1.e4 vs Minor Defences by Parimarjan Negi

1.e4 vs Minor Defences by Parimarjan Negi

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25 days ago

Yesterday ForwardChess released Parimarjan Negi's latest book in the Grandmaster Repertoire series: 1.e4 vs Minor Defences for their chess e-reader. It offers a world-class repertoire against the Alekhine, Scandinavian, Pirc, and Modern Defen...

New features ForwardChess and Chessify

New features ForwardChess and Chessify

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Jul 25, 2020

Chessify, best known for its diagram scanner and cloud engine analysis services, has released a major update to their app, including a PDF-scanner and video-search. Chess e-reader company ForwardChess continues to innovate and released a ...

Review: Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual - 5th edition

Review: Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual - 5th edition

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Jun 16, 2020

In these times of anxiety, tension, and divisiveness it is great to see selfless cooperation to honor a legendary trainer and provide value to the chess community. Endgame experts Karsten Müller and Alex Fishbein revised the fourth edition ...

New In Chess novelty of the year 2019

New In Chess novelty of the year 2019

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Apr 2, 2020

What do you do when you are a 2600 player and are playing Black against a 16-year-old, 2700-rated rising star, who is an expert in the King's Indian Defence? You beat him with Black using the King's Indian Defence and by finding the novelty of the...

Giri - Nepomniachtchi: fortress or not?

Giri - Nepomniachtchi: fortress or not?

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Mar 18, 2020

In the game between Anish Giri and Ian Nepomniachtchi at the FIDE Candidates, the players reached the following position after 48.... Qxa2: Anish Giri - Ian Nepomniachtchi after 48... Qxa2 Does White have a fortress or not? Let's have a look ...

Anna Muzychuk wins using Dubov's h4 idea

Anna Muzychuk wins using Dubov's h4 idea

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Mar 6, 2020

In my blog Same stockfish, same depth, different computer, same-evaluation? I used a novelty from Daniil Dubov to illustrate how processing power influences the evaluation given the same analysis depth. Position after 6.... 0-0-0 Un...

The Steps Method for learning and teaching chess

The Steps Method for learning and teaching chess

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Aug 31, 2019

The US Chess Federation asked me to give a presentation on the Steps Method at the US National Chess Open in Orlando this month. The presentation was developed in cooperation with IM Cor van Wijgerden and If you are interested in a copy, then plea...

The Perpetual Chess Podcast by NM Ben Johnson

The Perpetual Chess Podcast by NM Ben Johnson

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Jun 25, 2019

Many of us spend time every day commuting to work.  Content creators like The New York Times, National Public Radio and Bloomberg have created digital recordings of their content, called podcasts, that can be downloaded or streamed any t...

Review: 100 Endgames You Must Know WORKBOOK

Review: 100 Endgames You Must Know WORKBOOK

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May 31, 2019

The book 100 Endgames You must Know by GM Jesus de la Villa was originally published in 2008. The book quickly became an international bestseller and an updated fourth edition was published in 2015. In 2017 it was converted into a course on Chessa...

Irish Open: a cheater caught and an agonizing loss

Irish Open: a cheater caught and an agonizing loss

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May 27, 2019

The Irish International Open 2019 was held in Dublin from April 17 to April 22. Almost 100 players participated in this 9 round Swiss event including 8 GMs  After 5 rounds, A.K.A.M.K. (FIDE rating 1522) was taken out of the tournament for c...

Adult Improvers: Are you mentally ready for battle?

Adult Improvers: Are you mentally ready for battle?

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Feb 20, 2019

At the end of January Vladimir Kramnik announced his retirement from chess at the age of 43.  In an interview with Marina and Sergey Makarychev he stated the following: “I felt I could no longer give my all. I still, as before, have a r...

Book review: Game Changer - my Book Of The Year!

Book review: Game Changer - my Book Of The Year!

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Feb 13, 2019

At the end of January New In Chess published the long-awaited book Game Changer by Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan. In the book the authors explain the science behind AlphaZero through interviews with the developers of AlphaZero at Google Deepmin...

How To Excel In Blitz Chess: The Magnus Carlsen Way

How To Excel In Blitz Chess: The Magnus Carlsen Way

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Jan 17, 2019

This article will you give some advice on how to excel in blitz.  Blitz specialist GM Maxim Dlugy published an article series in New In Chess Magazine called the Blitz Whisperer and my recommendations are based on his articles, an analysis of...