Just a short blog:
As the live chess servers are currently down to maintenance (wondering what the site staff has in store for us.. exciting stuff!) I was coupled with a silicon partner on medium strength. A quick game ensued (I think it took 5... | Read More
It has been a serious while since my last blog post. I have been taking it easy as a chess player. In fact, I'm getting the impression that it is like that for many of us: periods of frenzy alternate with periods of relative calm. I guess because... | Read More
Post Mortem Chess Snacks & My return to Live Chess.
About 1,5 month ago I was frustrated by bad results in live chess (standard time controls) and at the same time other things in life demanded attention. I decided it was time for a brea... | Read More
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When reading chess writings, you will be often find yourself presented with the following wisdom:
"When playing, you have to come up with a plan and stick to it".
Now of course this is a general rule - and sometimes it may not work. Many things ... | Read More
The game below is my 250th 'standard' game since the introduction of live chess 2.0, which is why I'm blogging it. It may not be one of my best games, but it was quite entertaining in its own right.
Playing white I encountered a Sicilian defense.... | Read More
In the game beneath I played an exchange french to ensure myself (being white) of open play. It is not known to be a very ambitious line, but I'm thinking it may suit my style better.
After going for the exchange french I did play ambitious moves... | Read More
Most chess players know there are three widely recognized stages in a chessgame, chronologically being:
Since the opening is where it all begins it seems sensible to start improving there, but many titled pl... | Read More
As you may have read in a recent article by kurtgodden on the value of chess pieces ("Is the queen worth 9.94 pawns?") pawns are usually regarded as the most expendable infantry. Most of us are also aware that in endgames, pawns usually decide th... | Read More
In the following Budapest Gambit my opponent played some minor inaccuries in the opening. These allowed me to get equality as black, and from there on to build some kingside pressure.
Just when I was about to be chased back, I decided (after some... | Read More