Personal Notes

Over 2300 since 1993

American school of Chess 1990

Petroff is not drawish when you know it 30 moves deep in all variations

6 time Virginia Champ

tactical intuition is my key skill. the ability to spot a tactic 4 moves away, and another one 5 moves away and play the move which directs the game toward both simultaneously. see library game 92 for definition

I do not respect material. I respect energy

speed over knowledge

11-1 in chess960

most of my games end with me down a queen but with an extra 75 seconds... my response? This is not a 4 minute game

I have over 10,000 hours playing with pieces vs. a queen. I search for those positions because my piece coordination vs. queens is now instantaneous. Queen worshipers are doomed.

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Type Chess960 Rating 1893 Best