The Chess Enthusiast

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    • A model London System game. A nominee for best game I've played for the year 2016

      Really enjoyed winning the following game. Hope you readers will enjoy playing through it as well.  | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 17 mrt. 2016
      • | 570 keer bekeken
      • | 1 reactie
    • A lively encounter between 1800's

      A very entertaining game indeed. Enjoy!  | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 15 mrt. 2016
      • | 444 keer bekeken
      • | 0 reacties
    • I broke 1900! Chess goal for 2016 reached in March!

      What an amazing month it has been.  With quite a bit of luck and a winning streak of 8 games, my rating has reached 1900 ELO for Blitz play at 10m+0s. I can't quite believe it yet! For years Ive tried to break 1800 and now 1900 was reached just... | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 14 mrt. 2016
      • | 404 keer bekeken
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    • Early Queen trap!

      Not a really high quality game but definitely has entertainment value. Lesson here is 1) Don't bring your queen out too early lest she be exposed to attacks. Enjoy   | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 8 mrt. 2016
      • | 495 keer bekeken
      • | 0 reacties
    • Stay objective!

      Who doesn't want a kingside hunt? Who doesn't want to sacrifice his pieces for a dazzling attack?  Yet, the difference between the amateur and master is knowing when an attack is feasible and when it is not.  In the following game, my opponent... | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 26 feb. 2016
      • | 561 keer bekeken
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    • Beautiful games of chess

      Hi everyone!    So I have decided to start a mini spin off on my blog about chess games which I have really enjoyed playing thru. The first is the famous King Hunt from NIgel Short. Please enjoy the game below and it's annotations. Lemme know in... | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 18 feb. 2016
      • | 509 keer bekeken
      • | 5 reacties
    • Back to 1800!

      Okay it took me a while but I'm back in the 1800 ELO territory. Staying here will be the tricky part though.    Here's the winning game that got me back up there. Warning to readers: Do not play the opening the same way as my opponent did. It ... | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 12 feb. 2016
      • | 434 keer bekeken
      • | 1 reactie
    • Probing attack

      When one has the attack, take your time. Even if you can't find the winning move, just keep probing and bringing all your pieces into the attack. Sometimes the pressure on the Defender builds up and they can find it tough to defend as in the follo... | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 11 feb. 2016
      • | 473 keer bekeken
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    • Tactics Tactics Tactics.

      At sub ELO 2000, often I find that the easiest way to win is stay tight and wait for your opponent to overlook a tactical hit as in the following game:  | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 9 feb. 2016
      • | 461 keer bekeken
      • | 2 reacties
    • Patience.

      I am eagerly looking forward to my first OTB tournament this coming April. With longer time controls (90mins +30s), I am aware that I have to restrain myself from playing the first good looking move that i see and calcuate some variations first. M... | Lees meer

      • dr_chessdad
      • | 9 feb. 2016
      • | 449 keer bekeken
      • | 0 reacties