This is a common question that I hear when streaming. I would like to offer my top ten reasons why I don’t resign chess games. I am not a Grandmaster. There are too many positions that I haven’t seen. You can’t possibly win a game by giving up. Losing is Learning. Despite the fact that […]
Today, I share a game that I lost. This game was played by Jason Pierre Sweeney and had several awesome moments. I hope you enjoy.
The tricky knight is my favorite chess piece. It is often an underutilized piece and stepchild to the bishop. However, it is the one piece that can be often be an equalizer. Even if you are down material, don’t count yourself out if you have a knight wandering the board.
I played the black pieces against a 2100+ player. The game was fairly straight forward, so I was quite surprised to see the computer evaluation. I believe this might be my highest accuracy score to date.
I have always been told the best way to refute a gambit is to accept it. Here we see a Nimzowitsch Defense Declined Colorado Countergambit Accepted. A mouthful to say the least. I actually saw this same opening twice from my expert ranked opponent. Both times he lost.
Here is another combination attack. How many different threats can you spot?
I am working on this line in the French where white plays an early Qg4. The computer often evaluates the position better for black. It is very difficult to solve over the board, which also makes it easy to spot computer cheaters on chess.com.
I played a 3 min game against another expert. This was game 3 of our mini-match. I am a fan of keeping the light square bishop in this attack and it get’s really interesting with his knight on a5 for so long. I tried to attack 3 points at once which is a common theme […]
We finished 51st place with over 500 players competing in the Chess.com Royal Arena King’s Chess Tournament. I have included the stream in it’s entirety on youtube here.