Written by MonRoi Support on Tue, Apr 15 2008 (18:11)
Dallas, Texas, April 2008
At the end of the day, I think that you know that what you are doing is making a difference in the next generation. Jerry Nash, USCF Scholastic Director
It’s a great tournament – Junior High Nationals. My first time (here), it was awesome. My dad was watching on MonRoi. It was great for him. My mom was really excited after every game watching at home, checking the website all the time to see the games & results. David Adelberg
You have to always stay focused on the position. Michael Lee- K9 Winner!
Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Tue, Apr 08 2008 (16:07)
What is this blog about? Well, I will write just about anything on the subject of chess improvement in general and on tactics theory in particular. Since I already posted in a number of popular blogs about the Andrews-Ivanov controversial encounter from the US Qualifier Open in Tulsa, I will save potential readers from overkill by refraining from commenting on it further except this notice. My perspective carries some ounce of weight on the matter because I was an eyewitness to the episode. I was the guy who went and fetched the TD when Todd’s forceful objections to Ivanov’s apparent disregard of the scorekeeping rule began to annoy the other top players.
Apparently, Grandmaster Alex Ivanov was not keeping score with less than 5 minutes remaining on his clock.The time control for the tournament was Game/90 minutes with a 30 second increment per move.His opponent, FIDE Master Todd Andrews, rightly complained to the Arbiter and Ivanov was given a warning and told he had to keep score.
Written by Jessica Lauser on Sat, Mar 29 2008 (13:57)
Ever had the misfortune of getting about fifteen moves into a serious chess tournament game, only to discover you’ve made a ridiculous mistake on your paper scoresheet, and have to consult your opponent’s? Then, after looking at it, you find you’re unable to decipher his or her distinct scrawl? Perhaps, your own penmanship leaves something to be desired. Maybe you get so engrossed in your games that you forget to notate 3 or 4 consecutive moves somewhere in the middle, or simply write the wrong move when under stress due to time pressure, nerves, etc. If so, you’re certainly not alone.
Speaking from personal experience, I think I can safely say we’ve all been there, in one way or another, when it comes to dubious scorekeeping. Fortunately, however, there is a solution to many of these chess scoring woes, and it is also a great timesaver when it comes to preserving one’s games on the computer for later analysis and training purposes—it is the MonRoi Personal Chess Manager.