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Dynamic Chess Mindset: Ignore his Threats with Active Defense!

By Brendan J. Norman

Watching the video above on dynamic chess, It gradually becomes obvious that… Playing aggressive, dynamic chess is mostly psychological… You must have 100% trust in your ability to mentally overpower the other guy and never be afraid of losing. Usually, this blind self-belief pays off! Over the course of at least ten years, I’ve seen endless examples […]

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Alexander Alekhine: Model the Attacking Genius!

By Brendan J. Norman

Would you be intimidated? Well that’s Alexander Alekhine! Alexander Alekhine was a chess player gifted with a great imagination, a basically photographic memory and an unstoppable will to win. He could calculate extremely long and complicated variations with ease and spot tactical possibilities far beneath the surface of a position, while his opponents often had no idea […]

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If Gary Kasparov Returned to Chess…

By Brendan J. Norman

In the beginning, I wasn’t really a big fan of Gary Kasparov. His high-tech openings and amazingly deep combinations were miles above my level of understanding at that time, and I often had trouble figuring out just what the hell was going on in his games. Often when his opponent resigned, I didn’t even understand […]

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Attacking Chess: The Exchange Sac! (Part 2)

By Brendan J. Norman

Last week I wrote an article on Attacking Chess and spoke about how an often used attacking device by strong players is the mysterious Exchange Sacrifice. Shortly after sharing this post on Facebook (with the statement that “my secret is out 😉 “, some Negative Nancy commented something along the lines of “Its only a secret […]

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Attacking Chess: The Exchange Sac!

By Brendan J. Norman

In my last article I spoke of an attacking chess motif where by white often sacrifices an entire knight in the Sicilian. This is a pretty advanced idea, but powerful in the hands of a capable player too! If you play 1.e4 I suggest you definitely check out that article for a great Sicilian killin’ weapon. 😉 […]

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Attacking the Sicilian Defence: The Nd5 Sacrifice!

By Brendan J. Norman

It was a Saturday afternoon and the tournament hall was buzzing with suppressed chatter and hushed whispers. The tension was getting thick and the sound of banging chess clocks could be heard clearly from outside of the hall. Inside the playing hall and just outside of a playing area which was separated from the crowd by […]

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Chess Engine Review: Rhetoric Dynamic!

By Brendan J. Norman

Want to see a chess engine that plays like Gary Kasparov? Maybe not as strong, but in the same dynamic style who’ll do anything to keep the initiative. Even if it means sacrifice a pawn or a whole piece?   Today’s engine I’ll be introducing you to is Rhetoric 1.4.3 Dynamic by Alberto Sanjuan. I have […]

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Best Attackers: Mikhail Tal

By Brendan J. Norman

I started chess pretty late for somebody who has ambition in chess, but once I’d caught the bug I never lost it. I began as a fan of Paul Morphy whose games were logical, direct and clear in that they gave me beautiful examples of the tactics which I was learning and was ambitious to […]

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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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(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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