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    • Chess Rating Comparison 2016

      It has been almost a year since I I last posted the Chess.com Rating Comparison 2015.  This survey is designed to figure out how chess ratings are related to each other.  Any information you put in the survey is made public so pleas... | Czytaj więcej

    • Candidates Predictions Update Rd 4

      I have been tracking my Candidates predictions from December.  In round 4 I correctly predicted 3 of the 4 games.     SummaryCorrect Predictions:  10/16, 62.5%# of Actual Draws to Date: 12# of Draws Predicted to Date: 12  Round 4 Predict... | Czytaj więcej

    • Candidates Predictions Update Rd 3

      I'm going to try to keep a log of how well my predictions do from December.  Round 3 I predicted 3 out of 4 games correctly, and the overall standings are becoming closer to my standings prediction.  I'll keep this blog post short with just the... | Czytaj więcej

    • Candidates Predictions Update Rd 2

      I'm going to try to keep a log of how well my predictions do from December.  Round 2 I predicted half of the games once again, but the overall standings are becoming closer to my standings prediction.  I was way off in Hikaru through 2 rounds, ... | Czytaj więcej

    • Candidates Predictions Update Rd 1

      I'm going to try to keep a log of how well my predictions do from December. In round 1 I predicted there would be some bloodshed with 3 decisive results out of 4.  I scored 50% in round 1, correctly predicting Anand winning and the draw between G... | Czytaj więcej

    • Early Candidates 2016 Predictions

      The next Candidates tournament will take place in March 2016 to determine who will challenge Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship.  The field is set unless any of the participants decline their invitation to play. Qualification pathPlayerAg... | Czytaj więcej

    • Stockfish 6 takes the Chess Personality Test

      I recommend you first take the test on your own to discover your own chess personality.  A few chess celebrities have already taken the test. Hikaru Nakamura  Danny Rensch  John Bartholomew Take the test for yourself! The test questions are ... | Czytaj więcej

    • Chess.com Rating Comparison 2015

      2016 Version UPDATED WITH OVER 370 ENTRIES! Many players are curious about how the different chess.com ratings stack up against each other.  This survey is designed to figure out the answer!     At the bottom of the surve... | Czytaj więcej

    • MN Blizzard Round 1

      The MN Blizzard have their first match in the US Chess League! Date: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 Time: 8:00 PM Location: Chess Castle.  1121 Jackson Street NE, Suite #134, Minneapolis, MN 55413     vs All Time Series Record: (This is thei... | Czytaj więcej

    • MN Blizzard joins USCL

      The Minnesota Blizzard had their kick-off meeting tonight and are ready for the 2015 season.  The Blizzard have two Grandmasters, three International Masters, a FIDE Master, and multiple National Masters.  The United States Chess League will ... | Czytaj więcej