This blog is partly my own personal journey of improvement in chess, but also a place to write about happenings in the chess world and things of interest concerning chess. I want to focus on the game, but may sprinkle in some history, news, etc. along the way. Thanks for joining me on this journey,… Read More This is #journeyChess
So, it’s been awhile since my last blog post, and I have a lot to update you all on. I’m not sure where to start, so I’ll hit the highlights. I have decided to try a chess coach again. After some conversation with others on Twitter, I finally found a coach that I think will… Read More Overdue Chess Update
Today on our last day in New Orleans on vacation, I got the distinct honor of breaking my “no play” experiment by playing chess with one of my chess heroes, NM Jude Acers. “The Man in the Red Beret” is famous in New Orleans and known by almost everyone in the U.S. chess scene. I… Read More National Master Jude Acers
Yesterday, we did not go anywhere or do anything. It was so hot in New Orleans, we stayed in under the air conditioning and just relaxed. That gave me an opportunity to actually do some chess work. I didn’t do a lot, but I did something, and that’s what counts. My goal is to do… Read More Finally something to blog about chess!
We decided to drive on into New Orleans (actually just outside NOLA in Slidell, LA) to our AirBnB because it gives us an extra night in the area and made more sense. By the time we got here last night, I was so exhausted from driving that I passed out without doing any chess. Today… Read More New Orleans Update
So we’ve made it to Panama City. The plan we discussed earlier this afternoon involved staying in Panama City for a night or two, but finding affordable accommodations has proven virtually impossible. We may have to head back north and stay somewhere for the night, then push on West toward New Orleans where we would… Read More Update from Panama City, FL
I am at a hotel in Port Arthur, Texas. It looks like we will be be able to continue our trek eastward toward Pensacola tomorrow morning, as the interstate is open. Then, as we make our way back west, stop in New Orleans and spend a night or two there as planned, assuming any flood… Read More Quick Update from the Road
I am currently sitting in a Starbucks in Magnolia, Texas on vacation with my wife. We are planning what to do since Tropical Storm Barry is threatening our ideas about traveling along the Gulf Coast to Pensacola and back. Looks like we will stay in Galveston for a couple of nights and see what happens… Read More GM Game Analysis (Post from the Road)