BirdBrain's Blog


    • Cheap training from GM Gavrikov!

      http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/training-for-discount-price My chess teacher decided to make a blog post here.  I have been studying under him for a few weeks, learning some new things.  If you are up to learn some ideas from a grandmas... | Read More

      • BirdBrain
      • | Dec 10, 2015
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    • Currently impossible to play live chess here

      I don't understand...I try to play live chess, and for no reason (I have a green bar), suddenly my live chess freezes.  This does NOT happen on Lichess.  I don't understand why this is happening.  Can someone please expound on this? | Read More

      • BirdBrain
      • | Nov 19, 2015
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    • Lopez-Leonardo 1560

      Don't Google the game!  This game is almost 500 years old, but contains many basic tactical ideas we must study!   | Read More

      • BirdBrain
      • | Nov 17, 2015
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    • Looking for someone who is willing to play unrated games against me with GM supervision

      This is a simple request.  I have a class coming up in a couple of weeks, Monday, November 16th, at 8am. The class is one hour long, and I would like to play a few games (perhaps 3-4 tops) with a reasonable time limit on them, maybe something at... | Read More

      • BirdBrain
      • | Nov 5, 2015
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    • Morphy-Rousseau 1849 New Orleans

      Looking back on some of the older games in chess...I was looking at some Morphy games today, specifically King's Gambit games. Even if you don't believe King's Gambit is "correct", you should study some of the heritage of chess. Otherwise, you mis... | Read More

      • BirdBrain
      • | Nov 3, 2015
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    • Get Grandmaster level training at a steep discount!

      Okay, I have a GM who I used to study under named Viktor Gavrikov. He is offering LIMITED classes right now at $15/class! For Grandmaster training you cannot get cheaper than this! I am not sure how many slots he has open, but take advantage of th... | Read More

      • BirdBrain
      • | Jul 25, 2015
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    • Seeking Christians Who Are Active Chess Players

      To all my friends, if you fit the bill and are interested... Guys, if you are a Christian AND you love to play chess, please come check out our group at: http://www.chess.com/groups/home/christian-evangelism-team It is under new active leadersh... | Read More

      • BirdBrain
      • | Jul 15, 2015
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    • Rematches

      I want to post a question and want to see what you guys think. I rarely get an invitation for a rematch when I do a good game.  Now, it could be a variety of factors, but I am curious as to opinions. #1 - The fact that I play unorthodox chess. ... | Read More

      • BirdBrain
      • | Mar 6, 2015
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    • 1...f5 an inaccuracy!

      I played the Dutch the other day and had the computer analyze the game.  It gave me 1. d4 f5?!  I LOLed so hard!!!!! | Read More

      • BirdBrain
      • | Dec 17, 2013
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    • Doing Venues in Your Area!

      Ok guys, it has been a long time since I posted a blog on here.  However, I felt that it was appropriate to do so today.   Just a quick heads up - we have recently signed with a Nashville management company that is going to be looking at venues... | Read More

      • BirdBrain
      • | Aug 25, 2013
      • | 1043 views
      • | 5 comments