Personal Notes

NM Michael Aigner, USCF 2206, FIDE 2020. : Yes, I am also "fpawn". I ignore ICC admin business while on this account.

Member of more than 50 teams over 10+ years. Won *8* Team 45 45 League titles: RedDeMate A & B (T73, T70, T68, T62 all u2000), Ninja Rockers (T63 u2200) and Runners (T59, T57, T34 all u2200). Many thanks to my teammates!


How to beat kids by IM Cyrus Lakdawala: "Swap pieces every chance you get. With every swap, you deprive the kid of rating points, while adding points to your own. Our goal is to win every game in 100 moves, by a single tempo."

Why draws are bad by GM Pal Benko: "Agreeing to draws in the middlegame, equal or otherwise, deprives you of the opportunity to practice playing endgames, and the endgame is probably where you need the most practice."


"Fpawn is like an angel. : When he speaks to me, his big wings envelop me. : When he talks with me about chess, I can see his eyes shining.

And you know, I understand everything that he says. : I meant, I can explain the why's and why's not of a position. : I just need to grow up a bit to be like him

And have the joy to teach to others." : Poem by ICC member ChessJunior (1993-2006). R.I.P. : *** Please don't drink and drive. ***

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