Unworldly characters

Unworldly characters

FM like-a-hurricane
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Mar 29, 2018

Last year, as well as in 2016, the historical city of Leuven – very close to where I live – received the absolute elite of chess, when they played there for the Grand Chess Tour. I attended the tournament about four times, finding a sp...

Some outtakes of my second book

Some outtakes of my second book

FM like-a-hurricane
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Nov 25, 2017

A few days ago I received the first batch of proofs of my manuscript which will quite soon result in the publication of my second book, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle. 19th Century Berlin Chess Biographies with 711 Games.  In Septemb...

A Post for Students (II)

A Post for Students (II)

FM like-a-hurricane
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Nov 21, 2016

Dear Chess Friends, This post entry is the follow-up of the previous one, released two days ago. As this post is of an instructional nature, you may want to read that one first. If so, please look HERE. I am glad to find some people...

A Post for Students

A Post for Students

FM like-a-hurricane
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Nov 19, 2016

This post is a re-entry of one I did two years ago. Now that I have time again to give chess lessons (by game analysis) it seems relevant to repost it, and finish the query I posed back then. So, below is a fragment of a game of mine, played at a ...

Bird of Prey - Learn from the Classics

Bird of Prey - Learn from the Classics

FM like-a-hurricane
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Nov 15, 2016

During the past weekend I played in my first chess competition since I abandoned the practice of OTB chess nearly three years ago. My decision back then to withdraw from the tournament arena was mainly influenced by the heavy workload I experience...

Titled Tuesday

Titled Tuesday

FM like-a-hurricane
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Nov 26, 2014

Yesterday I had my first experience with this new kind of tournament. As it has been more than a year since I played officially, I considered myself quite rusty. I started with two wins, but in both cases I needed some luck and time pressure from...

A Sample Analysis

A Sample Analysis

FM like-a-hurricane
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Oct 15, 2014

Hi,   In my recent post, I informed you about chess lessons I give by analyzing your games in an extended fashion. Some people were interested, so that I now propose to give a fragment of a game of mine with some analysis. As I believe some inte...

chess lessons

chess lessons

FM like-a-hurricane
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Oct 5, 2014

Hi,   I'm available for chess lessons in the form of analyzing your games. You can find more information here: http://www.chess.com/coach/nightlamp.

Here's Johnny!

Here's Johnny!

FM like-a-hurricane
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Mar 14, 2014

Hi,   After quite an absence, I'm back with a new video! In it I analyze a very tense game, played with the main line Sicilian Paulsen. I hope you'll like it!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy4QQQrR_e8

Silent King Moves

Silent King Moves

FM like-a-hurricane
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Jan 21, 2014

Hi,   Hereby a tense game explaining some crucial ideas when playing the Sicilian defence. It is gained by a few cunning king moves.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juN1TBn16z0

Anatomy of an opening repertoire (Part 2)

Anatomy of an opening repertoire (Part 2)

FM like-a-hurricane
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Jan 11, 2014

Hi all,   In my second installment on building an opening repertoire, you'll find me facing an unfamiliar side line. My opponent tried to trick me into unknown territory, in which he succeeded, but this party went to the cost of his position. Yo...

Anatomy of an opening repertoire (Part 1)

Anatomy of an opening repertoire (Part 1)

FM like-a-hurricane
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Jan 6, 2014

Hi all,   Today I commenced a series, dedicated to the mastering of an opening. In casu the Sicilian Defence. I took it up about 10 years, got decent results from the beginning, but also paid some learning money in my attempts to master the open...

Alive and Kicking - the Nimzo

Alive and Kicking - the Nimzo

FM like-a-hurricane
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Jan 2, 2014

Dear Friends, I proudly present you today my first video of the new year. It consists of 2 parts, three short, flashing, games with a certain opening and some sort of a tactical puzzle to finish things off. I hope you'll enjoy them!   http://ww...

A Favorite of Mine

A Favorite of Mine

FM like-a-hurricane
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Dec 30, 2013

Hi,   Today I uploaded a video in which I analyze one of my favorite games. It contains a queen as well as rook sacrifice, all for the sake of a mere pawn of mine. Hope you'll enjoy it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs5uyraFFUk

A Sicilian Attack (part 1 and 2)

A Sicilian Attack (part 1 and 2)

FM like-a-hurricane
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Dec 28, 2013

Hi, Today I analysed an eventful game I played a few years ago with the Sicilian Defence, Paulsen Variation. I discuss the importance of following the main theory for at least some time to obtain a decent position to start playing from. The analy...

Another game

Another game

FM like-a-hurricane
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Dec 26, 2013

Hi,   Thanks for the nice comments on my previous post. I just analyzed another game, played by Willem, a pupil of mine. You can watch it here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLWo1e7hGIM.

Game analysis

Game analysis

FM like-a-hurricane
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Dec 25, 2013

Hi, I am a FM, rated about 2370, with 2 IM norms. I started a youtube channel dedicated to game analysis. I took off with an old game of my own (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgn-japmfeM), but I invite you to send me a game of you, with some an...

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