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 Tuesday Night Action Round 4.This past week I have been working hard on both tactics and endgames. I have also been playing a lot of bullet with training in mind as well. I have been using the bullet games to help me with time pressure and to ensure I focus on not hanging pie...https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/tuesday-night-action-round-4Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:30:12 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/tuesday-night-action-round-4Another draw.https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/another-drawTue, 13 Sep 2016 21:00:34 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/another-drawA Draw Against a 1900 Player (Best Result to Date)https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/a-draw-against-a-1900-player-best-result-to-dateWed, 07 Sep 2016 04:34:20 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/a-draw-against-a-1900-player-best-result-to-dateTuesday Night Action 24! Round 5 https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/tuesday-night-action-24-round-5Wed, 20 Jul 2016 04:56:47 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/tuesday-night-action-24-round-5My First Rated Tournament Game Against a Titled Player6/28/2016 marks the first time I got to play a titled player in a rated tournament game. I hoped to put up a better fight than what I did but I learned a lot from this game.    https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/my-first-rated-tournament-game-against-a-titled-playerTue, 28 Jun 2016 22:06:17 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/my-first-rated-tournament-game-against-a-titled-playerCarolina's Classic Tournament (All 5 Rounds)Round 1:        Round 2:     Round 3:     Round 4:        Round 5:   https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/carolina-s-classic-tournamentSun, 05 Jun 2016 03:48:28 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/carolina-s-classic-tournamentAnother Tarrasch Frenchhttps://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/another-tarrasch-frenchTue, 17 May 2016 23:00:26 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/another-tarrasch-frenchSo many variations to look at and so little time....https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/so-many-variations-to-look-at-and-so-little-timeTue, 10 May 2016 21:02:32 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/so-many-variations-to-look-at-and-so-little-timeRound 2 of Tuesday Night Action 22!https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/round-2-of-tuesday-night-action-22Tue, 19 Apr 2016 22:58:30 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/round-2-of-tuesday-night-action-22Land of the Sky XXIXRound 1: How do you win a drawn endgame? Have your opponent resign.    Round 2: This game was relayed live and I felt like I was losing right away from move 5.    Round 3: Once again playing on the top board and having my game streamed l...https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/land-of-the-sky-xxixFri, 08 Apr 2016 21:17:02 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/land-of-the-sky-xxixKing and Pawn EndingsThis week I played my game against someone who I had only played blitz against. I had an idea of his openings and yet I had not booted up Chessbase or opened a tactics book in months. Yet when we got down to the king and pawn endgame I felt right ...https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/king-and-pawn-endingsThu, 07 Apr 2016 06:04:34 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/king-and-pawn-endingsLost in Chess.https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/lost-in-chessTue, 22 Mar 2016 19:50:46 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/lost-in-chessThinking Not Required.https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/thinking-not-requiredTue, 09 Feb 2016 18:59:42 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/thinking-not-requiredAnother French Defense LossThe only reply to the French Defense that I have a problem with is 3. Nd2. After this game, no more though. I wasn't doing terrible out of the opening but I just started an attack way (way, way, way, way) too soon and did not fully appreciate his ...https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/another-french-defense-lossTue, 26 Jan 2016 22:52:25 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/another-french-defense-lossA Little Deja VuIf you looked at my game from last week, the opening will look very similar.    https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/a-little-deja-vuTue, 19 Jan 2016 21:49:33 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/a-little-deja-vuThe Final GameIn the 5 years I have been playing tournament chess I have never been the last game to be finished. That ended tonight as this game went down to the final seconds. On my 40th move I only had 45 seconds left while my opponent had a little over 2 mi...https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/the-final-gameWed, 13 Jan 2016 00:33:48 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/the-final-gameTactics, Strategy, Endgames, and then PracticeI have started a new study regimen which includes playing through lots of master games and the following books: Chess Tactics for Students by John Bain The Amateur's Mind by IM Silman Silman's Complete Endgame Course by IM Silman Chess by Laszl...https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/tactics-strategy-endgames-and-then-practiceSat, 09 Jan 2016 23:06:55 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/tactics-strategy-endgames-and-then-practiceKing Marching.https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/king-marchingTue, 05 Jan 2016 23:14:55 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/king-marchingWeak Squares and Even Weaker Calculation    https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/weak-squares-and-even-weaker-calculationWed, 16 Dec 2015 05:36:35 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/weak-squares-and-even-weaker-calculationIt is not often I get to play titled players.Last night I decided to play on ICC using the mobile app and staged up until 330am before I decided to play one final game. I clicked on the 15 minute pool and my game started and I saw I was paired with an IM. What a great way to end my night I t...https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/it-is-not-often-i-get-to-play-titled-playersThu, 10 Dec 2015 01:15:18 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/dblackw2/it-is-not-often-i-get-to-play-titled-players