BorgBlog

I figure I should at least be able to say that "yes, I have made a blog before", so I started this blog as a bit of an experiment.

If I find people actually bother to read it, I'll extend it to include stuff that might be interesting to others.

If you would like to see something here, please post!  If you have some suggestions about blogging and why it's useful, please post!


    • The Championship! Finally!

      After chasing the goal of "club champion" for many years, I have finally done it :-)  I have placed 2nd and 3rd several times, often in fact, but until this one I have never managed to get the title. Half a point clear of the field, I managed 6.... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Jul 29, 2016
      • | 340 views
      • | 12 comments
    • From a High to a Low

      Disgusted with my play tonight.  I was leading the club championship after a great win against Edgar in the previous round.  Tonight I faced off against Mladen.  I played very inaccurately and lost convincingly.    I have no idea why I playe... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Jun 12, 2015
      • | 2626 views
      • | 27 comments
    • Chess Career Highlight

      This may be the highlight of my chess career!!   Tonight I completed a rapid tournament at my club.  The Easter Rapid Championship.   It has been running for the last four weeks, played each Friday night. When the tournament started, I didn't... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Mar 27, 2015
      • | 6122 views
      • | 114 comments
    • Near Perfect Game!

      Hey friends! Tonight, I played a championship game at my club.  I was up against a chap named Josh and I have to win to maintain 3rd position, half a point behind 2nd and only one point behind 1st.  This is the penultimate round.  Time control... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Jul 11, 2014
      • | 3248 views
      • | 16 comments
    • Milestone Game!

      Finally! I have won a championship OTB game against my #1 nemesis, Edgar!  He is rated over 2100 and I am currently rated 1750 (ACF). In this game, I played a very high number of "Best Moves" according to Houdini, played no blunders, and very f... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Jun 13, 2014
      • | 1865 views
      • | 12 comments
    • Going Into Study Phase

      Hi everyone, Just thought I'd let you know that I am winding down my activities on chess.com so as to give me the time I need to do the chess studies I want to do. I am planning on studying at least these two books: My System, by Nimzowitsch. D... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Nov 22, 2013
      • | 3927 views
      • | 32 comments
    • Back to Back!

      Our club, Modbury, specifically the Modbury Marauders team, which I am in, has won the Interclub tournaments here in Adelaide for the second year running! Back to back champs! And there's one round to go and we have the bye.  The closest team n... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Jun 19, 2013
      • | 2309 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Epic Fails

      Seriously, how can people be this stupid?! Recently e-mailed to me... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Jun 13, 2013
      • | 4480 views
      • | 33 comments
    • Bit of a smashing!

      Well, ok, it's a bit of a poor performance from black, but I was very happy to do so well in this game.  No real mistakes from me, a few inaccuracies, but nothing too bad. Played at Interclub matches in Adelaide tonight (28 May 2013). Time cont... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | May 28, 2013
      • | 1574 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Why does the US refuse to go metric?

      Shared on  facebook to millions: It's pretty hard to argue against the logical nature of metric, so I always wonder why the US sticks to the stupid imperial system... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Dec 8, 2012
      • | 15531 views
      • | 168 comments