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 Daily analysis, 2013-07-18 Lessons learned: A plan is only as good as its execution; my hunt for the a5 pawn could've probably be conducted in a much calmer and more solid manner.  Instead, in my haste I lost a rook and pawn that I didn't need to lose. It's important to ...http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/daily-analysis-2013-07-18Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:30:48 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/daily-analysis-2013-07-18Daily analysis, 2013-07-11   Lessons learned: DO NOT expect your opponent to not see your move/plan! When calculating a line, remember about the squares that the pieces leave behind; they may open an attack on one of your pieces. Seeing an outpost for a minor piece is n...http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/daily-analysis-2013-07-11Thu, 11 Jul 2013 08:55:43 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/daily-analysis-2013-07-11Daily analysis, 2013-07-09Here is a game I played on GameKnot to check out their interface (pretty good, I was pleased).  I play black.   Post game thoughts: this game showed a few things I am sometimes unaware of the effect of my moves on my pawn structure and of th...http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/daily-analysis-2013-07-09Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:07:37 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/daily-analysis-2013-07-09Quick analysis of two recent games (one victory, one defeat)   http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/quick-analysis-of-two-recent-games-one-victory-one-defeatMon, 24 Jun 2013 21:31:07 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/quick-analysis-of-two-recent-games-one-victory-one-defeatArtur Yupusov's "Build up your Chess: The Fundamentals"In a thread about Jeremy Silman's "The Amateur's Mind", a few members of chess.com sang the praises of Artur Yupusov's "Build, Boost, Evolve" series of chess books.  Intrigued, I found a copy of the first book of the series "Build up your Chess: ...http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/artur-yupusovs-quotbuild-up-your-chess-the-fundamentalsquotMon, 03 Dec 2012 13:44:41 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/artur-yupusovs-quotbuild-up-your-chess-the-fundamentalsquotCommentary and quick analysis of recent victoryI was able to win a game, as Black, against an opponent rated 300 points higher than me.  Here's that game with my commentary, some variations.  Feel free to give me comments! http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/commentary-and-quick-analysis-of-recent-victoryFri, 09 Nov 2012 23:34:39 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/commentary-and-quick-analysis-of-recent-victoryGames from chess club 2012-11-03tl;dr: 2 victories (one not deserved), 2 defeats because I was not careful and deviated from chess principles. Since I have a lot of homework this week, I'm not going to add commentary to these games, just post them as is, but I'm going to write ...http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/games-from-chess-club-2012-11-03Sat, 03 Nov 2012 18:33:48 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/games-from-chess-club-2012-11-03Games from this weekend's chess clubtl;dr: 3 wins, 1 loss, lots of blunders. [Edit: In the games, I'm playing the side that's on the bottom of the board.  That means Black for games 1 and 4, White for games 2 and 3.] I went to chess club again this afternoon and had a blast again...http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/games-from-this-weekends-chess-clubSat, 27 Oct 2012 17:20:18 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/games-from-this-weekends-chess-clubSome thoughts on my games at chess club this weekendAlthough I got beat up really badly last time I went, I was at the weekly chess club on Saturday afternoon, ready to play some chess!  This weekend, I actually won all four games I played!  I'd like to discuss them a little bit.  Unfortunately,...http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/some-thoughts-on-my-games-at-chess-club-this-weekendSun, 21 Oct 2012 20:50:32 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/some-thoughts-on-my-games-at-chess-club-this-weekendGetting there, I guess?There's a saying in the Go world: "lose your first 100 games as quickly as possible".  Well, this afternoon at chess club I lost every single one of my games.  I can't say I was playing well either, I was not able to concentrate.  Hopefully, 49...http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/getting-there-i-guessSat, 06 Oct 2012 20:28:09 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/getting-there-i-guessQuick notes from a game I just drewI played a very interesting game of chess with a colleague of mine this week.  We've played chess a few times this summer, and I think this is the first game where nobody made a very bad tactical blunder that cost the game.   1.d4: I've bee...http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/quick-notes-from-a-game-i-just-drewFri, 05 Oct 2012 19:47:40 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/quick-notes-from-a-game-i-just-drewReflecting on three months of chessAt the end of June/beginning of July, I decided that I wanted to play chess and become better at it.  How am I doing three months later?   My rating at online chess on chess.com is better than it was then, but I'm growing a bit weary of this fo...http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/reflecting-on-three-months-of-chessSat, 29 Sep 2012 10:32:19 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/reflecting-on-three-months-of-chessMy review of "Winning Chess Tactics" by GM Yasser SeirawanLast month, I reviewed Yasser Seirawan's "Play Winning Chess".  In that review, I expressed some reservations about the lack of depth of the book and mentioned that I would hold back judgement until I read the other books in the series.  Today, ...http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/my-review-of-quotwinning-chess-tacticsquot-by-gm-yasser-seirawanSat, 25 Aug 2012 18:18:29 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/my-review-of-quotwinning-chess-tacticsquot-by-gm-yasser-seirawanSometimes, you got to take a break!I was doing tactics problem this afternoon, and I was having a lot of fun, and I was quite happy with my performance, but after about an hour, I started moving before I even considered the consequences of my moves and I got frustrated that I misse...http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/sometimes-you-got-to-take-a-breakFri, 10 Aug 2012 16:54:01 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/sometimes-you-got-to-take-a-breakAnalysis #3[pgn] [Event "Let's Play!"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2012.08.02"] [Round "?"] [White "Gabriano"] [Black "gnuvince"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "936"] [BlackElo "1121"] [TimeControl "1 in 3 days"] [Termination "gnuvince won by checkmate"] 1. d4 Nf...http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/analysis-3Thu, 09 Aug 2012 06:38:02 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/analysis-3One month of chessAbout a month ago, I got interested in chess, and decided to go on a one-year plan to improve and appreciate the game more.  After one month, I'm pleased to report that my motivation is still very high!  Here's what I've done this month: * Read...http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/one-month-of-chessTue, 07 Aug 2012 07:01:59 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/one-month-of-chessAnalysis #2 This is my analysis of a game that I won, that I probably shouldn't have, as I made many blunders, both tactically and strategically.   1.d4 d5   I decided to open with the Queen's pawn opening.  I alternate between 1. e4 and 1. d4.  Si...http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/analysis-2Thu, 02 Aug 2012 19:59:41 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/analysis-2My review of "Play Winning Chess" by GM Yasser SeirawanAs part of my one-year goal of becoming a better chess player, I've bought a few books on chess.  I've now finished reading Yasser Seirawan's book "Play Winning Chess". The book is relatively short, less than 200 pages if you don't count the pho...http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/my-review-of-quotplay-winning-chessquot-by-gm-yasser-seirawanSun, 29 Jul 2012 10:38:41 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/my-review-of-quotplay-winning-chessquot-by-gm-yasser-seirawanAnalysis of a loss   This is my analysis of a game that I lost as white against a fellow chess beginner.  I became interested in chess in July, and I'm hoping that by July 2013, I am a much better player than I am now.  But as you'll see with this game, my road...http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/analysis-of-a-lossFri, 27 Jul 2012 19:51:06 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/gnuvince/analysis-of-a-loss