6 Special Puzzles you need to see (+ Video)

6 Special Puzzles you need to see (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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17 days ago

Hi people who love a game where pawns are the soul. I keep training hard to play Carlos Torre Memorial in December. As I was solving studies in last days, I found 6 that I thought they really deserve to be shared, and that’s what this post i...

8 Tips to Increase your Online Rating

8 Tips to Increase your Online Rating

FM michechess89
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24 days ago

Hi chess fans. Lately I have been writing about some particular games, or endgames, or some specific situation on the board (taking advantage of my YouTube channel where I explain those positions or games). But I love to write posts about general ...

When Karpov decides to attack (+ Video)

When Karpov decides to attack (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Nov 4, 2019

Hi chess people. I have seen many games where former World Champion Antoly Karpov got a small long term advantage and won a slow (although interesting) battle. But this one we are going to see today is different. At the end of the opening, he prep...

Reti's Maneuver and a Race of Pawns (+ Video)

Reti's Maneuver and a Race of Pawns (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Oct 20, 2019

Hey people of the 64 squares kingdom. Have you ever seen a spring between two pawns? In the first endgame of this post we will see one. Actually there will be a Relay Race (just like in Athletics ). In the second and last position we will see a go...

A Quick Look at Reti's Maneuver (+ Video)

A Quick Look at Reti's Maneuver (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Oct 7, 2019

Hey chess people. Some hours late this week, but here we are. This time we are talking about a very nice thematic in pawns endgames: Reti’s Maneuver. There are some very interesting Artistic Endgames using this idea. Today we are going to an...

Try to solve this Pawns Endgame (+ Video)

Try to solve this Pawns Endgame (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Sep 16, 2019

Hello people who love a game invented in India. As you already know, one of my favorite topics is chess endgames. Today we are analyzing an interesting position I found in a book written by one of the bests: Mark Dvoretsky. The name of the book is...

A Deflection Puzzle you won’t forget (+ Video)

A Deflection Puzzle you won’t forget (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Sep 9, 2019

Hey Caissa’s friends. There is a famous combination; it is the greatest Deflection Puzzle I remember. Today I want to share and analyze with you that puzzle. Before we start, I have some small news, would like to share some thoughts. I hav...

A Queen Sac you would never play (+ Video)

A Queen Sac you would never play (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Sep 2, 2019

Hello chess lovers. Today I share a great game where Vassily Ivanchuk got an amazing victory against Sergei Karjakin. It was a rapid game in Melody Amber, 2008, and the most spectacular aspect of this game is that Chucky played a wonderful novelty...

6 Tactic Endgames you should analyze (+ Video)

6 Tactic Endgames you should analyze (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Aug 26, 2019

Hey chess people!!! Today we are going to analyze some tactic endgames. There are queen sacrifices, queen captures, seemingly unstoppable pawns promotions… so I’m pretty sure you are going to enjoy them. I have already said that it...

Nice Victory in a Blitz Game (+ Video)

Nice Victory in a Blitz Game (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Aug 19, 2019

Hi chess mates. I know you are probably thinking “Hey, what are you doing here?” since I said in my last post I would be traveling this week to an important tournament. Well, something happened and I was not able to travel because of a...

Analyzing a nice study (+ Video)

Analyzing a nice study (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Aug 5, 2019

Hi everyone. I found this study in one of the most entertaining and spectacular chess books I have read. It will be a good exercise if you take your time and calculate some lines in front of the board before you check the solution and variations. ...

A Masterpiece by Nimzowitch (+ Video)

A Masterpiece by Nimzowitch (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Jul 29, 2019

Hi chess people. Aaron Nimzowitch was a very strong master, and his games are often really instructive. Today we are analyzing a great victory he got as Black versus Saemisch in 1923. White had a position slightly better in the opening, but in the...

Richard Reti sacrifices his Queen (+ Video)

Richard Reti sacrifices his Queen (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Jul 21, 2019

Hi chess mates. In this post we will analyze another classic miniature between two masters. This is Richard Reti vs Saviely Tartakower, 1910. It was a Caro Kann Defense, and probably the most interesting thing about this game is that White sacrifi...

Amazing Attack Miniature Kopetsky vs Engert, 1942

Amazing Attack Miniature Kopetsky vs Engert, 1942

FM michechess89
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Jul 11, 2019

Hi chess mates. I am glad to post twice this week. This time we are going to analyze an attack game, a miniature, where Black took a pawn in the opening, as White got some compensation and attack possibilities for the material down. And that&rsquo...

Mate with Bishop and Knight: My Tips (+ Video)

Mate with Bishop and Knight: My Tips (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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Jun 30, 2019

Hello my friends. Some of my pupils have been asking me about the “Basic” Mate with Bishop and Knight. Today we are going to study this endgame. I made a video explaining the plan I like to use, and giving some tips that might be helpf...

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