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1600!

Well, it took a lot longer than it did to get to 1500, but I finally broke 1600!  I can’t believe it only took two months to go up 400 points, and then I spent the next five months in … Continue reading

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1500 and Chess Update

Well, it’s been about two months since I first began my project of getting back into chess, and so far, things are going well.  My score has increased by about 400, form 1101 to 1502.  Out of the 23 standard … Continue reading

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The Orangutan Opening

I just came across the most interesting history behind a chess opening I’ve ever read.  From Game of Kings: A Year Among the Oddballs and Geniuses Who Make up America’s Top High School Chess Team: This name, the Orangutan, traces its … Continue reading

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Queen Sacrifice and Victory

What a game!  I just won a fierce game that hinged on a queen sacrifice.  I definitely must be improving.  I doubt I would have seen something like this before, nor attempting something so audacious!  I can’t want to analyze … Continue reading

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1400!

Well, I think my studies are paying off.  I just broke 1400 at chess.com, thanks to my highest rated win against someone rated 1496.  I admit, it was a bit bathetic, if that’s a word, to win by resignation on move … Continue reading

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Chess Openings

So far, I’ve been doing pretty well at my attempt to back into chess, I think.  I’ve been playing more games, and winning most of them (6/9), even against people with better ratings than me.  I just defeated someone with … Continue reading

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Victories

Well, it’s a minor victory, but I won my first game back!  He resigned before I could checkmate, but he didn’t really have any alternatives; it was mate in one, anyway.  What started as a small advantage in pawns slowly … Continue reading

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