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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”

Velocity Chess Makes it Fun to be at Odds with One Another

Velocity Chess is a revolutionary new online chess platform that is making playing chess “at odds” cool again. Want to play a game against a chess master where he/she spots you a rook or a few minutes in a blitz game? Velocity Chess is the place for you. Setting up a game at odds hasContinue reading “Velocity Chess Makes it Fun to be at Odds with One Another”

Velocity Chess

  Are you tired of the suspicious lag and disconnects on Chess.com? Don’t want to pay to play like on the ICC? Has FICS not been stable enough to meet your needs? There is a new contender for the title of best online chess server. Meet Velocity Chess! On Velocity Chess you won’t have toContinue reading “Velocity Chess”

Crime and Punishment on the Chessboard (Tijuana Style!)

  Francisco Anchondo showed me another example of why players throughout Mexico revere his chess skills.   [Event “Blitz”] [Site “Tijuana, Mexico”] [Date “14.1.26”] [Round “”] [White “Anchondo, Francisco”] [Black “Morales, Juan”] [Result “”] [Eco “D00”] [Annotator “Chris Torres”] {[Blackmar-Diemer Gambit,D00]} 1.d4 d5 2.e4 {!} {Francisco is usually happy to gambit a couple pawns toContinue reading “Crime and Punishment on the Chessboard (Tijuana Style!)”

Teaching Chess Improves Chess Creativity

Last night after a long day teaching chess which culminated with a private lesson for chess prodigy Ben Rood, I came home and decided to relax by playing a couple blitz games on FICS. As usual, I won a couple and lost a couple. In the past I have noticed that I have more creative ways of handling routineContinue reading “Teaching Chess Improves Chess Creativity”

Chess Disappears from Market Street

Many large cities have a special place for chess enthusiasts to play outdoors. For example in Boston chess players play at Harvard Square. New Yorkers can always find a good chess game at Washington Square Park. For San Francisco, we used to play on Market Street near the Bart Station. Sadly, this San Francisco claim to fame has beenContinue reading “Chess Disappears from Market Street”