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    • Determinism

      [Title Modified, as the original one probably sent the message that I believe the issue to be solved, which is not the case.] I used to think that the concept of determinism, essentially the refutation to free will was too abstract and "technical... | Read More

      • Elubas
      • | Aug 2, 2011
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      • | 94 comments
    • Do Tactics make you better at Strategy?

      Two terms, which seem to totally contradict each other, yet totally intertwined with each other. Now, when I say makes you better at strategy, I don't mean you being able to execute a nice plan without the fear of dropping a random piece exactly! ... | Read More

      • Elubas
      • | Jul 22, 2011
      • | 5763 views
      • | 21 comments
    • Does Talent really exist?

      I have found an interesting article on the idea of talent. I had always wondered what "talent" really meant biologically -- was there some extra hormone these talented people had that "mortals" did not? Personally, I have always been skeptical o... | Read More

      • Elubas
      • | Jun 19, 2011
      • | 10442 views
      • | 100 comments
    • Why is (central) space so good?

      At the top levels of chess, space is an absolutely huge asset. The exploitation of such an advantage is often rather slow, at least until a mistake is made by the opponent that allows a decisive initiation of tactics that are likely to favor the g... | Read More

      • Elubas
      • | Jan 22, 2011
      • | 5609 views
      • | 21 comments
    • A truly eye opening loss

      This game was played on ICC, time control 45/45. I found it instructive... mainly because I was up a whole piece, my king seemed fine, and yet I went on to lose playing no blunders. I think that's all that needs to be said! Very well played by whi... | Read More

      • Elubas
      • | Sep 25, 2010
      • | 1509 views
      • | 11 comments
    • Game 4- A cute miniature

      This was game 4, and I got a very nice, incredibly short, win against someone as high as 1800. I was very suprised I would win so quickly, especially with a seemingly positional opening chose by me. Being white can be pretty awesome sometimes, bec... | Read More

      • Elubas
      • | Jun 12, 2010
      • | 1044 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Big Buffalo Tournament- Game 1

      This was a big event in Buffalo where I tried to raise my 1700 rating to where I thought it was (1800+), and it did go up. Judging by how many 1800 players I have crushed now, I'm very confident I'm at least 1800 strength. The tournament was a hug... | Read More

      • Elubas
      • | Jun 6, 2010
      • | 835 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Interesting King's Indian game

      This game was played on ICC, at time control 45 45, and I think I outplayed my opponent from the beginning to end which I like. My rating was in the 2000s but I have played very few games so I have no idea how accurate that is. But lately I've sti... | Read More

      • Elubas
      • | Mar 17, 2010
      • | 785 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Big Rochester tournament - Game 1

      I played a big 2 day Rochester tournament this weekend. I had a 1664 rating at the time, but I was hoping I could prove myself I was in the 1700-1800 range easily by crushing the U1800 section. I was suprised when I got a draw against a person who... | Read More

      • Elubas
      • | Feb 22, 2010
      • | 633 views
      • | 4 comments