LifeZugzwang.com Presents: The Definitive Halloween Viewing Guide for 2017

Greetings, yes I’m still around/alive. Today I’d like to share a little project I’ve been working on for a little while. I humbly present to you a list I’ve been compiling; “31 films to watch before Halloween”. My plan is to watch one of these movies everyday leading up to Halloween. I’ve done a bunch of research to compile this… Read more →

Chess Challenge Day 2

I played for two hours today, I still haven’t really decided how long I’m going to play for online so again, if anybody has any suggestions please let me know. I started off playing rather poorly, but managed to regain some dignity towards the middle of the stream. I still managed to finish with 11 wins, 2 draws and 9… Read more →

Challenge Accepted

Hello everyone, I’ve decided to take on a challenge. I’m going to try to play blitz chess on ICC for some predetermined length of time. I think the record right now is 72 hours as set by Graham Burgess but I’ve yet to see any corroboration on this or confirmation. If anyone knows Graham or can confirm this record please… Read more →

Twitch Stream!

Greetings everyone! I set up a new twitch stream! I’m going to be streaming every Monday at 7pm EST for the ICC 3/2 USCF Blitz tournament. With any luck, I’ll see y’all there! I’ll also post the videos to youtube afterward so you’ll always be able to see it after I’m done playing. Follow me on Twitch! EDIT: The video for… Read more →

FM Ben Dean-Kawamura Annotates!

Greetings everyone, today we have a special treat. FM Ben Dean-Kawamura has once again annotated a critical victory of his. This time over GM Bryan Smith. You may remember Ben from his annotations from the 2014 Marchand. In 2014, he defeated GM Kekelidze in a wild game. But that’s not all! Ben created a python script which changes changes chess annotation into beautiful… Read more →

Recap of the 38th Marchand Open

I read a lot of articles that tell the reader to try and take “lessons” away from tournaments. For me the lessons sometimes come long after I’ve finished a tournament. Sometimes the lessons can be quite painful. There are times when I struggle to take a lesson away from a particular game or event. In the Marchand this year, I learned a… Read more →

State of the Zugzwang

Hey everyone, wanted to do a quick update so y’all don’t think I’ve forgotten about you, or this blog. I still plan on doing updates on a somewhat regular schedule (one update every one or two weeks). I still have some GM Spotlights to finish up, I’m aware, I’ve fallen way behind. For that I apologize. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ To use a… Read more →