There Is No Small Opponent!

There Is No Small Opponent!

kamalakanta
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2 hrs ago

Hi! Have you guys heard of Herman Pollmaecher? Me neither! But in the following game, he beats Anderssen from the White side of a Ponziani Opening! This game I found in the fabulous book by Tartakower and dumont, "500 Master Games of Chess"...

Rook Basic Endgames: Some things you need to know

Rook Basic Endgames: Some things you need to know

FM Michel2426
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1 day ago

Hello my chess friends. Today we are going to talk about rook basic endgames. Rook endings are the most common in chess, that’s why they are so important. You must know how to play in winning positions with a pawn in advantage (Lucena), and ...

Training With A Grandmaster

Training With A Grandmaster

GM alexcolovic
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1 day ago

During my recent trip to England one of the more fun things I did was to record a video together with my friend David. Our idea was to show how a lesson with a grandmaster looks like. My training process is centered on improving the student&rsqu...

Finishing touch from the World Champions

Finishing touch from the World Champions

GM janwerle
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1 day ago

On my blog I'd like to share with you some decisive manoeuvres from the former world champions. We are bypassing the narrative. I only ask a little bit of your concentration. So please sit back... and enjoy   In the following example w...

Standard #25:  Taking the Tennison Like Medicine

Standard #25: Taking the Tennison Like Medicine

MidnasLament
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2 days ago

This is a standard game (G15/10) played on chess.com. I played the black pieces against grigoru who chooses the Tennison Gambit against my Scandi center counter with d5. This opening is almost like a reverse Budapest Defense with it's own bag of t...

Bullettime 10 (Exchange Sacrifice)

Bullettime 10 (Exchange Sacrifice)

FM Michel2426
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2 days ago

Hello my chess friends. There was a nice tactic sequence in this bullet game. Also, the opening was interesting, though I made some mistakes and could stay inferior if black had found the right moves. Just hope you find this helpful. By the way, a...

My good games at this week #33

My good games at this week #33

UAArtur
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2 days ago

Hello! Its time for my new game report about interesting games this week! Today us waiting two gambit attacks.Do not have a prejudice against the first game, looking at the difference in ratings.I am pleased to show you this game, because the ...

Vote Chess: Improvement and feedback

Vote Chess: Improvement and feedback

vinniethepooh
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2 days ago

Sometimes, chess can be a team effort. After a discussion, the teammates should get mixed as one whole, loudly and proudly roaring out the right move. Discussion is the most important thing when playing as a team. In an election, when the people...

Queen Trap

Queen Trap

MikeySlice
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3 days ago

One of the best ways to win a Chess game is to trap your opponents Queen. Most players can win a game when they're up a Queen from the beginning of the game. Most players often resign once they've lose their queen in the opening. Makes sense rig...

When engines do not work… (+ Video)

When engines do not work… (+ Video)

FM Michel2426
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4 days ago

Hello everyone. Some friends told me they enjoyed my post about fortresses, and asked me to do a new work about it. That’s why today I bring a couple of new examples and analysis about this interesting theme. I would like to make emphasis in...

Meeting a 1.Nc3. (Van Geet opening)

Meeting a 1.Nc3. (Van Geet opening)

UAArtur
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4 days ago

A few blitz games my opponents started with the unusual move 1.Nc3.  I was played 1...d5 and after 2.e4 de 3.Ne4 Nd7 4.Nf3 Ngf6 White gets a comfortable game with...

One Minute Mating Attack

One Minute Mating Attack

NM CoachJKane
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5 days ago

Hi Chess Friends, It's not often you get to play a more or less correct game in 1 minute. That's why I particularly enjoyed the following mating attack today. I hope you do to. It's a waste of time to analyze one minute too deeply, but ...

My Investigations #3: Fortress

My Investigations #3: Fortress

vinniethepooh
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5 days ago

The fortress is an endgame drawing technique in which the inferior side sets up a zone of protection which the opponent king cannot penetrate. Dealing with a fortress, especially when you have a significant material advantage can be an i...

London System & the Greek Gift: Bxh7+

London System & the Greek Gift: Bxh7+

IndreRe
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6 days ago

This is my 15th(!), and probably last (for now) post on the London System and related openings. It's been very instructive for me to write them and I hope you've enjoyed them (find the others here). Today we'll look at another thematic idea.....

My Investigations #2: The Bishop Pair

My Investigations #2: The Bishop Pair

vinniethepooh
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8 days ago

Hello friends, welcome back to the 2nd "My Investigations". Today the topic is going to be about the Bishop pair, and why it is considered so powerful. I hope you enjoyed the first post in this series. Thanks to those who shared some feedback! C...

My Investigations #1: Knight vs Bishop

My Investigations #1: Knight vs Bishop

vinniethepooh
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9 days ago

Hello chess.com friends! Today I am going to start a new series which is called 'My Investigations'. It discusses various chess topics, and today's topic is: Knight vs Bishop. Which piece is stronger? I will try to give my points on this eternal...

My good games at this week #32

My good games at this week #32

UAArtur
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10 days ago

Hi! This is a new blog and a new month on the calendar. I remind you that we are still choosing the best game of the past month. And your voice is very necessary in a blog The best game of August. The best games of all months of this year are...

Tactics puzzle #16

Tactics puzzle #16

MidnasLament
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10 days ago

Here I present an instructive tactics puzzle that is part of my flashcard rotation. Black to move and win! In addition to sharing the solution I explain the thought processes that can help solve something like this. Hopefully it's instructive. ...

The secret to the mastering of positional play

The secret to the mastering of positional play

vinniethepooh
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10 days ago

If you think that only tactics in chess are interesting and beautiful- you are yet to see a part of the chess world. True beauty lies in the heart of 'positional chess'. A lot of people find it boring, and feel that tactics is exciting and the v...

2019 PRO Chess League Qualifier

2019 PRO Chess League Qualifier

PROChessLeague
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11 days ago

Do you want to join the biggest team competition in the chess world? On November 3, you will have your chance! Here is the link to join There are eight spots open in the PRO Chess League and you and your city's team will have the chance to tak...

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