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  • The Time-Trouble Blues

    EscapePlan69 asked: “I get into time trouble in most of my games while my opponents always have plenty of time left. How can I improve my time management? My tournament games are one hour and 30 minutes plus 30 seconds per move.” J... | Read More

  • 3-Check Chess Tips For Beginners

    Looking for a new, exciting chess variant? Maybe you watched my games vs GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave here and you're anxious to give it a try? Or perhaps you've always just been good at following the age old chess rule "always check, because it... | Read More

  • If The Board Says ATTACK, Then ATTACK!

    The member kergnou said: “Can you take a look at my games and give me some advice?” Jeremy Silman: Okay, I’m going to review one game that shows many of your weaknesses. However, this game is actually one of the ... | Read More

  • Cannibal Chess Players In The Avocado Jungle Of Death

    The member rosyflamitto said: “I usually blunder a lot, mainly in middlegames. Will you please look at few my games and give me some advice?” Jeremy Silman: Before continuing, a word to those reading this article: I am ge... | Read More

  • Longer Time Controls Are More Instructive

    The member JerryPapada wrote: “My name is Jerry, I’m 15 years old, from Greece, and I’m trying to find a way to bump up my rating. I need to find what is missing from my games.” Jeremy Silman: Playing 3-0 games ... | Read More

    • My Games 17/10/2016 - Day 1 at SMAK 6 Cup

      So today, I was going for a big mission: to defend my title as the champion of SMAK 6 Cup Chess Competition. However, I knew that it won't be anything near easy, since I must be better than the other 15 players (whereas last year's competition was... | Read More

      • williamn27
      • | Oct 25, 2016
    • My Games 16/10/2016 - Preparation of SMAK 6 Cup

      As I'm going to have a competition on the 17th and 18th October at SMAK 6, I decided to play a couple of rapid games. However, I cannot play optimally, probably because it's been quite a long time since I play any serious chess (I did lots of bull... | Read More

      • williamn27
      • | Oct 23, 2016
    • Positional Analysis #1

      Position #1: This position arose in one of my games. In my desire to obtain the bishop pair, I took his bishop, when actually there was a much better move that wins more material. Fxe4!   Position #2: Black has a choice here to capture the b... | Read More

      • kdog3682
      • | Oct 21, 2016
    • Ulster Chess Championship 2016

      This is my first blog post. I'm going to post about my games and also some other interesting games I come across. Recently, I played in the junior section of the Ulster Chess Championship held in Belfast from 27th to 29th of August, 2016. It was ... | Read More

      • z3ppj1g5aw
      • | Oct 17, 2016
    • Defense is hard: SCC September Tornado Round 4

      Photo courtesy of me once again. My opponent is the person farthest to the left (also my profile picture). As usual, I had the permission of  none of the 9 (?) people in the picture. Defense is really hard! I learned that the soft way in this ga... | Read More

  • Soltis, Andrew

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    Andrew (andy) Solits is an American grandmaster.  In 1979, Soltis began writing a monthly column called “Chess to Enjoy” for Chess Life magazine.  It is the longest running column in that magazine.  In 1980, Soltis was awarded the G... Read More »

  • Danish Gambit

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    The Danish Gambit is an ultra-agressive opening for white. It is not commonly seen in tournament play since lines have been found to blunt it. It is still occasionally seen in amateur play though. In this gambit white sacks 3 pawns for one, hoping... Read More »

  • Why you should almost never advance the soldier on f7!

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    You know in chess, your entire army works as a team!! But sometimes  a piece rebels against the king. They are out to cause trouble! Either that or they made the wrong move at the wrong time! In this case the f7 pawn made the same mistake! Or the... Read More »

  • Sacrifices

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    A great example by Nakumura Proving why he is in the top ten. Now Lets take an example from Viswanathan Anand. Two neat examples of fine players in the top ten. Always look out for interesting continuations/ possibilities. Do you have any games ... Read More »

  • Chess games

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    I know this won't help you learn more but it might be nice to look at game. I made these games all up okay? And I am not perfect so feel free to point out a mistake   That was pretty exiting?!? Just don't move your Queen to early. Read More »