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    • Don't believe everything you read

      Today I'd like to share a bit of research I did when learning from Vlastimil Jansa's great book "Dynamics Of Chess Strategy", which I thoroughly recommend if you are a middle to advanced chess player. http://www.amazon.com/Dynamics-Chess-Strategy... | Read More

      • drakpete
      • | Oct 13, 2011
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      • | 1 comment
    • Bullet game analysis

      What is Bullet chess about? Why would people be crazy enough to play it? Do you have time to think what you are doing?  More importantly - what can you learn Below is a game I played recently on chesscube.com against gazmir rated 2441 with comm... | Read More

      • drakpete
      • | Oct 2, 2011
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    • Not another boring Petrov Defense

      I've always heard the Petrov Defense is a drawish opening, but in the hands of a suitable player - such as Anand - Black can manage to lose in 6 moves!http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1018015   In league chess I'd sometimes play 1.e... | Read More

      • drakpete
      • | Oct 2, 2011
      • | 1635 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Bullet Chess Masters

      Do you like Bullet Chess? The thrill, fast thinking, opening knowledge and tactical shots required? Or maybe you have played me and think I'm a pre-moving idiot who wins on time. If so, I can't blame you ;-)  Or maybe you like balancing adrenal... | Read More

      • drakpete
      • | Sep 19, 2011
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    • Mikhail Tal, son of Riga

      I was in Riga, Latvia, for a computer conference and found this statue of the great Mikhail Tal in a central park honouring their great chess player. It is near http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=56.952224,+24.118386&num=1&vpsrc=0&sll=56... | Read More

      • drakpete
      • | Aug 19, 2011
      • | 2281 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Friction in Human-Computer Symbiosis: Kasparov on Chess

      This is an awesome article http://blog.palantirtech.com/2010/03/08/friction-in-human-computer-symbiosis-kasparov-on-chess/ | Read More

      • drakpete
      • | Jul 29, 2011
      • | 1118 views
      • | 2 comments
    • How to improve your chess rating quickly from novice

      Hi, I'd like to share some advice on how you, as a novice player, can improve your chess rating quickly.  This is based on a lot of years playing chess, learning chess, and making all those mistakes I hope you don't have to repeat. The quickest... | Read More

      • drakpete
      • | Jul 25, 2011
      • | 25452 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Bobby Fischer article

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14013115 | Read More

      • drakpete
      • | Jul 4, 2011
      • | 596 views
      • | 0 comments