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Prize Update

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for February 8, 2021 Congratulations to Sebastien Mei (chessfor107) for winning one of New Year’s Blitz Chess Extravaganza Raffle Prizes. He used his $30 gift card for American Chess Equipment on this beautiful chess set. And speaking of prizes, I knowContinue reading “Prize Update”

WEEKLY CHESS TOURNAMENT RESULTS POSTED ON SUNDAYS

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for February 7, 2021 From now on we are going to be recognizing the winners of our weekly chess tournaments on Sunday Evenings. Each week we run 3 tournaments. The Friday Frenzy Blitz Tournament  is a weekly speed chess tournamentContinue reading “WEEKLY CHESS TOURNAMENT RESULTS POSTED ON SUNDAYS”

MIKHAIL ZINAR: A COMPOSITION

To win, white must promote a pawn to a Bishop 5 times! Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for February 5, 2021. For today’s episode, I present an absolutely brilliant puzzle as a tribute to the great chess problem composer Mikhail Afanasievich Zinar whom today, itContinue reading “MIKHAIL ZINAR: A COMPOSITION”

The Most Violent Chess Game Ever Played!

This fantastic game from 1880 is perhaps the most violent chess game ever played. [Event “Jerome Gambit”] [Site “England”] [Date “1880.??.??”] [EventDate “?”] [Round “?”] [Result “0-1”] [White “NN”] [Black “Joseph Henry Blackburne”] [ECO “C50”] [WhiteElo “?”] [BlackElo “?”] [PlyCount “28”] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+ {Note – d4 alsoContinue reading “The Most Violent Chess Game Ever Played!”

Where I Was Ten Years Ago.

Thanks to Google’s ten year  anniversary, the famed search engine has added an option to have a google search  show the user what he or she would have seen ten years in the past. This feature also includes the cached pages from a decade ago. Below is the description of my chess activities from ten years ago taken directlyContinue reading “Where I Was Ten Years Ago.”