Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Oh man ...

Pairings for T42 came out ...



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Rush Limbaugh & Chess

This ought to be interesting.

Here is the source:

Here is the quote:
It’s also very frustrating to me because, in a funny way, I agree with my liberal friends that Rush can rejigger their world view very quickly. The only thing is that I don’t believe Rush works his magic through hypnotism and trickery. Instead, I think Rush’s real magic lies in his ability to view the political world as a vast chess board, one on which he can see multiple future moves; his prodigious memory; his well-informed mind; his logical analyses; and his funny persona. He convinces by appealing to our rational mind, our sense of humor, and our knowledge of the world as it is, and not as some Ivory Tower liberal tells us it should be.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Entertaining Read

Maybe it is because of the underdog theme, but I really enjoyed reading Mike Griffin's (rated 1813) post about winning 2 points from 3 masters.

Friday, April 02, 2010

March Stats / April Goals

Here are my March Goals with a status for each one:

1) 30 tactics a day (930 total for the month) - SUCCESS! 676/931 (73%)
ChessTempo Blitz rating improved from 1673 to 1717.
2) 3 long games - FAIL. played one game against the computer.
3) Study and input into .pgn at least two games from Logical Chess - FAIL.
4) Consolidate previously captured tactical misses into one .pgn file (missedtactics.pgn) FAIL.
5) Review missedtactics.pgn every week - add problems to file as needed. FAIL.
Perhaps most of those goals were too ambitious in light of the fact that I don't have that much spare time.  So I'm going to re-focus on what really matters.
April Goals:
1) 30 tactics a day (900 total for the month)
2) Play 3 long games (should be easier this month as Team League is starting up again)

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Chess Boxing League

So I've been training since January and I think I'm ready to try my hand at chess boxing.  I'll be in Gaithersburg for a couple of weeks in May and while I'm out there, I'll be competing in a chess boxing event (in Richmond) on May 29.  If you're in town, stop by and cheer me on!

These Virginian hicks are in for a butt-kickin'

Richmond Chess Boxing League