A Foundation for Beginners Seventy Seven

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I was asked a question during the Thanksgiving holiday that led to an interesting conversation, one worth interrupting this series of articles to present. It not only has to do with chess but with nearly everything else we do in life. The question was simple enough, why bother learning how to play chess? The answer, … Continue reading “A Foundation for Beginners Seventy Seven”

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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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