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Chess Strategy for Beginners

Chess Strategy for Beginners

damafe
| Jan 28, 2021

In this post I am going to explain what strategy is to beginner players, who already know how to play, start to make fewer tactical errors, but find that they do not know what to do in the middle game, or when something strange is played in the op...

The Sack of Rome. Magistrale di Roma, 1989.

The Sack of Rome. Magistrale di Roma, 1989.

damafe
| Jan 9, 2021

The Sack of Rome is the name that was given to Zsofia Polgar's (Zsófia Polgár) achievement in the 1989 Rome tournament, in which she made a performance of 2900 points of elo rating, with 8.5 points out of 9, With only 14 ye...

Please, Do Not Bother the Hippo

Please, Do Not Bother the Hippo

damafe
| Dec 29, 2020

In this post we are going to talk about hippopotamus. You know them, right? They may seem like friendly animals but in reality they are aggressive, and cause the death of hundreds of people every year (more than wolves, lions, sharks ...), being o...

How To Improve Your Chess Visualization?

How To Improve Your Chess Visualization?

damafe
| Mar 15, 2019

A chess player needs to train seven fundamental skills. There are: Visualization, Calculation, Tactics, Evaluation, Strategy, Openings and Endgames. One of the most important skills for a chess player is visualization. What is visualization in c...

Typical Sacrifice Bxe6!

Typical Sacrifice Bxe6!

damafe
| Mar 2, 2019

In this blog we will study the typical sacrifice on e6 in the opening.  It's very common when opponent's king hasn't castled and e6 pawn is not defended by pieces (usually because a knight is on d7.) The point of sacrificing a piece on e6 i...

How to Play with the Bishop Pair?

How to Play with the Bishop Pair?

damafe
| Nov 4, 2018

The Bishop pair is a powerful weapon in the hands of those who know how to use it. A few months ago I ran across a game that is perfect for explaining how to use that weapon. I analyzed the game, and I want to share it with you...

To Sack or Not? the Question is Now!

To Sack or Not? the Question is Now!

damafe
| Oct 26, 2018

In today's post I'd like to share with you a chess rule the Spanish IM Michael Rahal is using on his YouTube channel to help determine whether a sacrifice will work or not. The rule says: "Sacrifice is feasible if the number of pieces attackin...

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