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    • First tournament win!

      I'm happy about this one. I noticed a couple of things just from a "this is appropriate play" standpoint: 1) My opponent was moving very quickly, this has slowly become a trigger in my head to que me to simply play my own game. He/she will move w... | Read More

      • jumbodog
      • | Feb 27, 2013
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    • Two Bishops vs. Two Rooks

      Here's the situation. I messed up take a look at the comments on moves 22 ... Bxf2 and 23. Rf1  So here's the question. Has anyone looked at these types of endgames? Or are they typically deemed losing? Did I make the right call here after real... | Read More

      • jumbodog
      • | Feb 23, 2012
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      • | 1 comment
    • Practice Practice Practice

      Since last year when I put my chess books down, and my chess board back in the closet, I have only been doing tactical puzzles occationally at best. Last year when I was playing again for the first time in a long time, I was very frusterated that ... | Read More

      • jumbodog
      • | Feb 9, 2012
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    • Long games

      If you don't want to play a long game. Don't accept it. Don't do it consistently. If I can look at your game history and see that most of your wins are due to time, or because someone resigned at a very early stage (likely because you just drew th... | Read More

      • jumbodog
      • | Dec 6, 2010
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    • Chess and World Peace

        In the past few months I have gotten to playing chess again. If you didn't know this about me, this is something that I did when I was much, much younger, and then put it on a shelf for a while. I transferred to USS Mustin (yes, I am in the US... | Read More

      • jumbodog
      • | Dec 3, 2010
      • | 525 views
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    • Chess.com is great

      I recently had an injury that has kept me out of work for a couple of months now. Let me just say that I am glad to have time to spend here at chess.com. I played very briefly when I was a kid, then took about a 15 year break from being serious ab... | Read More

      • jumbodog
      • | Nov 23, 2010
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