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    • Mate in Three Puzzles

      Delving into the Polgar Chess book again.  I looked for puzzles where black had a fianchetto.   For some reason when you click on solution button the arrow keys don't pop up.  I'm not sure why that is.  But if you click on the moves you can s... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Apr 19, 2015
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    • Computer analysis of a few games of mine

      Here is the computer analysis of how I misplayed the opening.       Play through the game until you get to the blunder.   Here is a sicillian   Here is the same game.  Click over to the end.  I play rook b8 and the computer doesn... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Apr 18, 2015
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    • Tactical Finish

      Thanks for checking out my game.  I think I learned this tactic from a Danny Rensche video. | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Apr 17, 2015
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    • Lucena Position

      I've been brushing up on my endgame.  These puzzles are courtosy of Silman's "Reassess your chess" Engame 101: Lucena position | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Mar 22, 2015
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    • Closed Sicilian Pawn Structure

      The Closed Silian English Pawn Structure               Soltis recommends 2....N c6.  Both Sides try to create a wing attack. White has allowed black to open a file on the side of the board.  He starts his own pawn storm, but ... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Jan 1, 2015
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    • Combinations

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      • flatseven
      • | Dec 30, 2014
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    • Ideas for Black In the Caro-Slav Pawn Structure

      A thematic idea for black in the Caro-Slav formation is the move:  ....Pawn to C5.   Opens diagonal for bishop  If white retakes, then c5 can be used by black's pieces Might create an isolated pawn for white, which can then be blockaded on d5 ... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Dec 30, 2014
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    • Combinations

      Games from Polgar's "Chess" | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Dec 30, 2014
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    • Middle Game Ideas In the Caro Pawn Formation

      These ideas are taken from Soltis: Pawn Structure Chess.   This post looks into some middle game ideas in the Caro pawn formation.               White has potential outpost squares on c5 and e5.  Black would have to weaken hi... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Dec 29, 2014
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    • Pawn Structure Change in Dragon

      White is able to change the pawn structure to restrict blacks pieces.   Blacks pieces are constricted on the first three ranks, while white has all the activity.   24. B-e6!  Mate would have followed if this bishop was taken, after queen tak... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Dec 29, 2014
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