YouTube Opening videos

I've created some opening videos under the DJCA banner which go with some of the booklets, and found some online videos for those opening systems that I haven't covered.

Chapeau to Stjepan Tomic (Hanging Pawns), who I thought at one point had covered every single one of them!

* Beginner

** Improver

*** Expert

BB Bonkers Billie

SE Steady Eddie

How to get better at calculation

First, have a go at doing some calculation. Pick the best move in a couple of these positions that appeal. They are taken from Aagaard's Inside the Chess Mind, so you can later compare your answers with some 'official' answers from a computer (Fritz 8) but also with the recorded thoughts of some other human beings who tackled the same positions. I've given the opponent's last move when I know it.  Take 5-10 minutes or so for your thoughts and record or write them down if you can (but you can take as long as you like over the Murphy one).

 

EPSCA rules 2019

EPSCA tournament rules 2019

And guidance for no-increment events

TBGS Endgame resource

"I detest the endgame. A well-played game should be practically decided in the middlegame." ~ Dawid JANOWSKI

"In order to improve your game you must study the endgame before everything else; for, whereas the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the middlegame and the opening must be studied in relation to the endgame." ~ CAPABLANCA

"Whether this advantage is decisive or not does not interest Capablanca. He simply wins the ending! That's why he is Capablanca!" ~ EUWE

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