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Submitted by Zendo on May 9, 2010 at 3:12 AM.
Welcome everybody who is viewing my blog. Hi, I'm Zendo, and I made this blog for some new players who would like to understand more about the game. Those who would like to increase there rating.
I am by no means a strong player. And I am very notori...Read more »
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Whenever I do something I really aim to be the best at it. And in Chess, I'd really like to be a Grandmaster even though achieving Master status alone would be great for a first step.
I am from Myanmar but my mother tongue is English. I like to teach and learn at the same time. I have yet to find a good mentor and an enthusiastic student.
Self Analysis of Own Game
In real life, my rating would be more or less around 1600. The rating difference from chess.com to real life USCF or FIDE is around 200 or 300. I guess it varies from player to player. Correspondence chess is also very much different than real OTB play and I think I perform better when I am focused on one game and have a lot of time to think.
I am tactically very sloppy and tend to make crazy strategies from time to time. I like to experiment ideas and see if they will work out without really putting much of brainwork in the calculation department.
I can lose a winning game with a wonderful blunder quite oftenly.
I am both an e4 and d4 opener. I like unsound openings and probably like to play all kinds of openings.
Because I learned chess by always losing to a rival friend who is aggressive and an attacker by nature, I have become more inclined to be a positional and defensive player.
My friends who play against my rival friend lose horribly by a flashy mating attack in the middle game. When they play against me, I win them slowly, systematically and more often than not in the endgame. As a result, my Patzer friends have more respect towards my rival buddy than me.
So I will learn how to be aggressive and attack! Once I am satisifed with my skills in that department, I will go back and adopt the Petrosian, Leko, Karpov approach. There's so much to learn and the sky is the limit. I have truly found a wonderful life-long hobby!
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