2012 is underway, and one of my goals for this year is to win a few Kingston Chess Club tournaments. We’re halfway through the 2011/2012 season, and I managed to win the first 2 so far. I thought I’d be ambitious and aim to win the last 2 of the season. The 2012 Club Championship, which is the third of 4 tournaments, is currently underway.

I’d like to give a shout out to the KingsCrusher channel on YouTube. I have to say, I’ve learned a lot about positional play, and a bit about theory, through his commentary. I used to be a very tactical player with little to no regard for playing the position. I now have more tools at my disposal when playing chess.

Anyway, I thought I’d post my own commentary for the games I play this year. I’ve put together a web page for this. We play one game a week. I just finished Round 2 last Monday against Harry Jordan, and this coming Monday, I’ll be playing black against top-seeded Peter Sibbald. Our players are rated internally via CXRChess, so strength is relative to the other chess club members, which aren’t many.

Here’s the link again to my chess commentary and PGN:


Wish me luck! And let me know what you think…