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    • Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 12

      Today I will discuss opening preparation. If you study a lot of theory, you can gain often get a comfortable game. If you're willing to try a less popular variation, you could catch an opponent by surprise. I have more examples of this in blogs to... | Read More

      • NM aww-rats
      • | Jan 8, 2015
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      • | 29 comments
    • Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 11

      Sorry for delay ingetting the next part posted. Been extremely busy with a flock of new online students, etc.   Before I show the solution to the last puzzle I gave, I just want to remind everyone about my video lessons group. For nearly 3 year... | Read More

      • NM aww-rats
      • | Jan 6, 2015
      • | 1568 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 10

      As my video lesson 001 points out, you can immprove your game by analyzing it afterwards. I have several hundred game analysis videos on my playlists, you will learn a lot by watching those. I was digging through my old games and found one from 1... | Read More

      • NM aww-rats
      • | Dec 2, 2014
      • | 3061 views
      • | 24 comments
    • Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 9

      For those new to this series, feel free to check out my blog and see the first 8 parts. My mission for the last 2.5 years has been to teach you to teach yourself how to become a chess master. My YouTube videos show you how. This blog series is to ... | Read More

      • NM aww-rats
      • | Nov 19, 2014
      • | 1195 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 8

      Last time, I left of with this position, and I offer the concluding moves as the game was quickly drawn. The draw helped my team win the match, but there were some potential winning chances here for me.   My video lesson 001 teaches you imp... | Read More

      • NM aww-rats
      • | Nov 17, 2014
      • | 1153 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 7

      Today I want to discuss instinct in chess, at least how I apply it. This example will endeavor to show how I applied it in a given postion back in 1987. I'll let you in on a little secret. I rarely calculate continuations in positions beyond keepi... | Read More

      • NM aww-rats
      • | Nov 15, 2014
      • | 1203 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 6

      I left off in part 5 with this position: Both sides were oblivious to the mating combination Black has with 36....Qxg2+ 37. Rxg2 Rf1#. It was there next move as well as White was trying to clear the Queening square a8, and Black was trying to ... | Read More

      • NM aww-rats
      • | Nov 13, 2014
      • | 1305 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 5

      I left off part 4 with this position: http://www.chess.com/blog/aww-rats/yes-you-can-become-a-chess-master-heres-how-part-4 White has a forced mate and over the next few moves, misses 31. Ne7+ Kb6 32. a5#. Granted, it's still a 15 1 game with ... | Read More

      • NM aww-rats
      • | Nov 11, 2014
      • | 1354 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 4

      I left off part 3 with a postion which did not occur in the game. There is a puzzle if you would like to solve it before you read on.  http://www.chess.com/blog/aww-rats/yes-you-can-become-a-chess-master-heres-how-part-3 Here is the position, w... | Read More

      • NM aww-rats
      • | Nov 9, 2014
      • | 1459 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 3

      Continuing from part 2 of this series, we left off with the following position, where Black is threatening mate in one in two ways on g2, with both the Queen and the Bishop. First, let me explain a thinking deficiency with an example. A few day... | Read More

      • NM aww-rats
      • | Nov 7, 2014
      • | 1798 views
      • | 8 comments