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Fan-Driven PRO Chess League Summer Series Coming In June

Fan-Driven PRO Chess League Summer Series Coming In June

PROChessLeague
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Beginning this June, the chess action will be heating up in the PRO Chess League Summer Series. Fans of 16 PCL teams will join forces with some of the world's top chess professionals as they represent their teams in a series of live club matches to determine the champions of the Summer Series. The series begins Saturday, June 1 and continues each Saturday through August 17. Times are to be determined; check back here for more information.  The Summer Series will be broadcast live on...

Keymer Scores 1st Win In Grenke Chess Classic Round 5

Keymer Scores 1st Win In Grenke Chess Classic Round 5

PeterDoggers
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After four losses, two of which were somewhat unnecessary, IM Vincent Keymer scored his first win at the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsuhe, Germany. The 14-year-old beat Georg Meier while all other games were drawn. Thursday is a rest day. "If he wins this, we have a rest day and a new tournament might start in Baden-Baden!" said an optimistic Peter Leko during the round. Like in Wijk aan Zee earlier this year, the Hungarian grandmaster acts as both a commentator...

How To Play Positional Chess

How To Play Positional Chess

GM Illingworth
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What exactly is positional chess?  I find some players get confused by the difference between tactical and positional chess, especially because both skills are needed to play a strong game. Therefore, I prefer to distinguish the two main approaches to a position. Dynamic: The direct and immediate approach to the position, using the energy of our pieces to obtain or increase our initiative (the flow of threats that cannot be ignored), or acquire clear long-term advantages by force. Strategic: The...

How To Take Your Time In Chess

How To Take Your Time In Chess

WGM axvesik
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Time in chess has two meanings: the actual clock you must adhere to, and how quickly your pieces reach their intended destinations. In this lesson, learn how to take your time during an attack and not rush into a position too quickly.

Top-5 my games from Youtube

Top-5 my games from Youtube

UAArtur
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Hello, my dear! I am amateur chess player from Ukraine.  And you can know about me and my (slightly boring) blog Fresh Chess... If you watched it at least once, you, of course, came across blogs with my games. But today I thought that not everyone knows that I also make videos about my games. Here I collected my best games from the YouTube channel. I will be very happy if you like them! Also subscribe on my channel, this is always very nice for any author. 1 place 2 place 3 place 4...

Anand, Carlsen Lead After Grenke Chess Classic Round 4

Anand, Carlsen Lead After Grenke Chess Classic Round 4

PeterDoggers
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On Tuesday Vishy Anand swapped places with Peter Svidler to join Magnus Carlsen in the lead at the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsruhe, Germany. Whereas Anand beat Paco Vallejo, Svidler lost to Levon Aronian while Carlsen drew his game with Fabiano Caruana. Peter Svidler called his co-leadership "mystifying" himself, and he could only enjoy it for a day. The Russian grandmaster lost without a serious fight against Levon Aronian, who can now definitely can be called a 1.e4-player these...

The Women's Chess Club of New York

The Women's Chess Club of New York

batgirl
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The famous Ladies' Chess Club of London was organized at their first meeting on January 14, 1895.      Predating that monumental event was the creation of the Women's Chess Club of New York.      In 1893 a small group of women who were meeting at Eliza C. Foot's apartment at 28 East 22nd st. in Manhattan to play chess decided to organize something more formal. This group, which called itself the Women's Chess Association of America, from ""Women in Chess,"...

Grenke Chess Classic: Anand Stops Carlsen, Svidler Joins Lead

Grenke Chess Classic: Anand Stops Carlsen, Svidler Joins Lead

PeterDoggers
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Viswanathan Anand was in his own words "close to lost for most of the game," but defended brilliantly to hold Magnus Carlsen to a draw. This gave Peter Svidler, who won for the second day in a row, the chance to catch Carlsen in first place at the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsruhe, Germany.  Even though it was split by two tournaments (the final part of Shamkir and the start of Grenke), Carlsen lost his chance to "do a Caruana"—score seven wins in a row. After five straight...

How Chess Games Can End: 8 Ways Explained

How Chess Games Can End: 8 Ways Explained

CHESScom
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There are many ways to end a chess game. Sometimes the result is clear. However, there are situations when some players have questions about the result or why the game suddenly finished. To clarify these situations, here are eight typical ways to end a chess game.  Win/Lose: Checkmate Resignation Timeout Draw: Stalemate Insufficient material 50 move-rule Repetition Agreement Win/Lose: There are three main ways to win or lose a chess game: checkmate, resignation and...

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