Sunday, May 31, 2009

Brief Report from Patzerhood

GM Fabiano Caruana kindly offered at simul for LeChessclub members at ICC. I delayed my big blunder for 20 some moves and enjoyed the experience.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Ugly Loss

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Improvised tournament?

Chess Buddies,

My Wife and kids have gone on a trip to the countryside. They will be away for a few days or maybe even a week. Poor me will have to survive on massive doses of online chess etc.

Would you be interested in keeping me busy?

I was playing around with the idea to start a mini tournament at FICS. How about three rounds of G/30 tonight (Thursday, May 28th) starting at 13:00 (EST)? Please forgive me for the short notice and Europe biased suggested starting time.

Please drop me a note at and tell me what you think.

Cheers, farbror

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Training Diary: May 20, 2009

Tactics: daily doses of problems at chesstempo (CT)

Endgames: almost daily problems at CT

Openings: Reading about Grand Prix Attack (GPA), collecting GPA master games for review

Strategy: almost none, started reading Euwe's "Developement of Chess Style"

Analysis: analyzing my league game

Slow league game, won, all time high ICC rating (1258?)

reaching 1670 at chesstempo

Wish list:

- to have a draft opening repertoire

- create "my five best games" list

Monday, May 18, 2009

New League game with some notes

Here is my game from the third round:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Team League game

Our team had a bye in the first round. Here is my game from the second round with some notes: