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We all just stink at this. I think that's part of it's charm.
Have you a minute? Have a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gjr4n-wOCw
Watch YouTube backyard professor. He's great!
You have to be joking right? He isn't even out of the beginner stage of chess development.
Just watched the posted video. I don't care how far along he ISN'T... I think I can learn a lot anyway. Being as solid as possible in the basics can't be a bad thing ever, right?
I looked up his rating on the USCF website several months ago, and it was 749. I looked it up just now, to see if he had improved, and he wasn't listed at all. He must have given up on his illustrious chess career.
BYP is making math videos now. I'm not skilled at math, maybe someone who is can confirm my suspicion that the videos are trash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7VwfiwYkws
Oh, boy. I hate to say it, but he made a serious error in that simple equation.
Check out my blog. I have a few entries on opening theory and some "rules of thumb". It's written by a beginner, so maybe that will help keep pointers simple.
I took a look at one of your games, if I may:
It's an incredibly common removal of the defender idea: when your knight is defending a piece, capturing it or pushing a pawn at it removes the defence of the other piece.
I didn't watch it all, but it looks like about 10th grade algebra.
BTW, as a student, Algebra is ninth grade level math...but we all take it in 6th or 7th lol..
So what? It's been a while since I took it, and I did say about.
Yeah, I saw it. Made a number negative that wasn't supposed to be, right?
Your time spent is appreciated. And I invite anyone else who is so inclined to do the same. I really DO want to improve. I like two things you had to say - "Rook = endgame piece" and "consider 3 moves before you decide". I will take these to heart - thanks!
There is a chance that you suck at chess, but if you are an average person like 95% then you will improve like everybody.
Just "finished" a game with someone who abandoned the match when (presumably) they thought all was lost. What do they hope to gain by doing this? Chess.com mentioned they might have violated the "fair play" policy...?
Feel free to have a go at the game if you wish, too. :-)
I would gladly accept it as a resignation.
Frustrating tactical mistake
by chessicstudent a few minutes ago
Keep calm and.....
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Mate in 2!
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Please post any Suggestions Asap
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A group for left handed players
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