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    • Disagreeing with Silman: The argument against studying master games

      Before I say anything, I want to start by saying that I deeply respect IM Jeremy Silman as he was instrumental to my chess development very early. His works How to Reassess your Chess and Reassess your Chess workbook helped to make me think critic... | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | May 27, 2015
      • | 541 views
      • | 7 comments
    • 20 Minute Training Lesson: Calculating in the Opening

      Training tip: Start Calculating as early as possible.   A lesson I work with my students from the very beginning is to be playing the opening as if it is the "opening game," similar to the middlegame and endgame. Many players view the opening a... | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | May 17, 2015
      • | 2249 views
      • | 9 comments
    • Typical mistake: studying the opening wrong (and too much!)

      When we play a game and we find ourselves lost for plans, we often try to solve this problem by studying the opening of that game.   This is not the best way to study this!   By "study", see if you can relate to any of the following: You st... | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | May 10, 2015
      • | 2074 views
      • | 9 comments
    • Are you ready to UP your game?

      Have you hit a roadblock in your game? Not sure how to improve?   My time availability has opened up and I am now accepting new students!To up your game NOW, consider having a mentor to tell you your weaknesses and tell you exactly HOW to impro... | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | Mar 23, 2015
      • | 2107 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Pay Attention to your pieces!

      This is another game analysis report brought to you from the Move by Move Chess Improvement group About every week I select 1 game from the Group Forum to be analyzed for my blog. Now we stop for an Opening puzzle: How would you finish de... | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | Mar 19, 2015
      • | 1621 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Now accepting applications for new students!

      Have you hit a roadblock in your game? Not sure how to improve?   My time availability has opened up and I am now accepting new students!To up your game NOW, consider having a mentor to tell you your weaknesses and tell you exactly HOW to impro... | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | Mar 12, 2015
      • | 1085 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Defending worse positions

      Was dreaming in class, came up with an interesting scenario:   Now the puzzle: Black's not doing so great, but what's the best way to deal here?   | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | Feb 25, 2015
      • | 1015 views
      • | 11 comments
    • Getting better Move by Move

      This is another game analysis report brought to you from the Move by Move Chess Improvement group About every week I select 1 game from the Group Forum to be analyzed for my blog. I want to thank Tripps86 for this submission.   What is... | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | Feb 17, 2015
      • | 1592 views
      • | 9 comments
    • Beat Computer Impossible again!

      Title is deceiving, should read: After 40 more losses, I finally beat the Computer Impossible again! But that isn't such a great title, carry on: | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | Feb 9, 2015
      • | 1886 views
      • | 11 comments
    • *Promoted* to Assistant Instructor of Prodigy Program

      I've got some great news to share: I've just been *promoted* from teaching assistant to assistant instructor! I suppose it is not quite a full transition yet as I am still assuming teaching assistant responsibilities, but now I am teaching live cl... | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | Feb 8, 2015
      • | 923 views
      • | 7 comments