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Recap: ChessFest 2022, 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad

Recap: ChessFest 2022, 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad

ChessKid
| 3 hrs ago

Hey ChessKids! As summer is sadly coming to an end, let us recap some of the biggest ChessKid events of the season: London's ChessFest 2022 and the 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad. ChessFest 2022 On July 17, 2022, ChessKid joined the gathering of c...

Climbing the rating ladder (0-2200)

Climbing the rating ladder (0-2200)

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 11 hrs ago

Most of the players get exhausted over constant rating and they lose hope after consecutively losing many games. The reason behind not improving is the player’s lack of knowledge about the studies available online. Players who worry about ge...

The Allumwandlung theme in endgame studies

The Allumwandlung theme in endgame studies

Rocky64
| 16 hrs ago

Promotion play, especially the surprising need for underpromotion, is a popular feature in composed problems. The Allumwandlung theme amplifies this idea and it indicates that all four types of promotion – to queen, rook, bishop, and knight ...

Double the Bugs

Double the Bugs

Pheonix_Free
| 2 days ago

Double The Bugs! Chess is usually an individual game that is played between two people. However, there is a variant that requires teamwork between two players to win the game. On chess.com, this is called doubles bughouse. It is similar to bugho...

10 Exercises of the Week #27

10 Exercises of the Week #27

GM swapchess90
| 2 days ago

Hello Friends! Every week I select 10 positions ranging from easy to difficult across various themes like tactics, strategy, endgame, defence, etc. for you guys to solve and enjoy. For this week, I have selected 10 positions from the 44th Chess Ol...

Blitz Practice with FM Viktor Neustroev

Blitz Practice with FM Viktor Neustroev

FM Gertsog
| 5 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! I'm back from vacation and ready to continue our weekly events. This week I suggest to warm up, play a few blitz games and have some fun! That's why, I would like to invite you to my Blitz Practice! I’m going to play ...

Why We Should Play Chess With Fear

Why We Should Play Chess With Fear

FM Cats4Sale
| 5 days ago

Chess in the last few years has drastically changed with the advent of even stronger chess computers than before. Engines have set new trends in the strategy of our royal game, and continuously previously-thought impossible plays have acquired a n...

Checkmate With 10 Bishops (Still Theory!)

Checkmate With 10 Bishops (Still Theory!)

Naycir
| 6 days ago

My boy Dvoretsky was really upset when I leaked the theory regarding the mysterious world of 10 Horse Checkmate and broke the world record. Since then, I have been receiving many requests during my live streams, under my YouTube videos, my Twitter...

Chess From 1980-1989

Chess From 1980-1989

DonMcKim
| 6 days ago

  Sam Copeland has written that “The 1980s were (even more than the 1990s), the ‘K’ decade. In 1981, World Champion Anatoly Karpov played Viktor Korchnoi in their second world championship match, winning convincingly. Thre...

Mikey Slice is Back Streaming on Twitch

Mikey Slice is Back Streaming on Twitch

MikeySlice
| 6 days ago

It's been a while since my last scheduled live stream on Twitch. I think my last scheduled stream was with James Canty at the beginning of 2021. Since then a lot has changed! Including the birth of my daughter Nataly Kimble aka, Natty Slice! ...

Fireworks in the Final Round

Fireworks in the Final Round

NM SmarterChess
| 7 days ago

The FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 has finished! Coach JD and I highlight Armenia's Gabriel Sargissian against Spain's Alexei Shirov.  We have ChessGoals courses that are currently 25% off during the olympiad with coupon code olympiad. We have a ...

Why UltraBullet Isn't Chess

Why UltraBullet Isn't Chess

FM Cats4Sale
| 7 days ago

The difference between UltraBullet chess and its classical counterpart raise what I think is a very pertinent philosophical question: is the former in fact "chess?” I argue that it isn't, because to be called chess, the game has to meet thre...

How to Read Descriptive Notation

How to Read Descriptive Notation

chess_dot_tom
| 7 days ago

NOTE: This article assumes you're already proficient with algebraic notation. If you're not, then check out this excellent guide before continuing: Chess Notation. Intro Today, the chess community uses algebraic notation exclusively. Why, the...

A Norwegian Institution

A Norwegian Institution

chesscomNO
| 8 days ago

Political Disruptions And A Record Number Of National Titles GM Simen Agdestein had a busier than usual summer this year; his term as federation president ended unexpectedly after just a single year, but instead of dwelling on politics he rampag...

A Century of Chess: Géza Maróczy (1900-1909)

A Century of Chess: Géza Maróczy (1900-1909)

kahns
| 8 days ago

Maróczy entered the elite in 1895. He won the Amateur Tournament at Hastings and then the next year finished second at Nuremberg and, from there to the end of the decade, made steady inroads towards the first-tier of masters. In 1900, he fi...

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