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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.


    • World Open: Episode Two, The FM Menace

      Yes, yes, I know that Star Wars: Episode Two was actually the Clone Wars and that I am in fact creating blog title references inaccurately. I am here for entertainment, not correctness. But to those who would seriously concern themselves with the ... | Read More

      • TimMoroney
      • | Jul 2, 2008
      • | 499 views
      • | 2 comments
    • World Open: Episode 1

      "A long time agoin a city far, far away..."A young chessplayer completed his journey to a land rich in Native-American history. That city was Mashantucket, CT, where the Foxwoods Open was held. After the final showdown the survivors... | Read More

      • TimMoroney
      • | Jun 30, 2008
      • | 472 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Foxwoods Final

      A tall, black curtain closes as the sun takes its final bow here at Foxwoods. Artificial light commands the tournament stage where the players have since departed. There is no crowd. No call for a standing ovation. I think chess tournaments could ... | Read More

      • TimMoroney
      • | Mar 24, 2008
      • | 396 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Day Four in Foxwoods, An Action Story

      Day Four came along today and brought a friend with him. A black-hooded, robed figure who said my chess tournament was on the list he was carrying, or some equally silly nonsense. He insisted I call him "Sir," and would have no... | Read More

      • TimMoroney
      • | Mar 22, 2008
      • | 370 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Complete Day Three, Two More to go at the Foxwoods Open

      Another busy day here at Foxwoods Resort & Casino, as the sun has long been set and day three finds its conclusion.Further updates about my performance, as I haven't had much extra time to investigate entertaining details of many other pla... | Read More

      • TimMoroney
      • | Mar 21, 2008
      • | 504 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Live, from Foxwoods!

      ....Are we rolling? ...Is this keyboard on? ...Oh, oh! We're recording! I had better get started then.Hello, everyone. This is my first blog posting here at Chess.com, so please excuse me as I make myself comfortable. Today I am writing f... | Read More

      • TimMoroney
      • | Mar 20, 2008
      • | 770 views
      • | 1 comment