Wednesday, June 21, 2006

My new "Best Game" from the National Open.

This is from my round 6 game against the German player Axel Stephan, who is rated 2320. This game was important because if I wanted a chance to win the U2300 prize, I had to win.

This is one of my favorite games that I ever played, and very close to perfectly played. I think it's very instructional how I played against the Stonewall formation. I then did a nice switch from the queenside attack to the kingside attack. View the whole game by clicking
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Friday, June 09, 2006

My crazy chess teaching lifestyle!

Hey everyone. My schedule has been extremely hectic.

During this last week, I've been teaching at the Klein Chess camp during the day, then teaching in the evening as well. I've been spending this week waking up at 6am and going to bed around 10pm, with hardly any free time at all (I spend this time making lesson plans). I'll also be teaching about 8 hours a day this weekend, and I also have to attend my law school admission test class on Sunday for about 4 hours. Monday I have another camp week (T.H. Rogers), where I will be busy from 6am until 10pm again. At the end of the week on Friday evening (after finishing the camp) I fly to Vegas. Saturday and Sunday I will play in the two day schedule (playing chess for about 8 hours a day). I have no idea how I will play in Vegas. Sunday night (after round 6) I fly back to Houston, so I can make it in time for my 3rd camp starting the next day on Monday! It is a good thing that I love chess or I would probably be going insane from all of this work! When I moved to Houston I didn't think that I would be teaching chess for 60 hours a week.

The Klein Chess camp was a great success as usual. Congratulations to Mr. Liptrap for running another great camp. Hopefully when I get some free time (at this rate, it will be sometime in August) I will update my blog with more chess stuff and post my games.