Fighting Back

Fighting back in difficult or potentially losing positions is a difficult thing to do, but being mentally resilient is something that you have to cultivate in order to be a tough opponent. It’ll win some games that you should have lost and allow you to draw still more. So with that in mind, I play on in positions like the one I got in this game. I almost pulled it off too…

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Twitter Blitz Tournament

Despite trying to enforce a no blitz policy in favor of more study and longer games with analysis, I found myself participating in one of the Twitter chess community’s blitz tournaments this past weekend. I joined late because I was finishing some adult duties, but still managed to get in 5 games of 5 minute blitz. I briefly annotated them so enjoy…

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