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Category: Games

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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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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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Ponziani Frasher Defense

Cicindelinae (1835)    —    AnotherFineMess (1717) ICS rated standard match  (-)   chessclub.com 2012.12.09     1-0     C44p 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 This is the Ponziani opening and goes all the...

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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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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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Endgame Study August 28th, 2009

This endgame study is from an old game I played, as white, against Michael Farren, as black,  in 1996 at the old Java House. Back then I didn’t know the right technique for this...