cobipal's Blog


    • Unusual Transpositions

      C44: Ponziani Opening and Scotch Gambit | Read More

      • cobipal
      • | Apr 5, 2016
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    • The Ruy Lopez

      This is a comprehensive analysis of the Ruy Lopez covering as much as possible and will keep getting updated whenever I play this line online.  C66: The Old Steinitz Defence  The Steinitz Defence (also called the Old Steinitz Defence) (ECO ... | Read More

      • cobipal
      • | Apr 4, 2016
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    • The Occasional Carro-Kann

      Caro-Kann 3...c5 - Chess.com  Arkell/Khenkin Variation Van der Wiel Attack | Read More

      • cobipal
      • | Apr 2, 2016
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    • The King's Indian

      E91: King's Indian Classical 6.Be2  | Read More

      • cobipal
      • | Apr 2, 2016
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    • The Slav Defense

      The Slav Defense is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 d52. c4 c6The Slav is one of the primary defenses to the Queen's Gambit. Although it was analyzed as early as 1590, it was not until the 1920s that it started to be ex... | Read More

      • cobipal
      • | Apr 1, 2016
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    • The French (My Nemesis)

      The main lines of the French are in the game I played and annotated below. | Read More

      • cobipal
      • | Apr 1, 2016
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    • You will lose if you smoke up. Period!

      These were some of the games that I played when I was stoned after smoking marijuana. Marijuana doesn't help in getting you better at chess, in fact, it would hamper your game. So I'm trying to reduce my intake of marijuana from here on out.  In... | Read More

      • cobipal
      • | Mar 31, 2016
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    • How to play against the closed Ruy Lopez?

      Here are some games with annotations on the closed Ruy Lopez. Since White is playing passively, black should jump on the opportuinity.  | Read More

      • cobipal
      • | Mar 30, 2016
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    • Losing games on a bad internet connection

      These are some of the games I lost when it suddenly got disconnected because of bad internet.  In most of these games, I was in a winning position. | Read More

      • cobipal
      • | Mar 30, 2016
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    • The Two Knights Defense ~ A Thorough Analysis ~

      This is a thorough analysis of the Two Knight's Defense. It arises from the Italian Game. Links to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Knights_Defense,_Max_Lange_Attack https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Game The Bishop's Opening... | Read More

      • cobipal
      • | Mar 29, 2016
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