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How To Calculate In Chess

How To Calculate In Chess

GM Gserper
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I bet you've heard the cliche that "chess is 99 percent tactics" thousands of times. While it is greatly overused and exaggerated to some degree, overall it is correct. The enormous strength of modern computers is based on their unmatched ability to calculate. Naturally, if you want to get better in chess, you need to improve your calculation skills. Here at Chess.com you can find a variety of useful tools that will help you to achieve your goal. I would recommend to start with lessons, where you...

FIDE Chess World Cup: Giri Through In Armageddon

FIDE Chess World Cup: Giri Through In Armageddon

PeterDoggers
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Anish Giri played the longest tiebreak and eventually defeated Evgeniy Najer in the armageddon game at the FIDE World Cup. The third round starts on Monday. 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, which is 12:00 (noon) CEST, 6 a.m....

The Top 10 Chess Books Every Chess Player Should Read

The Top 10 Chess Books Every Chess Player Should Read

CHESScom
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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 Restrict Your Opponent's Bishop

How To Restrict Your Opponent's Bishop

GM gmjlh
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Bishops can be dangerous pieces to play against, but if you know how to restrict their power, you can turn them into glorified pawns—or worse. In this lesson, GM Hammer shows you how to play against the opponent's bishop.

Firouzja's Super Knight Sacrifice

Firouzja's Super Knight Sacrifice

GM Illingworth
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Which move was the highlight of the 2019 FIDE World Cup thus far?  There are quite a few candidates, but many are already saying that Firouzja's 37th move, in his Round 2 World Cup game against 2018 World Rapid Champion Dubov, is the move of the tournament. I have set numerous puzzles from my analysis of this game, to test primarily your endgame skill, but also a few other thinking techniques   Let's see if you can find the same concept alluded to above: What...

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 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...

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....

What's In A Chess.com Premium Membership

What's In A Chess.com Premium Membership

davidkaufmann
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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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