Here's an exercise for y'all. List out the last 10 tournament games you played. Out of those 10 games, how many of those games did time trouble affect the quality of the moves you played?
I think for a lot of people that answer wi... | Read More
The Irish Women's Championship 2016 will be held in Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2 from 15-16 October. You can enter online here. Already entered we have the 2015 Champion, Monika Gedvilaite, 2014 Champion, Gearoidin Ui Laighleis as well as four upc... | Read More
A loss in the Pirc Defence to a really strong player (above 1900 ELO on chess.com)
Both of us were in time trouble and I was the first to blunder.
Again, I'm not too disappointed. Faster time controls are always going to yield blunders. I pl... | Read More
Tonight's club game was a real stinker, and I really hesitate to post it - I was (much) worse for most of the game, then managed to escape with a draw, but not before missing a few chances along the way, and a little kerfuffle about the drawing ru... | Read More
For my first blog post, I'm going over a game I should have won but only drew, luckily. However, it was a great game, and that's the point of playing chess: to have a great time. The reason why I didn't win the chess game is because of to many blu... | Read More