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    • Cool queen sacrifice

      It feels good to find a position out from a chess tactics puzzle book in your own game and realize that the variation which forces checkmate starts with a queen sacrifice. It probably helps that somehow recently I looked at lots of queen sacrifice... | Read More

      • mis3u
      • | Apr 3, 2013
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    • I now offer chess classes in the NYC area.

      I have been giving classes for few years and I am now looking to broaden my student base. I have experience working both with groups and individual students of all ages and skill levels. I offer a comprehensive program of study aimed at universal ... | Read More

      • mis3u
      • | Feb 3, 2013
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    • Check my new blog post at brooklyn64.com

      If you're interested, I am now a contributor to brooklyn64.com , a chess blog that for a long time has been one of my favorites to read on the net, so I'm even happier to be a part of it now. I'm going to post there regularly (will post here from ... | Read More

      • mis3u
      • | Dec 20, 2012
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    • Win against a master yesterday

      Played in a rapid game at the Marshall chess club yesterday. Sometimes I can play a good game and actually not mess it up. Obviously by allowing the fork Black made a mistake, but I didn't...that's chess. I've had many games against 2200+ rated pe... | Read More

      • mis3u
      • | Mar 30, 2012
      • | 783 views
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    • My most recent game..

      Just felt like I needed to post this...2012 has sucked for me so far on many fronts, and generally my chess performance is badly influenced by the non-chess stuff....so all my games in January were horrible. But this one from Feb 1st played in the... | Read More

      • mis3u
      • | Feb 3, 2012
      • | 726 views
      • | 7 comments
    • Blunder of the day- the puzzle

      This just in from today's game in the Manhattan Open- White, GM Kacheishvili of Georgia, had a clear win in his last move, he should have played 49.b7, but for reasons known only to himself, chose 49.f4 ??? and Black must have felt like he had jus... | Read More

      • mis3u
      • | Aug 20, 2011
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    • Positional squeeze in a Moscow Sicilian

      So this is what I do after playing blitz all night- come home at 1AM, turn the computer on and play slow games with people in Europe, who are already awake. Maybe I should drink more while playing blitz so I would be going straight to bed. Anyway,... | Read More

      • mis3u
      • | Aug 13, 2011
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    • White to play and win:)

      Cute little move from today's game Czarnota- Staniszewski played at Najdorf Memorial. | Read More

      • mis3u
      • | Jul 20, 2011
      • | 417 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Following the plan and inflexible thinking.

      The title of this post could as well be "making decisions in the rapid game" or, more vaguely "missing out on the best moves (again)". It's inspired by the short middlegame sequence which occurred in my game yesterday at the Marshall Chess Club ra... | Read More

      • mis3u
      • | May 27, 2011
      • | 558 views
      • | 1 comment
    • 2400+ player destroyed in the 6th move

      I have just been looking at random games played in the last week (it's my new habit- download them from TWIC every week and look at them) and I came across this one, played at Bosna Open a week ago. Black, a 2433 player, chose to play a Philidor D... | Read More

      • mis3u
      • | May 11, 2011
      • | 769 views
      • | 2 comments