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Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Attack!http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/attackThu, 06 Nov 2014 03:30:06 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/attackOpposite colored bishopshttp://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/opposite-colour-bishopsMon, 27 Oct 2014 04:33:58 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/opposite-colour-bishopsNice coordinationhttp://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/nice-coordinationThu, 23 Oct 2014 05:25:20 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/nice-coordinationRook action http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/rook-actionWed, 22 Oct 2014 03:01:06 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/rook-actionStudy#4http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/study4Sun, 11 May 2014 09:50:54 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/study4Study #3 http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/study-3Wed, 07 May 2014 11:01:40 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/study-3Study#2http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/study2Sat, 03 May 2014 16:28:20 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/study2Study #1http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/study-1Fri, 02 May 2014 11:34:20 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/study-1pawn race!White to move and win! http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/pawn-raceWed, 10 Jul 2013 13:44:37 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/pawn-raceDaily dose of tacticsHere is one interesting puzzle on the subject of zugzwang. http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/daily-dose-of-tacticsWed, 03 Jul 2013 09:36:55 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/daily-dose-of-tacticsFamous Vaganian - Planinc miniature This post is dedicated to one of the greatest Slovenian players of all time - Albin Planinc. His chess was Tal - like you could say, full of tactics and romantic sacrifices; and when the sacrifices worked he was dangerous even to the best players...http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/famous-vaganian---planinc-miniatureFri, 01 Mar 2013 16:21:13 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/famous-vaganian---planinc-miniatureKortchnoi tactics and a beautiful studyFirst of all I would like to say thank you to all my readers, I appreciate it a lot and I appreciate the comments even more. I will try to be extra regular with my blog and I will try to bring you some funny, interesting, but also some educationa...http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/mikhail-tal-tactics-and-a-beautiful-studyMon, 25 Feb 2013 06:48:49 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/mikhail-tal-tactics-and-a-beautiful-studyGreek gift sacrifice + test yourself! The classic bishop sacrifice (also known as the Greek gift sacrifice) is the oldest and most studied of the sacrifices and has been already studied by Greco (1619). Through practice, certain conditions that are necessary for a successful attack...http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/classic-bishop-sacrifice---test-yourselfSat, 23 Feb 2013 06:46:13 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/classic-bishop-sacrifice---test-yourselfLessons + nice tacticsHi everyone! I am starting with a novelty. From now on new students can apply for a trial hour (60 min) which is 50% off (only 15$). I hope you consider it and see for yourself if the lesson worked for you. And one more tactical blow from my rec...http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/lessons--nice-tacticsTue, 29 Jan 2013 16:57:19 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/lessons--nice-tacticsChess school: King marchI am starting a new series of strategical and tactical themes - Chess school. In the following example, black pieces are completely tied down to defense, but it seems white can not increase the pressure (or can he?). White puts his last piece (whi...http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/chess-school-king-marchThu, 16 Jun 2011 11:57:36 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/chess-school-king-marchPlay like Bobby Fischer! (part 2)I saw quite a lot of interest in my previous blog (Play like Bobby Fischer!) and here is the 2nd part on Bobby Fischer. You will be able to find some interesting anecdotes and quotes from his life and an amazing annotated game.  Like most chess ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/play-like-bobby-fischer-part-2Wed, 08 Jun 2011 12:15:21 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/play-like-bobby-fischer-part-2Play like Bobby Fischer! Test yourself and try to play like Bobby Fischer! After that, scroll down and you will find the complete game. If you find any improvements, please comment! I wont bother you with all the details about his successes, I am sure you know (almost)...http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/bobby-fischer6Thu, 02 Jun 2011 15:25:18 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/bobby-fischer6Test your tactics + Rubinstein masterpieceCheck these cool puzzles and try to solve them. When you are done solving them, scrool down and check a masterpiece by Rubinstein.  If you want to see more cool puzzles and improve your positional and tactical knowledge, check my older blogs. F...http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/test-your-tactics--rubinstein-masterpieceWed, 01 Jun 2011 09:58:29 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/test-your-tactics--rubinstein-masterpieceGeometry - the kingdom for the KnightThe following two studies are awesome examples of chess geometry. In positions in which geometry occurs, pieces are placed in such a way that the knights can take advantage of that and create beautiful forks, nets, double attacks etc. The puzzles...http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/geometry---knight-is-the-kingMon, 30 May 2011 15:54:13 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/geometry---knight-is-the-kingA chess millWhite is pinned along the 5th rank. How can he save the piece and create a "mill"? Scroll down and you will find the complete game. Enjoy.       http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/a-chess-millSun, 29 May 2011 13:03:32 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Juraldo/a-chess-mill