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Albert S Tam
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Submitted by Chessking47 on November 12, 2013 at 4:09 PM.
The Lucena Position is an important position in Rook and pawn endgames. I won't start you off here, so this is your puzzle.
But here's a hint: the first two moves are Rd1+, Ke7, and Rd4. Some answers are picky (so get those incorrect, but the solu...Read more »
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Chess is my favorite sport, learning at the age of 5. When I saw my sister go into a tournament, that inspired me to learn the game of chess. I finally saw that the Colle was my favorite opening... "was." Now, the dust settled and I mainly play a variety of openings, just to experiment. But not in tournaments.
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The Bxc5 move should be after Be3.
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1. e4 e5
We play for central space, though it's usually a fight.
2. Bc4 Nc6
Instead of following standard theory and developing the knights first, I develop the bishops. But, I expectedly thought he was developing his bishop.
3. Qf3 Nd4??
I threatened mate. 3... Nf6 was much better.
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Gioachino Greco vs. NN
1. e4 b6 2. d4 Bb7 3. Bd3 f5 4. exf5 Bxg2 5. Qh5 g6 6. fxg6 Nf6 7. gxh7+ Nxh5 8. Bg6#
Opening of the day: French Defense Rubinstein Variation
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 (3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4) dxe4 4. Nxe4
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Here are some chess tips, based on psychology, tactics, strategy, deciding tactics or strategy, and attacks. Chess tips from 5 chosen categories from a 1200-rated player can be weird, but whatever! Psychological tips are probably my best, because I have experience with my father, experience with myself, and slight experience from others. Will post one tip everyday, any showing Tip of The Day.
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The first tip, as of 4/19/2012, is "Don't overlook your possibilities and your opponent's possibilities at all times." Why is this psychological? Quite some amateurs and most beginners think very quickly, almost "auto-making" their move, whether it's check or stalemate or so on. People tend to skip their and opponent's possibilities!
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