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    • A highly tactical game

      Sometimes you encounter 'Tal' like players who just keep sacrificing to get an attack. In these moments, you have to stay claim and 'park the bus'. Wait for your opponent to err, and then counter with everything you got. Usually the best defence m... | Read More

    • Mate with 3 knights!

      Sometimes it's just better to resign... *evil laughter* Enjoy this hilarious game.  | Read More

    • Tactics and Strategy

      It is often said that the player who has the strategic edge in chess usually ends up also with the better tactical chances. I discovered this for myself firsthand from the following game. Chess is most beautiful when strategy and tactics intertwi... | Read More

    • Canard's Opening?!

      Third time this year I broke 1700 elo rating with a nice game. (aiming for 1800 by the end of this year.. will I make it? Stay tuned.)  Enjoy | Read More

    • a nice miniature in the modern defence.

      I was quite impressed by the tactics inside this game I decided I had to post it as a blog.  Enjoy. | Read More

    • It's been a while..

      It's nice to blog about chess after a long hiatus. I've been busy trying to reorganise my life especially ever since I finished my exams. Also, I haven't exactly been playing good chess recently, hence my lack of good quality games to blog about. ... | Read More

    • A good London game.

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    • A nice miniature

      Sometimes, you just know that which piece is holding your opponents position together and worth making that material sacrifice to break thru.   As it is in the following game.  | Read More

    • Up's and Downs of Chess

      Recently I've been struggling in terms of results and ratings. However,I take heart in knowing that even the world's best struggle sometimes with form. (Carlsen at the recent Norway Open for example)   I am still confident that if I put my time... | Read More

    • Nice 150 Attack in the Pirc Defence

      It's always nice to win against higher rated opposition.  | Read More