Although I’ve been away for a while, I’ll be trying to make my comeback by posting interesting games in topical lines. Here is one just out of the over in the Taimanov Sicilian!
Article 8 is up! Check out “Moving Forward”. In this article I talk about the importance of reaching out to established players and using their experiences as a way to streamline one’s own progress.
Video 4 is up! This time I take a chance on the Najdorf…
Article 7 is up! Everything has been leading up to this moment. In “Game Day” I talk about one of the most important tournaments of my career – the 2007 Pan-Am Junior Championship.
Video 3 is up! This time around I take on the Ruy Lopez with the black pieces.
As we hit the half-way mark of my twelve-article series, and as a preface to one of the most important tournaments of my life, I decided to take a look back at the tournament that made me want to become a professional chess player back in 2001.
It’s that time of the week again! My second YouTube video is up, along with its companion video on the opening.
Another article has been posted! This time I talk about one of my most surreal chess/life experiences…
Article 5: A Rocky Road to Rome
Hey everyone! After spending so much time on the sidelines watching Greg Shahade and Daniel Rensch get all the glory, I decided it was time to step into the ring. I just finished recording the first of what I hope will be many YouTube videos. For now, the plan is to simply verbalize my thought process during some blitz games, but I’m sure other things will be popping up. I will try to put one out every week. Enjoy!
Another article has been posted! By now I think the theme of the series is starting to reveal itself. I decided to focus on what I consider my most formative years as a competitor (i.e. the most traumatic!) and chose tournaments that I consider major setbacks/turning points and the lessons that came with them.
Article 4: The Glass Ceiling