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More Essential Patterns For Success

More Essential Patterns For Success

IM dpruess 23 hrs ago

Having described the key tactical motifs of a bishop "pinning" a knight, IM David Pruess tackles the strategic implications of such a situation. Don't miss this critical video which explains one of the most common patterns in chess!

Howell 'Victorious Veteran' At Winter Chess Classic

Howell 'Victorious Veteran' At Winter Chess Classic

PeterDoggers 19 hrs ago

At 26 he was the oldest player in the field, but ended up winning the $5,000 first prize. GM David Howell of England won the top group of the Winter Chess Classic in St. Louis, ahead of GMs Dariuz Swiercz of Poland and Vladimir Fedoseev of Russia. With the U.S. Championship, the Sinquefield Cup and the new rapid & blitz event of the Grand Chess Tour, the city of St. Louis was already a majestic host of super strong tournaments. Now, it's taking its nickname "the U.S. capital...

The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

GM Gserper 3 days ago

I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular beginner's opening than Scholar's Mate: But let's be realistic, when was the last time you saw a Fool's Mate in a tournament? OK, I hear you, the world champion was very close to getting this kind of a checkmate recently, as we discussed in this article. But of course that was not...

ChessCenter: Who Will Win The PRO Chess League?

ChessCenter: Who Will Win The PRO Chess League?

ChessCenter 5 days ago

Will Magnus Carlsen lead his Gnomes to PRO Chess League glory? The team discusses this and more, as chess was big in the news this month, with Carlsen on The Simpsons, women's chess made international headlines, and blunders and brilliancies galore! Don't miss ChessCenter where IM Danny Rensch, GM Simon Williams, IM Anna Rudolf, and WFM Alexandra Botez break down these headlines.

"Borislav Ivanov Arrested In Bulgaria"

"Borislav Ivanov Arrested In Bulgaria"

PeterDoggers 1 day ago

Borislav Ivanov, the Bulgarian chess player who was strongly suspected of cheating in chess a few years ago, has been arrested in Bulgaria for forging documents. This was reported by Chessdom. Remember Borislav Ivanov? The name might ring a bell, although it's been a few years. He was the Bulgarian player who, without a title and a rating below 2300, started to score several grandmaster performances at different tournaments, now four years ago. Image courtesy Gospodari na Efira/Chessdom. According...

PRO Chess League Top Performers

PRO Chess League Top Performers

IM dpruess 6 days ago

Here we try to keep track of some of the best performances of the 2017 season of the PRO Chess League. Points Scored # Name Team Pts 1 Meier, Georg Stockholm Snowballs 29.5 2 So, Wesley Saint Louis Archbishops 26 3 Dreev, Aleksey San Diego Surfers 24 4 Dominguez Perez, Leinier Miami Champions 23 5 Bacrot, Etienne Marseille Migraines 22.5 6 Noritsyn, Nikolay Toronto Dragons 21.5 7 Gozzoli, Yannick Marseille Migraines 21.5 8 Carlsen,...

Top GMs Star In German Bundesliga

Top GMs Star In German Bundesliga

PeterDoggers 3 days ago

After the fifth weekend of the 2016-2017 season, the Bundesliga has a familiar face again: it's full of top stars, and Baden Baden is in the lead. Photo: Georgios Souleidis. Read his Bundesliga report (in German) here. You might remember that Baden Baden is not the reigning champion in the German league—and that's a rare thing. Last season, for the first time in a decade Baden Baden did not win the Schachbundesliga, but Solingen instead. This year everything seems back to normal....

Anatoly Karpov's Best Game Prizes

Anatoly Karpov's Best Game Prizes

IM Silman 6 days ago

My last two articles were about the best game prizes for Mikhail Tal (who won the most prizes — 15) and Rashid Nezhmetdinov, who came in tied for 3rd and 4th with Anatoly Karpov (10 prizes; Garry Kasparov came in second with 12). Tal and Nezhmetdinov were pure attackers (though Tal was more well-rounded) and both tried to club their opponents to death with incredible creativity, tactical genius, and endless courage (they didn’t fear losing, so they threw everything, including...

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