Sunday, June 25, 2006

Change of Address

The Hungarian Knight blog has moved to I have automatcially move over all the posts as well as the comments. The main reason for the move was to be able to use categories which Blogger does not have. Come visit me!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Brainy Games?

Vico plans to have an area in the store where parents can read, as well as a built-in playpen for toddlers and a place for older children to play -- "brainy games like Scrabble, chess or Monopoly. Our tables will have chess boards painted on them. So no video games."
Read article here

Vanishing Act

Though I've still been playing, a new position at work (starting in May) and the World Cup have drastically curtailed my training. I shall be back sometime in the beginning of July.

Thursday, May 18, 2006


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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Let's Play Chess All Night

Polar State are experimental rock along the lines of GYBE.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Golden Blitz 2005

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Geri's Game

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


Pale Morning Dun was kind enough to wish me luck in my Quad this past weekend, and, apparently, I needed it since I went 0 for 3. ;-) There are a few lessons I have learned from these defeats:
  • Though I have played chess off and on for most of my life, I have never played chess seriously. So, I am a beginner despite my age.
  • I need to use the clock much more. I am finishing my games much too fast and, obviously, making many blunders along the way.
  • My first match was against an opponent who traded pieces. I needed to realize this much more quickly and also keep my pawn structure intact, which it wasn't, but their's was.
  • In playing my second match against an opponent I had beaten before, I was all over trying to use "tactics" to kill his king. However, this did not work. To offset my computer training, I have just started Neil McDonald's Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking. In the first game annotates, he writes
    Black cannot return the compliment as the rook on a8 isn't easy to activate. Therefor it is no surprise that White will have a marked advantage in firepower when the tactical combat begins.
    Though I know tactics are used throughout a match, I just need to make sure when I go in for the kill, the kill is there. For the record the third match, I just had way too many blunders.
  • The last item that comes to mind is that I find the process I need to follow each and everytime I move.
BTW, I'm still at it with PCT.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Inside Chess

Cool little video -- okay, it's not that cool, but at least the players aren't killing each other.

Beer Chess

I can't really tell what's happening here, other than these boys drink a lot of crappy beer.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Chess Playing . . . Driving in India

In a recent post about driving in India, DG, at the Boylston Chess Club, asked if anyone knew what "occupying the next available gap, as in chess" meant? Well, this video might explain.

BTW, that's 2 minutes of your life you'll never get back. ;-)

Friday, May 05, 2006

Tactics 01 Unit 10-13

Wow. Took the day off, did some yard work and then some PCT. I'm doing 3-move checkmates. If my addition is right, I've done 1110 exercises repeating some 331 problems. I still haven't "learned" any of them, since PCT says that I need to repate a problem 6 times to learn it.

Tomorrow, I head to West Chester, PA to play in a Quad.

Ghostly Chess

Apparently chess is a good game to pass time with when you stuck in a preternatural unexplained phenomena.
Chivalry is never dead at Chateau Laroche, a hand-built, Norman-style castle in Loveland. Nor are some of the spirits that swirl along its ramparts. Two Shawnee ghosts love to play checkers and chess in the German game room, according to Sir Joe Carey, a Knight of the Golden Trail at the castle for more than 35 years.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Tactics 01 Unit 09

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Tactics 01 Unit 08

223 problems, 775 exercises . . . whew . . .

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Die Schachpartie

Friday, April 28, 2006

Tactics 01 Unit 07

GZA's General Principles

On recommendation from Edwin Meyer. This is actually a cool chess video.

jensen34 2006.04.03

Here is a match between a friend of mine at work and myself. I do get the better of him here, but no worry, I'll post another where I get smoked. This browser is not Java-enabled.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Patzers Rap

You got rap on my chess! No, you got chess in my rap!

Update: YouTube was having some issues, so here is the direct link, Enjoy.

Update 2: You can find more videos from the creators of this video at Buttlesschaps.