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    • Opening Practice for All

      This post is for me to practice the openings recommended by chess.com.  All are welcome to play as well, enjoy. Soon I will post openings 1. d4 from blacks vantage as I'm not a 1. d4 player.  Also I play the Caro Kann and Sicilian so... | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Sep 3, 2015
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    • End Game Puzzles

      This first one is 7 moves, but you are trying to position your piece so to force black to move away from the pawn. | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Sep 2, 2015
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    • Studying does work! Who knew?

      I picked up the book "Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps" B. Pandolfini, Simon & Schuster 1989 at the local used book store.  I have since been studying the King's Gambit lines.  In the book Panolfini is a big fan of the moves Bxf7+, Kxf7, Qh5+ ... | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Aug 23, 2015
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    • First smothered mate. D10: Queen's gambit declined, slav defense

      This game was played online at the shredder chess website against a human opponent and is my first smothered mate.  Not the best play by both of us but I've only just started studying the Queen's Gambit. | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Aug 21, 2015
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    • A Lost Queen and a Rook Sacrifice.

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      • Bumper72
      • | Sep 25, 2014
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    • The Classic Bishop Sacrifice, Part One

      This blog entry is to remind me that I want to read this article.  I apologize if you came here looking for different blog entry. Bumper   http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-classic-bishop-sacrifice-part-one | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Dec 18, 2012
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    • A Few Paul Morphy Puzzles

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      • Bumper72
      • | Jul 27, 2012
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    • A 5min. Bishop Sacrifice

      A nice Bishop Sacrifice on f7 leads to a huge lead in Whites play, but ultimatelly I run into time trouble. By the time the repetative checks start I'm in time trouble.  I find that my apponents start to play so as to run out my clock.  This d... | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Jul 20, 2012
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    • 10min. Caro Cann

      I've been watching GM Shankland's videos on the Caro Cann.  I was tired of getting into the same old Ruy Lopez, and I don't know the Sicillian all that well so I decided to study a new opening.  Here is a quick 10 min. game were the Caro Cann wo... | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | May 14, 2012
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    • Mate in 5...

      White has just played 1.Kxc3 ... | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Jan 26, 2012
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