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Chess has a metaphorical quality that exposes general truths in life;
this quality has been appreciated by artists and other intellectuals for centuries.  There is a long history of chess being used to illustrate and shape abstract ideas.  Join me on this journey of becoming a better chess player and maybe our paths and ideas will cross in ways that will help both of us to improve. I hope that you will be delighted and informed by my blog. If you do take the time to read, I want to hear from you! Post a comment, question, idea, game, etc. We are a part of a worldwide movement of people who share a passion for this timeless game. #


    • World Open: The Best Mate I Ever Had

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      • chesspoet
      • | Jul 9, 2013
      • | 1034 views
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    • Today I Got Hit by a Mack Truck

      Today I Got Hit by a Mack Truck[D25 - QGA - Janowski-Larsen Variation]  I've been playing the Queens Gambit consistently for about a month now and it has created more winning positions.  Unlike the Giuoco Piano that produces a more open board r... | Read More

      • chesspoet
      • | Feb 25, 2012
      • | 1702 views
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    • 25 Tactics a Day Keeps the Mate Away

      25 Tactics a Day Keeps the Mate Away As a basic member on chess.com, you are entitled to 25 tactical problems on its tactics trainer.  The tactics trainer on chess.com is designed to drill you with chess problems at your level.  Your tactical l... | Read More

      • chesspoet
      • | Feb 22, 2012
      • | 1473 views
      • | 6 comments
    • analysis - problematic vs. endpawn

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      • chesspoet
      • | Jan 29, 2012
      • | 686 views
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    • chesspoet + kwad4444

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      • chesspoet
      • | Nov 17, 2011
      • | 703 views
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    • Love and Respect your King—or Lose

      Love and Respect your King—or Lose I must admit, when I first started playing chess I had very little love and even less respect for my king.  As ridiculous as this sounds, sometimes I wouldn't even notice him.  It is easy for a beginner to t... | Read More

      • chesspoet
      • | Oct 12, 2011
      • | 1360 views
      • | 3 comments
    • The Draw - by repetition

      The Draw - by repetition It was a hard fought battle.  The electricity went out earlier that day at our church retreat in upstate New York and we were playing by flashlight.  The game must have lasted at least two hours.  Somehow during the... | Read More

      • chesspoet
      • | Sep 28, 2011
      • | 1491 views
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    • Justice for NM Justus Williams - a simul in Bryant Park NYC

      My First Simul EVER with NM Justus Williams  in Bryant Park NYC Saturday, September 3, 2011 NEW YORK, NY    I didn't plan on participating in the simul this past Saturday in Bryant Park against NM Justus Williams.  In the past year or so, ... | Read More

      • chesspoet
      • | Sep 6, 2011
      • | 3032 views
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    • It ain't over, until it's over!?

      Okay, it's Saturday, the weather is beautiful, so I'm DONE with chess.com for the day.  After this game, I don't really need to play anymore; I may read, run through tactics, but play... no.  A game isn't won until you win!  I had a won-game at... | Read More

      • chesspoet
      • | Aug 13, 2011
      • | 1250 views
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    • 500+ Friends and Still Lonely? - Smothered Mate and The City

      500+ Friends and Still Lonely? Smothered Mate and The CityIt's quite ironic that many people living in New York City feel so alone. Considering that New York City has the densest population in the United States with 8,175,133 distributed over... | Read More

      • chesspoet
      • | Aug 11, 2011
      • | 1299 views
      • | 7 comments