Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rybka Aquarium

If anyone out there has the Aquarium interface for Rybka please let me know. I'm having a hard time figuring out how to make opening trees and databases. Any help would be greatly appeciated.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Club Championship Qualifier: Round 3 or "Drunken Boxing"

My thrid round game in the Reno Club championship Qualifier was against Vern Young.He has recently become A class and has a chess teaching business with youth players in the area.He has a blog as well which can be accessed at

Weve now played three times with an even score of +1-1=1.With the school semester starting the same week of this tournament I have had very little time and energy to try any sort of preparation for my opponents so I decieded to play the Closed Sicilian this night.I have a basic understanding of the ideas and knew it could present for a positional and if I was lucky tactical oppourtunity.

I must say though, I made many mistakes in this game by not using my clock wisely.After 15 moves I had used only 28 minutes and my opponent had used about 53. Enjoy the blunderfest!

Chris Harrington 1600 v. Vern young 1912

Just blew a won game against an expert...

The game will be posted along with my third round game as soon as I get a chance.Probably later this week.Just know for now that I was in a worse position,played an exchange sacrifice,and caught him playing a failed tactic,but then didn't bring it home.Needless to say I'm happy to have fought hard and have had a good four games, but this sucks to be so close and fail...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Club Championship Qualifier Round 2

My second round game in the Reno Club championship Qualifier ended in a lose.Aside from that I was pleased with most of my play and the ideas I had, as well as my opponents ideas that I was able to read.I out played him a bit in the opening and reached a pretty nice position with black, defended pretty accurately against a scavenging queen and then inexplicably drop a pawn and with it the game.Hope you enjoy the game!
George Fischer 1907 v. Chris Harrington 1600