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  • uscf_100
    Online Nov 2, 2011

    uscf uscf | san jose, United States

    Joined: Nov 2, 2011

  • ElkGroveCalif
    Online Sep 9, 2010

    USCF Affiliate Elk Grove Chess Club | Elk Grove California, United States

    Joined: Aug 11, 2008

  • uscf
    Online Jun 19, 2014

    United States

    Joined: Jun 19, 2014

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  • In Whitney's Shadow

    Mt. Whitney, the hightest peak in the contiguous United States      Nestled within the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the base of the highest peak in the lower 48 states, the high desert community...


         In 1945, right after WWII ended, a team of United States players competed against a team of Soviet players in a chess match via radio. While the U.S. team expected stiff competition,...

  • Chess Criminals And The Games They Play

    • IM Silman
    • Jul 19, 2016, 1:42 AM

    As a man that has many interests (UFOs, martial arts, philosophy, various forms of history [chess and non-chess], literature, art, film, music, and even criminology), I recently began reading an excellent book entitled...

  • 2016 ChessKid Online National Invitational Championships (CONIC): A Preview

    In 2012, the ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship (CONIC) was created to provide young, talented chess players an opportunity to play a round-robin championship at a long time control. The event gradually...

  • Touch-Move Rule Adventures

    I am probably a lucky guy, because I never had any "touch-move rule" episodes in my whole chess career.  Don't get me wrong, it happened numerous times in my games that either I or my opponent touched...

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  • Challenger's Cup 2016

    The winner of the Challenger's Cup gets to play in the Washington State Closed Championship, a feat which otherwise demands a rating close to 2300.  This attracted 28 players to the top section, including last year's...

  • Washington Class Championships #3

    The Washington Class Championships 2016 was my third class championships event, after winning Class E with 5.0/6 in 2014 and after a disappointing but perhaps ok performance in Class B with 3.0/6 last year. This...

  • 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...

  • What to play against The Sicilian Defence ( No diagram. For different blog) PART 2

    Wikipedia has a really long article and would not let me make that long of a blog.I also have a link to Wikipedia This is where I left off:  Najdorf Variation:...

  • My Chess story

      A little over 20 years ago My brother in law asked me to play him a game of Chess. I did not want to , however, I was living in his basement and not paying rent. I did not feel I could say no under those circumstances....

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