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GM Blog: How to Face a World Champion?

It is never easy to face a legend or your personal idol. The most important thing in these situations is to stay true to your own character and to your own play.

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GM Blog: What makes a good player?

In three points; dedication, love of chess, and consistency!

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GM Blog : Developing a learning vs. winning mindset

Let’s face it. Everyone likes to win. Winning is fun. It fills you with joy and pride, and gives you bragging rights. Unfortunately, too many chess players, coaches, and parents put way too much emphasis on winning.

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GM Blog: A Child’s Game

The two highest ranked players in the World under age 21 recently played a match. Hungary’s Richard Rapport and the Chinese player Wei Yi played from 20th to 23rd December in Yancheng, China.

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GM Blog: The Best of Times

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,…”  Thus began the famous opening paragraph of Charles Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities.

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GM Blog: What It’s Like to be a GM in Residence

My first involvement as a GM in residence at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis has been everything that I expected it would be, and more.

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