Zugzwang: [ˈtsuːktsvaŋ]

1. German for "Compulsion to move".
2. When your couch gets stuck in a stairwell and you can't move it out.
3. A player is said to be in "zugzwang" when any possible move will worsen their position.


Fantasy Football Week Seven Recap

After yet another week we are finally beginning to see some separation between the teams. This week was unique for a couple of reasons: TWO teams scored 100% of their maximum points. Kudos to “XOXO” and “CHAR” for earning all the possible points. I finally managed to win a game. This week was the highest actual/maximum, I believe we’re approaching… Read more →


Weekly Review: 10/7/14 – 10/27/14

As a bit of a respite from the fantasy and chess posts I know you all love I’ve decided to do another one of these. I didn’t stay on top of the headlines as much as I wanted to but here they are since we last spoke (10/6/14): 10/6/14 – Hewlett-Packard Will Split Into Two Companies 10/7/14 – Justices Skeptical… Read more →


Fantasy Football Week Six Recap

It is with great sadness that I report that I am now the worst fantasy owner in my league. My play has been abysmal and uninspiring. It should come as no surprise that I lost last week based on my choices. I do apologize for the late posting of this recap, I’ve been quite busy dealing with some personal issues… Read more →


Recap of the 5th Hartford Open

I recently competed in the fifth Hartford Open located in Windsor Locks Connecticut at the Bradley International Airport. I played good chess and attribute a lot of my success to my diet choices. I believe the main contributing factors were the English breakfast tea (which I’ve started drinking) and honey crisp apples. I don’t ordinarily drink tea but find that… Read more →