Rapid game #2

Rapid game #2

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Mar 17, 2014

This game is all about recalibrating in-game. Even when you think you are winning, you often can't or don't see as far as you want to, or you miss things. I had seen earlier that black has Rf4 Qc8, and I saw that Rf5 h6 Qxh6 f6 Qg6+ Kh8 Rh5#...

Rapid game

Rapid game

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Mar 10, 2014

What makes this game noteworthy for me is my opponent's maneuver at moves 18-20, and how I was able to implement the "best choice among several" strategy to choose my response. Other themes were maintaining the tension, space advantage, and how on...

#11: Better to be lucky than good

#11: Better to be lucky than good

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Oct 10, 2011

In this game there were two spots where I calculated well, move 22 and move 48. The first won a pawn and the second won a piece (and the game). But my endgame play really was not that good - comments are particularly welcome between moves 25 and 4...

#7: A blitz win against a GM

#7: A blitz win against a GM

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Sep 10, 2010

This was a 5 minute game on ICC against GM Alexander Goldin. Comments welcome. I have two feelings about the game. First, the Bxh6 sac was unsound, and second that 20... Be7 was a decisive error. I spent 22 seconds on 20.Ne2, he spent 13 seconds o...

#5: What a draw!

#5: What a draw!

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Nov 30, 2009

Hi everybody. I think this game is a good example of how to play when you are "ok with a draw". There is no magic bullet of how to earn a draw. Some people think the exchange French or the exchange Slav are "drawish". Well they're probably right, ...

#3: King's Gambit

#3: King's Gambit

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Sep 4, 2009

I should state up front that I have basically no idea how to play the King's Gambit for white or black. This was a game against my Palm Pilot -- not the strongest computer out there. Enjoy.  

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