Pawns Adventures

Pawns Adventures

RoaringPawn
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4 hrs ago

Intended level: late beginner/early intermediate Let us put it bluntly, without us Pawns there would be no chess. Just imagine this possible scenario at the start, there is no phalanx of pawns on the two confronting sides. What would follow? A...

Fred Reinfeld: America's Chess Teacher

Fred Reinfeld: America's Chess Teacher

DonMcKim
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1 day ago

Alex Dunne, Fred Reinfeld: The Man Who Taught America Chess, with 282 Games. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2019. Paper. $45.00.   Fred Reinfeld (1910-1964) helped teach me chess. In fact, he was “the man who taught Amer...

Win a won game?

Win a won game?

MidnasLament
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2 days ago

Hello! It's me, Midna!  I mean... er... uh... Stacia Melinda.    And I'm on a mission.  I have been studying hard and ready to prove that I'm better at chess so I'm playing games on chess.com and I'm ready to break 1700. ...

Play Me In A 77-Board Simul For Charity On Oct. 31

Play Me In A 77-Board Simul For Charity On Oct. 31

GM Hikaru
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2 days ago

Would you like to play me in one of the largest online chess simuls ever and help support Doctors Without Borders? On October 31 at 8 a.m. Pacific time, I will be playing 77 opponents in a simul on Chess.com. IM Levy Rozman (twitch.tv/gotha...

New on ChessKid TV: Where & What to Watch!

New on ChessKid TV: Where & What to Watch!

ChessKid
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4 days ago

Hi ChessKids and Parents, There has been a LOT of new ChessKid content lately. With so many new announcements, it can be hard not to miss a few. We've rounded up all of the new ChessKid TV info here so you don't have to look. Our daily content t...

Beauty Prizes Wk of 10/12

Beauty Prizes Wk of 10/12

IM dpruess
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4 days ago

As I posted last week, I have started to award beauty/best game prizes in all Dojo-organized events that I do commentary for. Here are the past week's crop of prize winners; enjoy! The past two weeks I've filled in for Kostya on Sunday Night Fig...

Master Analysis of Your Games #7

Master Analysis of Your Games #7

IM RitvarsReimanis
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6 days ago

Hi All, Nudged by high demand we are back with the series "Master Analysis of Your Games" - episode #7! What has happened since last session? Well, there is a bit of news - finally FIDE approved my IM title, so I can officially call myself an ...

The 'Pillsbury Bind'. Games Out Of My Head!

The 'Pillsbury Bind'. Games Out Of My Head!

simaginfan
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6 days ago

Afternoon Everyone. A few days ago there was an article on this site where the term 'Pillsbury Bind' was used. My memory being what it is, I forget where that was, so feel free to enlighten me! Anyway, the use of that term dragged some games out o...

How to read Chess Books (+ Video)

How to read Chess Books (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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6 days ago

Hi chess lovers. Some friends and students have asked me before how do professional players read Chess Books. This week, I was thinking about this and prepared a post/video with some interesting ideas and advices to read them and get the most from...

London or Catalan, Which is Best?

London or Catalan, Which is Best?

NM SmarterChess
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6 days ago

Starting the game with 1. d4 is thought to be a more positional approach than playing 1. e4. It's easier to pick a system after 1. d4 and consistently play similar setups with the white pieces. Two of the most popular systems are the London System...

Collins

Collins

batgirl
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6 days ago

     Such a title bodes the unraveling of a mysterious plot.  There is no maudlin 007 mystery here; nevertheless there is a plot. Didn't your grade-school marm teach you that every story fact or fiction must reveal a plot?...

I Almost DIED While Playing Chess

I Almost DIED While Playing Chess

Naycir
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7 days ago

When I first started playing chess from absolute zero, I was too shy to play against real opponents. Like many of my pure beginner chess friends, I would play against a computer and GMs would keep telling me that I should play against real people ...

Smyslov's chess education at home

Smyslov's chess education at home

FM ddtru
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7 days ago

Vasily Vasilievich Smyslov learned chess in 1927, at the age of six and a half. His first teacher was his father, Vasily Osipovich Smyslov, and he was quite a strong player himself. After all, how many amateurs could claim victories over not just ...

Sicilian Alapin Variation Refuted!

Sicilian Alapin Variation Refuted!

CM Chessdemon2019
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7 days ago

Hello guys! The thumbnail gave away everything in the video! Just kidding. But still, hop along. Below is the no-looking zone. The thumbnail is all you need to read, unless you can't read. Some people, like me, learn much better through med...

Playing The Opening Like A Grandmaster

Playing The Opening Like A Grandmaster

GM Illingworth
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8 days ago

Hey chess friends!This post is to let you know that in less than an hour (7pm GMT+7 Vietnam time), I will be going LIVE on my Facebook page!  The subject of my LIVE Grandmasterclass is 'Playing The Opening Like A Grandmaster'!  In th...