8 Tips to avoid Blunders (+ Video)

8 Tips to avoid Blunders (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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10 hrs ago

Hi… Do you blunder too much? Do you lose completely won games because you made only one big mistake and lost everything in a second? Do you see the games you played and ask yourself “how could I play such a bad move”? In this po...

Five stunning tactic Puzzles (+ Video)

Five stunning tactic Puzzles (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Jun 24, 2020

Hey chess friends… A little late, I know that. I hope I can make it up with an article you enjoy. Today I’m posting 5 especial positions I saw during this week. I found some of them in social media (mainly Twitter and Facebook), and s...

Scandinavian Defense: A game I won (+ Video)

Scandinavian Defense: A game I won (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Jun 1, 2020

Hi chess people. This week we are taking a look at my second favorite Defense: Scandinavian. When I came back to chess after I graduated, like 7 years ago, I decided I needed a new fresh defense for my repertoire, so, I prepared it and used it in ...

Just sharing a nice study (+ Video)

Just sharing a nice study (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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May 25, 2020

Hello everyone. This week we are analyzing a fantastic study. This one was composed by Heaucker and posted in 1930. I know this position many years ago. I really hope you like and enjoy it as much as I did.    Every time you see a ...

Skewer (+ Video)

Skewer (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Apr 19, 2020

Hi "check mates". I’ve been writing about a lot of tactical themes in my blog: I’ve posted about Discovered Attack, X Rays, Deflection, Attraction, Pin, etc. But some days ago, I realized that I never wrote a post about a very basic, b...

Hunting Puzzles in Tactics Trainer (+ Video)

Hunting Puzzles in Tactics Trainer (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Apr 2, 2020

Hello my chess friends. Today I’m solving puzzles in Chess.com. When I see the position, I try to say everything I’m thinking about, just to let you know the thought process I go through until I find the final solution. All the Puzzles...

Rooks Endgames: Lateral Defense (Video)

Rooks Endgames: Lateral Defense (Video)

FM michechess89
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Mar 30, 2020

Hi chess enthusiasts! I think you already know that I enjoy a lot working with endgames. At the same time I consider they are very important for players who want to continue progressing. Today we are going to keep on improving with this thematic, ...

Solving and explaining Tactics (+ Video)

Solving and explaining Tactics (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Mar 26, 2020

Hello my chess friends. Today I’m solving puzzles in Chess.com. When I see the position, I try to say everything I’m thinking about, just to let you know the thought process I go through until I find the final solution. All the Puzzles...

Solving and explaining Puzzles (+ Video)

Solving and explaining Puzzles (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Mar 19, 2020

Hello my friends. Today I’m solving puzzles in Chess.com. When I see the position, I try to say everything I’m thinking about, just to let you know the thought process I go through until I find the final solution. All the Puzzles are i...

Four Crazy Ways to Get a Draw (+ Video)

Four Crazy Ways to Get a Draw (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Mar 16, 2020

Hi chess fans!!! I found these four positions where a side seems to be about to lose, but then there is some fantastic idea to save the game. Prepare the wings of your imagination, cause you are going to need them… just saying!   ...