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2024 ChessKid National Festival Highlights

2024 ChessKid National Festival Highlights

ChessKid
| 2 hrs ago

That's a wrap! The inaugural ChessKid National Festival concluded President's Day weekend, February 16-19, 2024, in Charlotte, NC. The four-day chess celebration was ChessKid's first-ever over-the-board tournament event for kids and families. ...

The simplest setup for White in the English opening

The simplest setup for White in the English opening

FM mizant
| 1 day ago

The setup resembles that of the Dragon Sicilian (with Black), and what White should do is simply check their pawn chain and follow the well-known guideline: play on the side where you have more space, where your pawn chain directs you, which, in t...

Four Knights Italian | WIN WITH BLACK!

Four Knights Italian | WIN WITH BLACK!

vitualis
| 1 day ago

#fourknights #italian #openingtactics  Very recently I played against the Four Knights Scotch. Today's game is against the Four Knights Italian! The thing to know about the Four Knights Italian (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bc4) i...

Ennis Tourney, Puzzles - day 53

Ennis Tourney, Puzzles - day 53

IM AttilaTurzo
| 1 day ago

Tomorrow, on Friday morning I travel to Ennis, Ireland to play in an international tourney. Ennis won the tidiest city of Ireland award several. You can watch 2 short videos about the town: In the tourney around 100 people will play in 3 gro...

Rook Endgames in Chess: Practical Guide

Rook Endgames in Chess: Practical Guide

FM michechess89
| 1 day ago

Rook Endgames: OK, I know they are important. But it's so annoying, I mean, how do you get better at them? It takes so long to master them, and probably I don't even get into endgames so often. But, wait, they are Rook Endgames, I mean, they ha...

Checkmate and tactics puzzles - day 52

Checkmate and tactics puzzles - day 52

IM AttilaTurzo
| 2 days ago

A few puzzles for today: Would you like to improve your chess? You can read about my coaching philosophy and methods at https://www.chess.com/article/view/coach-of-the-month-im-attila-turzo You can email me about lessons at ...

God Sac The Queen!!

God Sac The Queen!!

chess_dot_tom
| 2 days ago

MVP_Chess is my daily Twitch stream where I play in the 10-minute pool, solve puzzles, battle viewers, and analyze games. Here is a highlight from today's stream! If you enjoy this content, please subscribe and follow below. You can also learn mor...

A Classic Sicilian Najdorf Attack

A Classic Sicilian Najdorf Attack

chess_dot_tom
| 4 days ago

MVP_Chess is my daily Twitch stream where I play in the 10-minute pool, solve puzzles, battle viewers, and analyze games. Here is a highlight from today's stream! If you enjoy this content, please subscribe and follow below. You can also learn mor...

A Century of Chess: Teplitz-Schönau 1922

A Century of Chess: Teplitz-Schönau 1922

kahns
| 4 days ago

A real horse race, with five players in contention for first place right up until the last round. Tartakower was the pace-setter with four straight wins to start the tournament. Spielmann took over at the halfway point and never fully relinquish...

Checkmate and tactics puzzles - day 50

Checkmate and tactics puzzles - day 50

IM AttilaTurzo
| 4 days ago

A few nice puzzles: Would you like to improve your chess? You can read about my coaching philosophy and methods at https://www.chess.com/article/view/coach-of-the-month-im-attila-turzo You can email me about lessons at at...

Checkmate and tactics puzzles - day 49

Checkmate and tactics puzzles - day 49

IM AttilaTurzo
| 4 days ago

Please write in the comments which puzzle you liked the most! 1)  2) 3) 4) 5) Would you like to improve your chess? You can read about my coaching philosophy and methods at https://www.chess.com/article/view/coa...

The Carlsen Variation Of The Exchange QGD

The Carlsen Variation Of The Exchange QGD

GM Illingworth
| 4 days ago

Hello chess friends!In today's post, I will share with you the Carlsen Variation of the Exchange QGD, and how to play it as Black!You may be wondering - what exactly is the Carlsen Variation?The Carlsen Variation arises after the following moves: ...

Checkmate and tactics puzzles - day 48

Checkmate and tactics puzzles - day 48

IM AttilaTurzo
| 5 days ago

A few checkmate and tactics puzzles: Would you like to improve your chess? You can read about my coaching philosophy and methods at https://www.chess.com/article/view/coach-of-the-month-im-attila-turzo You can email me about l...

February Blitz and Memes

February Blitz and Memes

SheldonOfOsaka
| 5 days ago

Hello, my fellow tactic lovers, and welcome to another edition of Blitz and Memes. If you're a fan of puzzles taken from amateur online blitz tournaments, then you have come to the right place, because that is what I do. As always, the tactics h...

Pry Open The H-File, Sac, Sac ... Mate!

Pry Open The H-File, Sac, Sac ... Mate!

chess_dot_tom
| 5 days ago

MVP_Chess is my daily Twitch stream where I play in the 10-minute pool, solve puzzles, battle viewers, and analyze games. Here is a highlight from today's stream! If you enjoy this content, please subscribe and follow below. You can also learn mor...

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