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Posted by Paul Anderson on June 19, 2017 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from my email match against my dad.  It started in 1996 and lasted until 2010.  We played 53 games, and the score was even until 2003 (+12-12=9).  The final 20 games went in my favor and showed a marked improvement in my game (+10-3=7).  The match was the reason I started going to the Colorado Spring...

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Twice Bitten, Twice Shy

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 21, 2016 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from my email match with my Dad.  It has been my Father's Day tradition to publish one of his wins.  This will be the 12th edition.  Happy Belated Father's Day to all the chess dads out there!


In addition to honoring ...

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Gift From Dad

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 23, 2015 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from my email match (1996-2010) with my dad.  To honor my father, I publish one of his wins over me each year around Father's Day.


He is the reason I started playing chess as an adult.  He also encouraged me to play chess ...

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The King

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 16, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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3 Ms Of Chess: Material

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 16, 2013 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

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When I started playing tournament chess, I read a pamphlet from GM Arthur Bisguier about how to improve at chess.  Since I had been crushed by him in a simul, I was more than willing to take his advice, even though I knew little about what a GM was.  He had a list of 10 principles to keep in mind when playing.  I t...

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How To Improve At Chess, Part II

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 13, 2012 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

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When I first started playing chess, it was by email to stay in touch with my dad and sister.  I won both games, but my dad enjoyed it enough to continue in a 53 game match.  He was a PhD in electrical engineering who had played in the Chicago Industrial Chess League when he worked for Bell ...

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Chess Dads

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 19, 2011 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week's game comes from my email match (1996-2010) with my dad.  As my Father's day gift, I publish one of his victories over me. 


This year's edition was game number two, and I was not yet coming to the club.  I don't remember what I was thinking, but I make ...

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Bobby's Twin, Part II

Posted by Paul Anderson on June 17, 2010 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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My Father's Day tradition is to publish a chess game where my dad beats me.  I have collected all of them into a category on the website (http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/categories/show/651880-father-s-day) and included this year's edition below:

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Lessons From Dad

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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This past Sunday was Father’s Day. Each year, I have my son send my Dad a homemade card. There are two reasons I do this.


First, I remember my Dad on Father’s Day since it is obvious to anyone that I am really doing all the work on the card, and I have also given my son a subtle hint that ...

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More Lessons From Dad

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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Last year, I published a loss of mine to my father as part of his father's day gift. He wasn't too thrilled about my choice of games, but I thought I would continue the tradition, only with one of his choices this year.


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Lessons From Dad, Part III

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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The past couple of years, I have published a loss of mine to my Dad as part of my Father’s Day celebration. The first year, I chose the game, and he didn’t like the choice very well. So, I asked him how he got better and to choose his favorite game.


He chose two games. I published one of t...

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Bobby's Twin

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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This week I had a lot of suggestions for the game of the week. Anthea Carson NN crushed me this week at the June Mating Game for her 2nd win over me in 13 tries. She was hoping that I would write up the game to promote her chess videos (http://www.youtube.co...

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The Sesquicenchessial

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 19, 2010 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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Last week I wrote about my 500th USCF-rated game. Since there was no term to describe the occasion of playing 500 chess games, I had to create my own: The Quincenchessial.


I had remembered the big stink my hometown, Naperville, had made back in 1981 when it celebrated its sesquicentennial of the year ...

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