A personal journey through the psychology of chess.

A personal journey through the psychology of chess.

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Mar 5, 2015

I believe that some 75% of success in any given chess game (between at least somewhat comparable opposition that is, say +- 300 points) is psychology. Yep, you read that right and no, I am not crazy :) Let me try to convince you...  So the qu...

Knowledge vs Belief (chess psychology)

Knowledge vs Belief (chess psychology)

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Jul 27, 2014

You might have noticed that a lot of my blog posts are inspired by my students and this one is no different. I think I am very blessed because my students are very diverse - what is a tough issue for one seems a non issue for the other, while this...

Some shower thoughts on plateaus and toolboxes.

Some shower thoughts on plateaus and toolboxes.

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Jun 27, 2014

From time to time I hear frustration from my students or other chess players: "I hit a plateau. I cannot learn anything new anymore, it's like I hit a wall. What we are learning, I am not able to use in my games for some reason." I am sure that th...

S. Volkov - B. Socko: Early game of the year candidate?

S. Volkov - B. Socko: Early game of the year candidate?

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Jan 30, 2014

In January of 2014, at Rilton Cup in Stockholm, GM Sergey Volkov from Russia has played an absolutely brilliant game vs GM Bartosz Socko from Poland. I am sure that a lot of people haven't seen it and I felt that it is just too good of a game to g...

Road to the first IM norm: Part 3

Road to the first IM norm: Part 3

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Jan 26, 2014

The 2013 European Team Chess Championship was held in Novotel Centrum hotel in Warsaw, Poland, in November 7th-18th. I was blessed with an opportunity to represent the Lithuanian national team in this competition and everything turned out much bet...

Road to the first IM norm: Part 2

Road to the first IM norm: Part 2

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Jan 24, 2014

The 2013 European Team Chess Championship was held in Novotel Centrum hotel in Warsaw, Poland, in November 7th-18th. I was blessed with an opportunity to represent the Lithuanian national team in this competition and everything turned out much bet...

Road to the first IM norm: Part 1

Road to the first IM norm: Part 1

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Nov 21, 2013

The 2013 European Team Chess Championship was held in Novotel Centrum hotel in Warsaw, Poland, in November 7th-18th. I was blessed with an opportunity to represent the Lithuanian national team in this competition and everything turned out much bet...

Trip report: Lithuanian Chess Championship 2013 PART 2

Trip report: Lithuanian Chess Championship 2013 PART 2

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Jul 21, 2013

Hey guys,   you can find part 1 of this tournament report at http://www.chess.com/blog/TVEDAS/tournament-report-lithuanian-chess-championship-2013-part-1     After winning round 2 I was getting some of my pre-tournament confidence back. The s...

Trip report: Lithuanian Chess Championship 2013 PART 1

Trip report: Lithuanian Chess Championship 2013 PART 1

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Jul 15, 2013

The Superbowl. The NCAA's Final Four. The NBA Finals. The Lithuanian Chess Championship Final.    Nah, I am kidding - no one apart from Lithuanians really cares about the Lithuanian Chess Championship :) But to me, qualifying for it meant as muc...

Never ease up! Or a guide on how to NOT get swindled :)

Never ease up! Or a guide on how to NOT get swindled :)

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Jul 11, 2013

Hey guys!   If you have been following my blog, you've probably seen this entry:  http://www.chess.com/blog/TVEDAS/never-give-up-or-a-guide-on-how-to-swindle-your-opponent In it, I try to give some tips on how to try to swindle your way out of...

The Well: TVEDAS

The Well: TVEDAS

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Jul 8, 2013

A stranger is being shown around a village that he has just become a part of. He is shown a well and his guide says "On any day except Tuesday, you can shout any question down that well and you'll be told the answer" . The man seems pretty impress...

New content on my Youtube channel!

New content on my Youtube channel!

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Jul 8, 2013

Hey guys, I've got three new videos for your viewing pleasure.  1. The Amazing Chess Etudes #3    A short and not very hard, but a very cute etude. Check this video out while you are drinking your morning coffee for a guaranteed good start o...

New video series: Weekly TOP 5 PLAYS on Chess.com!

New video series: Weekly TOP 5 PLAYS on Chess.com!

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Jul 6, 2013

Hey hey hey!  I have been toying with this idea for quite a while.. and I think it is a good time to try it :)    The idea is extremely simple - a video of the best plays of the week on this site, submitted by you! You play a game on Chess.com ...

The Amazing Chess Etudes - #2

The Amazing Chess Etudes - #2

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Jul 4, 2013

In this episode we truly have an amazing little etude for your viewing pleasure!  If you enjoy these videos and would like the series to continue, please like and subscribe!  As usual, comments and suggestions are very welcome :)  http://www.yo...

A new chess-related Youtube channel!

A new chess-related Youtube channel!

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Jul 2, 2013

Hey guys! Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Tvedas I've only started recording yesterday, but I plan on posting a lot of content in the upcoming days, especially in the two series: "Live Blitz Sessions" and "The Amazing ...

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