Sunday, July 14, 2013

Black to Mate in Three

Here is the position as Black on the move. I had one second to figure out mate in three. Unfortunately, my clock expired in this 3-minute game. Note that White moves his Queen on move 17 and white's queen is sitting out in left field the whole game, until he moves it back to its starting square d1. In effect white was playing the game a queen down from move 17 until the end of the game. Black to move and Mate in Three Three minute game below as played out on ICC with time control of three minutes.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Legend on the Road by John Donaldson

A book has been written on Bobby Fischer's 1964 Simul Tour by John Donalson. The name of the book is " A Legend on the Road" Bobby Fischer's 1964 Simu Tour. Despite visiting over 40 cities, there were a few cities Bobby did not visit. Some of the big cities that Bobby did not go to were Miami and St.Louis. < page 11> " A Legend on the Road"

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Recent ICC Blitz Games of Diamondback

I welcome any amateur chessplayer rated USCF 1200 up to Expert level to email at some ICC blitz games or over the board skittles games that I can post on my blog. I am keenly interested in games from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Washington D.C. Also any chess player on the West Coast is welcome to email games. I don't necessary need any extensive analysis of your unrated over the board or ICC games. What I am looking for are games with great tactics and surprise checkmate......Diamondback
The major theme of this chess blog is "Chess from the Amateur". Here are some of my most recent ICC blitz games. Be forewarned that some of these games are very shallow and my opponents were making blunders left and right.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Resigning a Chess Game Too Early

Here is a standard fifteen minute game that I played on July 1, 2013 on the Internet Chess Club. The first twelve moves were played in under five minutes. My opponent playing the white pieces lost the exchange. Stockfish an android chess analysis program only gave Black a three point advantage. There was still more left in this game to play rather than resigning.