A Bit About Me
Hi there, I'm Chris from Lebanon. I work in Graphic Design, Exhibition/Museum Design and Curating, and my current passion is sound design and music production. In my spare time, I learn and play chess.
I occasionally do tactics streams on twitch.tv, where we solve chess tactics rated 1700-2500, so if you would like to join in solving, do follow:
I'm always open for live challenges (from you too @sean893 !) and prefer 3min blitz or 1min bullet without increment. 3min 960 is my favorite variant, so if you'd like to boggle your mind with some interesting tactical positions, a 960 challenge is welcome.
I'm sorry to those whose challenges I have not accepted, but I do not play daily games. It's not that I don't find the format interesting, just that I am unable to currently commit to long format games given my haphazard work schedule.
Join the Club
It's a young club but I have big hopes for it Feel free to follow:
The most interesting part of chess for me is the endgame. Though at my level of play, the game less often tends to reach an endgame with mate threats being missed all the time, like most GMs say, understanding the endgame is what informs your choices in the middle game and helps you reach and play out a winning position.
At the advice of most of its readers, many of whom were up and coming top level players, I picked up Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual. A true gem, the book illustrates the fundamental ideas necessary for correct endgame play, while offering you the choice of sticking to the fundamentals in your learning process, or delving deeper into the more complex execution ideas by splitting the content into two while maintaining a parallel narrative. This book is not recommended for beginners though, as it requires the ability to understand basic tactical and strategic themes.