How to create a plan in the middlegame? (part 1)

How to create a plan in the middlegame? (part 1)

IM MatBobula
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7 days ago

One of the most important things in chess is to find the right plan. During the game, every playerfaces that challenge. The first time to evaluate is right after the opening and usually 2-3 times lateron. There is even a saying, “better to p...

Hidden power of the Tarrasch Defense

Hidden power of the Tarrasch Defense

IM MatBobula
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13 days ago

At the end of the 19th century Siegbert Tarrasch, one of the strongest players at this times, invented and popularised an active way of playing against Queen's Gambit - 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5He admired c5 move to that point that he always put...

Battle of the streamers

Battle of the streamers

IM MatBobula
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25 days ago

Deathmatches are becoming more and more popular among streamers. It is not only about emotions (who is going to win) but it also gives a great educational content. Viewers can watch games from perspective of both players - it broadens picture. L...

Smothered mate in practice

Smothered mate in practice

IM MatBobula
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Jun 12, 2019

One of the most famous checkmate patterns in chess is smothered mate. Everyone knows it, but have you ever won that way? Or have you ever seen that live? In that post I am going to show you couple examples of smothered mate application. Let's ...

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