100 Mile Drive To Lose One Rating Point?!

100 Mile Drive To Lose One Rating Point?!

DanielGuel
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Mar 5, 2020

Hi guys. I hope all is well and those of you who are in school (shoutout to you) have a WONDERFUL spring break ahead of you! Time for me to "brag" about my tournament games again! Well, most of them are not really "brag-worthy". I p...

Chaos In Space City

Chaos In Space City

DanielGuel
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Feb 17, 2020

Hi guys. Welcome back to my blog! I made a commitment last month to post my tournament games on my blog again. Even though the one post I made was on a tournament game, I'm committed to showing all of my tournament games, the good, ...

How I Won My Last Tournament Of The Year

How I Won My Last Tournament Of The Year

DanielGuel
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Jan 10, 2020

Hi everyone. I'm going to start posting my tournament games on this blog! Wait, you might be asking, what(?!) all of a sudden inspired you to post your tournament games after so long of doing so. I will answer your curiosities in th...

My First Blindfold Chess Victory!

My First Blindfold Chess Victory!

DanielGuel
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Dec 23, 2019

Hey, everyone! I may be overdue on this... and that's OK with me! At 1750 USCF, I'm horrible at blindfold chess. I can stay in the game with beginners for about 15-20 moves, though I start to forget where everything is, blunder, and...

Unusual Moves -- Ignite The Flames!

Unusual Moves -- Ignite The Flames!

DanielGuel
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Dec 16, 2019

Is this title appropriate? Read and discuss in the comments section. Yes, today, I will be bragging about another one of my brilliant games. The "unusual move" was an otherwise unprincipled move at an unexpected time. But it was the...

Top 5 Youtube Chess Channels

Top 5 Youtube Chess Channels

DanielGuel
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Nov 29, 2019

Hi, everyone. To you Americans, I hope your Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend was/is going awesome! This post will be a bit unusual to my writing style -- there are many chess videos on the internet, as posting videos are free f...

Unusual Moves -- Don't Release The Tension!!!

Unusual Moves -- Don't Release The Tension!!!

DanielGuel
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Nov 26, 2019

Hi, everyone!  Wow, it's been 20 days since my last blog post -- days can be so disposable at times! Anyway, welcome to my series on unusual chess moves, moments where when you first look at the move played, you think to your...

Unusual Moves -- The Hidden Advantage

Unusual Moves -- The Hidden Advantage

DanielGuel
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Nov 5, 2019

What's up, everyone! I'm back!!! And hopefully, I will be for a while. I know some of you missed me (at least I assume so!), so here I am with some more content from your typical chess amateur! This series will be on unusual moves --...

Breaking Down A Puzzle Step By Step #2

Breaking Down A Puzzle Step By Step #2

DanielGuel
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Jul 19, 2019

What's up, guys and gals? The first post of my series, Breaking Down A Puzzle Step By Step was a surprising success in my opinion. It was a new idea that I came up with, and I anticipated people liking and disliking it. Fortunately,...

Breaking Down A Puzzle Step By Step

Breaking Down A Puzzle Step By Step

DanielGuel
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Jul 2, 2019

Hi guys. Even with my life making such twists and turns, graduating high school, preparing for college, and burning out of blogging, I still wish to share some content for you guys! Here is a cool tactic on Chess.com I solved today, and I...

Is This Winning For White?

Is This Winning For White?

DanielGuel
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Jun 26, 2019

Good evening to all.  Check out the position below. I was Black in a 15|10 game. I was suffering the endgame, though managed to "swindle" back into a seemingly good endgame for being down a piece. However, is this really drawn (perhaps a win ...

So... What's Been Up With Me?

So... What's Been Up With Me?

DanielGuel
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May 24, 2019

So... I know it's been a while since I formally wrote to you. I started a series which many (including myself) were expecting good things from, and a second post has not come up. Where have I been? Why have I not been writing to you? ...

Put On Your Tournament Armor: Introduction

Put On Your Tournament Armor: Introduction

DanielGuel
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Apr 18, 2019

What's up, guys and gals? It's been a while since I've written to you. Why have I not been writing? As is the case for many people, "life" got in the way. School, friends, family, prom, chess coaching, etc have been eating up my ener...

Five Qualities Of A Good Chess Coach

Five Qualities Of A Good Chess Coach

DanielGuel
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Feb 2, 2019

What's up, guys and gals? Just another "lazy" Saturday for me. I'm coming off a crazy January month as far as tournaments go... which was going fine, though it ended catastrophically.  February should be a chill month for me. I...

Merry Christmas, Magnus!

Merry Christmas, Magnus!

DanielGuel
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Dec 25, 2018

Merry Christmas, to all of my loyal followers and readers! Magnus Carlsen may have defended his World Chess crown against Fabiano Caruana, once again making his case as the greatest player of all time... however, Mister Magnus, if y...

Learn From The Masters: A Norwegian Wonder

Learn From The Masters: A Norwegian Wonder

DanielGuel
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Nov 25, 2018

What's up, everyone? As I write, Magnus Carlsen is defending his title against American challenger Fabiano Caruana. With one more classical game to go (a draw being the most likely outcome), it looks like we will witness tiebreaks fo...

Learn From The Masters: Sacrifice Everything!

Learn From The Masters: Sacrifice Everything!

DanielGuel
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Nov 23, 2018

Greetings, fellow Chess.com readers! We will (kind of) begin a new series here. The objective will be to go through Chess.com's perspective on the greatest games of all time. My goal is to have each of those games analyzed in detail ...

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