Lessons in Positional 2.13.17

Lessons in Positional 2.13.17

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Feb 13, 2017

You will find below an exercise which tests your positional skills. Solving these will help you improve your positional chess. White to move Find the best way to improve our position

Lessons in Positional Chess (2.4.17)

Lessons in Positional Chess (2.4.17)

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Feb 4, 2017

You will find below an exercise which tests your positional skills. Solving these will help you improve your positional chess. Black to play. White just played 1. a2-a4. What should Black do? Should we force things?

Blunder Checking lessons (1/31/17)

Blunder Checking lessons (1/31/17)

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Jan 30, 2017

You will find below an exercise which tests your blunder checking skills. Solving these will help you improve your overall chess. Is ...Ne5 a good move for Black? Why not?

Lessons in Positional Chess (1.7.17)

Lessons in Positional Chess (1.7.17)

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Jan 7, 2017

I haven't blogged in a while, but I hope to continue it now. Basically you will find below an exercise which tests your positional skills. Solving these will help you improve your positional chess.The solution will be posted in the comments in abo...

Pattern recognition is important, but misunderstood

Pattern recognition is important, but misunderstood

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Oct 22, 2016

Chances are you've heard that chess is all about pattern recognition. That said, one shouldn't say that they have to have seen the pattern to be able to find it. IMHO chess strength is not only based on how many patterns you know, but also whether...

What we can learn from Bullet Super Grandmasters

What we can learn from Bullet Super Grandmasters

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Sep 24, 2016

This post will be a little different. We'll be learning from a game of a bullet super-grandmaster a couple of their key traits that we can implement in our own games:Principal #1: take free material if isn't a blunder (it tends to be easier to pla...

Training

Training

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Sep 21, 2016

Take some time to figure out what's the best move for White   **Hint**Is it necessary to defend the pawn? If White plays our most natural move, what happens if Black takes the pawn?

The power of logical thinking in calculation

The power of logical thinking in calculation

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Sep 14, 2016

When calculating, sometimes the right threats don't just come to us. At this moment, it is useful to use some logical reasoning. Consider the following problem. Spend ~10 minutes               Were you able to solve the problem? If not,...

Only Moves

Only Moves

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Jul 20, 2016

The closest thing to chess stardom is finding the exact right move at the critical moment  

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