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 Take it slow when you are winning!This was a game I lost when I was in a winning position. I remember I drew a tournament game when I was in a completely winning position. The reason I lost and drew those games were because I got overconfident and wanted to get the game over with...http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/take-it-slow-when-you-are-winningMon, 11 May 2015 07:59:36 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/take-it-slow-when-you-are-winningWhat is the actual rating of a National Master?Sup guys, Today I played a 10 min blitz game with NM Schwazpoff or something like that on chesser.com. I got a better position from the opening and I was winning towards the end but drew because of low time. Here's the game. have fun :D http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/what-is-the-actual-rating-of-a-national-masterThu, 07 May 2015 23:19:23 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/what-is-the-actual-rating-of-a-national-masterFinally 1700+ in Blitz after over three yearsHey guys, It has been three years since I started taking chess a little more seriously, and I've improved by leaps and bounds. I wasn't really good at anything since school and I used to call myself average. I have never concentrated on any singl...http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/finally-1700-in-blitz-after-over-three-yearsSun, 03 May 2015 00:26:31 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/finally-1700-in-blitz-after-over-three-yearsThe Knight and Rook sacrifice game! By me :) :D XDI salute my rook and knight as their courage and boldness win the war for white. Yous will never be forgotten. May the force be with you!  http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/the-knight-and-rook-sacrifice-game-by-me--d-xdFri, 13 Mar 2015 06:00:22 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/the-knight-and-rook-sacrifice-game-by-me--d-xdDaniel King Series is pretty effective!Hey guys, I've been going through the Chessbase series on mating attacks by Daniel King which has improved my game by leaps and bounds. It's pretty effective.  https://shop.chessbase.com/en/authors/daniel_king Here's a game that I won after wa...http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/daniel-king-series-is-pretty-effectiveTue, 27 Jan 2015 18:49:08 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/daniel-king-series-is-pretty-effectiveMy last Blitz game for the year 2015! :DThis will be the last Blitz game for the year 2015. I will only be playing standard 30 min games from here on out.  Blitz games are only meant for those who are thorough with openings and have a decent knowledge of chess. In my case I do not kno...http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/my-last-blitz-game-for-the-year-2015-dWed, 21 Jan 2015 00:09:31 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/my-last-blitz-game-for-the-year-2015-dGrandmaster Play! Well sort off! :POkay I haven't blogged in a long time. Hope all you guys are doing good. I liked this game which I played online with an Indonesian. The fact that he played h3 & a3 assured me that his position weakened and that I had to go for the win which I...http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/grandmaster-play-well-sort-off-pSat, 17 Jan 2015 00:24:04 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/cobipal/grandmaster-play-well-sort-off-pAn 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-kingside