Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Winning is the thing, i see it now!I played all my life for fun and friends but always thought i could be better, but something held me back. I see now, the desire to win forces all attention to this goal and results in playing at the best/ highest levels of thought. As i've read "...http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/winning-is-the-thing-i-see-it-nowThu, 13 Mar 2014 14:23:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/winning-is-the-thing-i-see-it-nowTime to get Serious....ReallyI took a break and now im back. What i've discovered was my love of the game but my lack of seriousness. When i see players with ratings in excess of 1800, i see how far i have to go and the realization i will probably never take the time to stud...http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/time-to-get-seriousreallyThu, 13 Mar 2014 14:12:03 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/time-to-get-seriousreallyChessboard (Perspective).Is there something about chessboards and human perspective which could explain why some boards annoy me. Other than saying the board hurts my eyes and just irratates me, Is there a scientific reason for this or is it me. http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/chessboard-perspectiveSat, 16 Nov 2013 12:03:16 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/chessboard-perspectiveTalk to Me (Chat link)I would like to know the best way to invite others to use the chat link. My idea is a series of non rated games played at the sametime vs the same player with the chat feature used to help improve my game and hopefully theirs. I enjoy the connecti...http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/talk-to-me-chat-linkTue, 12 Nov 2013 16:29:40 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/talk-to-me-chat-linkSmall Circle DefenseI utilize the Small Circle Defense (...p-k3, ...p-q3). I don't know where or how i discovered this defense, but it seems a combination of the French, Caro-Kann, and Sicilian. My question- advantage vs deception! Give up the center and form a coun...http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/small-circle-defenseMon, 04 Nov 2013 17:08:39 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/small-circle-defenseMindsetWhat is the proper mindset for chess? Do i focus on winning throughout the game or are there ups and downs, moments of indecision? Can someone lend a hand? Is there some secret? http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/mindsetThu, 31 Oct 2013 16:22:48 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/mindsetAfraid to Win?In reviewing my matches, I've come to a conclusion- I am afraid to win! Yes, it's true. Why is another matter. How can i win 5 to 6 matches in a row against players one to two hundred points higher in ratings, yet lose games i should have won. Mor...http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/afraid-to-winTue, 03 Sep 2013 14:17:44 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/afraid-to-winI DONT CAREWho is this person halfway around the world, 2am in the morning, online with me playing chess? Does he have a life? Why am i online? Is it because we are chessnuts who care not the time of day. I can only answer for me! I DONT CARE any time, any o...http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/i-dont-careMon, 19 Aug 2013 17:52:01 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/i-dont-careI LIKE IT!I have enjoyed my time at Chess.com, i have made friends and played players from around the world, God is good. I become more interested as i am challenged by players who challenge me. I enjoy knowing there are others out there, not afraid to pla...http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/i-like-itFri, 05 Apr 2013 13:44:47 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/i-like-itOffensively Defensive!It's said, defense doesen't win games, offense does! Yet how about an old twist of perspective? I have a mind set towards passive defense, resulting in losses where after analysis indicated advantage was in my favor. Revamp my mind, and my game. T...http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/offensively-defensiveSat, 30 Mar 2013 13:06:24 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/offensively-defensiveHOLLAND ASSASSIN!I meant a man from Holland, played him tuff, you know. Had him in a jam. He said, here we go! CHECKMATE , lol. He won! http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/holland-assassinMon, 17 Sep 2012 14:29:01 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/holland-assassinThe Long SleepWhen do we admit defeat, when do we quit? In a game, a major loss is experienced (Queen taken), the situation is bleek, hopeless, or is it? I've played in games where my counterpart continues to play and it becomes clear the game is lost, yet chec...http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/the-long-sleepWed, 29 Aug 2012 15:42:18 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/the-long-sleepCAN I GET A WITNESS!Chess is a game we all love and respect, it's also a learning tool. My question, why do some highly rated players refuse to accept challenges? I agree with the maxim: you learn through your defeats. I've lost as many as (7) seven games to the same...http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/can-i-get-a-witnessFri, 20 Jul 2012 12:44:48 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/can-i-get-a-witness960 ChessWhat is the purpose of this form of chess? Who invented it and does it aid in playing standard chess, how so? http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/960-chess3Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:13:04 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/960-chess3STORMTROOPERHelp, i find my self in many games with a chance to storm the castled King. What is the best method to do so. I need this badly. http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/stormtrooperTue, 12 Jun 2012 13:23:27 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/stormtrooperCHESS MENTORWhat is the best course of action, in using chess mentor. I am familure withe the rules of chess and am a fair player. Having been out of practice for a while, i've lost games, i deem- due to mistakes. How can i review quickly and move on to the a...http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/chess-mentor6Mon, 09 Apr 2012 16:29:51 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MOYINJA/chess-mentor6