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The Wing Gambit Strikes Again! | Road to FM

The Wing Gambit Strikes Again! | Road to FM

NM EnergeticHay
| Jun 19, 2021

Hello all! After a long break from posting content, I'm back! I was really busy with many things such as schoolwork and extracurricular activities. Now, as I have some more time on my hands, I plan to post some blogs about tournaments an...

The 2 Types of Endgames

The 2 Types of Endgames

NM EnergeticHay
| Apr 12, 2021

There are so many endgames that can arise in chess, so how should we go about learning all of them? After all, there's no way you could possibly study each and every possible position that could occur in your games! To tackle this problem, let's f...

The Final Push | Road to FM

The Final Push | Road to FM

NM EnergeticHay
| Mar 4, 2021

If playing chess has taught me anything, it's that with hard work and determination, anything is possible. It wasn't an easy journey, but after 6 years of perseverance, I achieved my National Master Title. Throughout my short chess career, I have ...

Road to FM: Follow My Journey!

Road to FM: Follow My Journey!

NM EnergeticHay
| Feb 22, 2021

Hello everyone! It's been a while, and I'm glad to be back! I was a little swamped with work and after a couple of unsuccessful drafts, I ended up scrapping my original blog, which is why I missed last week's blog! But today, I'm going to make up ...

How Much Opening Preparation Should YOU Have?

How Much Opening Preparation Should YOU Have?

NM EnergeticHay
| Feb 8, 2021

We've all seen games where top-class GMs whip out long, crazy, and unique ideas in the opening. They go on to crush their opponent with these revolutionary ideas, resulting in a brilliant masterpiece. But how much opening preparation should an ave...

25 Ways to Improve at Chess

25 Ways to Improve at Chess

NM EnergeticHay
| Jan 24, 2021

Many of us want to improve at chess. Actually, make that ALL of us. But some of us might feel stuck, or might not be sure what is the best way to improve. While I may not have a definitive answer, I believe that having a wide variety of study...

Chess... But With Only 1 Player?

Chess... But With Only 1 Player?

NM EnergeticHay
| Jan 17, 2021

Hello fellow readers! Chess is a game that is typically played by two players. However, many times we don't have a friend or training partner to play with and improve. Online chess is great, but sometimes you just can't simulate the atmosphere of ...

How to Beat GMs in Lost Positions

How to Beat GMs in Lost Positions

NM EnergeticHay
| Jan 8, 2021

Hello everyone! Many of us have looked up upon GMs as these godlike chess players, and that's because they are godlike chess players. However, that doesn't mean that they aren't human, and that they don't make mistakes. Because they do. So in...

Variants Galore! See ya later, 2020!

Variants Galore! See ya later, 2020!

NM EnergeticHay
| Dec 30, 2020

Happy holidays, everyone! It's been a tough year and I improved quite a lot in 2020, but it was still quite stressful for us. Therefore, I decided to spend some time to let loose and play some variants on chess.com, for one final blog in 2020. &nb...

2020 Chess Recap | What I Learned About Chess

2020 Chess Recap | What I Learned About Chess

NM EnergeticHay
| Dec 25, 2020

Hay guys, happy holidays! I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!  2020 has been quite a ride, and I'm here to recap everything that has happened to me in this wild year! I hope you guys are all safe and healthy as we ente...

I Beat a 2500 NM in 26 Moves!

I Beat a 2500 NM in 26 Moves!

NM EnergeticHay
| Dec 9, 2020

Hay guys!  Welcome back to my blog! Today I have a very special game for you: It was played against the one and only NM James Canty (@GMCanty). If you don't know who James Canty is, he's one of the most renowned chess streamers and coa...

Never Give Up!!!

Never Give Up!!!

NM EnergeticHay
| Nov 30, 2020

Hay guys! Welcome back to another one of my blogs! Today I'll be looking at 3 viewer games that showcase why you should never give up in chess! After all, we've all felt that feeling before, that feeling of hopelessness, that feeling that the...

The Importance of Maintaining Composure In Chess

The Importance of Maintaining Composure In Chess

NM EnergeticHay
| Nov 15, 2020

Hey everyone, and welcome to my blog! Before we jump into today's blog post, I have a very important announcement to make: To celebrate becoming top blogger and reaching 900+ views on my first post as top blogger, I am starting a new Game Ana...

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