Archive for the 'Chess' Category

SMASHMOUTH CHESS: Grasping defeat from the jaws of victory

Posted on September 15, 2011 - Filed Under Chess | Leave a Comment

I still am coming to grips with losing this one. I HAD IT. I HAD IT. Oh well. Comments are appreciated.

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SMASHMOUTH CHESS: Oh Cool a Blitz Game

Posted on September 1, 2011 - Filed Under Chess | 2 Comments

In which Heath overcomes adversity and doesn’t suck too bad.

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SMASHMOUTH CHESS: Tactics School

Posted on August 25, 2011 - Filed Under Chess | 2 Comments

SORRY DAVID BOOTH. But my archives don’t go very deep and this was easily the only game I had that I felt would make a good video. So right now I’m ranked around 1250 and I literally haven’t lost a game in about 4 months while still constantly challenging people stronger than me. It will [...]

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Smashmouth Chess: How to Learn a Valuable Lesson

Posted on July 15, 2011 - Filed Under Chess | 1 Comment

Okay, the checkmate will be familiar if you watched the previous episode. Again, pick this apart, I love your commentary. This was a blitz game. I’m probably not going to play another game for a couple months or so because I lost 5-6 games in a humiliating fashion after this one. My brain just needs [...]

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Chess Annotation: Can’t See the Forest for the Trees

Posted on June 30, 2011 - Filed Under Chess, Cool Video | 5 Comments

Hey gang. Not everybody is going to find this interesting, just a caveat. It’s impossible to succeed at anything unless you sit back and analyze your own work. In chess, this means going over the games you’ve played. One of my fave chess channels on youtube is a guy that started annotating his own games [...]

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Book Review: Kasparov Against the World By Gary Kasparov and Daniel King

Posted on May 23, 2011 - Filed Under Book Review, Chess | 1 Comment

What is the most interesting ‘sport’ to read about? Chess, definitely. Or is it Mancala? The jury’s out. Kasparov Against the World is about the former. Let’s take a trip back to 1999. Times were simpler then. Microsoft wanted to show the power of the internet and Kasparov wanted to bring a lot of traffic [...]

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Bobby Fischer Found?

Posted on April 28, 2011 - Filed Under Chess | Leave a Comment

We all know the story. Bobby Fischer went crazy, did not defend his title and started hating Jews, dying in Iceland in 2008. His most recent game was played in 1992 against Spassky. Or was it? I just dug up this article, which alleges that at the turn of the century, Fischer would log onto [...]

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Puzzles!

Posted on February 8, 2011 - Filed Under Chess, Crossword, Puzzles | Leave a Comment

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Puzzles!

Posted on January 24, 2011 - Filed Under Chess, Crossword, Puzzles | Leave a Comment

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Chess Puzzle: 8 July 2010

Posted on July 8, 2010 - Filed Under Chess | Leave a Comment

Okay we’re going to be changing things up a bit today. Today’s puzzle is a bit more practical. It is taken from Bernt Rosen’s ‘Chess Endgame Training’. By the way, if you are in any way serious about playing chess well, I recommend this book, or really anything like it. Learn the Ruy Lopez opening [...]

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