Learning with Artistic Endgames 5 (+ Video)

Learning with Artistic Endgames 5 (+ Video)

FM Michel2426
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1 day ago

Hi everyone. Here you have another artistic endgame. It was created by Gorguiev and published in 1930. I think this one is not as tough as some others we have seen in this series, but I find it very interesting. The way black defends in move one i...

Learning with Artistic Endgames 4

Learning with Artistic Endgames 4

FM Michel2426
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2 days ago

Hello my chess friends. In this post we are going to analyze another artistic endgame and I will try to explain it so you understand every line. Almost all my friends and students hate studios, but, for some reason I love them, that’s why I ...

Rook Basic Endgames: Some things you need to know

Rook Basic Endgames: Some things you need to know

FM Michel2426
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4 days ago

Hello my chess friends. Today we are going to talk about rook basic endgames. Rook endings are the most common in chess, that’s why they are so important. You must know how to play in winning positions with a pawn in advantage (Lucena), and ...

Bullettime 10 (Exchange Sacrifice)

Bullettime 10 (Exchange Sacrifice)

FM Michel2426
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5 days ago

Hello my chess friends. There was a nice tactic sequence in this bullet game. Also, the opening was interesting, though I made some mistakes and could stay inferior if black had found the right moves. Just hope you find this helpful. By the way, a...

When engines do not work… (+ Video)

When engines do not work… (+ Video)

FM Michel2426
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7 days ago

Hello everyone. Some friends told me they enjoyed my post about fortresses, and asked me to do a new work about it. That’s why today I bring a couple of new examples and analysis about this interesting theme. I would like to make emphasis in...

Bullettime 9 (Beating Sicilian)

Bullettime 9 (Beating Sicilian)

FM Michel2426
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15 days ago

Hello. I won a bullet game that I liked and I think is going to have some small instructive details to comment and share. This was a King Pawn, I was White, my opponent played Sicilian Defense, and I used my favorite 3. Bb5.   If you...

Bullettime 8 (Weak Squares)

Bullettime 8 (Weak Squares)

FM Michel2426
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22 days ago

Hi everyone. Here I come with another bullet game I played, and I thought it was worthwhile to annotate and share. My opponent made some small mistakes; he advanced too much some pawns in the kingside, and created a very good outpost for my knight...

Mined Squares

Mined Squares

FM Michel2426
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24 days ago

Hello my chess friends. In this post we are going to study the Mined Squares Endgame. I have seen some people asking about this, and also I have noticed there is not too much documentation about it, so, I thought it would be a good idea to write w...

Bullettime 7 (Breaking to open lines)

Bullettime 7 (Breaking to open lines)

FM Michel2426
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26 days ago

Hi everyone. I have another game here; this one is versus a better rated bullet player. I wrote some comments about the ideas and plans we had during the game, hoping to help you to understand everything. As I always say, this is bullet, there is ...

6 tips to improve your calculation skills

6 tips to improve your calculation skills

FM Michel2426
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28 days ago

Hello my chess friends. Welcome to a new post. Today we are going to talk about calculation. This is one of the most important skills we need to be better chess players. That’s why I bring some tips to improve in this area.  Calcula...

Learning from studies! 3

Learning from studies! 3

FM Michel2426
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30 days ago

Hi my chess friends. Here I have another great artistic endgame. I found it, I learned from it, and I thought I had to share it. This post is very special, because it’s the first analysis I bring with a video about it, in which we are going ...

King and Pawn versus King

King and Pawn versus King

FM Michel2426
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Aug 20, 2018

Hello. I’m so glad to tell you that finally I can upload videos to Youtube. It takes some hard work from me, I had to overpass some technical obstacles, but now I can do it. I will work in a channel about chess; we will talk about so ma...

A Bullet, a GIF and a Miniature

A Bullet, a GIF and a Miniature

FM Michel2426
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Aug 18, 2018

Hi everyone. Yesterday I played a bullet versus a good player (rating 2266) and I won in only 8 moves (I think it is the shortest bullet I’ve ever played). I prepared a trick, very simple, but interesting for a bullet game. Also, Chess.co...

Fortress

Fortress

FM Michel2426
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Aug 14, 2018

Hello my chess friends. What is a fortress and how can a fortress help you in your own games? In this post we’re going to talk about this. First I’ll try to explain it with my own words, and then we’ll see some practical examples...

Bullettime 6 (Attacking the King)

Bullettime 6 (Attacking the King)

FM Michel2426
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Aug 11, 2018

Hi friends. As you already know, in this Bullettime series I bring some good bullet game I played, I analyze it, write some comments and share it, always hoping it to be useful for you. Also I try to tell you what I was thinking during the game, a...

Learning from studies! 2

Learning from studies! 2

FM Michel2426
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Aug 9, 2018

Hi everybody. As you already know, I really enjoy studies. I think there is too much to learn from them. At the same time we can practice accurate calculation with them. By the way, in Kasparian’s book, Domination Endgame Studies, you will f...

The day I played for Ukraine

The day I played for Ukraine

FM Michel2426
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Aug 8, 2018

Hello Chess.com. This Sunday I played in a very interesting online blitz (5|2) match. It was between Ukraine and Serbia. My Chess.com friend (and also top blogger) UAArtur (from Ukraine) invited me, he said that the match was going to be tough, an...

Bullettime 5 (Passed Pawns)

Bullettime 5 (Passed Pawns)

FM Michel2426
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Aug 7, 2018

Hello friends. I played another bullet game that I think was interesting. Maybe we can get some things analyzing it. This time I won’t say that mistakes are very common in one minute games, and that it is not easy to play accurately, because...

Triangulation

Triangulation

FM Michel2426
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Aug 3, 2018

Hello chess.com. What is triangulation? Why do I have to triangulate? How do I know when I have to triangulate? Those are some of the questions we are going to try to answer in this post. I will explain it with my own words, trying to be clear and...

Bullettime 4 (English)

Bullettime 4 (English)

FM Michel2426
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Aug 2, 2018

Hello my chess friends. This is another one minute game I played and I won. As I always say, forgive my opponent and me for the mistakes, this is bullet and it is not so easy to play with accuracy. I tried to explain some ideas with comments. I ho...

How a good trick can save your life

How a good trick can save your life

FM Michel2426
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Aug 1, 2018

Hello chess.com. Almost two years ago I played a tournament in Isla Margarita. I got there my first IM norm. Today I come with one of the most important victories I got there. It was versus IM Jorge S. Bobadilla. It was a hard game; I had to win i...

Learning from studies!

Learning from studies!

FM Michel2426
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Jul 30, 2018

Hello my chess friends. I think this is the first time I post twice in a day. There might be a good reason for that. When you see the study I bring you will understand. For those who do not know, a study is a composition; it is an artistic game, w...

Are passive rooks really bad?

Are passive rooks really bad?

FM Michel2426
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Jul 29, 2018

Hello chess.com. Today I come with another game of my own collection. About the question in the name of this post, are passive rooks really bad? I will answer it right now, but actually it is a little obvious: Yes, passive rooks are really, really...

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