Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Previous Post

It took me a long time to post the previous post. It involved uploading 34(!) chess diagrams (not a simple task).

I did it because I think this is the most important chess endgame lesson you'll ever receive . . . . no joke. I guarantee you, if you read through this, and understand it, you will win (or avoid losing) at least 3 or 4 of your next hundred games. 3%-4% improvement to low for you? When will you ever gain a 3%-4% advantage in just 20 minutes of reading?!

Note how many games entail the lessons discussed below: (a good friend missing a key draw and placing his king in Recessive Position) (Me drawing a much better player based on the Recessive Position) (Here I am reaching a Recessive Position draw)

Thursday, March 09, 2006

The Most Important Move of My Life

Sorry for the month-long silence (never have I gone this long without a post). I have a good excuse though.

I made a huge move this last month . . . and it has absolutely nothing to do with chess! I have moved from the Washington, DC metropolitan area (where I was born, raised, educated and had lived consistently for the last 29 years!) to Philadelphia.

I am on Day 2 of my move, needless to say that I am a little overwhelmed. Philadelphia is nothing like Washington, and I am just shocked by how big of a city Philly is. I definitely feel like a small fish in a very big ocean. The fact that (outside of my new work colleagues) I don't know a single person in the area is also nerve-wracking . . . I already miss my family and friends back home and I have only been here two days!

Well, the lonely days ahead means lots more chess (yes, my life is sad!). Who needs friends or family when you have exciting correspondence games on! Friends, schmends. Chess will fill the voids . . . please God, let chess fill the voids . . . .