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    • Grab for the Title

      It's been more than two years since I last posted in my blog here. A number of things have changed in my life - I'm happy to say most of them in a pleasant way. Now things are still turbulent, but I seem to be able to spare a little time for chess... | Read More

      • Torkil
      • | Feb 10, 2014
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    • MB reloaded :)

      My blog is turning more and more into a personal Modern Benoni blog. Well, I guess there could be worse things. Last week has been one of my worst for a long time - fortunately only chesswise. After losing quite badly in the FICS teamleague, I c... | Read More

      • Torkil
      • | Feb 9, 2012
      • | 1601 views
      • | 7 comments
    • The Modern Benoni and your repertoire

      This is meant as a sequel to my former blog post: Defending against 1.d4 - the Modern Benoni If you are planning to take up the Modern Benoni, it is useful to invest some thought into how to arrange your defenses against other Closed Games around... | Read More

      • Torkil
      • | Sep 8, 2011
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    • Defending against 1.d4 - the Modern Benoni

      Many players I have talked to used share a common uneasiness with me: What to play against 1.d4? Whilst everyone has his pet line against 1.e4, it seems hard to decide how to counter 1.d4. This may be partly due to the fact that many so-called clo... | Read More

      • Torkil
      • | Sep 6, 2011
      • | 5583 views
      • | 15 comments
    • Anti-Sicilians

      I have posted a rather long overview of the most frequent Anti-Sicilan lines from the viewpoint of a Accelerated Dragon player in a forum thread and thought I might want to share it with you here in my blog as well:   I agree with LavaRook that... | Read More

      • Torkil
      • | Feb 2, 2011
      • | 7850 views
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    • Mass of losses

      I am sincerely sorry to everyone who has in some way been let down by my long absence: My opponents who probably expected to play a more or less interesting game with me, and most of all of course for my various team mates who have to cope with a... | Read More

      • Torkil
      • | Mar 30, 2010
      • | 2294 views
      • | 19 comments
    • Back to otb

      Hi everyone, this weekend I had my first serious otb game against a strong opponent for four years. Fortunately, online chess practice and ANCL have kept me from getting too rusty, and I even managed to pull off a win to settle the final score of... | Read More

      • Torkil
      • | Jan 26, 2010
      • | 2206 views
      • | 7 comments
    • Learning by mistakes

      I guess everybody has heard or read that you shouldn't be grudging your own mistakes, as there is always something to be learnt from them. And consequently playing through your lost games is supposed to yield some improvement as well.   How oft... | Read More

      • Torkil
      • | Oct 21, 2009
      • | 1931 views
      • | 7 comments
    • Team playing is fun!

      Recently I posted my first serious game with a long time control for 5 months. On Sunday, 14th of December, this team round finished, and after some heroic defensive deeds of my teammates we managed to turn the tables and moved from being 0-2 behi... | Read More

      • Torkil
      • | Dec 15, 2008
      • | 1027 views
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    • Playing chess again

      Yesterday I played may first online team game for five months. After the long break I was happy to play again, and even got fortunate in that my opponent chose an opening line which has a bad reputation. Consequently I managed to pull of a nice wi... | Read More

      • Torkil
      • | Dec 13, 2008
      • | 966 views
      • | 7 comments