Recent Chess Cheating Scandal

Recently there was a really well written and well researched article about a cheating scandal that happened in Virginia during a scholastic tournament.  It is a very interesting read.  I sent a copy to all of the active tournament directors here … Continue reading

News and Notes: Chess Comeback after 25 years, Broken Pawn, CJA

I played in the Loveland Open this past weekend which was a lot of fun! There were 60 players, from 6 different states: Colorado Wyoming Arizona North Carolina California Alaska!   Wow! Nice! Here is a nice tactic from one … Continue reading

25,000 moves on RHP, Loveland Open, Xtreme Chess

I just played my 25,000 move on Red Hot Pawn!  Red Hot Pawn awards players a different colored star next to their name based on how many moves they have made, and you get a darker star after 25,000 moves. … Continue reading

Reno Western States Open, Ned Flanders, Everyday Heroes

USCF article on Western States Open I played in this tournament with my good friends Francisco Baltier, and Troy Oberg, who both live in Tucson, Arizona this past weekend.  All three of us did really well in the tournament! I … Continue reading

Boars Gone Wild

This past Saturday I played in one of the “Wild Boar Coffee” tournaments held in Fort Collins, Colorado.   This was my first time playing in one of these events.  This was the Sixth Wild Boar Event, and had a time control of G/45, … Continue reading