Friday, January 25, 2008

This and that

44th Northeastern Open Jan 26-27
This has been the longest wait between rated games for at least a couple of years. (more than 5 weeks). I am in a pretty confident mood and hope to break the 1900 mark for the first time.

A. Vaja and A. Betaneli are expected to play. FM Stamnov from Chicago usualy shows up.

I completed Tal's Winning Chess Combinations , It was very enjoyable. Lots of examples and problems. I am in the process of entering most of the examples & problems in to ChessBase so that I can solve them multiple times. I was expecting to see lots of Tal's own combinations, but most examples are not his own.

I started on Sharpen Your Tactics.

I have also been avaraging 30 minutes of cardio a day. I ran in my first 5k race last Sunday.

GM Hikaru Nakamura has a new website at :, where he is currently blogging about the Gibraltar Chess Festival. He talkes about what a day in the life of a Grandmaster is during a tournament.

Wayne Zimmerle has the latest version of the MSA data program at:

The Racine Chess Clubs has a new website :

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