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  1. I messed up in the middlegame.… KestonyChess Every thanks message inspires me to make more instructive videos! Than…
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  3. I messed up in the middlegame.… KestonyChess Okay, here is the best video of HOW TO MAKE A PLAN IN CHESS I have mad…
  4. I'm terrible at endgames max123 @azuaga i just had a deeper look and i think that also leads to a draw…
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  6. I'm terrible at endgames kekmeme do tactics puzzles and i think you'll be familiar with basic mating te…
  7. I'm terrible at endgames max123 Has to be said, endgames are very easy to blunder even for very high r…
  8. I'm terrible at endgames DVRazor In the shown game it's not really the endgame that's your problem, but…
  9. I'm terrible at endgames CrushKing Well, it makes more sense to focus more on openings and middle games.
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  11. Strange coincidences jujugaga I notice this all the time. When you are losing repeatedly it's calle…
  12. I'm terrible at endgames SelfmateMan Thats simply wrong, but i dont want to force anyone. Dont do endgames,…
  13. I'm terrible at endgames achja @SelfmateMan #3 That ... does work. U1500 player do it all the time. …
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  18. I messed up in the middlegame.… finix14 So, I was playing as white, but I simply couldn't decide conclusively …
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