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Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Sun, May 11 2008 (10:30)

 

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All-Army Chess 2nd Round Underway PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Sun, May 11 2008 (09:56)

Round 2 games are underway. The last two games finished with Pitts and Macaspac turning the tables against their respective lower-rated opponents. This is where experience comes in. Both players know that most lower-rated players will eventually make a blunder or choose an inferior move towards the end as long as counter play is kept alive.

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All-Army Chess First Round Games PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Sun, May 11 2008 (07:19)

Two exciting games are still being fought out on the board, Macaspac-West and Duke-Pitts this very minute. These two games could end as upsets. The other games finished fairly early.

 

First Round Results are:

Corona – Baniel (0-1)

Fissel – Donovan (0-1)

Floto – Drake (0-1)

King – Shepherd (1-0)

 

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2008 All-Army Chess Championship Begins Tomorrow PDF Print E-mail
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.

 

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On Mastering Chess Tactics - Part 2 PDF Print E-mail
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.

 

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On Mastering Chess Tactics - Part 1 PDF Print E-mail
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.

 

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