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blunderbuss2
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TinyBlunder
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    • How do I tell if I am playing an engine?

      Of the 500 odd games I have played on chess.com, I have lost a healthy chunk of around 40-45%. Some losses you feel bad because you thought you could have won, sometimes you simply blunder. Many times the guy manages to get the better position and... | Read More

    • Ludlow V Priorslee Lions

      Ludlow is a trek nearly an hour drive out into the sticks and I was feeling absolutely terrible , but too late to find a replacement. Forced to play I just thought at least itgives the team the best chance of winning even if I lose. Well arrived ... | Read More

    • USCF Game 68: P.Miller-Kindred

                    It is round 5 and once again I made it to the money round. At the time I thought it was for small money of about a $100 or so, but as it turned out the game was for about $450. Unfortunately for me, my opponent was very ... | Read More

    • My games at the Cajun Chess Houston Open 2014

      Looking at these games now, my mistakes seem so obvious.  Apparently, looking at a computer screen in my down time is not the same as sitting across the table from a real life opponent and staring at a tournament chess board for three hours. In ... | Read More

      • Fission_Z
      • | Nov 17, 2014
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    • The Bore-ling Wall: Carlsen-Anand Game 7

      Today's game was not very exciting to me. From start to end it seemed clear to end in a draw. I was left wondering what Carlsen's match strategy was-- hope for a blunder? tire Anand out for the next game? -- since I could not figure how white coul... | Read More

      • dpruess
      • | Nov 17, 2014
      • | 823 views
      • | 9 comments

Video Lessons



  • Petroff's Defence

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    Petroff's Defence (or the Russian Game) arises after: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6    There is an interesting trap where white may blunder his Queen away early in the game after: 3. Nxe5 Qe7 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3?? Leads to Nxc3+, and black will win ... Read More »

  • Qualities of moves

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    As you can see moves are indicated if good or bad through symbols: These are the symbols: !!- brilliant move !- good move !?- interesting move  ?!- dubious move ?-bad move ??-blunder Many people make blunders like the castling blunder lik... Read More »

  • Impossible!

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    This "Impossible" Checkmate contradicts what many, many chess books say: "You can only checkmate with two knights if you are in the corner and your opponent blunders." It is possible.     You can do it on the side of the board; however, yo... Read More »

  • Gunsberg, Isidor Arthur

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    In 1890-1891, Isidor Arthur Gunsberg (1854-1930) played Steinitz for the world’s championship and lost after 4 wins, 9 draws, and 6 losses.  Gunsberg began his chess career as the player inside the chess automaton Mephisto.  H... Read More »