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Albert S Tam
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Submitted by Chessking47 on November 12, 2013 at 4:09 PM.
The Lucena Position is an important position in Rook and pawn endgames. I won't start you off here, so this is your puzzle.
But here's a hint: the first two moves are Rd1+, Ke7, and Rd4. Some answers are picky (so get those incorrect, but the solu...Read more »
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Chess is my favorite sport, learning at the age of 5. When I saw my sister go into a tournament, that inspired me to learn the game of chess. I finally saw that the Colle was my favorite opening... "was." Now, the dust settled and I mainly play a variety of openings, just to experiment. But not in tournaments.
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The Bxc5 move should be after Be3.
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1. e4 e5
We play for central space, though it's usually a fight.
2. Bc4 Nc6
Instead of following standard theory and developing the knights first, I develop the bishops. But, I expectedly thought he was developing his bishop.
3. Qf3 Nd4??
I threatened mate. 3... Nf6 was much better.
Game of The Day: Let's start off with something simple, shall we?
Gioachino Greco vs. NN
1. e4 b6 2. d4 Bb7 3. Bd3 f5 4. exf5 Bxg2 5. Qh5 g6 6. fxg6 Nf6 7. gxh7+ Nxh5 8. Bg6#
Opening of the day: French Defense Rubinstein Variation
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 (3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4) dxe4 4. Nxe4
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Here are some chess tips, based on psychology, tactics, strategy, deciding tactics or strategy, and attacks. Chess tips from 5 chosen categories from a 1200-rated player can be weird, but whatever! Psychological tips are probably my best, because I have experience with my father, experience with myself, and slight experience from others. Will post one tip everyday, any showing Tip of The Day.
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The first tip, as of 4/19/2012, is "Don't overlook your possibilities and your opponent's possibilities at all times." Why is this psychological? Quite some amateurs and most beginners think very quickly, almost "auto-making" their move, whether it's check or stalemate or so on. People tend to skip their and opponent's possibilities!
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