Category Archives: Game Example

Lessons From a Tournament Chess Game

By Jonathan Whitcomb, a chess tutor in Utah UCER Ratings in Utah Certain chess clubs in the Salt Lake Valley have their games rated using the UCER system (Utah Chess Estimated Rating), which is similar to the national rating program used … Continue reading

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An Instructive End Game at the Harman Chess Club

By the author of the book Beat That Kid in Chess: Jonathan Whitcomb I’m a chess tutor in living in Murray, Utah, and am active in the chess club of the Harman Senior Recreation Center in West Valley City. Recently I played an endgame there against … Continue reading

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Lessons From an Informal Chess Game

By the chess coach in Murray, Utah: Jonathan Whitcomb The following game I played yesterday at the Harman Chess Club in West Valley City, Utah, with a tactical combination that allowed me to quickly win. White: Jonathan Black: Jerry 1) … Continue reading

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Tit-for-tat Chess Game in Magna, Utah

I enjoyed playing two games with my new friend in Magna, Utah, the other day. In the one I label tit-for-tat, I was White. Tactics can be learned from a chess book, but experience over-the-board refines the learning process. This game … Continue reading

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Winning a Chess Game by Patience

I recently played chess with a friend from church. The results may be instructive to lower-intermediate level players and possibly to some beginners. I played white. e4        e6 Nf3     Nf6     The Petroff’s Defense (also called the Russian Defense) Nxe5  Nc6?   … Continue reading

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