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Chess Challenge – Day 12-14 – ELO: 600

Training

  • Tactics, Chess King Tactics for Beginners (30m)
  • Was on a mini-vacation so no games
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Chess

Chess Challenge – Day 11 – ELO: 600

Training

  • Tactics, Chess King Tactics for Beginners (30m)
  • Puzzle Rush: 15
  • Puzzle Storm: 11
  • How To Study Openings video (45m)
  • Short & Sweet Black Lion (60m)
  • 3x Game & Analysis

Game 13 – 07.03.2024 – W – win

  • 87% accuracy, 1050 rating
  • 7. c4 would have been the best reply
  • 12. Missed the fork with the N winning a piece!
  • 14. Taking with the N on f3 is 0.3 better as it keeps up the threat with the other N
  • 15. B takes is slightly better than N takes
  • 27. Taking the pawn via bxa4 immediately is better
  • 29. Is M15 but no way I find that
  • 31. Missed M6
  • 41. Missed M4
  • 42. Missed M3

Game 14 – 07.03.2024 – B – win

  • 5. dxe5 → out of book (dxe5 best → “Tame Lion”)
  • 8. Bb4 best to develop
  • 10. Should take the free pawn by going Bxc3
  • 12. Missed free pawn (didn’t see that K can move up to protect)

Game 15 – 07.03.2024 – W – win

  • 5. Nc3 instead of Nd2
  • 8. Better options: e4; c3
  • 11. Missed M1 (!)…saw it a move later but villain would have been safe after Qxa2
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Chess

Chess Challenge – Day 10 – ELO: 525

Training

  • Tactics, Chess King Tactics for Beginners (30m)
  • Puzzle Rush: ??
  • Game & Analysis

Game 12 – 06.03.2024 – B – loss

  • 68.9% accuracy, 700 rating
  • Opening theory: Not sure what to do against 5. Bg5
  • First 9 moves according to opening
  • 10. Should have played b5 to kick the B then b5 then cxd5
  • 12. Missed he could take back with the Q
  • 14. Blundered the game away as it loses the Q