What We Know That Just Ain't So

What We Know That Just Ain't So

GM Illingworth
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8 hrs ago

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” (misattributed to Mark Twain) I've just finished coaching at the Australian Junior Chess Champion...

A Bad Beating and a New Lineup

A Bad Beating and a New Lineup

SFMechanics
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19 hrs ago

In the picture above, the Kangaroos are a sledgehammer and the Mechanics a small nut. A Bad Beating and a New Lineup by David Pruess, team manager Last Tuesday, we were beat quite badly by the Kangaroos 11-5. From the outset almost everythin...

Miniature #2:  An Icy Attack

Miniature #2: An Icy Attack

MidnasLament
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1 day ago

This is the 2nd in a new series I've been wanting to do where I analyze interesting quick or blitz games played solely for the purpose of learning.   In this 3/2 game on chess.com I get an Icelandic Gambit!  Every #teamscandi player se...

Steinitz Immortal Game: My notes

Steinitz Immortal Game: My notes

FM Michel2426
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1 day ago

Hello my chess friends. I have always thought that the best way to learn is to teach. That’s why in this post I try to explain what happened in this famous classic battle between William Steinitz (First World Champion in Chess History) and C...

Wijk aan Zee 2019 Impressions

Wijk aan Zee 2019 Impressions

GM alexcolovic
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2 days ago

After Round 8 we have a very curious situation in Wijk aan Zee - we have World Champions on both ends of the standings. The last two World Champions are leading the field with 5.5/8. The one before them is dead-last with 2/8. While ...

Greatest blitz match against national Teams

Greatest blitz match against national Teams

UAArtur
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3 days ago

Hello, my dear chess friends! Today will be a grand event. In just a few hours, the two strongest chess countries in the world will meet in a duel on the website.Team Ukraine and Team Russia are not the first time playing a match. But for the ...

On the Butcher's Block

On the Butcher's Block

MidnasLament
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3 days ago

In this USCF rated game from Parma Chess Club I find myself on Butch Kless's Butcher Block. How do I get myself in these situations? lol This game was a London System that starts rather calm and next thing you know tactics are everywhere ...

My good games at this week #50

My good games at this week #50

UAArtur
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3 days ago

Hello, my old and future chessfriends! I have a huge lack of free time this week, because I am  administer the Jacob Yukhtman Memorial online tournament (and player!)getting ready to stream tomorrow's mega-match Ukraine vs Russia on chess...

8 tips to play better in endgames

8 tips to play better in endgames

FM Michel2426
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4 days ago

Hello everyone. People already know how important it is to learn and play well in the endgame. However, sometimes we feel overwhelmed with so many things to learn and so much information to watch. That’s why I wrote this post about some impo...

Gordon Thomas Crown. Only the good die young

Gordon Thomas Crown. Only the good die young

FM ddtru
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4 days ago

Two months ago @simaginfan published a wonderful article about Ian Wells. When I started to read, I had a sense of déjà vu. A young British player who beats Grandmaster Alexander Kotov in a tournament and tragically dies a few m...

FLchessplayer & chess traps. (#2)

FLchessplayer & chess traps. (#2)

NM FLchessplayer
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5 days ago

I already have a long blog on chess traps. (Click here to see it - and you should really check it out! It is full of links ... and I won't reproduce all that info {again} in this blog.) My first blog on chess traps has generated many e-mails, PM's...

Bikfoot's prime number prize arena

Bikfoot's prime number prize arena

Bikfoot
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5 days ago

Greetings chess.com! The last prime prize number that was held was a massive success. Because of that, I've decided to hold ANOTHER one this Sunday! So if you are interested in winning FREE Diamond Memberships, make sure to read the rest of...

How to excel in Blitz - the Magnus Carlsen way

How to excel in Blitz - the Magnus Carlsen way

NM HanSchut
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5 days ago

This article will you give some advice on how to excel in blitz.  Blitz specialist GM Maxim Dlugy published an article series in New In Chess called Magazine the Blitz Whisperer and my recommendations are based on his articles, an analysis of...

Chess.com Staff Profiles! Introducing Kisha "Kayt!"

Chess.com Staff Profiles! Introducing Kisha "Kayt!"

News
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6 days ago

In this edition of Staff Profiles we check in with Kayt from the support team who will be celebrating a birthday on Sunday!  What is your name?  My name is Kisha. My friends call me Kayt. Where do you live? I'm an American ...

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