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(ChessPad) Studying your own games: How and Why you should

By Brendan J. Norman

Recently I’ve pretty growing more and more frustrated by chessplayers who are quite low rated (let’s say 1200-1400) and who instead of studying chess the right way (absorbing the games of past masters, learning tactics, etc) just give every position a quick “scan” with the engine, see an evaluation of say +0.54+=, and blurt out […]

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Learn Chess Openings the Easy Way!

By Brendan J. Norman

This blog post will help you to learnĀ chess openings easily with a simple system. Any opening you put your mind to. Sounds like some hyped up bullshit, right? Wrong. šŸ˜€ You’ll also be able to build your foundational knowledge in chess and improve your overall tactical skill and strategic knowledge. Lastly, you’ll get access to […]

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Chess Weapons for FAST Improvement (All FREE)

By Brendan J. Norman

Why did I compile theseĀ resources for you? When I was first learning chess, theĀ 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! šŸ™ ) and opponents, and at that time the internet was not really a big thing yet. […]

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MChess Pro: Challenging a Legend of Computer Chess (Part 2)

By Brendan J. Norman

So… when we left off, I’d just played 1.d4 in my exciting fight against 1995 World Microcomputer Chess Champion MChess Pro 8.0. I relayed the move to my physical board, sipped my coffee and wondered what opening line I’d be facing considering that the opening book is from the mid-nineties and not “up-to-date” with latest […]

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MChess Pro: Challenging a Legend of Computer Chess

By Brendan J. Norman

MChess Pro: Early Days I first heard about the software program MChess Pro back around 1999 (or around about that time), when reading a copy of “Australian Chess”, a great A4 sized chess magazine which is now sadly out of print. Back then a chess-obsessed 16 year old with an attitude, I’d been digging around […]