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So I find myself stranded at the San Francisco Airport with four hours to kill until my flight. Wait, perhaps I should rewind a bit. It’s my first time on the West Coast and unfortunately it was a short trip. Flew in yesterday to San Jose, had an job interview this morning and took the … Continue reading

Chess 960: The Future of Chess?

Do you hate memorizing opening lines? Even if this is not the case, you still might feel as though your game is plateauing. Let’s face it most players have become very fixated in their ways, using only a handful of openings. Logically, this means we are only getting exposed to certain positions and ideas over … Continue reading

Bore Your Opponent Til Resignation!

Hey guys (and gals…should we eventually add one to our stereotypically male membership), Ben here. At our last Tallahassee Chess Club meeting I playfully ribbed Steve for prioritizing his job and other life responsibilities ahead of keeping this blog up to date by the minute. Then he told me to step up and contribute. Be careful what you … Continue reading

3 Games From Quads Of March Chess Tournament

Here are three games from our Quads of March chess tournament played by Ben Silva. Except for some minor editing and insertion of diagrams, the analysis is his and, per his email, was done without the use of a chess engine and are his game-time thoughts and some postmortem analysis. Round 1 Froemke, Bruce (1562) … Continue reading

Houdini vs Rybka recent match, Game 4

A nicely annotated game, by Kingscrusher (aka Tryfon Gavriel) between the two chess engines Houdini (as white) and Rybka (as black). Note that the YouTube video is titled “Rybka vs Houdini” but I’ve changed this post’s title to reflect the correct colors for this game.  

Bobby Fischer Vs. James Sherwin, 1957

Here’s an interesting game between Bobby Fischer and James Sherwin in 1957. Bobby plays a Closed Sicilian with a KIA setup and gets a crushing attack on his opponents king. The video has some good analysis. [Event “East Orange”] [Date “1957.??.??”] [White “Fischer, Robert James”] [Black “Sherwin, James T”] [ECO “B30”] [Result “1-0”] 1. e4 … Continue reading

Chess Video for the Week of November 15, 2010

Here is this weeks video. It is a game played between Hikaru Nakamua and Vladimir Kramnik at the recently concluded Tal Memorial Chess Tournament. It is a Petroff (Petrov) Defense. Nakamura,H. (2741) – Kramnik, V (2791) [C42] Tal Memorial Chess Tournament 2010, 2010.11.05 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. … Continue reading

Analyzed Game – Shabbaz v Conner

Here is a game played at the recently concluded Capital City Chess Championship on October 23, 2010 between Tallahassee Chess Club members Daaim Shabbaz and Don Conner. Analysis is by Don Conner who is being awarded 10 TIPPs for this article! Shabazz, Daaim –  Conner, Donald Capital City Chess Championship October 23, 2010 1. e4 … Continue reading