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  • Don’t Mock The Mockingbird

    • IM Silman
    • Dec 8, 2016, 4:33 AM

    This week we’re going to look at the games of the member Mockingbird2, who is majoring in chemical engineering but thinks he can become a chess master in another two years. At the moment he’s...

  • Willa and Edith

         Nowadays information lies at our fingertips.  One might even argue that there is such an overflow that the effect is numbing and that the preciousness of the information lowers in...

  • Don't Worry About Your Rating

    The rating system is very accurate. That's obviously good... ...but it's also potentially bad. Humans can't help but be affected by perceptions. When players first start rated play, they are often unaware of...

  • The Perfect Opening For The Lazy Student

    During the last five years or so, most of the time that I have spent on chess has been devoted to creating things that have helped other players improve: videos, books, articles, courses and whatever else comes...

  • When A Chess Pattern Backfires

    Everyone agrees that knowledge of typical chess patterns is one of the main requirements for a chess player to become really strong. In our weekly column, we regularly analyze typical positional and tactical...

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  • Another fun game in the Swedish league

    Hi there, It has been 2 weeks since my last post, so it was time to have another chess encounter to keep my journey on the right track. This time the occasion was to help my Malmo chess club in the match against...

  • Of Fortresses and that infamous Game 12

    This post is inspired by a recent vlog that was posted by Jacob Aagaard and Nikos Ntirlis on the Quality Chess blog. If you haven't already seen it, and all their previous posts, you really should do so as it seems...

  • Light & Dark : A Visual Guide to Crazyhouse

    Light & Dark: A Visual Guide to Crazyhouse (visual ideas behind the moves in crazyhouse and bughouse) mastertan 2016 In light of the increasing amount of activity of crazyhouse chess, I’ve decided to write...

  • Will the real fair play policy please stand up?

    Ok so I was playing math_chess76 the other day and won. I declined his rematch request and submitted an open challenge of my own to which he accepted. I no longer wished to play him so I aborted the game and then...

  • A Giant from the Past - Henry Edward Bird (part I)

    A few weeks ago, my first book – Henry Edward Bird: A Chess Biography with 1198 games – was released. During the eight years that I worked on the manuscript I didn’t talk much about this project...

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