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A tough game, where I was defending for a while. I had a nice advantage, actually, I believe for a good portion of the game, once my opponent decided to capture the pawn on c4. But things sort of went a little awry due to time pressure. This is, after all, a 3 minute game. … Continue reading "My victory against a grandmaster from Portugal."
This began as a symmetrical opening. Eventually, one side or the other will have to deviate from the imitation of the others’ moves. It is at that point when they game can finally be decided. But try to win some material while you’re at it! I’d just like to mention, the endgame in this particularly … Continue reading "A game I won using the English Opening."
My draw against a grandmaster. This video should provide some insight on how to handle the black pieces in the #CaroKanndefense, particularly when coming under a fierce kingside attack. There were chances for both sides. I feel white may have overlooked a critical opportunity to play for a win when he had a chance to … Continue reading "Part 2 of my video series on playing the Caro Kann."
The opening here is a #queenspawnopening . Not sure of the exact classification. Black doesn’t really have much to work with, and I should have played a bit more aggressively in the opening, I feel. Patience turned out to work in my favor. I hoped my opponent would make a critical error in a semi-closed … Continue reading "My victory over an American master."
I imagine there are a number of guests here who are unfamiliar with the #Frenchdefense . A great system to use if you want to create some complications, and real chances for victory for black. The French defense is rather stodgy. A semi closed opening, it never really opens up too much, as for … Continue reading "A win in the French Defense."