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Blitz Chess Mondays with Lauren Goodkind 6/20

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Francisco Friday for 5/13/2022

Long established San Francisco Bay Area chess instructor Francisco Anchondo turns the tables on the Fried Liver Attack by using the good old Traxler Variation. [Event “Casual Blitz game”] [Date “2022.03.04”] [White “Anonymous”] [Black “Francisco Anchondo”] [Result “0-1”] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 5.Nxf7 Bxf2+ 6.Kf1 Qe7 7.Nxh8 d5 8.exd5 Nd4 9.c3Continue reading “Francisco Friday for 5/13/2022”

Blitz Chess Mondays with Lauren Goodkind

May 09, 2022

Blitz Chess Mondays with Lauren Goodkind

Blitz Chess Mondays with Lauren Goodkind

Announcing a new weekly chess tournament hosted by the Daily Chess Musings Club on Chess.com. Blitz Chess Mondays with Lauren Goodkind will pair your chess moves with Lauren’s coaching skills which is sure to create lots of exciting chess as well as teaching moments. The Daily Chess Musings online chess club was founded on JulyContinue reading “Blitz Chess Mondays with Lauren Goodkind”

Francisco Friday for 4/22/22

There’s not a lot of crossover between groups of chess and boxing aficionados despite the two activities sharing many similarities. For example, watching white’s queen movement at the end of this game brings to mind the famous Muhammad Ali quote, “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Also, perhaps the best way to describeContinue reading “Francisco Friday for 4/22/22”

Summer Games Winners!

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Saturday, August 21, 2021. The Daily Chess Musings Summer Games took place on chess.com from August 2 – 6. Over the five days, scores of chess players who are members of the Daily Chess Musings chess club competed inContinue reading “Summer Games Winners!”

Daily Chess Musings Summer Games Coming Next Month!

Greetings Chess Players and welcome to my Daily Chess Musing for Tuesday July 6th, 2021. The pandemic has greatly curtailed opportunities to play in chess tournaments over the last year and a half. So we are giving all chess players an opportunity to compete and share their love for chess at a major online internationalContinue reading “Daily Chess Musings Summer Games Coming Next Month!”

Great Chess On Display During The Practice Event for The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic

It’s especially inspiring to witness great chess moves in scholastic tournaments. As a scholastic chess coach and tournament director, seeing young minds play brilliantly is really what it’s all about. Today, while running a practice event for The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic, Jay Stallings and I were treated to some spectacular chess. Really,Continue reading “Great Chess On Display During The Practice Event for The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic”

Practice Tournaments Make For Perfect Events

Scholastic chess players practice for hours and hours  to raise the likelihood of finishing near the top of the pack at state or national championship events. Champions do this because they know that once you are competing in an elite event, there are no take backs , no timeouts, no restarts and only one chanceContinue reading “Practice Tournaments Make For Perfect Events”

Winners of the New Year’s Blitz Chess Extravaganza!

Winners of a $30 gift certificate to Musings Merchandise and American Chess Equipment 1401 nandanj644 28 gryrules 354 Deborah813 158 Dark_Knight_DK14 120 RobynoDude 1141 savitbaranwal 1253 Red900 38 Chessfor107 1142 Sengupta17 1144 Shivensaxena Congratulations to our winners, Coach Chris You can watch the YouTube Livestream HERE Tournament Results: New Year’s Blitz Extravaganza 1 New Year’sContinue reading “Winners of the New Year’s Blitz Chess Extravaganza!”

Winners of the Halloween Blitz Chess Extravaganza!

Winners of a $30 gift certificate to Musings Merchandise and American Chess Equipment 223 ChessWizardDavid 171 royalknight101 234 sparshg 138 winnerkarthik07 5 hellokns 144 ExoticJosh1229 243 NMLimelight2727 174 temiflakes1 126 beatyouanytime 191 Hellocow Congratulations to our winners, Coach Chris You can watch the YouTube Livestream HERE Tournament Results: Halloween Blitz Extravaganza 1 Halloween Blitz ExtravaganzaContinue reading “Winners of the Halloween Blitz Chess Extravaganza!”

The Thrilling Conclusion of the 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys

After the final round of the 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys, there remained two-way ties for first place in four different sections. Rather than use computer generated tiebreaker scores, we let the children decide the matter themselves over a five minute game of blitz chess. Depending on the section, theseContinue reading “The Thrilling Conclusion of the 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys”

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: Blitz Championship Results

  SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: Blitz # Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot Prize 1 Cameron Wheeler 2383 W25 W3 W17 W16 W2 W4 6.0 1st Place 2 Aaron Grabinsky 2318 W29 W12 W5 W10 L1 W13 5.0 2nd Place 3 Joshua Grabinsky 1644Continue reading “2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: Blitz Championship Results”