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    • exploiting a hole on g2

        In this game I messed up my pawn structure early in the game, but used the hole in my pawn structure on g2 to create a winning attack.  I'm interested in these kind of attacks, because your opponent will almost always steer a game this direc... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Apr 8, 2014
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    • win with underpromotion

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      • flatseven
      • | Mar 9, 2014
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    • tactical finish

        This game had a neat tactical finish. | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Jan 5, 2013
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    • Sicilian p d5 for black

      Tcigorin - Paulsen Berlin 1881   To sum up, after placing all of blacks pieces on their favorite squares, d5 can blow the center open and activate his pieces. | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | May 21, 2011
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    • Schenveningen for dummies: (self included )Pt. 2

      Black should play d6 right away to avoid white trading a minor piece on c6.  Black's d6 move stops this as shown in the following game. | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | May 17, 2011
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    • Schenveningen for dummies: (self included)

      Scheveningen 101:               White's ideas include pawn breaks  to e5,  f5 (and fight for d5 by removing pawn) and g5. Black may try:  P - b4 as part of an attack on white's e pawn, d5, or e5 for a blockade.  Black has goo... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | May 17, 2011
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    • Q Gambit Position

      I don't know if this is what a blog is supposed to be, but I enjoy plugging in interesting games from my rading so I can share them, revisit them, and play them through on the computer rather than on the board.  That said, at times I don't even b... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Apr 7, 2011
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    • d4 breakthrough, fianchetto

      Continuing to explore d4 games with interesting breakthroughs.                   I get in trouble sacraficing pieces for combos that don't actually work.  Still, with diligent study, I hope to get good at seeing these opportu... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Apr 4, 2011
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    • Isolated Pawn

                    For best results, blockade an isoloated pawn.  The square just in front of it is the weak spot. | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Apr 4, 2011
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    • d4 games

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      • flatseven
      • | Mar 26, 2011
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