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.


Interstellar: An Incredible Journey

I saw “Interstellar” last night in Webster at the AMC Loews. Before I get going, I recommend you check it out, at an IMAX theater if possible. After gawking at the run time, two hours and 49 minutes, I was concerned that the film was going to be an arduous journey. That could not have been further from the truth.… Read more →


Recap of the First Central NY Open

It took me a while to create this post. I wasn’t sure what I should write. Did I play well? Eh, sort of. Did my opponents help? For sure. I suppose I should start at the beginning, a few weeks ago, I played in the first ever, “Central New York” Open. The tournament took place in Syracuse University (GO ORANGE!)… Read more →


Fantasy Football Week 11 Recap

Gents, another week has flown by and we are quickly approaching the playoffs. Now that we’ve all had a moment to dig our cars out of the five feet of snow that lake Erie decided to dump on us we can get down to talking about the things that matter, like fantasy football. Let’s talk chocking because frankly, I’ve got… Read more →


Weekly Review: 10/28/14 – 11/11/14

I’ve got some other posts in the works but in the meantime here are the headlines since the last time I did this (10/27/14): 10/28/14 – Pope Says God Not ‘A Magician, With A Magic Wand’  10/29/14 – Suge Knight, Katt Williams charged with robbery 10/30/14 – Authorities will seek the death penalty for accused cop killer Eric Frein, captured… Read more →