome chess group called "Chess Randomness"!   Members of this group can post good chess games, puzzles, jokes, and MORE! It will be a lot of fun, so please join! https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/chess-randomness---awesome-chess-groupSun, 20 Oct 2013 18:32:14 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Danielminghe/chess-randomness---awesome-chess-group