Move by Move Chess Improvement


    • What we can learn from Bullet Super Grandmasters

      This post will be a little different. We'll be learning from a game of a bullet super-grandmaster a couple of their key traits that we can implement in our own games:Principal #1: take free material if isn't a blunder (it tends to be easier to pla... | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | Sep 24, 2016
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    • Training

      Take some time to figure out what's the best move for White   **Hint**Is it necessary to defend the pawn? If White plays our most natural move, what happens if Black takes the pawn? | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | Sep 21, 2016
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    • The power of logical thinking in calculation

      When calculating, sometimes the right threats don't just come to us. At this moment, it is useful to use some logical reasoning. Consider the following problem. Spend ~10 minutes               Were you able to solve the problem? ... | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | Sep 14, 2016
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    • Steps to Improvement: Mind reading your opponent's ideas

      When calculating, it is very natural to want to just look at the obvious move and be done with it. I find among my students that they tend to do this especially when training tactics. However, this makes you susceptible to being surprised by your ... | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | Sep 9, 2016
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    • How to really improve at chess (no gimmicks, no lying, just the cold hard truth)

      I've been meaning to write this for a while but kept putting it off. Now that I have ten minutes of free time, I will finally take the time to write it! As a self-trained player I have come to realize that there are so many educational... | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | Jul 27, 2016
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    • Why you should never resign

      Great chances show up, if you only look hard enough   | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | Jul 26, 2016
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      • | 11 comments
    • Only Moves

      The closest thing to chess stardom is finding the exact right move at the critical moment   | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | Jul 20, 2016
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      • | 4 comments
    • The Kill Zone

      A useful strategy one must keep in mind of when pursuing a fleeing king is the idea of a "kill zone." (Aagaard)   | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | Jul 16, 2016
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    • When the best thing to do is keep it simple

      Chess could be really complicated - but sometimes we make it more complicated than it really needs to be. The best way to practice and improve upon this is to solve complicated positions while finding the simple clear cut solutions. | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | Jul 13, 2016
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    • A little known variation in the Sicilian Najdorf

      The other day I had the opportunity to play a rare line in the Sicilian Najdorf, one that had more underneath the surface than first expected Answer will be posted later. Would you like to play in a simul and have your game analyzed? Click her... | Read More

      • NM linlaoda
      • | Jul 10, 2016
      • | 1238 views
      • | 6 comments