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Masters Forget Basic Opening Principles Too!

Masters Forget Basic Opening Principles Too!

FM MattyDPerrine
| 12 days ago

One of the first things that we learn as chess players is the three basic goals of the opening phase of all chess games: 1. Control the center of the board2. Develop your pieces3. Castle your king Along with these three goals, we also learn va...

Call An Ambulance...But Not for Me!

Call An Ambulance...But Not for Me!

FM MattyDPerrine
| Nov 29, 2022

You're down material. You have no compensation. Your opponent is objectively winning and you have a lost position. We've all been in this kind of situation. You may feel hopeless, waiting for your opponent to finish you off. You make a few perfunc...

A Nice Smooth Win (Round 4 Recap)

A Nice Smooth Win (Round 4 Recap)

FM MattyDPerrine
| Jul 17, 2022

Welcome back to the blog! I am going to continue with my tournament recap from the recent IM Norm Invitational that I played in about two weeks ago. If you didn't see the previous round 3 recap then you can check it out here: CLICK ME. S...

Why You Should Never Settle (Round 2 Recap)

Why You Should Never Settle (Round 2 Recap)

FM MattyDPerrine
| Jun 13, 2022

Welcome back to the blog! I am going to continue with my tournament recap from the recent IM Norm Invitational that I played in about a week ago. If you didn't see the tournament information and round 1 recap then you can check it out here: CLICK ...

My First IM Norm Tournament! (Round 1 Recap)

My First IM Norm Tournament! (Round 1 Recap)

FM MattyDPerrine
| Jun 7, 2022

Hi everyone, long time no blog! I just finished competing in two back-to-back tournaments where I have been playing chess 6+ hours per day in 10 out of the last 14 days with a total of 18 games being played. That being the case, I am completely wi...

Intern at Chess University!

Intern at Chess University!

FM MattyDPerrine
| Jun 21, 2017

Chess University is accepting applications for summer internships! If you would like to intern at the world's leading chess teaching organization and acquire useful, real world skills, apply now! Interns will get hands-on experience at creating ...

Day 8 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

Day 8 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

FM MattyDPerrine
| Jun 30, 2015

On June 26th I continued with the eighth day of my 800 to 2200 blitz challenge for the month of June! Unfortunately due to some other commitments during June, I will have to continue the challenge a bit into the month of July but I will definitely...

Day 7 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

Day 7 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

FM MattyDPerrine
| Jun 27, 2015

On June 17th I continued with the seventh day of my 800 to 2200 blitz challenge for the month of June! I had previously been very busy with Chess.com University work so I wasn't able to post the videos or blog until now. Here's my favorite game of...

Day 6 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

Day 6 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

FM MattyDPerrine
| Jun 16, 2015

On Monday I continued with the sixth day of my 800 to 2200 blitz challenge for the month of June! My rating is now over half-way there  Here's my favorite game of the day showcasing some good endgame play: Click here to view the playlist with a...

Day 5 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

Day 5 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

FM MattyDPerrine
| Jun 11, 2015

Yesterday I continued with the fifth day of my 800 to 2200 blitz challenge for the month of June! I began the day rated at 1355 and played a lot of games  Here's my favorite game of the day featuring a nice tactic to finish it off: Click here t...

Day 4 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

Day 4 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

FM MattyDPerrine
| Jun 9, 2015

Yesterday I continued with the fourth day of my 800 to 2200 blitz challenge for the month of June! I began the day rated at 1109 and played a lot of games that were filled with nice checkmates which I think will be interesting for you to see  Here...

Day 3 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

Day 3 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

FM MattyDPerrine
| Jun 6, 2015

Yesterday I continued with the third day of my 800 to 2200 blitz challenge for the month of June! I began the day rated at 1109 and played a good amount of games with one big mistake! Check out the end of this game to see what happens when you get...

Day 2 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

Day 2 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

FM MattyDPerrine
| Jun 4, 2015

Yesterday I continued with the second day of my 800 to 2200 blitz challenge for the month of June! I began the day rated at 999 and had a good day full of games. Here is my personal favorite game from the day: Click here to view the playlist wi...

Day 1 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

Day 1 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

FM MattyDPerrine
| Jun 2, 2015

Yesterday began the first day of my 800 to 2200 blitz challenge for the month of June! I lowered my rating down to ~800 (799, so close!) by resigning against a computer and then began the challenge. Here is the first official game: Click here t...

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