Rising Stars #3: @JMurakami

Rising Stars #3: @JMurakami

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13 days ago

    Before we get started, I want to talk a little bit about my last post. The mistakes I made in writing it are well-documented: I answered about ten different comments on that topic, and felt bad through all of them. In reviewing...

Rising Stars #2: @FangBo

Rising Stars #2: @FangBo

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Apr 16, 2018

    Welcome back, comment section! When I say this is your series, I really and truly mean it: for just one series, my platform is your platform. With just one comment, you can get your blog or one of your friends' blogs reviewed on...

Rising Stars #1: @kamalakanta

Rising Stars #1: @kamalakanta

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Apr 7, 2018

    Welcome, one and all, to a surprise series opener! I've been "waffling" for the past little while, and I have tons of posts planned, so I need to get on with it: after all, my planned ideas are more exciting than anything I coul...

March 2018 Untitled Tuesday

March 2018 Untitled Tuesday

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Apr 6, 2018

    Hello and welcome to my fifth standalone post since the end of my Concrete Problems series! I’m glad that there’s enough going on for me to not run out of ideas, and I’m going to need some time to get material toget...

Headlined: Introducing Myself

Headlined: Introducing Myself

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Mar 4, 2018

    Hello everyone! I'm honored to be here writing for you today. I love both chess and writing, and combining them both into this blog has not only helped me to connect with other chess players but also through tougher times in my chess...

Ending a Series? New Content!

Ending a Series? New Content!

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Feb 10, 2018

    Hi all,     I've been holding off this post for a while, because I wasn't sure what to do. But I think I've figured that out. In short: the show must go on, even if a different show is needed for the time being....

Concrete Problems, Part 5

Concrete Problems, Part 5

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Jan 14, 2018

    Hello everyone and welcome to the fifth installment of the series! This time, we'll look at how we can apply the idea of concrete problems to our game, and what they mean in regards to the game of chess as a whole.   ...

Concrete Problems, Part 4

Concrete Problems, Part 4

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Jan 5, 2018

    Hello everyone! I'm writing this intro on a Sunday - unusual for someone like me who usually takes the first couple of days of my blogging week off. But I figure that I need to start posting more frequently - after all, @EOGuel,...

Concrete Problems, Part 3

Concrete Problems, Part 3

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Dec 29, 2017

    It's a Christmas miracle. For a while, I was struggling to find a topic for this post. I was feeling more inspired by writing Blogosphere Monthly News than by thinking about this, and the list of topics was running dry. I had i...

Concrete Problems, Part 2

Concrete Problems, Part 2

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Dec 18, 2017

    Now we're into the second part of this series, and I'm sure most of you are still confused about what a "concrete problem" is. I could have defined it better, but it boils down to this: any situation which gives you an opportuni...

Concrete Problems, Part 1

Concrete Problems, Part 1

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Dec 9, 2017

    I have serious mixed feelings about the "two introductory paragraphs" requirement. So many times it keeps me from getting right to the point. But this time it gave me tons of material, so I can forgive it for now.   ...

A Few New Series

A Few New Series

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Nov 24, 2017

    Hello blog fans,     I'm here to make an important announcement, the first of two or three, and one that I'm sure will bring even more dynamism and exciting content to this blog, and that will lay the foundation...

Everything Openings #4: The Perenyi Problem

Everything Openings #4: The Perenyi Problem

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Nov 11, 2017

    Greetings, and welcome to Everything Openings #4! In last week's post, we looked at an extremely effective practical weapon which fell apart against a good player. This post picks up about where that one left off, exploring my a...

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