Top-5 my games from Youtube

Top-5 my games from Youtube

UAArtur
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14 hrs ago

Hello, my dear! I am amateur chess player from Ukraine.  And you can know about me and my (slightly boring) blog Fresh Chess... If you watched it at least once, you, of course, came across blogs with my games. But today I thought tha...

Georg Rotlewi...

Georg Rotlewi...

introuble2
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1 day ago

Georg Rotlewi [or Gersz Rotlevi], a Polish chess master of Jewish origin, born in Lodz [at the time Russian Empire, now POL] in 1889, is mostly remembered for the Rubinstein's immortal. A fascinating game played in Lodz in 1907, where Akiba sacrif...

"Louis Paulsen- A Chess Biography"

"Louis Paulsen- A Chess Biography"

kamalakanta
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2 days ago

Today I received a copy of a newly published book: "Louis Paulsen- A Chess Biography". This book is more than a masterpiece; it is immortal.I know this is high praise, but I cannot find one weakness, and indeed I find many great virtues. ...

Waiting for Molotov

Waiting for Molotov

Zeitnot17
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2 days ago

It's May 14, 1955. A decade has passed since VE Day, when Germany surrendered, marking the end of World War II in Europe. The four Allied war powers — the United States, Britian, France and the Soviet Union — still maintain zones of ...

5 X Ray Puzzles you need to solve

5 X Ray Puzzles you need to solve

FM michechess89
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3 days ago

Hi chess friends. It has been a tough week. I was playing a tournament; also working in lessons.... But everything was really good, and even when I didn’t have too much free time, I could manage it and here we have our weekly post. This time...

My good games at this week #62

My good games at this week #62

UAArtur
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3 days ago

Hello!Again, I have some good games this week! Last Sunday I played for the first time in the Elite Superblitz Arena on Lichess site. My trophy was my game against the famous Venezuelan coach and chess player FIDE Master Eddy Ravelo (FIDE 2406...

The Amateur Who Crushed Alekhine.

The Amateur Who Crushed Alekhine.

simaginfan
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4 days ago

Happy Easter everyone. Here's a thought. If Carlsen had been born 100 years earlier, would anyone have ever heard of him? Quite possibly not. Before WW11 pretty much all the great players developed in the important centers of chess life - Berl...

Breaking News: Drama in Grenke

Breaking News: Drama in Grenke

kinglybingly
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5 days ago

If you have not heard of GM Alireza Firouzja, you better look him up.  This kid is brilliant.   He's only 15 and is going for 2700 before his 16th birthday.  I have seen him on Chess.com playing bullet against the fastest in the w...

Put On Your Tournament Armor: Introduction

Put On Your Tournament Armor: Introduction

EOGuel
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6 days ago

What's up, guys and gals? It's been a while since I've written to you. Why have I not been writing? As is the case for many people, "life" got in the way. School, friends, family, prom, chess coaching, etc have been eating up my ener...

Candidate moves II

Candidate moves II

GM jhellsten
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6 days ago

In this second part of my article about Candidate Moves, we will have a look at some situations where you have many moves to choose from. Let's start with a very simple case. Black to play. He is a piece down, but we can sense a back rank moti...

The Kingly Immortal Game

The Kingly Immortal Game

kinglybingly
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7 days ago

The date was August 5th, 2018.  I was on Twitch watching a streamer by the name of "Bertrout".  He was accepting challenges on Chess.com so I obliged.  It was just a normal game, me playing the London System and him loathing it.&n...

Hammer of Von Hennig - Part 2

Hammer of Von Hennig - Part 2

UAArtur
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7 days ago

So, next Thursday comes and we have a continuation of the blog about the "Secret" Gambit of Von Hennig.In the first part we broke off on the second line of our opening. After some discussion in the blog, I remind you that I am not a sel...

A trap in the Alekhine defense

A trap in the Alekhine defense

Zeitnot17
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9 days ago

I've come across a trap in the Alekhine defense, Scandinavian variation. Since I haven't seen it written up elsewhere, I thought that I'd share it here.  If you play the Alekhine defense as Black, you might want to be aware of this trap in ...

Some games from Marienbad 1925

Some games from Marienbad 1925

introuble2
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9 days ago

Beautiful photo, isn't it?! It's Marienbad 1925, a tournament with Gunsberg as its director that started just 10 days after the end of Baden-Baden 1925. 10 players participated in both. Alekhine and Bogoljubov were also invited but didn't make it....

Richard Reti in New York 1924

Richard Reti in New York 1924

introuble2
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10 days ago

"During the month of December, 1923, interest in chess was at a high level on this side of the Atlantic, largely due to the presence of Alexander Alekhine and his remarkable performances. At a social gathering on New Year's Eve the possibility of ...

My European Championship 2019 - Part III

My European Championship 2019 - Part III

GM alexcolovic
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11 days ago

In Round 9 I was White against GM Santos Ruiz, rated 2560 and one of Spain's brightest prospects. I noticed he had some problems in the Ruy Lopez and I expected him to switch to the Najdorf, his other main opening. I again managed to use a line I'...

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