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 Game To AnnotateHere is an instructional game for you to annotate. Miles http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/game-to-annotateWed, 22 Jan 2014 19:18:11 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/game-to-annotatePositional SacrificeThis post includes an instructive game with themes of positional sacrifices. Here it is. Thanks for reading! Also here is the link to my chess website:  http://chessprofessional.weebly.com/ . You can like my page on Facebook here: https:/...http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/positional-sacrificeFri, 20 Dec 2013 08:56:24 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/positional-sacrificeMy Chess WebsiteI just wanted to let you all know that I've finally created my own chess website called ChessProfessional. I have articles on pretty much everything there, and try to add content frequently. Here is the link to the site: http://chessprofessional....http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/my-chess-websiteSat, 07 Dec 2013 15:55:31 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/my-chess-websiteThe Plans And Ideas Of: The Alekhine DefenceFor a while, the Alekhine Defence was regarded by top GMs as a weak line that basically got you steamrolled in the center. Now however, this opening is thought of as quite playable, even up to U2600 level. The reason for this is simple. White h...http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/the-plans-and-ideas-of-the-alekhine-defenceMon, 15 Jul 2013 15:04:44 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/the-plans-and-ideas-of-the-alekhine-defencePost Content SuggestionsI know some of you probably follow my posts, so I am going to give my readers a chance to ask some chess questions. If you are looking for a novelty in a certain opening, let me know and I will try to find one for you and post it here in my blog. ...http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/post-content-suggestionsSun, 14 Jul 2013 09:28:10 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/post-content-suggestionsMove 4 Caro-Kann SurpriseAlthough a good amount of well known Caro lines are good for white, every now and then it's fun to through out a novelty. Most of the time white will simply take space or an initiative, and black will have queenside play to compensate. With this...http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/move-4-caro-kann-surpriseSat, 13 Jul 2013 13:44:37 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/move-4-caro-kann-surpriseWhen To ResignAlright, we've all had those moments where we look at the board, sigh to ourselves and think, "this guy just steamrolled me!" The question is though, when should you throw in the towel? You should only resign when there is no reasonable chance of...http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/when-to-resignThu, 11 Jul 2013 13:11:03 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/when-to-resignSicilian Surprise: The Prins VariationHow many times have you played white and, after e4 c5 sighed resignedly at the prospects of another boring Sicilian? Alright, truthfully you've probably never even given it that much thought, but that's not the point. The point is that you can, ...http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/sicilian-surprise-the-prins-variationMon, 08 Jul 2013 14:28:31 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/sicilian-surprise-the-prins-variationHow To Use Positional Chess Differences: Minor PiecesThe point of this post is to show you how to use positional differences a bit more specifically then in my other article "The Art Of Chess Planning". In that post I tried to get you acquainted with the concept of positional chess differences, bu...http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/how-to-use-chess-imbalancesMon, 01 Jul 2013 18:36:06 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/how-to-use-chess-imbalancesWorld Championship: Capablanca vs Lasker Game 2This post is on game 2 of the Capablanca vs Lasker world championship match. The annotations are by me. The rest of the games are coming soon, so stay tuned! Miles http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/world-championship-capablanca-vs-lasker-game-2Sun, 30 Jun 2013 10:42:49 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/world-championship-capablanca-vs-lasker-game-2World Championship: Capablanca vs Lasker Game 1This is game one of the legendary Capablanca-Lasker match. The rest will follow. Stay tuned! The rest of the games are coming soon! Miles       ã http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/world-championship-capablanca-vs-lasker-game-1Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:11:52 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/world-championship-capablanca-vs-lasker-game-1World Championship: Capablanca vs Lasker Game 5This post will be on game 1 of the 1921 Capablanca-Lasker world championship match. I will soon cover the rest of the games played in this match. I will annotate all of the games not annotated by either of the players. Here is game one annotat...http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/capablanca-vs-botvinnikFri, 28 Jun 2013 16:40:30 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/capablanca-vs-botvinnikFree Chess InstructionHi, I just wanted to let you all know about a free chess training group. It is called Pianoman4 Chess Instruction Group.    Here is a description of the group: Without a doubt this is the #1 group for anyone wanting to improve at chess. We re...http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/free-chess-instructionFri, 21 Jun 2013 14:13:35 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/free-chess-instructionPawns In The EndgameThis post will show you how to use your pawns in the endgame. I will mainly focus on K and pawn, K and rook, and K and queen endgames for now, since covering all pawn endgames would be too much for one post.     I hope you enjoyed my p...http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/pawns-in-the-endgameWed, 19 Jun 2013 13:56:31 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/pawns-in-the-endgameWinning With: The LionThe point of this post is to show you how to get a good game as white in the Lion Bayonet Attack. Here is the theory. I hope you enjoyed my post. If you like you can  View My  Coaching Services. Also to be sent other instructional content l...http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/winning-with-the-siesta-ruy-lopezMon, 17 Jun 2013 15:07:52 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/winning-with-the-siesta-ruy-lopezHow To Increase Tactical AwarenessThe point of this post is to help the reader be more tactically aware. After reading this post, if you follow my advice, you will soon see a dramatic improvement in your tactical play. Alright, there are more than one ways to improve at tactics, b...http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/how-to-increase-tactical-awarenessSun, 16 Jun 2013 12:07:00 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/how-to-increase-tactical-awarenessHow to Mate with K+R vs KThe point of this post is to show you how to checkmate with a king and rook against a king. Here it is. I hope you enjoyed my post. If you like you can  View My  Coaching Services. Also to be sent other instructional content like this, and ...http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/how-to-mate-with-kr-vs-kFri, 14 Jun 2013 16:47:04 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/how-to-mate-with-kr-vs-kThe Plans And Ideas Of: The Canal AttackThis post will show you how to play the Canal Attack in the Sicilian Defense. The point of the Canal Attack is to get a playable game, without the theoretical workload of the Dragon or Najdorf. Here it is. I hope you enjoyed my post. If you li...http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/the-plans-and-ideas-of-the-canal-attackWed, 12 Jun 2013 15:03:32 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/the-plans-and-ideas-of-the-canal-attackCheckmating With a Q+K vs KThe point of this post is to show you how to mate with a king and queen. Here are the steps. 1. Use your queen to force your opponent's king to the edge of the board. 2. Move your king toward you opponent's king, being careful not to stalemate y...http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/checkmating-with-a-qk-vs-kWed, 12 Jun 2013 13:30:13 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/checkmating-with-a-qk-vs-kHow To Play: The Danish GambitThe point of this post (rather obviously,) is to show you how to get good results playing the Danish Gambit. In this post I will cover all of black's main replies to the Danish Gambit Accepted. In the Danish as white, you must be prepared for eit...http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/how-to-play-the-danish-gambitTue, 11 Jun 2013 19:48:36 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/pianoman4/how-to-play-the-danish-gambit