A friend and I were recently discussing chess spectator etiquette and how they differ from the arena of Magic The Gathering tournaments. In Magic tournaments it is considered rude to spectate for a brief period and then leave the table. Leavin... | Read More
I know there's no luck in chess and my play was responsible for this loss. I'd still like to petition a name change to Comp4-ImpossiblyLucky because I was crushing it! Please take a look at the game and suggest some alternative lines or missed... | Read More
Dropped a piece on more 4, missed a simple mate in 1, lost the game, but had fun. Enjoy and don't laugh!
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Bishop and rook-pawn endgames can be difficult to win when your bishop is on the opposite color of the pawn's promotion square. The position below is a theoretical draw. If you haven't seen it before try finding a way for White to win if Black... | Read More
This is a game from the local chess club, and possibly the most exciting of the round! The time control was G/60 + 30inc and the pairings are made in advance. The game was a back-n-forth struggle with an exchange sacrifice towards the end. I... | Read More
Odds of winning the Candidates Tournament 2014. Who do you think will win? Who would you bet on with these odds?
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This is a game played by a quickly improving Maor Locker on chess.com. Maor reached a position with many paths to win, but when we analyzed the position below we realized White is actually in zugzwang! After going through a few variations with... | Read More
Here is the 2nd analyzed game of the free game analysis series played by Warrior2000. Gourav plays a nice game on the Black side of a symmetrical english. The game gets very dicey and White sacrifices an exchange in an attempt to checkmate the... | Read More
In the first installment of the free game analysis series we look at Marcelo's game on the Black side of a caro-kann. He neutralizes White's slight advantage out of the opening and castles queenside (!!) in an attempt to pawn storm his opponent'... | Read More
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I have some exciting news about some a free game analysis promotion I will be starting this month. In an effort to gain momentum on my coaching website and twitter account I will be offering the first of hopefully many fre... | Read More