An Explosive Attack

An Explosive Attack

EOGuel
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6 days ago

What's up, guys and gals? I was browsing through a different chess website and came across this game played by two young amateurs. It may not be the most instructive content, though I think we can all enjoy.  ...

Learn From The Masters: So's Blunder

Learn From The Masters: So's Blunder

EOGuel
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11 days ago

What's up, guys and gals? Many of us know of the strides Rameshbabu Praggnanandhha has been making, and his hard-fought journey to the highest title in chess, International Grandmaster. He fell short of Karjakin's record for youngest...

Breakfast: Tactics Time With Tigran!

Breakfast: Tactics Time With Tigran!

EOGuel
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Jun 13, 2018

What's up, guys and gals? If you're in the United States (like I am), here is a little tactical puzzle to start your day. White (the great Tigran Petrosian) to play, and find a move that grabs decisive material. A couple of simple ta...

Member Game Analysis: Excessive Trading

Member Game Analysis: Excessive Trading

EOGuel
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Jun 10, 2018

Hello everyone! I would like to thank @unc07 for submission of this game.  Unc07 played a great game. He came back after losing a pawn, and with rigid endgame technique, was able to squeeze out a win. I did find some improvement...

Mounting Mastery #22: Tournament Mode

Mounting Mastery #22: Tournament Mode

EOGuel
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Jun 8, 2018

What's up, guys and gals? Last week, I covered my study plan moving forward, and what I wanted to achieve. As I have stated many times, it is more important for me to make obvious progress than achieve my plans to perfection, so I'm ...

Learn From The Masters: Morphy's Opera House Game

Learn From The Masters: Morphy's Opera House Game

EOGuel
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Jun 7, 2018

Hello, everyone! I'm sure many of you heard of this famous game played by Paul Morphy against two opponents at an Opera House. If you've seen it a thousand times (like I have), you may be rolling your eyes, like "Come on, Daniel! Can...

Mounting Mastery #21: Will I Succeed?

Mounting Mastery #21: Will I Succeed?

EOGuel
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Jun 1, 2018

Hello, everyone. As I have stressed in the past, I believe the real question is, "will I make progress?" In my opinion, it's of higher importance to make obvious progress rather than achieve your goals to perfection. An...

Mounting Mastery #20: 5/26/2018 Tournament Analysis

Mounting Mastery #20: 5/26/2018 Tournament Analysis

EOGuel
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May 30, 2018

Prepare for a long one... Hello, everyone, and welcome back after a long break from my comprehensive series on my path to chess improvement! Before we dive into the meat and gravy of this article, let's ask and answer a few questions:...

Breakfast: "Houston, We Have A Problem"

Breakfast: "Houston, We Have A Problem"

EOGuel
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May 14, 2018

Hello, everyone! For those of you non-Americans, you are probably wondering why I chose a title such as, "Houston, we have a problem".  The saying is quite prominent, and the story is that Apollo 13, launched in 1970, was a sp...

Learn From The Masters: Tarrasch's Crystal Ball

Learn From The Masters: Tarrasch's Crystal Ball

EOGuel
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May 12, 2018

Full disclaimer: As much as I would like to give myself credit for this artwork you are about to read, I got this game as well as the storyline from another resource, which will be mentioned at the end of the article. Also, I may end up utilizing ...

Learn From The Masters: Lasker's Quick Mate

Learn From The Masters: Lasker's Quick Mate

EOGuel
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Apr 20, 2018

Emanuel is a boy who is beyond amazing, very sweet and soft-hearted. He is protective and gives the warmest hugs full of love. He always makes your day better with his smiles, and he will never fail to make you laugh. Once you meet him, you will f...

Breakfast: When It Matters

Breakfast: When It Matters

EOGuel
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Apr 18, 2018

Good morning, chess players! Check out the following position from a 15|10 game I played yesterday. I had Black: In the above position, clearly 51. Re3 was best. White will get the pawn no matter what. The computer, in ...

Learn From The Masters: Caruana's Conversion

Learn From The Masters: Caruana's Conversion

EOGuel
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Apr 13, 2018

What's up, guys and gals? Fabiano Caruana has been playing some very inspiring chess... you can't really doubt that after winning the grueling Candidates tournament, followed by an epic Grenke chess victory! I decided to use this p...

Member Analysis: Najdorf Knockouts 2.0

Member Analysis: Najdorf Knockouts 2.0

EOGuel
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Apr 10, 2018

Hello to all, and thanks to @MiddleGamerUmesh for submitting this game for analysis. Before I begin, I wanted to point out that when Mr. Umesh requested this game be analyzed, my initial reaction (in my head... I did not say this to him&nb...

Breakfast: My Mouseslip

Breakfast: My Mouseslip

EOGuel
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Apr 2, 2018

Hey guys! Good morning if you're here in America... I guess... good night/evening in Europe/Asia? Anyways, these "breakfast" posts will be brief posts about something on my mind I decide to post in a blog in the morning before I ge...

Member Game Analysis: Najdorf Knockouts

Member Game Analysis: Najdorf Knockouts

EOGuel
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Mar 30, 2018

Hello everyone, and thanks to @blueemu (black player) for sending in this game for analysis.  Before I go on, please know that as a Class-A player, my knowledge of the Sicilian defense is very naive, so bear with me! I hope you enjoy!...

A Word About Caruana's Candidates Victory

A Word About Caruana's Candidates Victory

EOGuel
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Mar 28, 2018

Hello, fellow readers! I thought as an (American) top blogger, I would take a moment to recognize the man who has been making headlines in the chess world the past 24 hours or so. First of all, I wanted to say that I was exhilarate...

So... Who Will Win The Candidates?

So... Who Will Win The Candidates?

EOGuel
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Mar 9, 2018

I apologize if this post is going to be somewhat lame. I just got back from a beach vacation, and I am currently preparing for the Texas Scholastic Championships. I hope I can get this post done in time! Well... anyways... most of you probabl...

Path To Chess Prosperity #18: Shaking Off Rust

Path To Chess Prosperity #18: Shaking Off Rust

EOGuel
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Mar 4, 2018

What's up, guys and gals? There are many things you can overdo. You can overtrain tactics. You can overread chess books, and as fellow top blogger @MiddlegamerUmesh points out, many people overstudy the opening. There is, however, ...

Path To Chess Prosperity #17: Dueling The Dutch

Path To Chess Prosperity #17: Dueling The Dutch

EOGuel
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Feb 23, 2018

Wow... it's already Friday?!?! Hey guys! Well, the first thing I want to say is that (from what I hear), after starting this petition, top bloggers will be getting more recognition on the front page. I first wanted to say "thank yo...

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