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  • Study plan: To go from expert to master

      I am currently rated about 1990 (USCF). I have made steady progress over the years with my rating continually going up overtime but I also feel like I should have made more progress than I have. I have been...


    Today marks my 4th year on chess.com! :) Here is a timeline of my chess.com history, although I'm sure nobody cares . Nov. 13, 2012 - I join chess.com so I could play chess with my friend from Seattle. Nov. 2012...

  • Progress to 1700 (Part 2)

    • CTJA
    • Oct 28, 2016, 11:25 PM

    Progress to 1700. Note: If you have not read part one of this series, here is the link to it: https://www.chess.com/blog/CTJA/progress-to-1700-part-1 The past one week (or one week and one day to be exact) has...

  • Have you done your tactics training today?

    Admittedly, at the moment I have far more spare time than I am used to so I have been using it well to try and improve my game.  Last year, I was unable to devote any time at all to chess and was so disillusioned...

  • Washington Women's Championship

    My great summer chess binge--three tournaments and 18 rated games in under a month--concluded with the Washington Women's Championship, a four-round open Swiss.  For some reason I repeatedly woke up in the middle...

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