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Why is Ng3+ brilliant?

White only has three possible moves here. Qxg3 is obviously bad. After Kg1, Black could just play Nxf1 with a sizable advantage - but there's actually a better follow-up. Bg4 traps the queen since the ...
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Decent e4 e5 opening for white

I would recommend you sharper lines of Italian opening complex. These positions you can reach through two different move orders: e4 e5 2. Nf3, where you have to face Petroff, but you have wider ...
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Is there any program which I can use to train custom tactics puzzles?

Lucas Chess can do what you're asking for. I use it myself to train custom tactics pgns on my computer. Lucas Chess also supports managing pgn databases. To create a custom tactics training: ...
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For a beginner focused on reducing blunders, should I study positional theory or tactics more?

The real problem you face as a beginner is that you are overwhelmed: there are 32 pieces on the board and you need to be aware of any possible interaction between any number of them - a gargantuan ...
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For a beginner focused on reducing blunders, should I study positional theory or tactics more?

You should train tactics more. Any positional move or longer strategy is useless if the position on the board allows you or your opponent to finish the game in a few moves by a forced continuation, so ...
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Why is this the correct answer to chesspuzzle.net puzzle 37161?

You're absolutely right. Black can avoid the King + Queen fork by playing Qh6 instead of fxe3. But the reason why Ne4 is better than Bd2 is because it centralises the knight and prevents Black from ...
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Trying to improve

When you are working on your chess you should focus on: improving your strengths improving you weaknesses As you told us tactics is your strength. That is great! Get yourself a copy of any good ...
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Trying to improve

From what I see, you tend to play very aggressive and unsafe openings as white and on the other hand you like playing more solid and positional opening as black. Also you say that you like tactics and ...
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What's wrong with the way white is playing?

First of all, the strongest move after black's f5 is Ne5, threatening Qh5. If the black attacks the knight with the Queen/Knigth then it can be guarded by playing d4. Moving on, white should've ...
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What is the best move in algebraic chess notation?

First, examine the position and ideas may start to come to mind. Notice that the Black King has no moves due to the pawn on f6 and that the White Rook on d3 has access to the h-file. The Knight on e7 ...
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Trying to improve

This is not complicated. Just study tactics, tactics, tactics. I recommend the book Woodpecker Method, but there are others. If you can do that whole book in a short amount of time, you will whiz to ...
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Trying to improve

I would give two pieces of advice. First: I get quite impatient so I start taking a lot of risks (rook for bishop/knight sacrifice for some imbalance, sometimes brilliant move, sometimes blunder :D) ...
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Is there any program which I can use to train custom tactics puzzles?

I have written a chess GUI called Nimzo_2023. It is a fork of the Tarrasch Chess GUI with some added features. One of the features that I added was puzzle mode, which provides most of the puzzle ...
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Is there any program which I can use to train custom tactics puzzles?

This chess puzzle editor accepts one puzzle at a time in PGN format and creates a public link for an interactive puzzle. It has the following features: the computer replies even if the user goes ...
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