Use Tempos Wisely!

Use Tempos Wisely!

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24 days ago

Hello it's Stacia! In this online training game on chess.com I receive every attackers dream... free tempos! I face a very peculiar line of the King's Gambit, but a very risky one in my eyes. Black decides that they will take my f pawn and then...

Sneaky Trap in the KG

Sneaky Trap in the KG

MidnasLament
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Jun 11, 2020

Here I present a sneaky, sneaky yet devastating trap you can set in the King's Gambit! My coach showed me this months ago and I've won many quick games with it since then so I'm going to share it with you. Hope you enjoy! Sorry, no pg...

Attacking Training Pays Off!  (King's Gambit)

Attacking Training Pays Off! (King's Gambit)

MidnasLament
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Mar 22, 2020

Hello it's Stacia! In this training game I played online all my attacking practice shows itself when I have to face my own favorite opening; the King's Gambit! Instead of getting attacked and mated, I manage to flip the stakes and quickly at...

Attacking Chess!!  Wedge the Kingside

Attacking Chess!! Wedge the Kingside

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Feb 27, 2020

Sometimes it's a powerful idea to open up the kingside and watch the bare King run around try not to get checkmated, and sometimes a better idea is to wedge it shut!   Hi there.  This is Stacia and I hope your attacking spirit is ready...

Attacking Chess!!  Queen in the Castle

Attacking Chess!! Queen in the Castle

MidnasLament
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Feb 20, 2020

Fox in the hen house!  oh wait... I meant queen in the castle.    hehe Hi there.  This is Stacia and I hope your attacking spirit is ready for some more action because we are going to continue looking at attacking ideas this ...

Attacking Chess!! Bishop Clearance

Attacking Chess!! Bishop Clearance

MidnasLament
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Feb 6, 2020

Hi there, This is Stacia and I hope your attacking spirit is ready for some action because we are going to be looking at some attacking chess ideas this month!   One of the best things you can do for your chess game is focus on tactics, t...

My Cleveland Holiday Open Games

My Cleveland Holiday Open Games

MidnasLament
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Jan 19, 2020

Happy New Year! At the end of 2019 I played one last slow time control tournament called the Cleveland Holiday Open.  This was the first tournament where I aimed to play my new opening rep with the black pieces (without studying it! risk...

Winter Flashcard Session With Stacia

Winter Flashcard Session With Stacia

MidnasLament
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Dec 29, 2019

Hello my chess friends, I hope you had a Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas!  Today I'm going to share my Flashcard Session with you guys.  Every month I have a theme for my morning studies and this month my theme is No More Petroff!...

Creation of a Monster

Creation of a Monster

MidnasLament
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Dec 19, 2019

Hey there, Stacia here and I'm at it again with another training game on my quest to 1700 by the end of the year (which is going badly I might add!).  In this 15/10 standard game I face the Caro Kann and answer it with........ a Panic Attac...

The Sky Walker (Urusov Gambit)

The Sky Walker (Urusov Gambit)

MidnasLament
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Nov 23, 2019

Hey there, Stacia here and I'm at it again with another instructive training game.  In this 15/10 standard game I play SkyWorker2005 who played more like a "Sky Walker" who hits me with the Urusov Gambit!  Exciting stuff.  I accep...

A Mouse Slip Trap! (Morra Accepted)

A Mouse Slip Trap! (Morra Accepted)

MidnasLament
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Nov 14, 2019

Hey there, Stacia here and I wanted to share another recent training game I played on our favorite chess site.    I'm currently on a mission!  I have set an ambitious to goal to reach 1700 by the end of the year.  I am curren...

A Scary Attack (King's Gambit Declined)

A Scary Attack (King's Gambit Declined)

MidnasLament
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Oct 31, 2019

Hi!   Stacia here.  It is Halloween so I thought I would share a game that had me shaking in my boots.  There I sat in the warmest of company, with a new friend, Lisa Sharon, who I met at the Cleveland Senior Chess Club which I...

Isolation (Benoni Defense)

Isolation (Benoni Defense)

MidnasLament
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Oct 24, 2019

Hi!   Stacia here.  I wanted to share a game of isolation, and of course by that I mean the IQP (Isolated Queen Pawn).  In this 15/10 standard training game I played here on the wonderful chess.com, I knew that black was strivi...

Winning a Won Game (Austrian Attack)

Winning a Won Game (Austrian Attack)

MidnasLament
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Oct 17, 2019

I'm the type of person that actually enjoys studying openings way more than I should actually, and as a result I do get a lot of nice positions and sometimes even winning advantages out of the opening!  What more could a chess player dream of...