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Change Of Plan. I’ve Had Enough!

Change Of Plan. I’ve Had Enough!

MomOnaBreak
| 13 hrs ago

This was one of those moments where you work, work, work towards something and then boom! The reality hits. You realize that all the work and effort you’ve put into a project was … a waste. My project – the Pirc Defense. Since...

Mastermind "Opening Repertoire: Evans Gambit"

Mastermind "Opening Repertoire: Evans Gambit"

FM Gertsog
| 15 hrs ago

Dear Chess Friends! Have you ever thought of how to build your opening repertoire? Of course, you should choose something competitive, which at the same time suits your playing style. However, I usually see that a lot of chess players watched...

Can Bot Martin Beat me with ONE QUEEN?

Can Bot Martin Beat me with ONE QUEEN?

rembonsk123
| 1 day ago

Can the Martin Bot Beat Me with 15 Queens? - https://youtu.be/rKz108dWtaw Can the Martin Bot Beat Me with 23 ROOKS? - https://youtu.be/_azw227dgK0 Can the Martin Bot Beat Me with 40 PAWNS? - https://youtu.be/Zqk5Vrnqxfo Can the Martin Bot...

A Century of Chess: New York Masters 1911

A Century of Chess: New York Masters 1911

kahns
| 1 day ago

Capablanca's ascent to the chess stratosphere seems so foreordained that it's easy to forget that there was an extended period of time in which he wasn't the world champion designee, in which he was, essentially, a rumor - a super-talented Cuban k...

How to Beat the Grunfeld Defense

How to Beat the Grunfeld Defense

FM Cats4Sale
| 1 day ago

The Grunfeld Defense, which was developed during the hyper-modern era of chess, has always been a popular opening to essay by the player with the black pieces; however, recently it seems to have fallen out of fashion at the very top level for reas...

Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Tal

DonMcKim
| 1 day ago

Mikhail Tal (1936-1992) was the eighth World Chess Champion. John Nunn wrote: “Mikhail Tal was a remarkable man. His brilliant successes in the years leading up to his World Championship victory excited the chess world; his very name becam...

Previewing The 2022 U.S. Championship

Previewing The 2022 U.S. Championship

Rodgy
| 2 days ago

The Unites States Chess Championship is an annual chess tournament that features 14 of the best chess players across the 50 states. In this 13 round robin, the players will be competing for $250,000 and the 2022 U.S Champion title. This year's com...

My Game With Hans Niemann

My Game With Hans Niemann

NM SamCopeland
| 2 days ago

My one classical game with Hans Niemann was from the 2017 World Open. There we met in the 8th round, the penultimate round. He was rated a bit shy of 2300 FIDE, having reached the FIDE Master title about a year previously and having slid back a bi...

Hans Niemann Report

Hans Niemann Report

CHESScom
| 2 days ago

We appreciate your patience over the last several weeks as we have been working on a comprehensive report on Hans Niemann and the events following Magnus’ resignation in the 2022 Sinquefield Cup. We know many of you have been eager to hear f...

A Wild Game in Sicilian Najdorf

A Wild Game in Sicilian Najdorf

Spektrowski
| 2 days ago

Hi all, I'm all right in case you've been wondering, still working on chess and non-chess books. Wanted to share a wild game I played at another site. Got three minor pieces for the opponent's queen, but then, as it usually happens with me, blund...

A Lazy Saturday

A Lazy Saturday

Marziotta
| 3 days ago

#1000ELO #bloglovers #blogchamps #chess-for-me #the-art-of-war #mattoscacco #blitzstream #fianchetto #winning-feeling #checkmate-or-die #suggestions #diary #my-progress  Hi! I spent Saturday at home, checking blogs and stuff, and I alread...

Foolish Brilliance

Foolish Brilliance

Pheonix_Free
| 4 days ago

Foolish Brilliance I've been playing some more rapid games recently to try and get back some rating. In the process, I've had some wacky games that I'm going to share with you guys. Game 1 In the first game, I was playing with the white piec...

How Chess Is Rising In Prominence In Advertising

How Chess Is Rising In Prominence In Advertising

raync910
| 4 days ago

Why is Nick Saban, the well-known American college football coach, playing chess with a duck (yes, it’s a duck, not a goose) in a TV commercial? Does the coach even know how to play chess (much less the duck)? More seriously, why are TV comm...

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