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Explorations in Chessteria


This is a place. The place. The place where I so often reside. Here you can see my interractions with this world, and follow along for a closer look at the community you might not see. Here, in Chessteria.


    • 110th US Open: A Hand's Perspective

      Entering into the 110th U.S. Open, I have had a difficult time setting any particular performance goal for the event. I am taking part in an historical open competition, the largest held in the U.S. each year, on the USCF's 70th anniversary. Sure... | Lees meer

      • TimMoroney
      • | 2 aug. 2009
      • | 1490 keer bekeken
      • | 3 reacties
    • 2009 Foxwoods Open: Quick Wrap-Up (More to Come Soon!)

      Here it comes, the inevitable and always dreaded tournament wrap-up blog. Why is it that all fairy-tales seem to end with the protagonist leaving the rabbit hole again? Whoever invented the notion that real life was a superior choice to the drea... | Lees meer

      • TimMoroney
      • | 13 apr. 2009
      • | 1368 keer bekeken
      • | 2 reacties
    • 2009 Foxwoods Open: Hunted Like a Fox in the Woods

      It's been raining on the resort here at Foxwoods today, and apparently raining on my tournament parade, as well. Round 6: I was paired with the talented, national scholastic all-star FIDE Master (FM) Daniel Yaeger (2383). My highest rated opponen... | Lees meer

      • TimMoroney
      • | 11 apr. 2009
      • | 640 keer bekeken
      • | 0 reacties
    • 2009 Foxwoods Open: Games; Rounds 4 and 5

      Greetings all,I just finished a six hour long game, so this will be only a brief update to report my games and results. I will catch everyone up on the other Michigan player results in tomorrow's blog.In round 4, I went up against experienced FIDE... | Lees meer

      • TimMoroney
      • | 10 apr. 2009
      • | 831 keer bekeken
      • | 0 reacties
    • 2009 Foxwoods Open: Invading the Rabbit Hole

      The end of a big day has found its way to the competitors of Foxwoods as the second and third rounds were completed. For the players of Michigan, the results were mixed.Prashantha Amarasinghe (1994) after ultimately losing his game last night (s... | Lees meer

      • TimMoroney
      • | 9 apr. 2009
      • | 885 keer bekeken
      • | 1 reactie
    • 2009 Foxwoods Open: Return to the Great Beyond

      Hello chess fans, friends, family, pets, spectators, stakeholders, bondsman, critics, pedestrians, and all around curious readers! It has been a great deal of time since my last blog entry, and a great deal has happened in that time. My travels ... | Lees meer

      • TimMoroney
      • | 8 apr. 2009
      • | 930 keer bekeken
      • | 2 reacties
    • U.S. Junior Open

      This weekend I competed in the 2008 U.S. Junior Open, held in Lindsborg, Kansas, alongside the Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess. It held a certain magic for me for a number of reasons, one being that it was the first tournament I ha... | Lees meer

      • TimMoroney
      • | 28 jul. 2008
      • | 823 keer bekeken
      • | 0 reacties
    • World Open: The Last Leg

      When we last left off, I was resting at a slightly more comfortable 2 out of 5 score, after having lost my first three games and beginning to see an upturn with wins on Thursday and Friday.Saturday, day six of the event, saw to it that the weekend... | Lees meer

      • TimMoroney
      • | 7 jul. 2008
      • | 965 keer bekeken
      • | 2 reacties
    • World Open: Independence Comes Not for the Pawn

      One might wonder, when encountered with a holiday particularly rich in history, what may transpire if similar events would cross over to another culture. How the world would change! Particularly in today's world, where what might have once tak... | Lees meer

      • TimMoroney
      • | 4 jul. 2008
      • | 813 keer bekeken
      • | 6 reacties
    • World Open: A New Hope

      No holographic message, although possibly a bit of Force involved. Either way there has been a change in the wind here at the World Open. People's patterns and behaviors change with the weather. The clouds have rolled in this morning... | Lees meer

      • TimMoroney
      • | 4 jul. 2008
      • | 715 keer bekeken
      • | 3 reacties