Benoni/Benko- A Bolt of Lightning!

Benoni/Benko- A Bolt of Lightning!

kamalakanta
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10 hrs ago

The Modern Benoni (also called the Indo-Benoni) has been the favorite of attacking players for generations. I first became aware of it through some of the games of Mikhail Tal. It seemed to fit his style perfectly!    Recently I wa...

4 Steps to Endgame Mastery

4 Steps to Endgame Mastery

NM SmarterChess
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20 hrs ago

Mastering the endgame does not have to be as complicated as it seems if you follow a systematic approach. The endgame is the most important individual phase in chess because a simple mistake or correct calculation can determine the end result. In ...

How to win with Grand Master? (part 1)

How to win with Grand Master? (part 1)

FM ENEASZ
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1 day ago

I want to introduce you to my new series of articles: "How to win with Grand Master?" It combines my games from not only chess.com, but also blitz and rapid tournaments like European Chess Championship or classical events like round-robin GM torun...

The 3 Key Qualities of Grandmasters

The 3 Key Qualities of Grandmasters

GM Illingworth
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1 day ago

'How do I become a Grandmaster?' That's a common question in the chess circles, right? Well, the more common phrasing of the question is 'How did you become a chess Grandmaster?'. But many of us (including myself, in the past) asked this questio...

The Road is Not the Same for Everyone

The Road is Not the Same for Everyone

GM Troffy
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2 days ago

Hello everyone!  It has been a while since I have updated my blog, but that was partially intentional! In previous blogs, I have posted the videos that I have done for a video series on Instagram around my 8 Fundamental Principle for ...

Webinar 39. How to Prepare for the Tournament Game

Webinar 39. How to Prepare for the Tournament Game

FM Gertsog
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2 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! You know openings are important. However, if you are 1200 or 1300 Elo, of course, it’s not so important. Because it’s very often when your opponent can deviate from the standard opening line and because of low lev...

How to Gain 400 Rating Points in 12 Months

How to Gain 400 Rating Points in 12 Months

NM SmarterChess
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3 days ago

Which Factors Predict Rating Gain? Over at chessgoals.com we have been crunching the numbers to help chess players reach master level. Based on a survey of almost 400 players, how they spend their chess time, and how much improvement they have se...

SHOCKING Queen Sack On Move 8!

SHOCKING Queen Sack On Move 8!

GM Illingworth
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3 days ago

I haven't seen anything like this in a chess game...How could a future Blitz World Champion, and the world's youngest GM of all time, Sergey Karjakin, lose a game in only 10 moves?Even in a blitz game, that's something that 'should' never happen, ...

The Grandmaster Mindset

The Grandmaster Mindset

NM 2Bf41-0
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4 days ago

The Grandmaster Mindset by GM Alojzije Jankovic is an enjoyable read which increases the readers chess imagination. You contemplate the best move in a tactical position, learn a new theme, then press the solution button of Forward Chess to se...

Different, But Similar in a Metaphoric Way

Different, But Similar in a Metaphoric Way

kamalakanta
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4 days ago

In a recent post, my dear friend simaginfan published an article about the chess games of Jozsef Szen, an extraordinary Hungarian player. One of the games caught my attention, because it reminded me of another game, played almost one hundre...

Chess Tournament Registration (45'+30")

Chess Tournament Registration (45'+30")

FM Gertsog
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4 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! This is FM Victor Neustroev and I'm glad to announce that I conduct our next tournament! I'm sure you were waiting for it. I received several questions about when it starts and who is allowed to play. On Chess.com or other ...

Stort grattis på födelsedagen Ulf Andersson!

Stort grattis på födelsedagen Ulf Andersson!

RoaringPawn
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5 days ago

Happy belated birthday to Ulf Andersson of Sweden, one of the greatest (positional) chess geniuses the noble game has ever had. I have tweeted on this extraordinary and exceptional chess player yesterday. And then an idea came, why not share som...

Jozsef Szen. The First Star of Hungarian Chess.

Jozsef Szen. The First Star of Hungarian Chess.

simaginfan
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5 days ago

Well, it's been a while since I did anything on Hungarian players - one I have always intended to get round to was Jozsef ( other version available!!  ) Szen.  In the last decade or so there have been various investigations into him - ...

The Worst Time To Play Hikaru Nakamura

The Worst Time To Play Hikaru Nakamura

NM SamCopeland
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5 days ago

There is probably no good time to play a super-grandmaster like Hikaru Nakamura, but there are some bad times. The fiercest chess competitors like Nakamura, Garry Kasparov, and Magnus Carlsen have generally been most feared right after a loss. ...

STOP Looking At Chess Games Like This

STOP Looking At Chess Games Like This

GM Illingworth
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5 days ago

Earlier this month, I played in a Grandmaster blitz tournament called the 'June Solstice Blitz Down Under'. You want to see the games? Sure, here are the two I will analyze for you today: Here's the mistake I see so many chess pla...

Join The Puzzle Rush Experiment

Join The Puzzle Rush Experiment

NM LogoCzar
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6 days ago

"In general terms, I consider that everything in chess rests on tactics. If strategy is the block of marble, then tactics are the chisel with which a master operates to create a work of chess art." - GM Tigran Petrosian (Former World Champion: 196...

Chess Quiz: You never seen this before

Chess Quiz: You never seen this before

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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6 days ago

Normally I prefer to analyse my students' games (long time control or rapid) against other players, rather than playing against them myself. But with everyone on the planet playing mainly online blitz or bullet these days, I have to play agai...

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