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 An International Style of Play Level Time :DThis was a game I played against an opponent from Macedonia who apparently has a 'international style of play.'  So my plans from here on out is to improve in chess as a whole and to step up my level, and give tough competition to these kinds of...http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/an-international-style-of-play-level-time-dFri, 05 Dec 2014 05:11:03 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/an-international-style-of-play-level-time-dFinally 1500+ in Blitz :D :)Ouu yeah!I finally reach 1500+ in Blitz after two years of playing chess. I've finally seen the improvement within me. Time to strive for greater heights and learn more about chess. #chessforlife :D I fell good.. Here are some of my games that ...http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/finally-1500-in-blitz-dThu, 04 Dec 2014 22:35:06 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/finally-1500-in-blitz-dOne of my better gamesI'm starting to get into dynamic chess :D http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/one-of-my-better-gamesTue, 02 Dec 2014 08:57:57 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/one-of-my-better-gamesWhy instant refutations don't work!The reason why many beginners lose their chess games with opponents is because they tend to go for the  instant refutation of peculiar moves. They should always keep in mind that thinking of just one move ahead will not work when playing strong ...http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/why-instant-refutations-dont-workMon, 01 Dec 2014 21:01:46 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/why-instant-refutations-dont-workVideo on Tactics TrainerHey guys this video is about me solving tactics on chess.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4plLYZx79SI&feature=youtu.be http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/video-on-tactics-trainerSun, 23 Nov 2014 02:35:08 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/video-on-tactics-trainerAnand vs Carlsen (An amateur's analysis)Hi guys this is my analysis of the Anand vs Carlsen Round 10 2014 World Championship Game. Hope you guys like & subscribe!Cheers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHbT6CN3WXI&feature=youtu.be  http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/anand-vs-carlsen-an-amateurs-analysisFri, 21 Nov 2014 10:07:08 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/anand-vs-carlsen-an-amateurs-analysisFinally! A brilliant game of mine!http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/finally-a-brilliant-game-of-mineWed, 12 Nov 2014 06:41:24 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/finally-a-brilliant-game-of-mineLosing to winning!This is a game I played against an Arab!Have fun :)  The title suggests everything! http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/losing-to-winningMon, 01 Sep 2014 10:18:47 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/losing-to-winningQueens Gambit Declined: Systems without Nc3 D30http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/queens-gambit-declined-systems-without-nc3-d30Sat, 09 Aug 2014 18:14:39 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/queens-gambit-declined-systems-without-nc3-d30The Right Ideas!http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/the-right-ideasThu, 31 Jul 2014 18:47:13 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/the-right-ideasThe 36th in between move! Prophylaxis is key! Missed the beautiful g4 move which was in between move. Next time onwards! I shall to strive look for alternatives than obvious eating of pieces.  http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/the-36th-in-between-moveTue, 22 Jul 2014 12:20:43 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/the-36th-in-between-moveDrunk chess scenes!This is by far the weirdest game I played on chess.com which ended up in a draw. I was high on beer and played a Slav defence. The best part about the game is the evaluation profile Have fune!  The evaluation profile! http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/drunk-chess-scenesMon, 21 Jul 2014 07:04:57 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/drunk-chess-scenesThe weak black kingside! A51: Budapest Gambit, Fajarowicz Variation Total annihilation of the black kingside! http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/the-weak-black-kingsideThu, 17 Jul 2014 09:01:50 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/the-weak-black-kingsideOutplaying an opponent! This was schmidt benoni opening. The m ain line is to capture with the pawn and not with the queen. Anyhoo! I played on to win the game. I missed a few tactics towards the end (endgame tactics) so I shall work on that from here on out! Hope ...http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/outplaying-an-opponentWed, 16 Jul 2014 00:30:22 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/outplaying-an-opponentI'm 1600+ yall! :DYes!! I've finally broken the 1600 barrier on chess.com and it feels good! :) Here's the game that I played to reach 1600+My opponent underestimated my game and got what he deserved! BUHAHAHAHA   Btw the photo on top is what I got googling "1...http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/im-1600-yall-dTue, 08 Jul 2014 00:48:03 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/im-1600-yall-dWeird game #1This is a game I played with an Iranian online and it was Sicilian c3.  Have fun! :) http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/weird-game-1Tue, 01 Jul 2014 03:07:07 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/weird-game-1My First Fide Rated TournamentThis is the first FIDE tournament that I played today. I lost the first game which I could have drawn by bringing my King to the kingside which my opponent described to me after the game. He was a 1500+ Fide rated player. Here's the game:   T...http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/my-first-fide-rated-tournamentFri, 27 Jun 2014 08:40:28 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/my-first-fide-rated-tournamentLosing Mindset vs Winning MindsetThis is a game I lost because I taught I made a blunder but it wasn't actually a blunder. The reason I taught that I made a blunder was because of the fact that I was playing a much higher rated player than me. I was under the impression that he m...http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/losing-mindset-vs-winning-mindsetSat, 14 Jun 2014 21:47:18 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/losing-mindset-vs-winning-mindsetProphylaxis is key!This was 100 minute game I played with a strong opponent online! I had a great position from the opening but lost the game missing the single decent prophylatic move b4! and my position totally collapsed! I should have played b4! and then gone fo...http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/prophylaxis-is-keytprWed, 11 Jun 2014 10:55:11 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/prophylaxis-is-keytprKeep it simple!This was a game I played against a chinese guy!I found a tactic to simplify the position but I taught it'd be better to stick with the queen till the end. Wrong choice & I lost the game because of carelessness. Lesson of the day!Keep it simple...http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/keep-it-simpleWed, 11 Jun 2014 02:44:03 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/keep-it-simple