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Breaking Down a Puzzle Step By Step #3

Breaking Down a Puzzle Step By Step #3

DanielGuel
| 3 hrs ago

Hi, friends! In 2019, I started a series where I dedicated a whole post to analyzing a puzzle from Chess.com. The point is to explain my thought process to getting the puzzle right, and hopefully, this will be helpful for readers to understand tac...

Road To Master - Achieving My First Norm!

Road To Master - Achieving My First Norm!

Naoki
| 9 hrs ago

Hi everyone, welcome back to my 4th blog post! Volume 4 of the Road To Master Series. This past weekend on July 2 & 3, I competed in the 2022 Mississauga Summer Championship! This tournament was a bit smaller than my last one but this tim...

A Century of Chess: Oldrich Duras (1900-1909)

A Century of Chess: Oldrich Duras (1900-1909)

kahns
| 10 hrs ago

Of all the matches that never existed, one of the ones that I most would have liked to have seen is Duras-Lasker circa, let’s say, 1911. Duras rarely appears in the best-players-not-to-be-World-Champion conversation, but he’s one of th...

Easy improve your positional skills #4

Easy improve your positional skills #4

FM ENEASZ
| 11 hrs ago

Akademia Eneasza prepares some materials about improving positional skills. Frankly I just use the method from Mark Dvoretsky's books called positional pictures. Have a look. First of all we have to find an appropriate position from game. Sec...

FIDE Candidates 2022 Final Recap!

FIDE Candidates 2022 Final Recap!

NM SmarterChess
| 11 hrs ago

Recap of the final four games and overview of the standings. How did things turn out compared to how you expected? Do you think Magnus will play in the next WCC? The ChessGoals Candidates sale is ending soon, so make sure to check out the link i...

Reviewing The Candidates

Reviewing The Candidates

Lightning
| 13 hrs ago

Hello there. Welcome to the Lightning Reports! Today I’ll be reviewing the 2022 Fide Candidates tournament as I look at how each individual player fared in the event and see how far off my predictions were. As a reminder, I predicted that ...

The American Opening

The American Opening

Pheonix_Free
| 22 hrs ago

The American Opening There are a lot of openings that are named after nations, such as the English, Dutch, Spanish, and Italian-just to name a few. But this got me thinking if there were more obscure openings that were named after nations. Surpr...

Easy improve your positional skills #3

Easy improve your positional skills #3

FM ENEASZ
| 1 day ago

Akademia Eneasza prepares some materials about improving positional skills. Frankly I just use the method from Mark Dvoretsky's books called positional pictures. Have a look. First of all we have to find an appropriate position from game. Sec...

10 EXERCISES OF THE WEEK #25

10 EXERCISES OF THE WEEK #25

GM swapchess90
| 1 day ago

10 positions for you to solve and enjoy!Hello Friends! Every week I select 10 positions ranging from easy to difficult across various themes like tactics, strategy, endgame, defense, etc. for you guys to solve and enjoy. For this week, I have sele...

Lasker In 1928. Some Bits And Pieces.

Lasker In 1928. Some Bits And Pieces.

simaginfan
| 1 day ago

Afternoon everyone, with apologies for my absence of late - real life issues to deal with. I managed to make some time this week to get my head in a book - this one - As you know, I am not really into the biography side of chess players, bu...

Easy improve your positional skills #2

Easy improve your positional skills #2

FM ENEASZ
| 2 days ago

Akademia Eneasza prepares some materials about improving positional skills. Frankly I just use the method from Mark Dvoretsky's books called positional pictures. Have a look. First of all we have to find an appropriate position from game. Sec...

Puzzle Rush Moment #3

Puzzle Rush Moment #3

KingsBishop
| 3 days ago

Here is a position that I have seen come up in Puzzle Rush from time to time. It has occurred many times in my games. I call it the Pivot Maneuver.

2022 French Chess Cup

2022 French Chess Cup

FM ddtru
| 3 days ago

Last weekend the finals of the 2022 French Chess Cup (Coupe de France) took place in Paris. The Cup is a knockout-style competition with the teams made up of four players. It ran from October 2021 to the end of May 2022 and involved about a hundre...

A Brief Overview Of The Ruy Lopez

A Brief Overview Of The Ruy Lopez

BradenLaughlin
| 3 days ago

The Ruy Lopez has a rich history in the game of chess, it's been played by every range of player and it's themes are extremely deep, but this may sound a bit daunting for new players so in this blog I wish to break down some of the basics of the o...

Endgame Skewer

Endgame Skewer

KingsBishop
| 3 days ago

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post regarding The Skewer. In Chess, a skewer is an attack by a long range piece of multiple targets on the same rank, file or diagonal. Here is another example: In this position, the game came down to an en...

Easy improve your positional skills #1

Easy improve your positional skills #1

FM ENEASZ
| 3 days ago

Akademia Eneasza prepares some materials about improving positional skills. Frankly I just use the method from Mark Dvoretsky's books called positional pictures. Have a look. First of all we have to find an appropriate position from game. Sec...

The Dreadful Chess Plateau

The Dreadful Chess Plateau

Rodgy
| 4 days ago

Unless you were born some chess genius, at one point, you're going to hit something called a chess plateau. It could be at any rating, 800, 1400, or 1700, but likely one of the most known plateaus is at the rating of 2000. A chess plateau is when ...

NEW 2nd Place Odds & Round 11 Recap

NEW 2nd Place Odds & Round 11 Recap

NM SmarterChess
| 4 days ago

A huge game in Caruana vs Ding Liren! One of these players notches the win to try to either Catch Nepomniachtchi or secure second place in the event that Magnus Carlsen doesn't battle for the title.  Firouzja also goes at Nepomniachtchi hard ...

Happy Birthday Daniel Cámpora

Happy Birthday Daniel Cámpora

KingsBishop
| 4 days ago

Daniel Hugo Cámpora was born in San Nicolas, Argentina on June 30th,1957. He became Champion of Argentina in 1986 and 1989. Awarded the IM title in 1982 and the GM title in 1986, he led the Argentine team at the 1986 Olympiad. In the 1994 O...

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