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Thursday, May 05, 2005

Everyone's second Chess Book

NM Dan Heisman

He has a list of the 10 most common mistakes for those in the 1200-1600 range

** Not think about the opponent's moves...and being overly focussed on one's own attack
** Being in awe of the opponent
** Attacking before all the pieces are in play
** Falling for an opening trap
** Moving too fast. (He actually recommends sitting on your hand to resist this reaction)
** Not being good at "counting" (not sure if this was a mistake)

Sunday, April 10, 2005

38. Improvement: Improve Your Chess Now

Saturday, April 09, 2005

37. Dennis M's ChessStuff Blog

Deniss is a chess fan and a master. I first came across his lectures on Chess.FM called Classic games. These days, he lectures on the PlayChess server on Monday nights. One hour of one reasonably deeply analyzed game.

Some of the variations he presents are beyond my level of play, but I always pay attention because he unfailingly has something to teach.

Recently, in a lecture he mentioned his blog and I find it very interesting, educational and entertaining.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

37. Good ICC Kibitzes (Part II)

Sunday, Jan 16th
KingJames149 kibitzes: Can't beat LarrryC for the commentary
addict kibitzes: it wouldn't be fair to beat him for such excellent commentary

Amber 2005 -- Sunday March 20

maclem279 kibitzes: I think they should blindfold them and sit them at the board. AND enforce touchmove :)
TheMuffinMan kibitzes: i think they should play with a bucket on there heads...that would be amusing..

Sunday, August 15, 2004

36. A great link to creating chess notebooks for improvement

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

35. Seems like a good book

Chess Training for
Budding Champions
By Jesper Hall
Gambit Publishing

I know, I know. We don't have the time to read the books that should be read. But here's one that sounds good.
Review here.

Thursday, April 15, 2004