More chess training during Covid-19

More chess training during Covid-19

ThePawnSlayer
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May 1, 2020

In my last blog I spoke about my chess training regime during the lock-down. I would strongly recommend you give that a read before continuing to read this blog. In any case, things seem to be going okay... However, like with any training, do...

Chess training during Covid-19

Chess training during Covid-19

ThePawnSlayer
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Apr 21, 2020

It is fair to say that during this Covid-19 crisis, not a lot of work is being done... We have all been advised to stay at home each awaiting our respected government's instructions as to what to do next. In my own individual circumstance, my curr...

Chess Losers: "Richard The Fifth"

Chess Losers: "Richard The Fifth"

ThePawnSlayer
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Apr 5, 2020

About a year ago, Netflix released a mini-documentary series called Losers. The documentary series followed the lives of the athletes who, for whatever reason, ended up on the wrong side of a result: A trailer for Losers - incidentally the footb...

A time control that should be scrapped

A time control that should be scrapped

ThePawnSlayer
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Jan 28, 2020

I recently played an opponent in my local leagues who insisted on playing a particular time control that is legal in my league. Our normal time control is 70 mins +10secs increment which is a perfectly normal slow game time control. The vast major...

Opening Novelty: The Granada Gambit (+video)

Opening Novelty: The Granada Gambit (+video)

ThePawnSlayer
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Jan 12, 2020

A few months ago I took a pleasant holiday to the south of Spain. On my adventures I spent a couple of nights in the very picturesque city of Granada. Throughout its history the city had swapped hands between the Moors and Christian Spaniards unti...

Tie Another Day

Tie Another Day

ThePawnSlayer
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Sep 9, 2019

I recently helped arbiter at the Delancy UK chess challenge held at Harrow High School last weekend. The UK chess challenge holds a special place in my heart as it was my first introduction to competitive chess over 16 years ago. At the tender age...

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