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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!

May 19, 2009, 11:10 PM 1

I've put in over 12 hours on the Tactics Trainer and I can now notice several patterns and capitalize on them.  I later found out that I opened with Nimzowitsch Defense: Scandinavian Variaiton.  In this game, I recognized checkmate almost a second to late.  My opponent made a good tactical move with his pawn attacking both my rook and knight.  It looked bleak but I saw a tactic to get out, save both pieces and get checkmate.  This game brought home a really valuable lesson; don't sweat the small stuff!  You'll see what I mean.  Wink

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