Okay, I am going to start blogging more. First I would have a greater benefit if my analysis was comprehensive from beginning to the end; and I may attempt that later, but more now here are 4 points that jump on one position in the game.
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I want to share with you interesting things in chess in this blog. I have not title, i just love chess for many years. I was about 1700 when i was very young, but I don't play tourneys nowadays.
I analyze openings, games, endings by myself with a... | Read More
This is a fully updated article regarding Chess.com University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety if you are a new student or a prospective student wanting to join the program in February. Most importantly, registration for a... | Read More
Greetings, fellow chess improvers. Each week, members of the Chess Improver group submit losses for analysis and I choose the most instructive submissions to feature as lessons at that level, as well as a showcase win by the submitter to show wha... | Read More
REMOTE CHESS ACADEMY
~ Champion Psychology ~
Hello everyone, today GM Igor Smirnov launching his new chess book called Champion Psychology
This book analyses typical psychological problems of a chess players• Nervousness before/during a ches... | Read More
This is a huge chess topic. Almost everyone has an opinion on this, and below is mine.
PART 1- THE ULTIMATE TOP 10
My System - Nimzowitsch This is most definitely not an unpopular choice. It is hailed by many as the greatest and most influential ... | Read More
This weekend I was able to compete in my first ever USCF Rated Event. It was called the Quad 45, and was 3 rounds of 45/5 games. I was excited to see what competitive chess was all about, and it was fun to get to play in a serious environment.
My... | Read More
Similar positions can lead to similar looking tactics.
I'm showing these games as an example. Perhaps it is inspiring for some of you.
Note : I've not analysed these games deeply myself or let Stockfish analyse it. Hopefully it's not f... | Read More
Chess.com/TV has come a long way over the past several years. From airing only one or two shows per week, the programming is regular and full, averaging 1-2 shows per day, with the occasional 4 shows in one day! Programm... | Read More
I've recently been asked by a few players how to approach post game analysis. I've finally had time to sit down and put together this blog explaining my approach to post game analysis.
The first thing I would like to address is whether or not pos... | Read More
Greetings, chess improvers. Coach Conn here again with part two of our first Chess Improver of the Week presentation.
In part one, I covered what I have classified as the beginner and improving beginner levels, and then we looked at a recent loss... | Read More
Today's lesson in our opinion primarily will be useful for chess players who stayed at the level of 1400-1500 and did not know how to continue developing in this wonderful game.
The first part was focused on tactical view of the problem of prophy... | Read More
In the suggested series (all of it will consist 4 parts), we would like to help to chess players who are faced with the first and annoyed problem during the game - blunders. This mini-course will not help you immediately get rid of this chess viru... | Read More
I've played 100's of games with this guy. He usaually opens very strongly and as long has he stays focused he gives me a tough time. But, usually, he gets distracted and blunders. Here goes:
Constructive criticism welcome.
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In this Lesson we look at Blunders and their posible causes , there are games where a player has executed his opening play to come out with a good advantage in the middle game and again transit into a winning end game , but many of those game... | Read More
After spending several hours analyzing a game recently, it became clear that I needed to find ways to save time. A great resource turned out to be the suggestions in Andrew Martin's column. He says to look for critical moments. These include... | Read More
My favourite Triangular Mate
Other mate patterns here ...
The game is here ...
shows blunders and missed mat... | Read More
<<#14 Phi Kappa Blanca XXXVI -- #16 ???>>
Tournament #15 : 1991 North Carolina State Scholastic Championships 3/2-3/1991
Section: Open (High School)
Time Control: ??
There a lot of firsts here for me..... | Read More
Yes I know that monkey style chessmen can’t be banned here but I’ll write why playing the way is ugly. What is the monkey chess? When an amateur is developing from Class C to Class B player he minimize his blunders almost to minimum but he s... | Read More
Chess is a game of strategy, and one of the most obvious strategies is to have your whole team working together. But it's harder than it sounds.
Players have to constantly decide where their pieces belong on which squares and which to trade off. ... | Read More