A Foundation for Beginners Seventy Six

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I realized that I’d been suggesting that readers practice what they’ve learned in this series of articles playing against chess apps or software. I thought this to be good advice, since you can always stop a game and try again with no penalty. While there is no substitute for siting down and playing against another … Continue reading “A Foundation for Beginners Seventy Six”

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“What Say You?” The 1 Minute Challenge (62)

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer” Bruce Lee A quick reminder how it works: Have a look at the position for 1 minute (watch the clock) Think about the choices in front of you and pick the one you feel it is … Continue reading ““What Say You?” The 1 Minute Challenge (62)”

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A Foundation for Beginners Seventy Five

Much of the last week, I was asked a specific question, how much theory should I study and how often should I put that theory into play (practice)? I was going to finish the game we’ve been analyzing this week but realized that this question might be on the minds of those reading this series … Continue reading “A Foundation for Beginners Seventy Five”

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A Foundation for Beginners Seventy Two

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We’ll continue the game we start playing through a few weeks ago. I’m looking at this game and the moves we analyze through the eyes of a beginning player rather than a seasoned professional. What I mean is that we’ll look at each move and the reasoning behind those moves as if a beginner was … Continue reading “A Foundation for Beginners Seventy Two”

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Sifting through the Rubble

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For the last month, since I got back from my disastrous tournament in Minneapolis, I haven’t shown any games from it because I thought they would be too embarrassing. But in order to learn from a failure, you have to face it and ask what happened and why. So now I’m going to start analyzing […]

Chess 2022 – March Exotic Wackos

“American Chess Magazine has been launched in November 2016 to help readers keep in touch with all the most significant happenings in the exciting world of present-day chess, both at home and abroad.” https://acmchess.com/ It is possible you will find below selection easy to solve. In anticipation of that, I am adding one more challenge. … Continue reading “Chess 2022 – March Exotic Wackos”

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