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
The first tournament wasn't an impressive result but it prepared me for the biggest tournament in the state, the Minnesota Open. This year's MN Open had 260 players including about 15 masters! I decided to play in the 2-day schedule since I wa... | Read More
My grandfather taught me to play chess when I was five during a camping trip. He thought I was too young to play, but on a rainy day I was able to convince him to teach me the "king game" as I liked to call it. I started playing in local tourn... | Read More