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Chess Rage is Real and Here are 5 Tips to Avoid it

Chess Rage is Real and Here are 5 Tips to Avoid it

Sacrifixio | 4 Jun 2021
Hello all, One of the most common issues I encounter among my friends that play chess, no matter what level they are at, is managing the anger if the game does not go their way, or what I call chess rage.  Anger is something that happens to almost all of us trying to improve our chess game.  These are the most common scenarios where I can feel angry and frustrated, perhaps these may sound familiar: You are playing a game, but something or someone distract you and makes you blunder. You ar...
What is Chess960 and How Can It Improve My Game?

What is Chess960 and How Can It Improve My Game?

Sacrifixio | 26 Mei 2021
Chess960 also known as Fisher Random as you can probably tell by the name, was created by Fischer in 1966 and in a nutshell, works like this: you have your standard chess board, but with one caveat, the back rank pieces (Rook, Knight, Bishop, Queen and King) are randomized each game. After memorizing hundreds of opening and variations, Fischer has frequently complained about the lack of creativity over the board. So he created Chess960, named that because of 960 different possible starting...
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chess quote

elfinka | 21 Mei 2021
“Play the opening like a book, the middlegame like a magician, and the endgame like a machine.”Sounds about right?
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elfinka | 19 Mei 2021
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3 Steps to Improve Your Game after a Defeat

3 Steps to Improve Your Game after a Defeat

Sacrifixio | 16 Apr 2021
Hello chess squad,  In my previous article I talked about the advantages of having a chess community and participating in the weekly tournaments - you get an opportunity to target a human opponent, analyze his/her games and if defeated, learn a lesson and come ready to win next time. Today I want to talk about what happens when you lose, and lose badly. In a recent game with Danmaclennan I was destroyed in a few moves.  Danmaclennan played the Smith-Morra Gambit, and I was crushed. What do ...
Advantage of Having a Chess Community

Advantage of Having a Chess Community

Sacrifixio | 16 Mac 2021
What is the best way to learn and improve at chess? Easy, know yourself and know your enemy! By that I mean, analyzing your own games and studying your opponents'. There is a huge difference between playing random people online, and have a community that share the same passion and you can play with on a regular basis. You get the opportunity to target an opponent, analyze his/her games and come ready to win next time. How do I join? Join the Arena Tournaments every Wednesday at 8pm EST via...