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Yearly Archive: 2013

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2014 Four States Winter Open

Here is the Joplin Chess Club’s first tourney of 2014. Hope you can make it. ***** 4th Annual Four States Winter Open Date: February 22, 2014 Location: Victory Ministry & Sports Complex Event Center...

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The 99 Percent, Part 2

The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake. – Savielly Tartakower In the last part (part 1), I provided a couple of positions to ponder over. Here I provide...

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Springfield National Chess Day Open

Here is the next tourney of the year. This one is being co-hosted by the Joplin Chess Club and Springfield Park Board Chess Club. Hope you can make it. ****** Date: October 12, 2013...

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Chanute Kansas Free Chess Tourney

Sorry to get this up late but the Chanute chess club is holding a free, unrated tourney on June 29th. Below are the details: **** Free Chess Tournament Sponsored by the Chanute Library and...

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Oops…

Today I was scouting for a game on ICC and accidentally missed a number on my seek.  What should have been an ad for a G30 + 15 sec increment got put in as...

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C’est la Vie Mon Ami

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the chess is quite delightful.  Yes friends it’s snowing so what better to do with my day than play some chess and get a few games posted....

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Opposition in the Endgame

Typically I’ve done annotated games when I’ve posted, but it takes a while to do that and my time has been limited lately with work and family.  So I’ve been focusing on trying to...

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The 99 Percent, Part 1

One bad move nullifies forty good ones. – I. A. Horowitz If the quote above doesn’t make it clear, I’m not going to talk about politics; just tactics. The more fitting quote may have...