7 tips to improve your blitz rating

7 tips to improve your blitz rating

FM Michel2426
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1 hr ago

Hello my chess friends. In this post I am writing about how to be a better blitz player. It does not matter if it is Over the Board, or Online, this should help you to improve in both of them. I hope you find it useful. Play many, many, many ...

My good games at this week #25

My good games at this week #25

UAArtur
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17 hrs ago

Hello, my old and new chess friends! Do you like traps? How about one trap in which two players got caught this week?  It was fun! It happened in an unusual gambit that I use when I see the defense of Caro-Cann on the chess board. ...

London system against the King's indian defense

London system against the King's indian defense

IM attilaturzo
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1 day ago

When white plays the London system against the King's indian defense, then his king's position can be safer than in the usual king's indian lines, because of his dark square bishop joins the defense. Today I played a game against a USCF Candi...

Morphy and I, Partners in Crime!

Morphy and I, Partners in Crime!

kamalakanta
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2 days ago

The other day I was perusing through Tartakower's "500 Master Games of Chess" (which, by the way, is a masterpiece of a chess book!) and discovered one of Morphy's games, which has a pattern similar to one that occurred in one of my games..... ...

Penetration and blockade

Penetration and blockade

IM attilaturzo
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2 days ago

Today's first game was again against a computer assisted user, after the game, the chess.com staff marked the opponent as computer user. I made a mistake, I allowed him to get the a-file and under the pressure instead of the passive defense I tr...

The Game of the Century

The Game of the Century

FM Michel2426
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3 days ago

Hello my chess friends. This is another special post. Today we are going to analyze a game between Wei Yi and my compatriot Lazaro Bruzon. Both of them have been over 2700, so they are really strong GMs. One of the most amazing things of this game...

The best of the best

The best of the best

UAArtur
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3 days ago

Five months ago I laid out my first game on this blog. Then I got an idea and I suggested that readers choose which game is better. This was my experiment. Why not? Every month I put four games to vote (one for each week). I tried to select ga...

Dortmund 2018 - Rounds 1-3

Dortmund 2018 - Rounds 1-3

GM alexcolovic
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3 days ago

The Dortmund tournament is underway with some new faces and some old ones. Kramnik is trying to win the tournament for the 11th time, Giri is trying to win a tournament for a 1st time after 2011. And they were working together in Berlin at the C...

Space advantage

Space advantage

IM attilaturzo
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3 days ago

My opponent played again a strange opening after yesterday 1.e4 c5 2.Nh3. He played e6,d6,c6,f6,g6. We played a game in this opening around 1 week ago. In that game I got an advantage, but it ended as a draw. Yesterday I analysed all 3 games I p...

Can You Learn Chess By Watching?

Can You Learn Chess By Watching?

GM GMYAZ
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4 days ago

Dear Mr. Seirawan, I’m new to chess—within the past year. I play “daily chess” and rate out about 1350. I’m trying to learn as much as I can about positions and tactics through videos, books ,etc. While I have, to s...

2.Nh3 line against the sicilian defense

2.Nh3 line against the sicilian defense

IM attilaturzo
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4 days ago

2. Nh3 Is that a joke? I felt I should have a fine position againsg that move, but after around 15 moves I found myself under the pressure and attack against my king. I played too early f7-f5. He did not find the nice Bxh6 sacrifice to capitalise ...

New ideas in the old ben-oni

New ideas in the old ben-oni

IM attilaturzo
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5 days ago

My opponent played very well today the old-benoni, so after the game I decided to dive into it and spent aorund 2 hours to find an advantage for white. Looks like the lines with Bb5 and then dxe6 may give a small edge or playing Ng1-e2-g3 manover ...

Bullettime 2

Bullettime 2

FM Michel2426
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6 days ago

Hello everyone. Today I come with another bullet. I liked the way things happened in this game and I thought it was a good idea to write some comments and share. Do not forget this is one minute for each player, so, it is very easy to make mistake...

Destroying the Dutch: 2. Nc3 and the Jobava Attack

Destroying the Dutch: 2. Nc3 and the Jobava Attack

IndreRe
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6 days ago

I've got some interesting new posts planned both on the London system and on other things. In the meantime, this is a repost of a post from the pre-front page days (it has a whopping 242 views to date - let's see whether you guys can beat thi...

My good games at this week #24

My good games at this week #24

UAArtur
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8 days ago

Good evening! Its UAArtur! And I have some good games for you this week. I got a good mood after them, and I wish that it was passed to you too. Ok. This week began the match of my country (Ukraine) against the Spanish national team f...

4 good victories

4 good victories

FM Michel2426
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8 days ago

Hello chess.com. As you already know, you must work with your own games if you want to make progress in chess. As I was watching some of my games, I found these 4 positions where I played at a good level and I got some nice victories. I hope you e...

How to checkmate the dragon?

How to checkmate the dragon?

IM attilaturzo
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8 days ago

Today my opponent showed a great performance and checkmated my dragon. In the openings I overlooked a pawn. His pieces became so active, I needed to give up one pawn. I gave up the wrong pawn. He got a defended passed pawn. After winning the...

An Explosive Attack

An Explosive Attack

EOGuel
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8 days ago

What's up, guys and gals? I was browsing through a different chess website and came across this game played by two young amateurs. It may not be the most instructive content, though I think we can all enjoy.  ...

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