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Molner vs Mucerino

This game is the second round of my tournament win at the National Chess Congress. In this game I played the London System for the first time in a tournament and was happy with the results. The game is a…

Mackenzie molner vs Justin Sarkar

I recently participated in the National Chess Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The tournament had many Grandmasters and International Masters, Masters, and expert level players. After 6 games, I won clear first prize with a 5.5/6 score. My last day of…

Dominguez-Moradiabadi

There is no shortage of chess drama going in the professional scene right now. Accusations of cheating and discussions of fairness hog all of the headlines. With that in mind I chose to highlight something that shows the lighter side…

NJ Open Sergeev-Molner

This game took place at the recent 2022 New Jersey Open. It was a very exciting game that helped get the tournament off to a good start for me. It was not a perfect game but there were a lot…

50th anniversary Fischer Spassky

This year marks the 50th year anniversary of perhaps the most famous World Championship match ever played. The match ignited a new wave of chess interest in the United States and with the Cold Wartaking place it had the whole…

USCF TEAM EAST CHESS LESSON 2

In this chess lesson we analyze a game of Sean Finn, one of our teammates who plays the Kings Indian highlighting the importance of the bishop pair in the middlegame.

USCF TEAM EAST 1

The game for this chess lesson comes from the final match of the tournament. We were 5-0 as a team and facing off against another very strong team. This match came down to the wire and ended in a 2-2…

Deflection

Most chess games are won or lost due to one player being more tactically alert than their opponent. A great device to have in your tactical toolbox is the idea of Deflection. Deflection is knocking away a defensive piece from…

Morphy vs Duke Karl and Count Isouard

In this chess lesson we analyze¬† a game where Morphy plays Duke Karl and Count Isouard in the Opera in Paris and demolishes the philidor defense. The game ends in one of Morphy's most famous miniatures and a truly magnificent…

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