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  • My Chess Blog!

    Lemme know what you guys think. Here is the latest entry.

    Derek's Chess Thoughts: Improving your Chess with a Plan

    Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

    An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

    My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

  • #2
    I also notice that Chess players on the internet especially on Yahoo! (probably teenagers) use silicone helpers.

    "Have you ever noticed that players (especially on the Internet) with a rating of 1900 or greater seem to move quicker, and more accurately?"

    I have to disagree with that statement. Moving fast is losing fast. But you can get away with it when you have rating of 1900 and your opponents are 1600 or lower (beginners).

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    • #3
      true, good points. in bullet games (1/0, 2/0, etc) however, an 1800 or 1900 *knows* the plan of the opening he's using, and so can move about much faster than the guy who thinks a little about each move. now, i don't condone playing bullet if you are trying to improve your game, but we are all guilty of it here and there likely.

      but you are right, in a long, tourney setting, the 1900 is likely to use his time wisely.
      Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

      An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

      My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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      • #4
        Better players plays stronger more often

        "Have you ever noticed that players (especially on the Internet) with a rating of 1900 or greater seem to move quicker, and more accurately?"
        I have to disagree with that statement. Moving fast is losing fast. But you can get away with it when you have rating of 1900 and your opponents are 1600 or lower (beginners).
        I agree with the autor: BETTER (stronger) players are able to move FASTER than weaker players. This is not goingo into blitz mode, but rather faster (quicker) comprehension of the position and choosing proper (more accurate) move.

        "Gather as much information as you can on the endgame..."
        That's not quite like that imho: rather something like: LEARN the most important endgame plans and positions. In that case you can play endgames with much less energy and with greater confident!

        There is only one more thing WHY 1900 players and harder to beat by the 1500-1600 players. In a game which lasts 40-50 moves... 1900 players makes poor moves (or blunders) much more seldom than 1500-1600 players. If you are 19** you can not play "just the move", but you WILL HAVE TO play the best move as you can find: not just once per 10 moves, but every time you are moving!
        Did you notice quite different attitude to the game by stronger and weaker players? I hope so
        I invite you to my chess blog (in Polish, but you can use any Google translator or similar): http://beginnerchessimprovement.blogspot.com
        It's the most useful for all the chess amateurs and players in the range of 900-1700. It gives no solutions, but you can get some ideas and inspirations about improvement and things related to it

        If you want to play with (against) me at FICS server... contact me (send me a message) at FICS as NokiaTwenty (tell me you are from this nice forum)

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        • #5
          GREAT post, demon! Thanks for the read and the comments. I will be adding another installment soon. I'm glad folks are liking it.
          Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

          An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

          My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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          • #6
            Nice blog, but not very often updated.
            Visit my blog chessview.

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            • #7
              I know it. I find that between the articles and the fiction, the blog gets ignored a bit. I will update it soon. Maybe today. I need to be more regular with it.

              THANKS, though!
              Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

              An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

              My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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              • #8
                This is what I'm going to do with my blog too . Regular updated blog guarantees more visitors, I think.
                Visit my blog chessview.

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                • #9
                  You bet. But since i write for a living and the blog doesnt' make me any money-- haha! it's hard to concentrate on it sometimes.
                  Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

                  An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

                  My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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                  • #10
                    But if you have regular readers you are additionally motivated to update your blog. And you don't need to do it for money. Just for fun.
                    Visit my blog chessview.

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                    • #11
                      Yup i hear that. I will put more effort into my blog. MUST!
                      Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

                      An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

                      My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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                      • #12
                        I left the comment at your blog. I trust, you will be updating your blog everyday . Good luck!
                        Visit my blog chessview.

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                        • #13
                          In my opinion the website color kinda screams out at you. Try a light blue. I didnt take the time to read the blog because the color played havoc on my eyes. Just my opinion.
                          Chess Sets and More
                          http://www.chess-sets-and-more.com

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                          • #14
                            Yea i hear that on some computer screens it's pretty bright. it isn't bad on my laptop, but the desktop makes things a little loud lol.
                            Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

                            An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

                            My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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                            • #15
                              Am I missing something? I only see 4 entries and it's in "puky pink."
                              The Hoppers

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