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How to Attack: The Mighty h-pawn

By Brendan J. Norman

There are many ways of attacking in chess and learning players if serious at all, should familiarise themselves with as many of these methods as possible. If you cannot attack, then you have to just sit there passively and allow your opponent to come at you aggressively. You might become one of these players who “shuffle” […]

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Chess Weapons for FAST Improvement (All FREE)

By Brendan J. Norman

Why did I compile these resources for you? When I was first learning chess, the problem was a serious shortage of information. I lived in the remote Blue Mountains of Australia and had limited access to chess books, coaching (none! 🙁 ) and opponents, and at that time the internet was not really a big thing yet. […]

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How to Not Be a Fat Chessplayer

By Brendan J. Norman

Imagine it is round one of an open tournament and you’ve just checked the pairings… Seeing that you’re against Joey Shabadoo on board 23, you begin to go in that direction and as you approach the table, you see him sitting at the board. You’ve never heard of or even seen this guy before, so […]

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(Easy Chess Games)10 Beautiful Games Every Chess Lover: Part 2

By Brendan J. Norman

So here we are again with the second installment of 10 Beautiful Games Every Chess Lover MUST See and you’re about to see the last 4 examples of chess art. These are also known as Easy Chess Games. Here’s number 4… 4. Short vs Timman, 1-0 Nigel Short ties up the black pieces until they are completely passive and […]

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10 Beautiful & Easy Chess Games Every Chess Lover: Part 1

By Brendan J. Norman

What attracts you to chess? Is it the so-called “intellectual pursuit” that some say it is? Is it a “search for truth”? In my opinion, although a lot of chess players spout this type of  vague philosophical b.s when asked the above question, I suspect that the main reason for most people is aesthetics. We are attracted […]

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