The Chess Enthusiast

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    • Nice 150 Attack in the Pirc Defence

      It's always nice to win against higher rated opposition.  | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 5 jul. 2015
      • | 564 keer bekeken
      • | 4 reacties
    • A crushing Torre Attack

      A nice win using the Torre Attack. There were some slight inaccuracies but overall the game showcases the dangers of the Torre System.    | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 2 jul. 2015
      • | 544 keer bekeken
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    • Game of the day 29.6.15

      Proud of the following game because it was pretty much error free on my part.  Dear readers, hope you will enjoy the game and it's annotations.  | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 29 jun. 2015
      • | 439 keer bekeken
      • | 1 reactie
    • Winning the won game.

      Strangely, it's not easy to win a game of chess when one is in a winning position. There are a few reasons why this is so: 1) underestimating or allowing counterplay from one's opponnet 2) Your mind starts to become lazy and miss simple tactics... | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 27 jun. 2015
      • | 460 keer bekeken
      • | 1 reactie
    • The London Squeeze.

      The following game illustrates the dangers of underestimating the London System as Black. 'Natural' looking moves sometimes can get one into trouble. | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 24 jun. 2015
      • | 456 keer bekeken
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    • A Great Torre Win!

      Won a beautiful game using the Torre Attack.  Enjoy.  | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 23 jun. 2015
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    • Another chess book finished

        I managed to finished the above book recently and found it useful. Even though the illustrated games are rather old (the opening moves are not as strong as modern times) but the positional ideas still work. Irving Chernev writes some nice po... | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 22 jun. 2015
      • | 450 keer bekeken
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    • Checkmate by en-passant!

      The title says it all.  The game's standard was probably that of club level, but I was quite proud with the way I managed to limit my opponent's counterplay with good positional moves after he had made some tactical oversights. Enjoy! | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 22 jun. 2015
      • | 339 keer bekeken
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    • A good analysis acronym to improve one's chess.

      Browsing through some chess books recently I came across a very useful chess Acronym  STOPS. from Elements of Chess Strategy By Alexei Kosikov    1. Self control  2. Tactics  3. Objective analysis  4. Prophylaxis- ie, what are your... | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 21 jun. 2015
      • | 366 keer bekeken
      • | 1 reactie
    • The longest positional game i have played this year.

      I may have won because my opponent was bored to tears and briefly lost concentration. In any case, it was really a looong game. | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 19 jun. 2015
      • | 271 keer bekeken
      • | 0 reacties