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Chess Tips: Patience at the Chess board

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“Lack of patience is probably the most common reason for losing a game, or drawing games that should have been won.” – Bent Larsen Patience in Chess This is the first entry in our chess tips series. Winning and losing in chess is many times a result not of what you do not know, but…

Top 10 Chess Books You Will Ever Need

Updated 12/30/15 From Intermediate to 1800 Master’s of the Chessboard Improve Your Chess Tactics 100 Endgames You Must Know From 1800-2000 Zurich 1953 My System Chess Endgame Training From 2000+ My 60 Memorable Games GMRAM Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual Test Your Chess IQ – Master Challenge Related Posts Best Chess Books of 2015 Best Books to…

GTC Lesson 1: Basic Combinational Themes Material Vs. Time

The following is the first lesson from General Treatise on Chess by Roberto Grau (from now on referred to as GTC). Material Vs. Time Piece value is based on what the pieces are doing and not because the piece is on the board. The following example shows how an advantage in time can be superior…

General Treatise on Chess

Recently a Spanish language set of four chess books by the name of el Tratado General de Ajedrez  by Argentinian Chess Master Roberto Grau was recommended to me. The book has been called the Bible of Latin American Chess, and it is highly regarded among Latin American chess players. Grau’s work which is composed of 4 volumes, is…

A Matter of Technique

When reviewing master games, the expert annotator usually does not cover the last few moves of the game and attributes the remaining moves to “The rest is a matter of technique.” Well, I came across the following explanation by Mednis in his excellent endgame book Rate Your Endgame Play, on just what exactly is a…