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Kassa's Killer Knights

Kassa's Killer Knights

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The fourth round of the Xtracon Open in Denmark featured a fantastic game by Danish/American IM Kassa Korley. He had the black pieces against super solid Ukranian GM Alexander Moiseenko. Moiseenko had a peak rating of 2726 in 2011 and is a very experienced and strong GM. With the game starting off as a Queen Gambit Declined one wouldn't exactly expect fireworks.....wrong! One could say the game became interesting when Kassa went for an unusual knight maneuvre getting his b8 knight to e6 via...

Nakamura Eliminated From FIDE Chess World Cup

Nakamura Eliminated From FIDE Chess World Cup

PeterDoggers
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Hikaru Nakamura was eliminated from the FIDE World Cup after failing to win his return game with Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu. The Chinese GM Xu Xiangyu surprised again by knocking out Ernesto Inarkiev while Alireza Firouzja played a brilliant piece sacrifice. You can follow the games here as part of our live portal Chess.com/events. There is daily coverage by our Twitch partner, the Chessbrahs. GMs Yasser Seirawan, Eric Hansen and Aman Hambleton are covering the tournament each day...

The Top 10 Chess Books Every Chess Player Should Read

The Top 10 Chess Books Every Chess Player Should Read

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Get your reading glasses out for this article! The number of books written about chess is tremendous. While that can be great for the chess world, it poses practical issues for many fans. Most chess players have their own favorites, but how do you know which books belong on your shelf? Here are the top 10 classic chess books that every fan should know. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess by Bobby Fischer How to Reassess Your Chess by Jeremy Silman My System by Aron Nimzowitsch Zurich International...

How To Win With Doubled Pawns

How To Win With Doubled Pawns

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Did you know that doubled pawns are not always a weakness in chess? Let GM Jon L. Hammer show you how to turn doubled pawns into a way to launch a winning attack.

Your Fish Just Isn't That Good: What is StockfishDev?

Your Fish Just Isn't That Good: What is StockfishDev?

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Hello everyone! This is less a post and more a collection of fun links.  The Stockfish project usually releases a new version (Stockfish 8, 9, 10) after about 50 Elo of improvement. But in the meantime, there is constant updating and patching and testing. So while your HomeFish sits unchanged for months, there is a 'development' version of Stockfish constantly improving. Usually we call it SFdev. Versions are numbered by DDMMYYYY, so today's is 15092019. These are all possible to download so...

FIDE Chess World Cup: Nakamura Loses In Round With Special Endgames

FIDE Chess World Cup: Nakamura Loses In Round With Special Endgames

PeterDoggers
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Hikaru Nakamura started his second round at the FIDE World Cup with a loss and needs to beat Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu on Saturday to stay in the tournament. Spectacular attacks and special endgames were played in this round. You can follow the games here as part of our live portal Chess.com/events. There is daily coverage by our Twitch partner, the Chessbrahs. GMs Yasser Seirawan, Eric Hansen and Aman Hambleton are covering the tournament each day on their channel Twitch.tv/Chessbrah....

The Underrated World Number-1

The Underrated World Number-1

GM Gserper
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Ask any chess player to name a grandmaster who deserved to be the world champion but never became one, and you will get a list of the usual suspects. Bronstein, Korchnoi and Keres will be on the top of the list, and then it becomes very subjective. I've even seen Rashid Nezhmetdinov make such a list on Reddit. While Nezhmetdinov is one of my favorite players, it is fair to say that he was never even close to the world title. One player who really deserves to be on the list but usually...

Adams, Bu, Shankland Eliminated In FIDE Chess World Cup Round 1 Tiebreaks

Adams, Bu, Shankland Eliminated In FIDE Chess World Cup Round 1 Tiebreaks

PeterDoggers
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Michael Adams, Bu Xiangzhi and Sam Shankland are some of the players that were eliminated from the FIDE World Cup in the tiebreaks of the first round. Round two starts on Friday. You can follow the games here as part of our live portal Chess.com/events. There is daily coverage by our Twitch partner, the Chessbrahs. GMs Yasser Seirawan, Eric Hansen and Aman Hambleton are covering the tournament each day on their channel Twitch.tv/Chessbrah. Play starts at 3 p.m. local time,...

What's In A Chess.com Premium Membership

What's In A Chess.com Premium Membership

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Do you remember the day you joined Chess.com? At first, it could all seem a little overwhelming (so many features and options!), but you gradually got the hang of it and, suddenly, you realized that Chess.com had become like your second home, where you can share your passion for chess with friends. We think we can offer you something to improve your experience, which is why we'd like to explain the advantages of having a premium membership step-by-step. Premium Membership Features:  Puzzles Puzzle...

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