Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Sat, May 10 2008 (11:42)
Twelve players will compete in the annual All-Army Chess Championship at Fort Myer in Arlington, VA starting tomorrow, May 11th. The top six placers will form this year’s Army Chess Team to play in the Inter-Service Chess Championship next month. This year’s batch is somewhat weaker based on ratings compared to the bygone years, but the over the board struggle will not be a cake walk as some of these higher rated players will quickly find out. Many of these players are underrated because of the obvious dearth of over the board tournament opportunities, a peculiarity familiar only to military chess players.
Written by MonRoi Support on Thu, Apr 24 2008 (09:59)
9 year old Nicholas Nip is youngest chess master in US History beating Bobby Fischer's record by 4 years. On the Regis and Kelly show he plays 10 adult chess players including defending armed forces champion all at the same time. Nicholas is part of Academic Chess Program in San Francisco.
Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Tue, Apr 22 2008 (18:09)
Undeserved thrill is how I would characterize my sentiments towards this follow up to the inaugural issue of my column. If you are new to this column, please consider reading the first installment to facilitate a proper introduction to what is to follow. The first one lays out plainly the underlying philosophy that this column is about.
Written by MonRoi Support on Mon, Apr 21 2008 (09:26)
Atlanta, Georgia, USA- April 2008
We intended to just having fun. And somehow we won. Amanda Mateer- Bughouse Championship Winner
My favorite band is probably Red Hot Chili Peppers. Marc Arnold
I like the way that you can scroll and see all live games. That’s pretty cool. Daniel Rensch
I am happy! Daniel Yeager- 2008 High School Championship Winner
I’d like to recognize the person who helps to make all this happen. Please give your thanks to Ms. Pat Knight. Bill Hall- Executive Director USCF
Chess Life magazine will be covering the event. Please, if you have any stories, games, feel free to contact me at
Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Wed, Apr 16 2008 (16:12)
Only a handful of chess authors truly understand the best method of mastering tactics. Most authors believe, as evidenced by the books and software available in the market, that puzzle exercises and solving them are the best approach to learning tactics. They could never be so wrong. The best way to learn tactics for most people is to actually learn them by seeing the transition point in its entirety from the opening phase to the beginning point of the puzzle.