Sunday, August 7, 2011

New lesson on along with some blitz games

Some more recent posting on

I played a bunch of games in the 5-minute pool on the ICC and made Live blitz #94-97
Here they are:


My latest video was in a PPV series meaning usually it would cost credits, but sponsored the lesson, so that it's free along with a few more in that series! Check it out and tell me if you like it:

Lessons #2 : The Averbakh Wedge:

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Some recent videos on

I've been posting some new videos recently on the excellent website,

I played a game in the 15-minute pool on ICC and did a live commentary on that. It was a French defence.

I then solved some tactics on using the tactics trainer and tried to explain my thoughts:

My next video I reviewed a game played by a forum member which was a standard 15 0 game on FICS. I thought the game had interesting moments and some instructive mistakes along with endgame moments that I liked. Judging by comments and rating the video was rather well received.

My latest video was a PPV one meaning you would have to shell up credits and pay a whooping $0.50 to see it. Shell it up or just watch the over 100 other videos I've made I guess ;-)  But supporting the site would be nice (and me of course muhaha) ;-)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Icelandic Championship has started

I started with a draw in the first round with black against fellow FM Robert Lagerman. A fair start to the tournament and always nice to get on the scoreboard in such a strong tournament. Today is a very tough game against former World U-14 Champion, GM Hedinn Steingrimsson. I have white and the game is live here:

Games can be accesses from here:

Where 2. umfer├░ means 2. round etc...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A nice draw for me

In the process of moving so been finding some old stuff in boxes, both books, pictures, scoresheets etc.

Here is a draw I made with black in 2005. Jonathan Speelman might be historically the strongest player I've drawn, not the highest rated but the one that got furthest in the Candidates Matches.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Reykjavik Open, my games from rounds 5-7

Here is my 5th round game, the second game on Saturday after the poor loss against Gustafsson (meaning I played badly, not that the expected result wasn't the same)

I bounced back on Sunday with a nice grind-out victory from a Catalan type position...

Today I won my 7th round game, bringing me to 4,5 out of 7. This was a Czech Benoni, a opening I believe I am now 3 out of 3 with!

Tomorrow it's Italian Carlo D'Amore rated 2505. I have the black pieces again. I need a good result to have some chances for a norm.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Chess sucks ;-(

Lost somewhat embarrasingly in the 4th but ok I'll try to move on with life.

Here is 3rd round game:

And here is the morale-killing game against Gustafsson. I hope he isn't too harsh on...

Gustafsson in the morning round

Not a fan of morning rounds I barely feel awake. But I won in 3rd and play against GM Jan Gustafsson 2647 with the white pieces. I have no idea what I want to play or what he will play.