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  • USCF Tournament: January Evanston Tri-Level

    We had an odd man Rounds 1, 3 and 4 so I stepped in and played a couple games: *Round 1:   *Round 3: Round 4:   Went 3-0-0, and my rating went up to 1842 (34 points increase).   * means I lost the notation...

  • Simple, Clean Chess in Philly

    Crossposted at Chess^Summit, the official sponsor of the Pittsburgh Pawngrabbers.   It's not foolproof, but seeing what one can achieve in chess just by playing natural moves is always fascinating. Sometimes, the...

  • 2017 WI Northeastern Open

    This past weekend I had the pleasure of playing in the 2017 Northeastern Open. I've attended this tournament every year for the last five years, and have always enjoyed it. I didn't score quite as well as I have...

  • My favorite GM win: Washington Junior Open Round 4

    Notice that in the context of this article that "GM" stands for Garbage Master. After all, everyone is Garbage before they become Grand, if they ever become Grand at all! Also, I wished to put a photo I took of...

  • Chess is a very unfair sport: My thoughts about it

    • Poryg
    • Jan 20, 2017, 10:53 AM

    In the beginnings of chess this didn't use to be a problem. But as humanity advances and as it has finally hit 20th and 21th century, it has finally reached the point where different moral philosophies are created. Feminism,...


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