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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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 →

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Fantasy Football Week Five Recap

Another week has gone by and it’s time we take a look at some of the numbers. I think I’m going to be posting a new award called, “The choke of the week”. Without further ado here is: The Choke of the Week! This weeks massive choke goes to team “DANI” who managed to score only 68.89% of the total… Read more →

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Fantasy Football Week Four Recap

It is with sadness that I announce that I have lost another game which brings me to 3-2. To put it frankly, I dropped the ball this week. My team only put up ONE more point than my bench. I did the analysis, read the blogs, listened to the pod-casts and received the mediocre fantasy advice and I still lost.… Read more →

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The Drop: Someone Dropped That Thun Thun

I saw “The Drop” last night on a friend’s recommendation at The Little. My friend raved about the film and requested I write a review. I didn’t think it was anything particularly fantastic and you can afford to wait for this one to come out on Netflix or DVD (old school). I went into the film fresh, having heard little… Read more →