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Max Illingworth
11-05-2013, 04:54 PM
About three weeks ago I started my blog (http://illingworthchess.blogspot.com.au/) about my chess coaching and chess improvement in general. I didn't blog during the Oceania Zonal as the internet at the hotel was very slow but I'll be blogging regularly from today.

The purpose of the blog is to help others improve their chess (ideally through having lessons with me) and I'd appreciate any feedback.

11-05-2013, 05:08 PM
Oh JizzY YEAH !!!!!!

Let Sprouty be a first on ur lil blog here to Tell Yea Its a Great Idea to give help to ur weaker links(sprout)

Meh for one admire ur fast pace to da top of the world chess scene max.Sproutums totally predicted that u were going to make it kidd :P

Sprout will totally b taking notes and any advice on meh chess games and playing and practicing tips from yea m8.....looking forward to visting this blog all da timez :P

-Sprout85 =)

11-05-2013, 06:36 PM
Blog looks great, Max! Good luck with it.

11-05-2013, 06:37 PM
I am with sprouty. The blog is excellent. Very professional.:clap:

And I too predicted you would make it to the top Max, though not perhaps when I first met you when you were about 10 at Manly Warringah Chess club..

11-05-2013, 08:40 PM
This a good chess blog, i like the post May 11 about the Danish Gambit, i think that gambits are fun, i try them out against lower rated players to see what happens, i haven't played many against titled players though though if you play them regularly then you will get better at the tactics.

So if there are any more gambit articles i'm sure people will enjoy them.

12-05-2013, 09:58 AM
Looks good

Sir Cromulent Sparkles
12-06-2013, 04:58 AM
I received a 'blog removed' message.

Any probs max ?

Kevin Bonham
12-06-2013, 11:56 AM
Yes I was going to link it in the Newsletter and received the same so decided it had best wait until next time.

Max Illingworth
12-06-2013, 01:56 PM
Yeah, I deleted the blog about a month ago, as I am now concentrating on my chess improvement. :)

Max Illingworth
09-04-2018, 06:09 PM
I have revived my online blog, this time on Chess.com. (https://www.chess.com/blog/Illingworth) I wrote three posts in the last 24 hours, but in general I'll be aiming to publish three posts a week (except during tournaments). Feel free to share your comments in the posts, and follow my blog on Chess.com if you want to be notified when I publish a new post!

Latest post at the time of writing: https://www.chess.com/blog/Illingworth/planning-puzzle