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Welcome to the Arena: A New Kind of Chess Tournament!'s Thumbnail

Welcome to the Arena: A New Kind of Chess Tournament!

News 20 hrs ago

We’re so excited to introduce a brand new kind of tournament in Live Chess this week: Arena tournaments! What are they all about? Glad you asked!… First of all, here’s what Arenas are definitely NOT about: waiting for the next...

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Aranytiz round 3 - Checkmated

IM attilaturzo 1 day ago

In round 3, I played the scotch which I studied 20 years ago and used to become an international master, but did not like it. After his 5..Nf6, I got a new idea of Qe2 to prevent black's usual development.  I missed his Ba6 idea to prevent my sho...

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Aranytiz round 2 - Piece sacrifice

IM attilaturzo 2 days ago

In round 2 I was able to sacrifice a bishop to open the position of my opponent, but I played too slow and he was able to give back the bishop and exchange queens to save the game. I tried other 20 moves, but it was a draw: In round 3 I will pl...

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Chess University Hiring + Executive Positions

GeniusKJ 2 days ago

Chess University, Inc. continues to reach new milestones and is revolutionizing chess education. As of this month, we are the world's first organization to offer live, graded, in-school elective chess classes that are taught entirely online. Our f...

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Morphy and Me

ArnieChipmunk 3 days ago

One of the very first chess books I bought was Morphy's Games of Chess (1957) by Philip W. Sergeant. This book (I was 14 years old when I read it) made a lasting impression on me - I've been fascinated by the chess genius from New Orleans eve...

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Aranytiz round 1- Positional pawn sacrifice

IM attilaturzo 4 days ago

In the tournament there is an international grandmaster from Israel, two international masters from Hungary, a FIDE-master from England, a FIDE-master from Hungary, a woman international master from Hungary and a candidate-master from Vietnam. Yo...

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Aranytiz tournament starts today

IM attilaturzo 5 days ago

Today I start to play in a tournament. It will be a round robin tourney with 10 players and 9 rounds. I solved a lot of tactical exercises to improve my calculation. I wish I can use it and win nice games in the tourney!

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A Wild Game

GM alexcolovic 6 days ago

What could have been my immortal game. Alas... http://www.alexcolovic.com/2017/08/a-wild-game/

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My New Video

GM alexcolovic 9 days ago

My new video is out here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUheQ-_8dz4 It's about possible Black reactions against the minority attack in the Carlsbad structure. Hope you enjoy it and find it useful!

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Crazy Double King Hunt

Spektrowski 9 days ago

As those who read my blog are aware, I sometimes actually play chess instead of translating some obscure Soviet books. Today I had probably the craziest game of my life.

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Sinquefield Cup 2017 - French Glory

GM alexcolovic 10 days ago

Final analysis of the Sinquefield Cup. Vachier's last-round masterpiece, insights from Carlsen's use of intuition and Anand's brilliance among the most important points. Enjoy it here.

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Perverse Incentives

GM smurfo 12 days ago

(Note: I often post about all sorts of things on my own blog, www.davidsmerdon.com, which gets cross-posted here. This is a non-chess post.) One of the cool things about studying economics is that it teaches a new and exciting way o...

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Live Lesson with Karpov in August Prodigy Program!

GeniusKJ 13 days ago

Did you EVER think you could learn chess LIVE from 12th World Champion Anatoly Karpov from the leisure of your own home!? Do you want to study in online program that helped create the youngest-ever master in American history and is shattering r...

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How Chess.com's 100-Person Virtual Team Works Together

erik 13 days ago

This month we finally hit 100 team members. Ummm, what? Why on earth would Chess.com have 100 people on staff? Fair question. And your follow-up might be, Wait, and you don’t have any offices? Anywhere? No, no we don’t. Then ho...

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Chess.com Wins Journalism Awards

News 15 days ago

Chess.com is proud to announce that its news team collected three prestigious Chess Journalists of America awards this year.  In the "Best Tournament Report - National/International - Online" category, FM Mike Klein was honored for his...

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Watch Lessons From July 2017 Prodigy Program

GeniusKJ 15 days ago

Hello everybody!   Below are some free video recorded lessons from the July 2017 Prodigy Program. Be sure to watch the lesson(s) close to your rating level this week. Note online ratings tend to be inflated compared to the Elo ratings we ...

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