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Short game - Big lesson #2

Short game - Big lesson #2

FM GaboSalazar2001
| 5 days ago

This is the third post in a series of short games that will be released every Monday. If you want to be part of this journey you can share one of your games by sending me a message. Last week we analyzed an old game that shows the importance of ...

Short game - Big lesson #1

Short game - Big lesson #1

FM GaboSalazar2001
| 11 days ago

This is the second post in a series of short games that will be released every Monday. If you want to be part of this journey you can share one of your games by sending me a message. Last week we talked about how important it is to remember our ...

Short game – Big lesson

Short game – Big lesson

FM GaboSalazar2001
| 19 days ago

“It’s okay to look back at the past, just don’t stare” Benjamin Dover Have you ever looked at your past and begun to feel cringe about your actions? Have you ever been in bed seconds before going to sleep and suddenly a...

The Pareto principle

The Pareto principle

FM GaboSalazar2001
| 25 days ago

“Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt” Jose Ortega y Gasset Mathematics and chess have always been related, both requiring constant calculation, geometric concepts, and concentration to solve all the problems that appear. I...

How to train chess in 2022

How to train chess in 2022

FM GaboSalazar2001
| Jan 17, 2022

New year, new goals, new chess tournaments, new games, and most importantly, new skills to master. Are you willing to put in all the effort necessary to progress this year? If your answer is yes then keep reading; chances are you will get somethin...

Think twice before moving a pawn

Think twice before moving a pawn

FM GaboSalazar2001
| Jul 19, 2021

“Pawns: they are the soul of chess, they alone determine the attack and the defense, and the winning or losing of the game depends entirely on their good or bad arrangement."   Francois Andre Danican Philidor If a che...

Calculation: candidate moves

Calculation: candidate moves

FM GaboSalazar2001
| Feb 24, 2021

Despite the quantity of information available about calculation, this is still one of the hardest aspects of chess and what separates beginners from masters. One of the reasons behind this fact is probably because there is not a shortcut to calcul...

Every chess piece

Every chess piece

FM GaboSalazar2001
| Jan 4, 2021

A chess set is composed of 32 pieces, 16 white, and 16 black. The side that gives a checkmate to the other will win the game, however, this is not always easy, and while you increase your game strength you will face stronger opponents who won&rsqu...

How to use the bishops to attack

How to use the bishops to attack

FM GaboSalazar2001
| Dec 7, 2020

“Most chess players know, thanks to the study of master games, that two bishops are stronger than two knights” Richard Reti Everybody who has seen chess games analysis from masters has heard phrases like “and in this position...

Bring your rook to the attack

Bring your rook to the attack

FM GaboSalazar2001
| Nov 30, 2020

Hi everyone! Today I would like to show you a common idea that you can apply in your next games, it’s important to mention that this is not a secret to anyone and you most had seen this strategy most probably before, however, it does not mea...

Guideline to be a good chess player

Guideline to be a good chess player

FM GaboSalazar2001
| Nov 26, 2020

Hi everyone! Today is Thursday of a short post and I would like to talk about the mentality and behavior that a good chess player needs to have if he really wants to improve, because it does not matter if you train hard and participate in good tou...

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