# hptchess's Blog

• ## Game Analysis: C66: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defense, Hedgehog Variation

This game was played with my new friend.  We played in a turnament and then another game, this one.  I lost the game, but gained a learning opportunity.  Feel free to comment.  I have learned a lot from previous reader comments. | Read More

• hptchess
• | May 13, 2010
• | 1976 views
• | 1 comment
• ## Game Analysis: B23: Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation, Chameleon Variation

Game Data: Newspaper Bloopers:The women included their husbands and their children in their potluck suppers. Score: ½-½ Date: 4/25/2010 Time: 14 days Opening:  B23: Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation, Chameleon Variation Computer Analysis (~... | Read More

• hptchess
• | Apr 29, 2010
• | 3813 views
• ## Problem/Game-based learning: Friends'o'Fever Funkathon #2 - Round 1

Here is a Game I played in a tournament.  I am white.   Here is the link to the game:  http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=29981134 5 blunders I think: learning opportunity.  This is my place to understand why the computer's suggested... | Read More

• hptchess
• | Feb 27, 2010
• | 1471 views
• ## Building Expertise through Problem-based Learning

This was a learning opportunity... now we will try to analyze it here.  | Read More

• hptchess
• | Nov 10, 2009
• | 1518 views
• ## How life imitates chess.

A forum post prompted me to find the book Garry Kasparov  wrote: How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom.  The book's offical web site is http://www.howlifeimitateschess.com/ Here is an article f... | Read More

• hptchess
• | Aug 8, 2008
• | 4632 views
• | 1 comment
• ## Ruy Lopez opening position puzzle

I was studying moves in a game and came upon this option 7. Nxe5.  My first reaction was why didn't black play NxN with a wonderful trade.  Would you take the Knight?  If not, why not? If you choose another move what would it be... | Read More

• hptchess
• | Dec 30, 2007
• | 2377 views
• ## Ruy Lopez -logic behind the moves.

This question / post comes from the book Strategy and Tactics in Chess by Dr. Euwe page 3.  http://www.chess.com/groups/forumview/our-max-euwe-corner-ii This link is to the Chess Hustler forum.  From there it shows you how to downl... | Read More

• hptchess
• | Oct 27, 2007
• | 1678 views