This is the biggest tournament of the year in Washington State. (I'd like to say for my non-US readers that Washington State is the northwest corner of the US and not close to the capitol city of Washington DC, which is in the northeast. Yes, ... | Read More
For my first FIDE tournament, that was quite rough (also my first time with the increment, though I think that's a positive). Having an off-weekend against a strong expert/master field comprehensively exposed my relative lack of experience and int... | Read More
Let's take a break from tactics.
Chess.com user Ginger_GM was the first person who had ever introduced to me the concept of a plan, in chess. When I would watch my father pitted against my brother, he would often remark "beautiful move" in re... | Read More
I played in the U1900 of the Chicago Open in the 3-day schedule. I initially planned on doing the 2-day, but a situation with my job allowed me to change into the 3-day at the near last minute. I was very happy with that change - playing 4 fast ga... | Read More
My first three games today all three featured exchange sacrifices !
Such a coincidence calls for a drin..^h^h ... blog posting !
After the games, analysing, I learned a thing or two.
As you can see, playing with an imbalance in material like ... | Read More