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    • Chasing Nimzowitch

      I have been reading a book called Understanding Pawn Play in Chess by Drazen Marovic. The section that impacted me is the section on pawn chains. This section is devoted entirely to the Nimzo pawn chain concept and gives great examples on how to p... | Read More

      • longday576
      • | Jun 22, 2016
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    • The Process of Improvement

      This post is mainly inspired by the great Bruce Lee and his philosophy of <No Limitation as Limition... No Style as Style>. The main reason that I think this is such a great idea is because you can take whatever you want that is useful and i... | Read More

      • longday576
      • | Oct 24, 2015
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    • Beating Highest Rating

      I beat my high rating after two years of hovering around the 1700-1800. I kinda was thinking that it was annoying that I am a better player than when I got that rating. Now I can say, Im at the top of my game! I am probably at the height of my che... | Read More

      • longday576
      • | May 14, 2015
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    • First Review of a book How to Calculate Tactics by Valeri Beim

      Improving your calculation is a tremendous asset. Almost a completely unmentioned trait of a chess player. Never mentioned in most of the books that I have read or very slightly. How to Calculate Tactics by Valeri Beim is probably one of the most ... | Read More

      • longday576
      • | Mar 22, 2015
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    • Improvement at Last

      white bebo969 black longday576 ratings:1869-1811 This game although played in a five minute game has really given me a good deal of enjoyment as Ive worked extremely hard to get my tactical play up this entire year. I have new ideas about tactics... | Read More

      • longday576
      • | Dec 15, 2014
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    • Tactics and Analysis

      This short game sequence is a new way that I would look at chess because I realized that tactics is my weakest part of my game and no matter how many books Ive looked at and learned I still have lost tons of tactical encounters. In the last tacti... | Read More

      • longday576
      • | May 15, 2014
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    • Lucky

      This blog post is mostly done in a state of fury. I been doing this series of my mistakes and after being half way done, I accidently clicked the x button on the top. There was going to be a massive amount as well since the amount of games Ive p... | Read More

      • longday576
      • | Apr 18, 2014
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    • Losing positions by Me! With My Own Interpretations and Advice

      Lost on time in the next game but it became complicated(for myself) and I thought I was lost in the final position but its obvious that I am winning or at at lot of counterplay. The antidote for me, I think which helped thi... | Read More

      • longday576
      • | Feb 6, 2014
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    • Losing positions by Me!

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      • longday576
      • | Jan 19, 2014
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    • In-Direction(by tactial means)

      Im posting this game mostly because I tend to lost pieces very easy while exchanging as well just do terrible in tactics. Both during over the board as well as five minute blitz. For years now I havent really respected tactical play, I guess this ... | Read More

      • longday576
      • | Oct 23, 2013
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