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.

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →