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    • Mate in Two puzzles

      Here  are some mate in two puzzles gleened from a book by Polgar.  White to move. | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Nov 15, 2015
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    • Outpost squares

      Here is a brief review of the concept of outpost squares.  Anoutpost square is any square that cannot be attacked by an opposing pawn, and may be defended your own pawn.                     White would have:  1. d5   2. f6 an... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Nov 8, 2015
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    • D4 Games - opening errors

      Here I will evaluate a few of my (finished) online games using a computer.  I will go a few moves in to where I made a mistake and see what the computer suggests.  My goal is to improve my opening play. I play D4 as white in all games.   In... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Oct 31, 2015
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    • Tactical Finish

      This game ended with a nice tactical finish. | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Jul 22, 2015
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    • Maroczy Bind For Black

      If you play the Sicilan as Black, you might find yourself Defending against a Maroczy Bind.  According to Andrew Soltis, the right approach for black is to try to change the pawn structure here.               Black can break with... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | May 3, 2015
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    • Live Game - Sac the Exchange to win

      In this game I sacked the exchange to win.     The sack comes on move 26 when I trade a rook for a knight, then take apart his pawn chain and mount an attack...  I was happy to be able to sack an exchange in order to open up a position and... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Apr 24, 2015
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    • Mate in Three Puzzles

      Delving into the Polgar Chess book again.  I looked for puzzles where black had a fianchetto.   For some reason when you click on solution button the arrow keys don't pop up.  I'm not sure why that is.  But if you click on the moves you can s... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Apr 19, 2015
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    • Computer analysis of a few games of mine

      Here is the computer analysis of how I misplayed the opening.       Play through the game until you get to the blunder.   Here is a sicillian   Here is the same game.  Click over to the end.  I play rook b8 and the computer doesn... | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Apr 18, 2015
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    • Tactical Finish

      Thanks for checking out my game.  I think I learned this tactic from a Danny Rensche video. | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Apr 17, 2015
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    • Lucena Position

      I've been brushing up on my endgame.  These puzzles are courtosy of Silman's "Reassess your chess" Engame 101: Lucena position | Read More

      • flatseven
      • | Mar 22, 2015
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