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Analyze this position. How? Basically play yourself, and notate the moves. Play well for both sides. Set this position up on a chess board. Make sure you have a piece of paper and a sharpened pencil (or pen). Sit with the White or Black pieces in front of you (when in doubt, have White in front of you, and never sit from the "side" of a chess board). Your moves don't have to be perfect. Just play it out, write down the moves, and enjoy the fact that you are using one of the oldest methods of chess study. Analysis (because "I play chess against myself" sounds crazy!). https://lichess.org/study/wtuu8lp0/mAKUaBwN
Short-Timman http://view.chessbase.com/cbreader/2019/8/29/Game526495890.html https://lichess.org/study/wtuu8lp0/T9lODpsQ A game played between Coach Jeffrey Ashton and a Student. https://lichess.org/study/wtuu8lp0/ZdX8Rwyz Focus on EVALUATION and thinking critically . This is another annotated copy of Lasker-Thomas. http://view.chessbase.com/cbreader/2019/8/22/Game3514125.html A Nimzo-Indian Piece Sacrifice, using "The Fishing Pole." https://lichess.org/Bmq4D4hm (for the user friendly moves, without variations). For more variations: https://lichess.org/study/ZNQICYmE/aI85JR71 Chess tip: When someone sacrifices material, consider sacrificing material back. Sunday 8/25/2019 https://lichess.org/study/wtuu8lp0
Opening Theory: http://view.chessbase.com/cbreader/2019/7/26/Game513967468.html Garry Kasparov - Ulf Anderssen https://lichess.org/study/Vgkj2WfI/tdsyPqMv Lasker - Thomas (focus on the DEFENSIVE POSSIBILITY - 9...Bxe5) When you are defending your King, and Material is even, you should trade. http://view.chessbase.com/cbreader/2019/7/26/Game485392765.html "Is this a real game?" Someone asked me about an interesting puzzle that came from this game. The puzzle starts after Black plays 24...Ka6 http://view.chessbase.com/cbreader/2019/7/25/Game418585375.html Shirov-King: http://view.chessbase.com/cbreader/2019/7/25/Game399494750.html Endgames, and More (Wednesday Morning): http://view.chessbase.com/cbreader/2019/7/25/Game395080296.html Mr. O and The Loose Pieces http://view.chessbase.com/cbreader/2019/7/23/Game226730843.html Hungarian Defense: A Simple Solution. Note the Rxf7 idea. http://view.chessbase.com/cbreader/2019/7/24/Game310387187.html No Space
If you're a strong chess player and are interested in volunteering, I know a great way. Play online chess/in-person chess with some younger students. As far as helpfulness, this is GREATLY helpful. The downside is that it doesn't benefit the volunteer. If you're interested, email me, and I will put you in contact with a kid who can learn from this.
I realize that this blog has been around for so long and I haven’t updated it much. A few updates: - My wife and I welcomed our son, he is almost 10 months old. - Panda Chess Academy is about 10 years old and I still love chess! If I have anything interesting or useful to say, I will try to remember to share it in this blog (could be years for me to think of something!).