Monthly Archives: January 2011

Book review: The shadow of the wind


I make no secret of being a fan of Katherine Neville‘s books. Her novels, content-heavy but still spiced with oodles of fun historical trivia and cool ideas and explorations, are always a delight for me to read. The only drawback … Continue reading

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The masters are coming! The masters are coming!


Here are annotations from a recent game of mine against IM John Donaldson. Continue reading

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The most dangerous game


In my last post, I discussed my results from the first day of the New Year’s Open: I won both my games. I started off day 2 paired against Dana Mackenzie, a master whose rating is now down to expert … Continue reading

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A new opening for a new year


This past weekend, I played a chess tournament. I was brimming with confidence going into it: I needed 11 points to clinch the expert title, and my recent results in 15-minute games on the Internet Chess Club have been spectacular, … Continue reading

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