Takchess Chess Improvement

A Novice chessplayer works to get better at chess using an improvement program based upon the methods of Michael de la Maza and the teachings of Dan Heisman

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Trying out the Chess.com viewer


I am trying out the Chess.com viewer and pleased that the comments I make in Fritz can be seen in the viewer. At some point in the future, I will fully annotate one of my games.

Go Sox !

Monday, October 22, 2007

On to the Series

The Boston Red Sox are back in the World Series 8)

On chess related notes, I play in a tournament of November 4th. I also joined a 90 minute league the all nations chess league on Playchess. I hope that playing slow games will help my play.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Well you can tell ev'rybody in ol' Frisco Tell 'em Tiny Mongomery says hello

I have been listening to Dylan and The Bands Basement Tapes for the past few months and have become fascinated by it .
I am currently reading

one of the few nonchess books I have read during the past few years and of course everything leads back to chess.



Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Is anyone doing circles anymore ?

Are any knights doing the circles of tactical exercises or have we become a loose confederation of chess bloggers?

Sunday, October 07, 2007


The reports of my death have been greatly exagerated - Mark Twain

I 've been very busy and I could say I've been sequestered in the TAKcave doing tactic after tactic. However that would be lying.

I have been spending alot of energy on my business and not spending massive hours on chess like usual. Playing in a tourney in New Hamsphire in a few weeks and will post about it once it is completed.

Interesting things on Tempo's Blog about Nimzo whose precomputer chess thought I find interesting. I hope to spend some time on this later.

Also to answer Margariets question > on play chess I am rated around 1500 at this moment t
he playchess rating can varies rapidly plus or minus 100 points of 1500 during a one week period.