Chess Training : Analyzing My Chess

Chess Training : Analyzing My Chess

MiddlegamerUmesh
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7 days ago

I'm not a very serious, competitive chess player, but I love playing the game. It has been quite a while since I played a big tournament. Recently, I decided that I'd play in the National Amateur Chess Championship (India), not in a very competiti...

Should You Play Blitz?

Should You Play Blitz?

MiddlegamerUmesh
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Jul 19, 2019

Whew.........I'm writing this as I just reached 1900 blitz on chess.com after a lot of ups and downs . I've been playing a lot of blitz lately, with the aim of reaching 2000 rating on chess.com, and this's almost become an addiction for me. I know...

NSPCL: Rock N' ROL Leads After 4 Rounds

NSPCL: Rock N' ROL Leads After 4 Rounds

MiddlegamerUmesh
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Jun 28, 2019

We've all been having fun with the Pro Chess League summer series  and I regret I wasn't able to play in a single match , but then, there's always scope for fun in chess.com - Not-So Pro Chess League was initially known as a the World Wide Le...

Study the Classics!

Study the Classics!

MiddlegamerUmesh
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Feb 27, 2019

Hello  In this post, I'd like to discuss with you the importance of studying classics, and ideal preached by most, read by many, but followed by very few. First of all, I'd like to discuss about a common misconception among amateur player...

Becoming a Better Chess Player

Becoming a Better Chess Player

MiddlegamerUmesh
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Oct 16, 2018

Hey Folks!          Long, long time since I wrote, but I did learn something from the time since I stopped taking chess seriously and yes, it's changing my life. Yes, and it's changing my chess too. I used to search...

Towards Success : The First Step

Towards Success : The First Step

MiddlegamerUmesh
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Jun 30, 2018

A long time since I wrote, isn't it? Hello Friends!         What was I doing all this while? Since my last blog came out, there's been a lot of change in me, as well as on chess.com. One reason I didn't blog was the bug ...

Training Time : Time Trouble?

Training Time : Time Trouble?

MiddlegamerUmesh
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Apr 7, 2018

Hello Friends!       In my previous post, we learnt about what training is, and how simple (and not simple ) it can be. In this post, we're going talk about something else - Time Trouble. We all know about Grischuk's time trouble,...

Training Time with Middlegamer!

Training Time with Middlegamer!

MiddlegamerUmesh
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Mar 31, 2018

Hello Friends!      Congratulations to @FabianoCaruana for winning the Candidates at Berlin. It has been great to follow the Candidates this year and as @MagnusCarlsen tweeted, it was a well deserved victory. But..... That wasn't ...

Amateur Chronicles : Opening Overdose

Amateur Chronicles : Opening Overdose

MiddlegamerUmesh
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Feb 22, 2018

Hello Friends!     Who am I? Looks like you've met me somewhere a few months ago... Oh wait! Of course, it's MiddlegamerUmesh. So where was I hiding all these days? What's happening? Well, first of all, the Pro Chess League, which has ...

Chess Strategy : The Thinking Process

Chess Strategy : The Thinking Process

MiddlegamerUmesh
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Jan 15, 2018

Hello Friends!       Before I begin this blog, I would like to clear all doubts regarding Amateur Chronicles. This series is related to problems faced by amateurs, and It is relevant to post only those problems that are commo...

Please Send Me Your Queries

Please Send Me Your Queries

MiddlegamerUmesh
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Nov 25, 2017

Hello Friends! In my last blog , which was part of the series Amateur Chronicles, I told you that I was going to concentrate on the problems faced by amateurs. In fact, I am an amateur myself and have many problems which could be highlig...

Amateur Chronicles : Introduction

Amateur Chronicles : Introduction

MiddlegamerUmesh
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Nov 25, 2017

Hello Everyone! I am back with a new series and as the title suggests, it is something related to amateurs. I will be focusing on the problems faced by many amateurs and club players. In fact, why do amateurs face problems? This is a very importan...

My Journey Towards Mastery - A Success!

My Journey Towards Mastery - A Success!

MiddlegamerUmesh
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Oct 27, 2017

Hello Guys! In this second blog of this possibly never ending series, I am here to tell you about my study plan, which I talked about in my previous blog, has been a great success I find time for it and it is an ideal study plan. Today, I wou...

My Journey Towards Mastery - Introduction

My Journey Towards Mastery - Introduction

MiddlegamerUmesh
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Oct 23, 2017

Hello Everyone! It has been a while since I wrote a blog and I am happy to be back. As the the title, and the image suggest, I am going to talk to you about my chess plans. I am a 13 year old right now, and if I do wish to pursue chess, I must be ...

My Chess Preparation

My Chess Preparation

MiddlegamerUmesh
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Sep 21, 2017

Hello Chess Lovers! As the title suggests, in this blog, we are going to go through my preparation or an amateur's preparation plan for an upcoming tournament in my city next week. I am going to tell you guys my plans for preparation but thes...

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