This is a very interesting game I played on this site, with 9 consecutive knight moves!
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This is a question that has been circling my mind for a while.
I have heard some people say that playing blitz creates bad habits of not calculating enough, and playing more by "instinct".
I have also heard people say, and I agree, that what's m... | Read More
This is a blitz game I played today, featuring my favorite opening as white, and the opening I have been actively studying for the last few months.
It was a very enjoyable game for me, because as I played I could see many of the concepts, themes ... | Read More
Here is another of my games, where I planned to use the Dragon as black. My opponent did not follow main lines, yet somehow we reached a Sicilian position. The position was clearly a Najdorf, but since I don't know much about it, I decided to cont... | Read More
Following an emerging theme on my games, and also inspired by a very interesting thread in the Chess.com forums about studying openings, I present another game of mine.
In this game, I was out of my mental book by move 2 and this was truly a firs... | Read More
This post presents another game I played recently, but now it will have a little background story.
In a recent post, I questioned the usefulness of spending time learning opening lines at my level, where most of my opponents don't follow mainline... | Read More
This is another commented game of mine, I just thought I could make a better title than just adding up to the chapter counter.
This blitz game was played online with a 10 minute clock, and though it is full of positional and tactical errors, it w... | Read More
Continuing with my comments on some of the games I play, this post has another game with a 15 minute clock played online.
This game brings me to wonder if dedicating time to studying main opening lines is really useful at my level. Practically no... | Read More
Here is another of my games, played online with a 15 minute clock.
I particularly enjoyed this game, because despite I have pretty much no knowledge on white's opening, I managed to use some concepts from other openings I have reviewed to handle ... | Read More
Here is a recent game I played, again with a 15 minute clock.
The position seemed clear to me, I could see what my opponent's intentions were and acted accordingly.
Unfortunately, I found myself without enough time to reach an endgame, and I cou... | Read More