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To TD Or Not TD? That Is The Question

“Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them?” — Hamlet Why TD? Over...

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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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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...

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Dose of Reality

I recently joined ICC and have been playing some games when time allows.  I’ve been doing pretty well lately and so yesterday when the opportunity came up to join a simultaneous event with IM...

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Chess E-books

Chess Books: Electronic vs Paper Here a while back I was perusing Amazon for chess books and I came across Christopher Scheerer’s Blackmar-Deimer Gambit: A Modern Guide to a Fascinating Chess Opening. Given my...

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Gettin’ Borged

The following game was played in a club clash between the Joplin and Springfield clubs.  One of the guys playing was pretty highly rated.  It’s always exciting to get the chance to play opponents...

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When Clubs Clash

This last Saturday (January 22th, 2011), 7 members of the Joplin Chess club traveled to Springfield to play a club versus club quick tournament (G/29). Turnout was better than expected as 8 players from...

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It’s About Time

“Of chess it has been said that life is not long enough for it, but that is the fault of life, not chess.” —attributed to both Irving Chernev and William Ewart Napier (source Wikiquotes)...