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ih8sens
ih8sens
Location: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Joined: 1/23/08
Last Online: 2/10/16
Points: 4122 points

  • The Budapest Gambit Revisited

    The Budapest Gambit Revisited 33speedo asked: Hi I was wondering what your opinion is about the Budapest gambit for white and black? Dear 33speedo, In an earlier article on chess.com I mentioned that I personally had always done well against... | Read More

  • Destroying The French

    The French Defense is really an interesting opening.  Some players swear by it as black and some players swear they can refute it as white.  The game below is a nice example of the latter. I was privileged to play a rather strong opponent in the... | Read More


    • My Path to FM - Week 2

      To see the plan click - here.   This was a busy non-chess week for me.  I still managed to get lots done though.   Tactics I managed to climb from 2021 to 2056.  At one point I had made 2070something but I failed three in a row trying to ... | Read More

      • ih8sens
      • | Feb 7, 2016
      • | 1096 views
      • | 7 comments
    • My Path to FM - Part 3 - The Plan

      ...The whole plan, and nothing but the plan.   Feel free to read part 1 and part 2 if you want to waste 10 minutes of your life on babble.     My Path to FM - Study Plan   Openings My openings have always been a strong point in my game.... | Read More

      • ih8sens
      • | Jan 28, 2016
      • | 2167 views
      • | 17 comments
    • My Path to FM - Part 2 - The Motivation

      In part 1 I explained a little bit about my great year in 2013 that earned me the NM title.  After getting the title and not having much more to aspire to, I started playing 'just for fun', which is fine, but it means not studying that hard off ... | Read More

      • ih8sens
      • | Jan 28, 2016
      • | 707 views
      • | 0 comments
    • My Path to FM - Part 1 - Reminiscence

      I'll start by saying that (obviously) I'm not an FM yet.  One of my big goals when I started playing in tournaments was the NM title, and when I got it I lost a lot of motivation.     Why was I suddenly so unmotivated?  Well, a couple things... | Read More

      • ih8sens
      • | Jan 28, 2016
      • | 795 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Opening Theory

      First, I think it's important that you try to solve the next problems:   Black just captured a pawn on h4. What was the problem with that move?   White played 26.a6. How to punish it?   Black has a piece up, but White has a tremendo... | Read More

      • FMCouch
      • | Dec 12, 2015
      • | 2307 views
      • | 4 comments