How to Choose your Opening

How to Choose your Opening

FM TheDragon2000
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Apr 6, 2015

Hello! I have written a post on my website ( danielbarrish.weebly.com ) about how to choose an opening. I go through and explain the main factors, such as: style, required theoretical knowledge, pawn structure, tactical skill, positional understa...

My Blog Awakens after Hibernation

My Blog Awakens after Hibernation

FM TheDragon2000
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Apr 6, 2015

Hello! I have been busy with exams and training, rendering me unable to continue creating blog posts. Since I have time on my hands at the moment, I plan to continue working on my site: danielbarrish.weebly.com   My plans for future topics are:...

Benefits of Chess

Benefits of Chess

FM TheDragon2000
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Feb 25, 2015

Chess makes people smarter. This is a fact and has been proven.One of the highest IQs in the world is possessed by former world champion Garry Kasparov, who is regarded by many as the best chess player ever. He has a whopping IQ of 190. The way I ...

How to Win an Equal Position

How to Win an Equal Position

FM TheDragon2000
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Feb 24, 2015

A very common scenario is reaching a roughly even position where you need to win. This could be when playing a weaker player or when you need a win to get a podium finish, etc. I think that there are 4 important ways that one can try and win equal...

Psychology, Nerves and Confidence in Chess

Psychology, Nerves and Confidence in Chess

FM TheDragon2000
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Feb 23, 2015

Everyone knows that psychology is a massive part of chess. Nerves affect almost all players, although it can have a bigger influence on some than others. Obviously, this is natural and is difficult to prevent. Personally, I get nervous before the ...

The Best Chess Books Ever Part 2

The Best Chess Books Ever Part 2

FM TheDragon2000
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Feb 23, 2015

The amount of good chess books is massive. If I were to list only the 'good' chess books my list would be extremely long. Instead, I will be adding books which are classics. My previous list was, in my opinion, the 10 best books in each category: ...

The Best Chess Books Ever Part 1

The Best Chess Books Ever Part 1

FM TheDragon2000
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Feb 23, 2015

This is a huge chess topic. Almost everyone has an opinion on this, and below is mine. PART 1- THE ULTIMATE TOP 10 My System - Nimzowitsch This is most definitely not an unpopular choice. It is hailed by many as the greatest and most influential c...

My Website and Blog

My Website and Blog

FM TheDragon2000
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Feb 21, 2015

I have created a website and blog about me and all things chess! http://danielbarrish.weebly.com www.danielbarrish.weebly.com/blog www.danielbarrish.weebly.com/about Please, tell me what you think!  Future planned topics: Psychology and nerv...

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