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    • Daily analysis, 2013-07-18

      Lessons learned: A plan is only as good as its execution; my hunt for the a5 pawn could've probably be conducted in a much calmer and more solid manner.  Instead, in my haste I lost a rook and pawn that I didn't need to lose. It's important to ... | Read More

      • gnuvince
      • | Jul 18, 2013
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      • | 1 comment
    • Daily analysis, 2013-07-11

        Lessons learned: DO NOT expect your opponent to not see your move/plan! When calculating a line, remember about the squares that the pieces leave behind; they may open an attack on one of your pieces. Seeing an outpost for a minor piece is n... | Read More

      • gnuvince
      • | Jul 11, 2013
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    • Daily analysis, 2013-07-09

      Here is a game I played on GameKnot to check out their interface (pretty good, I was pleased).  I play black.   Post game thoughts: this game showed a few things I am sometimes unaware of the effect of my moves on my pawn structure and of th... | Read More

      • gnuvince
      • | Jul 9, 2013
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    • Quick analysis of two recent games (one victory, one defeat)

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      • gnuvince
      • | Jun 24, 2013
      • | 430 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Artur Yupusov's "Build up your Chess: The Fundamentals"

      In a thread about Jeremy Silman's "The Amateur's Mind", a few members of chess.com sang the praises of Artur Yupusov's "Build, Boost, Evolve" series of chess books.  Intrigued, I found a copy of the first book of the series "Build up your Chess: ... | Read More

      • gnuvince
      • | Dec 3, 2012
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      • | 4 comments
    • Commentary and quick analysis of recent victory

      I was able to win a game, as Black, against an opponent rated 300 points higher than me.  Here's that game with my commentary, some variations.  Feel free to give me comments! | Read More

      • gnuvince
      • | Nov 9, 2012
      • | 778 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Games from chess club 2012-11-03

      tl;dr: 2 victories (one not deserved), 2 defeats because I was not careful and deviated from chess principles. Since I have a lot of homework this week, I'm not going to add commentary to these games, just post them as is, but I'm going to write ... | Read More

      • gnuvince
      • | Nov 3, 2012
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    • Games from this weekend's chess club

      tl;dr: 3 wins, 1 loss, lots of blunders. [Edit: In the games, I'm playing the side that's on the bottom of the board.  That means Black for games 1 and 4, White for games 2 and 3.] I went to chess club again this afternoon and had a blast again... | Read More

      • gnuvince
      • | Oct 27, 2012
      • | 676 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Some thoughts on my games at chess club this weekend

      Although I got beat up really badly last time I went, I was at the weekly chess club on Saturday afternoon, ready to play some chess!  This weekend, I actually won all four games I played!  I'd like to discuss them a little bit.  Unfortunately,... | Read More

      • gnuvince
      • | Oct 21, 2012
      • | 438 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Getting there, I guess?

      There's a saying in the Go world: "lose your first 100 games as quickly as possible".  Well, this afternoon at chess club I lost every single one of my games.  I can't say I was playing well either, I was not able to concentrate.  Hopefully, 49... | Read More

      • gnuvince
      • | Oct 6, 2012
      • | 452 views
      • | 0 comments