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    • Chess Improvement in 200 days: day 100

      So its been 100 days since I started chess improvement in 200 days. And it is also 100 days before the tournaments, namely zonal. I'm abit dissappointed with the amount of study and effort I put in so far. Still managed to get some stuff done. M... | Read More

    • 150 days till zonal!

      So, its 150 days before the Oceania zonal starts, and it's right near where I live in Sydney! In fact, its a few street near where I live and I can get to the venue by walking!   Ok... So I'm not going to set my self-goals like score 50% or wha... | Read More

    • Late New Year's Chess Resolutions & Two Games

      I just went through the new year's resolutions I had blogged back in 2010, and sadly realized I haven't made much progress, really. In fact, I guess it would be fair to say my level of practical level has actually declined. The biggest factors wer... | Read More

    • naruzoのキンドルライフ!

      さて。 先日ご報告した通り 最近naruzoは、キンドルにハマってる。 naruzoの場合は、チャチャっとチェスがやりたい、という 目的があっての初タブレットなので、これくらいライト... | Read More

      • naruzo
      • | May 31, 2014
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    • First steps

      Welcome to my chess blog in which I will document my training and progress. Its intended audience is myself, but everyone is welcome. So, what's up? I'm a complete beginner, having only picked the game up after being inspired by the 2013 World C... | Read More

      • blaabjerg
      • | Nov 30, 2013
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  • Zwischenzug

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    The German word zwischenzug means 'in-between move', and it is a common tactic that occurs in almost every game of chess! Picture your opponent making a move that directly threatens one of your pieces: instead of responding directly to the threat... Read More »

  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... Read More »

  • Saragossa Opening

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    The Saragossa Opening (or Hempel's Opening) is a chess opening defined by the opening move: 1. c3Since White usually plays more aggressively in the opening, the Saragossa is considered an irregular opening, classified as A00 by theEncyclop... Read More »

  • Tempo

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    In chess, tresesponded to. In this case, since both players have "lost" a tempo, the net result in terms of time is nil, but the change brought about in the position may favor one player more than the other.   Gaining tempo may be achieved, for... Read More »

  • Sicilian: What Happens After The Immediate 5... e5?!

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    The Sicilian Defense: What Happens after the immediate 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5?! This is a quite dubious move, trying to steal tempo from white. However, white can "takeback" the tempo by 6. Bb5+! Bd7 7. Bxd7+ Qxd7 whe... Read More »