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Blunderprone's rantings of a chess enthusiast.

Imagination, Inspiration and improvement.

Feel free to comment here or at my main blog: http://blunderprone.blogspot.com

This is a blog that chronicles the struggles with chess improvement through the study of historic games, musings on various fad imporvement techniques, and games from my own experiences.


    • Recent game where I used the Advanced D-pawn chain ( as Black)

      Just a quick post showing a recent game were I played an advanced d-pawn chain as black with a PLAN! The issue is that I faced an “Anti-caro-kann”  set up twice in the same day. The first one I mainly went for the advanced d-pawn setup and h... | Read More

    • Looking beyond the basic pawn structures : Advanced D5 chain

      One of the revelations I had at the Boston Chess Congress was that I could get to the middle game in most of my openings going on previous training and some rust removal.  In a couple of games where I played against the King Indian’s defense an... | Read More

    • The Games I played ( Boston Chess Congress 2015)

                                    For me, an adult with a full life outside of chess, there never seems to be enough time to prepare for a tournament, let alone any rust that forms after any long hiatus. I set aside the ... | Read More

    • Attempting Deliberate Practice

      I was away over the holiday and became ill, this slowed down my enthusiasm to train for the upcoming tournament on the  weekend of January 10th and 11th.  Despite these life obstacles, I still managed to continue my quest of creating more Cornel... | Read More

    • How I take chess notes using a modified Cornell Notes method

        It does feel like I got the band back together after a long dormant period in the chess world. I’ve previously posted about waking up, rallying an online community for support,  establishing a baseline and improving study techniques. Consi... | Read More

    • On Old Dogs Learning New Tricks:

        What does chess improvement , neuroscience, Rolf Wetzell, and Cornell Note taking methods having in common?  For some reason I’ve been putting these concepts in my blender-brain ( or should  that be “blunderprone blender brain”) and tr... | Read More

    • Establishing a baseline on retention of skills Post hiatus

      Update on the New Imps: Before I get into the main topic, I want to mention how the New Imps is meant to be a support community for those adult chess players seeking improvement where we can share encouragement, ideas and stories as we journey to... | Read More

    • Here we go again

      I want to thank Jason Oliphant ( at http://www.thegreatpatzer.blogspot.com/) for helping to chisel me out of some sticky amber with his question on whether there is still anyone out there keeping tabs on Adult chess improvement seekers (ACIS) or l... | Read More

    • Peering through the amber...

      I recently saw a post by The Great Patzer ( www.thegreatpatzer.blogspot.com) who was looking for what happened to : “A Great deal of people who have enthusiastically blogged in pursuit of higher ratings seem to have left their efforts; while t... | Read More

    • Part 2 on AoW: Chapter 2 Waging War

      "He who wishes to fight must first count the cost” Since chess costs money to play competitively in rated events,  I thought I’d attempt this chapter line by line and make sense in the chess sense. 1. In the operations of war, where there ar... | Read More