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    • Game Analysis: C66: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defense, Hedgehog Variation

      This game was played with my new friend.  We played in a turnament and then another game, this one.  I lost the game, but gained a learning opportunity.  Feel free to comment.  I have learned a lot from previous reader comments. | Read More

      • hptchess
      • | May 13, 2010
      • | 1171 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Game Analysis: B23: Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation, Chameleon Variation

      Game Data: Newspaper Bloopers:The women included their husbands and their children in their potluck suppers. Score: ½-½ Date: 4/25/2010 Time: 14 days Opening:  B23: Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation, Chameleon Variation Computer Analysis (~... | Read More

      • hptchess
      • | Apr 29, 2010
      • | 2607 views
      • | 11 comments
    • Problem/Game-based learning: Friends'o'Fever Funkathon #2 - Round 1

      Here is a Game I played in a tournament.  I am white.   Here is the link to the game:  http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=29981134 5 blunders I think: learning opportunity.  This is my place to understand why the computer's suggested... | Read More

      • hptchess
      • | Feb 27, 2010
      • | 891 views
      • | 13 comments
    • Building Expertise through Problem-based Learning

        This was a learning opportunity... now we will try to analyze it here.  | Read More

      • hptchess
      • | Nov 10, 2009
      • | 922 views
      • | 6 comments
    • How life imitates chess.

      A forum post prompted me to find the book Garry Kasparov  wrote: How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom.  The book's offical web site is http://www.howlifeimitateschess.com/ Here is an article f... | Read More

      • hptchess
      • | Aug 8, 2008
      • | 2616 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Ruy Lopez opening position puzzle

      I was studying moves in a game and came upon this option 7. Nxe5.  My first reaction was why didn't black play NxN with a wonderful trade.  Would you take the Knight?  If not, why not? If you choose another move what would it be... | Read More

      • hptchess
      • | Dec 30, 2007
      • | 1349 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Ruy Lopez -logic behind the moves.

      This question / post comes from the book Strategy and Tactics in Chess by Dr. Euwe page 3.  http://www.chess.com/groups/forumview/our-max-euwe-corner-ii This link is to the Chess Hustler forum.  From there it shows you how to downl... | Read More

      • hptchess
      • | Oct 27, 2007
      • | 1138 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Game-king's Gambit declined

      This is a game I played in October 2007.  Things learned/ relearned noted: *One move put me in a poorer position very quickly.  I did not notice the swarm of pieces massing against my king.  I swapped at move 6 to make it wors... | Read More

      • hptchess
      • | Oct 18, 2007
      • | 1753 views
      • | 1 comment