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
Cheesy photo I know! But the greatest lesson I got from loss on the White side of a King's Indian is how to handle an out of play piece.
The White Rook on g3 is terribly out of play. I offered an exchange of Rooks with 32. Rd5 which isn't... | Read More
In 1956 Roger Youderian, Jim Elliot, Pete Fleming, Ed McCully and pilot Nate Saint launched Operation Auca. The Aucas were one of the most difficult tribes to reach; they didn't like outsiders and killed most of them on sight. Having made ... | Read More
Player photos by Victoria Jung-Doknjas, used by permission.
The day after the FIDE Round Robin I caught the train to Portland, Oregon, to spend two days bumming around town with my spouse before the Oregon Open. Having sprained my ankle a few w... | Read More
“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”
-- Robert Burns
What a summer I've had and it isn't the chess summer I had planned. After a successful eight day chess trip in Philadelphia, I flew home, spent a day in hectic prepa... | Read More