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In Search of Harmony


    • Knowledge vs Belief (chess psychology)

      You might have noticed that a lot of my blog posts are inspired by my students and this one is no different. I think I am very blessed because my students are very diverse - what is a tough issue for one seems a non issue for the other, while this... | Read More

      • FM TVEDAS
      • | Jul 27, 2014
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      • | 5 comments
    • Some shower thoughts on plateaus and toolboxes.

      From time to time I hear frustration from my students or other chess players: "I hit a plateau. I cannot learn anything new anymore, it's like I hit a wall. What we are learning, I am not able to use in my games for some reason." I am sure that th... | Read More

      • FM TVEDAS
      • | Jun 27, 2014
      • | 1552 views
      • | 17 comments
    • S. Volkov - B. Socko: Early game of the year candidate?

      In January of 2014, at Rilton Cup in Stockholm, GM Sergey Volkov from Russia has played an absolutely brilliant game vs GM Bartosz Socko from Poland. I am sure that a lot of people haven't seen it and I felt that it is just too good of a game to g... | Read More

      • FM TVEDAS
      • | Jan 30, 2014
      • | 1073 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Road to the first IM norm: Part 3

      The 2013 European Team Chess Championship was held in Novotel Centrum hotel in Warsaw, Poland, in November 7th-18th. I was blessed with an opportunity to represent the Lithuanian national team in this competition and everything turned out much bet... | Read More

      • FM TVEDAS
      • | Jan 26, 2014
      • | 958 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Road to the first IM norm: Part 2

      The 2013 European Team Chess Championship was held in Novotel Centrum hotel in Warsaw, Poland, in November 7th-18th. I was blessed with an opportunity to represent the Lithuanian national team in this competition and everything turned out much bet... | Read More

      • FM TVEDAS
      • | Jan 24, 2014
      • | 779 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Road to the first IM norm: Part 1

      The 2013 European Team Chess Championship was held in Novotel Centrum hotel in Warsaw, Poland, in November 7th-18th. I was blessed with an opportunity to represent the Lithuanian national team in this competition and everything turned out much bet... | Read More

      • FM TVEDAS
      • | Nov 21, 2013
      • | 1151 views
      • | 12 comments
    • Two simple exercises that will help improve your concentration

      When I was a kid I had big troubles with concentration. It was really, really bad - I could not sit still for even a minute! Thankfully, I had a very smart guy for a coach and he realized that the best way for kids to learn is via playing. He star... | Read More

      • FM TVEDAS
      • | Aug 16, 2013
      • | 3343 views
      • | 19 comments
    • Trip report: Lithuanian Chess Championship 2013 PART 2

      Hey guys,   you can find part 1 of this tournament report at http://www.chess.com/blog/TVEDAS/tournament-report-lithuanian-chess-championship-2013-part-1     After winning round 2 I was getting some of my pre-tournament confidence back. T... | Read More

      • FM TVEDAS
      • | Jul 21, 2013
      • | 1081 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Trip report: Lithuanian Chess Championship 2013 PART 1

      The Superbowl. The NCAA's Final Four. The NBA Finals. The Lithuanian Chess Championship Final.    Nah, I am kidding - no one apart from Lithuanians really cares about the Lithuanian Chess Championship :) But to me, qualifying for it meant as m... | Read More

      • FM TVEDAS
      • | Jul 15, 2013
      • | 1422 views
      • | 14 comments
    • Never ease up! Or a guide on how to NOT get swindled :)

      Hey guys!   If you have been following my blog, you've probably seen this entry:  http://www.chess.com/blog/TVEDAS/never-give-up-or-a-guide-on-how-to-swindle-your-opponent In it, I try to give some tips on how to try to swindle your way out ... | Read More

      • FM TVEDAS
      • | Jul 11, 2013
      • | 1572 views
      • | 11 comments