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    • 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
      • | 1759 views
      • | 22 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
      • | 953 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
      • | 870 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
      • | 952 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
      • | 1122 views
      • | 3 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
      • | 1143 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
      • | 1223 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
      • | 1588 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 2

      Welcome back to part 2 of this series! Thanks to all who posted in part 1. http://www.chess.com/blog/aww-rats/yes-you-can-become-a-chess-master-heres-how-part-1 This blog series is dedicated to backing up my free video lessons course on YouTube, a... | Read More

      • NM aww-rats
      • | Nov 5, 2014
      • | 1776 views
      • | 14 comments
    • Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 1

      I've been touting how to become a chess master it for 2.5 years on YouTube, summarized in 37 minutes. There are many ways players become chess masters, I teach how I did it. Best part, it's all for free!   My YouTube channel is here, look for m... | Read More

      • NM aww-rats
      • | Nov 3, 2014
      • | 2547 views
      • | 15 comments