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    • I'm a dad!

      My first born son was born on the 17th Feb @ 1600h. Right before he was born I played the following game and I think it was appropriate to dedicate this humble game to him.  | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 19 feb. 2015
      • | 316 keer bekeken
      • | 2 reacties
    • a solid win

      Quite proud of the way I played this game. =) Enjoy. | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 15 feb. 2015
      • | 262 keer bekeken
      • | 0 reacties
    • A wonderful attack

      domination over the light squares. Enjoy. | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 14 feb. 2015
      • | 237 keer bekeken
      • | 0 reacties
    • A lovely attacking miniature in the French Tarrasch Variation

      It's chess games like this which puts me to sleep with a smile on my face.  | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 12 feb. 2015
      • | 242 keer bekeken
      • | 2 reacties
    • A game to be proud of.

      Really proud of the way I played the following game. Stockfish 5 confirmed that I didn't make any gross errors on my part (that is to say, giving away the advantage) Enjoy | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 7 feb. 2015
      • | 226 keer bekeken
      • | 0 reacties
    • Interlude

      Having spent 4 training sessions with my IM trainer, I already can feel a slight improvement in the way that I play. I understand my openings a bit better, and my evaluation of middle game positions are more sound. Granted, I may not have the time... | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 6 feb. 2015
      • | 202 keer bekeken
      • | 0 reacties
    • My only loss for today.

      Lesson to learn here:  1) always be looking out for tactics tactics tactics | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 2 feb. 2015
      • | 238 keer bekeken
      • | 0 reacties
    • Keep fighting.

      Enjoy! | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 1 feb. 2015
      • | 235 keer bekeken
      • | 0 reacties
    • Bad bad day of chess.

      5 games, 4 losses and 1 draw.  Many winning chances blown.  A terrible day for me Lessons to learn here:  1) I need to better manage my time.  2) Not to panic or get discourage even when I have blown a winning position but to keep fightin... | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 31 jan. 2015
      • | 191 keer bekeken
      • | 0 reacties
    • An opening that nearly costed me.

      Lessons to be learnt on both myself and my opponent mistakes from the following game. 1. Don't be afraid of 'strong' looking moves, look deeper into the position and find a refutation if possible.  2. Don't just play 'strong' looking moves witho... | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 30 jan. 2015
      • | 232 keer bekeken
      • | 0 reacties