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Planning for Victory (4)

“All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.”Sun Tzu Here is a common scenario we…

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“What Say You?” The 1 Minute Challenge (48)

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer”Bruce Lee A quick reminder how it works: Have a look at…

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“Tactics are temporary, endgames are permanent”

IM Kostya Kavutskiy The inspiration for the title of this post came from an identical tweet of Kostya I came across about two weeks ago. It was like an “Eureka!”…

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Tales from CYCC 2021 (4)

“He who analyses blitz is stupid”GM Rashid Nezhmetdinov I am going to end the foray into the Canadian Youth Chess Championship 2021 with two games that reinforce what I have…

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Quick Decisions (6)

“Choices are the hinges of destiny”Pythagoras A couple of games from the past 2 rounds of our club tournament provided instructive positions. The first one of them is from an…

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“What Say You?” The 1 Minute Challenge (47)

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer”Bruce Lee A quick reminder how it works: Have a look at…

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The Great Ones (3)

“You always admire what you really don’t understand”Blaise Pascal I enjoyed a chess lover’s dream this past Sunday morning. The other members of the family were still asleep, the weather…

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Endgame Play (7)

“Part of The Journey is The End”Tony Stark (Avengers Endgame) First of all it was nice to see at least one of my readers got one of the pranks from…