Last Saturday I participated in the Alabama Dual-Rated Championships. The tournament is so named because with the time control of 45|10, both classical and quick USCF ratings are affected.
Recently I had become an Expert after h... | Leer más
I'll admit that, when Robby asked me if I'd attend his camp this year, my initial state was one of confusion. Somehow flying (literally!) across the country for a jam-packed week of chess was a bit of an unusual proposition to me, but, of course, ... | Leer más
Part I Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed30 minutes to write a short essay on the following topic. You should write atleast 120 words but no more than 180 words.
Supposea foreign friend of yours is coming... | Leer más
Whilst studying Queen and Pawn vs Queen endings, I came across this fundamental position which reminded me of this scene from the 1998 film Ronin (staring Robin De Niro)
Spence: We got shooters here and here. I tell you an old trick.
Sam: He... | Leer más
The Accelerated Dragon is a popular variation of the Open Sicilian. In the Sicilian, after 1.e4, Black begins the fight for the center of the board by 1...c5. This immediately breaks the symmetry of the position. White has more control on the king... | Leer más