How to analyze your Chess Games (+ Video)

How to analyze your Chess Games (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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1 day ago

Hi Chess enthusiasts. Probably you have already heard how important it is to analyze your own games if you want to continue improving at Chess. In this post, I give you 5 useful tips to guide you through this process, so you can get the most from ...

Mate with one Knight in a Nice Study (+ Video)

Mate with one Knight in a Nice Study (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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15 days ago

This week we are analyzing a really nice study. The fact that there is mate with only one Knight makes it really special. I know Black has a pawn, but I was thinking, and in the positions where we can give a forced mate with two Knights we also ne...

Great Attack Miniature (+ Video)

Great Attack Miniature (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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29 days ago

Hi, check friends. Today we analyze a very instructive miniature by Arshak Petrosian (not Tigran Petrosian, the World Champion ). In this game, Petrosian vs Gusev, we can see opposite-side castlings and a great finish. There are three interesting ...

How to read Chess Books (+ Video)

How to read Chess Books (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Oct 19, 2020

Hi chess lovers. Some friends and students have asked me before how do professional players read Chess Books. This week, I was thinking about this and prepared a post/video with some interesting ideas and advices to read them and get the most from...

Solving and explaining Chess Puzzles (+ Video)

Solving and explaining Chess Puzzles (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Oct 12, 2020

Hi chess enthusiasts. This week I am solving some puzzles in Chess.com Tactics Trainer, and explaining everything I think and analyze until I find the solution. The rating range I selected this time was from 1800 to 2200. So they are not too diffi...

4 Funny Chess Puzzles (+ Video)

4 Funny Chess Puzzles (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Oct 5, 2020

Hi chess friends. Very often I collect puzzles and studies I see in social media or books or tournaments. In this post/video I analyze 4 interesting and funny positions I found in the last days. There is a curious diagram from a blitz game between...

Nakamura's Bongcloud (+ Video)

Nakamura's Bongcloud (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Sep 17, 2020

A good friend told me some months ago “Hey, Miche, I love to see Naka doing Bongcloud, have you seen that?” I really like Nakamura’s stream, but for different reasons, I don’t see it so often. And I was not completely sure ...

6 Tips to save lost positions (+ Video)

6 Tips to save lost positions (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Aug 31, 2020

Hi mates. It’s extremely important, for chess players who want to improve, to pay attention to how they play in positions where they are in trouble. It’s very easy to feel bad and maybe even resign when things are not going the way we ...

How to Attack the Castled King (+ Video)

How to Attack the Castled King (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Aug 24, 2020

Hello chess mates. This week we are analyzing some principles or rules to attack the castled king. It’s important to mention that we are assuming same-side castling. Let’s go straight to the point.    Video explaining 7 R...

8 Tips to avoid Blunders (+ Video)

8 Tips to avoid Blunders (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Aug 10, 2020

Hi… Do you blunder too much? Do you lose completely won games because you made only one big mistake and lost everything in a second? Do you see the games you played and ask yourself “how could I play such a bad move”? In this po...

Five stunning tactic Puzzles (+ Video)

Five stunning tactic Puzzles (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Jun 24, 2020

Hey chess friends… A little late, I know that. I hope I can make it up with an article you enjoy. Today I’m posting 5 especial positions I saw during this week. I found some of them in social media (mainly Twitter and Facebook), and s...