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    • Chess Home PageMore information on chess games, chess strategies and chess analysis can be found athttp://MikeSeroveyOnChess.com.Welcome to Mike Serovey on Chess!The theme of this site is chess and the main focus of this site is analysis of the games of MikeSerovey (that’s me), with diagrams. Most of the stuff that I cover is pretty basic and includesgeneral theory as well as specific analysis of certain positions and move orders.This is one of my personal hobby sites. The games will be from 1983 on and one game is from1976. I will be adding more games from the 1970?s as I find them. Some of these games aregood examples of how not to play chess.I got to thinking about something recently and decided to post it here. If you were to look up mycurrent USCF over-the-board (OTB) rating you will see that I’m only rated in the 1500 range.My latest USCF correspondence rating is 1974. So, I’m clearly not a master at chess! When Ijoined the US Army back in 1977 I wasn’t taught how to be a soldier by a general or seniorNCO. I was taught by one buck sergeant (E-5) and a bunch of staff sergeants (E-6). I rarely sawthe company commander or first sergeant. Mid-level NCOs could teach me how to be a soldier,to include how to march, shoot a rifle, polish my boots, make my bunk, etc. When I got to AIT(Advanced Individual Training) it was again mid-level NCOs that taught me how to read a mapand compute fire data for canons. My point here is that chess beginners and chess novices donot need a chess master, and certainly not a chess GM, to teach them the rules of the gameand some basic strategy. They can learn from someone at my level. Someone who is already atmy level needs to learn from a chess master or above.If you have been playing chess for more than ten years and are higher rated than I am youmight not get much out of my advice given here for free. Even if you are currently rated higherthan I am, if you have not been playing for very long you might want to take advantage of my 30+ years of tournament experience. There are some things that can only be learned byexperience and you might as well take advantage of mine!Another thing to consider is this, practice against someone whose chess rating is about 200points above where you are rated. If you go too much above that you will lose every chessgame and become discouraged. If you go much below that level you will not learn anything new.Easy wins at chess may be fun for a while, but improvement comes with studying chess andpracticing chess against better players than where you are currently rated.My site visitors may have noticed that I have held back in publishing some of my best analysison this site. That is partly because my previous opponents know about this site and I don’t want 1/2
    • to give someone that I might play again my best moves for free! However, I am setting up a members only area that you can access for free after you have registered here. The idea is to build a list of contacts and restrict my best stuff to those who will actually appreciate it. There will also be a paid members area that will have information not found anywhere else on this site. I will post notices when all of this is ready. In order to make room on my web server for new material I have deleted all of the interactive game pages created with Palview 4. I have also deleted the chess site notifier and the Alexa certificate. I have added a shop where you can purchase chess books, boards and sets. New location for Mike Hoffer’s Chess Academy, chess club and chess tournaments Go to the Contact Page to get directions to the site from Google Maps What’s New? May 28, 2012 – I am having a problem with some plugins not working at all with the other chess theme activated, so I am using this one until I can get Julia Williams to fix the other one. July 30, 2012 – I have switched back to the free theme because the one that I bought from Julia Williams is preventing some of my plugins from working and she refuses to fix her defective theme for free! I am taking a break from school but I have been distracted by the Olympic games, so I may not get to doing any real updates until after they are over. I am still in the process of copying all of the content from my old static HTML pages into WordPress pages. More information on chess games, chess strategies and chess analysis can be found at http://MikeSeroveyOnChess.com. Technorati Tags: advice on making 200 chess rating, web how analyse my game chess More chess information can be found at... Chess Home Page 2/2Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)