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Questions related to determining the Truth behind positions. This includes who is winning, what the next move should be, and what happens when a certain move is played.

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I developed a "single-move tactics" checklist for myself that, when followed, helps with what you are describing. (Of course, it is easy to "forget" to follow it in the heat of battle or during fast-t …
answered Feb 23 '16 by Jeff Y
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I think your first step toward improvement has to be: don't just lose material. 11.g4 is the first example I see. There seems no rhyme nor reason for just letting the opponent have that pawn. Next is …
answered Jun 3 '16 by Jeff Y
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The idea is right but the execution is wrong. The idea being that you noticed that that bishop is absolutely required to remain on that a3-f8 diagonal or it's checkmate for you. Good job seeing that! …
answered Jun 6 '16 by Jeff Y
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I would recommend Dan Heisman for detailed explanations of how effective analysis is done in Chess. http://www.danheisman.com/main_chess/chess.htm Unfortunately, many of his articles have gone … behind a membership wall now (at chesscafe.com), but not all: https://www.chess.com/article/view/good-tactics-requires-analysis-and-pattern-recognition To answer your question in short: you don't …
answered Jan 27 '16 by Jeff Y
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On my analysis, with Stockfish 6, yes the losing misstep was failing to use the forcing move 52...Rf6+ to keep the white king back. Active kings are decisive in otherwise equal endgames. Once that …
answered Sep 27 '15 by Jeff Y
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BlindKungFuMaster and I are having a debate (http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/34484/discussion-between-blindkungfumaster-and-jeff-y) and it got me wondering: Given any position that can be agreed a …
asked Jan 20 '16 by Jeff Y