Archive for June, 2010

How I Took a Poisoned Pawn and Was Punished For It.

Tonight I will play the last round of the tournament, which I participate this spring. Until now I have 6,5 point of 12 rounds. Nothing special if one takes into consideration I was supposed to be one of favorites of the tournament. The average ELO was 1715 and my ELO is 1743. It was 2nd-3rd [...]

Weekend chess tactic #37

White to move.

Fields set for 2010 U.S. Women’s and Junior Closed Champs

Saint Louis completes the Triple Crown of chess championships next month when it plays host to the prestigious 2010 U.S. Women’s Championship and the 2010 U.S. Junior Closed Championship, July 9-20. Right on the heels of the 2010 U.S. Championship, which took place in Saint Louis last month, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of [...]

Weekend chess tactic #36

White to move.

Bobby Fischer To Be Dug Up Because of Paternity Test

It is the end of working week so you may forgive me a bit gossip post. Am I right? What if the chess genius of Bobby Fischer is still live in his newly discovered daughter? The remains of chess genius Bobby Fischer will be dug up to determine whether he is the father of a [...]

How to Gain 200 Rating Points in 6 Months

As you probably noticed the blog was without posts for a few weeks (I do not count the weekend tactics “posts” ;)). At first I spent a few days in my bed feeling very bad and then I took a rest for some days. I spent them on my vacation (well deserved vacation, of course [...]

Weekend chess tactic #35

White to move.

Weekend chess tactic #34

White to move.

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