Change The Way You Look At Things . . .

I took the advice of my coach @Bregadzelin and bought a tactics puzzle book. Actually, I owned this book many years ago while I was still in graduate school and only beginning my passion for chess, but I seemed to have lost it over the years.

My new copy came yesterday!

I took the advice of my coach @Bregadzelin and bought a tactics puzzle book. Actually, I owned this book many years ago while I was still in graduate school and only beginning my passion for chess, but I seemed to have lost it over the years.

My new copy came yesterday!

The list of pre-registrants for the 2014 UMBC Chess Championship.

Round Times: (Open & U1800)

Round 1 - Saturday @ 10:00 am

Round 2 - Saturday @ 3:00 pm

Round 3 - Saturday @ 7:30 pm

Round 4 - Sunday @ 10:30 am

Round 5 - Sunday @ 3:30 pm

Visitors are welcome!  All games will be played in the 3rd floor meeting rooms in The Commons.

U.S. Chess League - Week One

St. Louis Archbishops v. Baltimore Kingfishers.

A little different playing a game when there’s no opponent sitting across from you.

U.S. Chess League - Week One

St. Louis Archbishops v. Baltimore Kingfishers.

A little different playing a game when there’s no opponent sitting across from you.

hitchups:

dunno if anyone noticed the new flags on market street! there are now 192 and all are freshly bought c:


Representing all 192 member countries of the UN.

hitchups:

dunno if anyone noticed the new flags on market street! there are now 192 and all are freshly bought c:

Representing all 192 member countries of the UN.

(via aumbclife)

I’m excited to be assisting two of the best tournament directors in the region, Mike Regan and Mike Atkins, with the Washington International Chess Tournament this weekend in Rockville, MD.  

There’s a great field in the open section, so come by and check things out.

Round Schedule:

  • Saturday, August 9th - 11:00 am & 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 10th - 11:00 am & 6:00 pm
  • Monday, August 11th - 11:00 am & 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 12th - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 13th - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 14th - 11:00 am

Tournament Location:

Hilton Rockville
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland  20852

* FREE Parking for day guests

givingatumbc:

UMBC Retrievers make top ten smartest public college students in the nation! Check out the article on Business Insider today!


Woof!

givingatumbc:

UMBC Retrievers make top ten smartest public college students in the nation! Check out the article on Business Insider today!

Woof!

(via aumbclife)

Had a great time playing the Gem City Open at the Dayton Chess Club over the holiday weekend.  I started out badly with two losses, but recovered nicely, winning my final three games to finish with a score of 3.0 / 5.0.

Had a great time playing the Gem City Open at the Dayton Chess Club over the holiday weekend. I started out badly with two losses, but recovered nicely, winning my final three games to finish with a score of 3.0 / 5.0.

Welcome to The Rapture, otherwise known as “Reading Day at UMBC.”

Welcome to The Rapture, otherwise known as “Reading Day at UMBC.”

Grateful for the amazing weather we’ve had today for Quadmania at UMBC.

Very proud of the work put in by the Technical Services crew I getting the stage ready for the afternoon.

Prepping the Quad stage for tomorrow’s performances.

Prepping the Quad stage for tomorrow’s performances.