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Nakamura CRUSHES Rybka in 271 Moves (+ Video)

Nakamura CRUSHES Rybka in 271 Moves (+ Video)

FM michechess89
| 1 day ago

Hey guys!   Hikaru Nakamura played and beat the strong Chess Engine Rybka, in a Grob Opening of "only" 271 moves, in 2008. Here we analyze Key Moments and talk about the details, curiosities, and interesting facts of this game.   I...

Do Opening Principles Really Exist?

Do Opening Principles Really Exist?

RoaringPawn
| 1 day ago

Well, they do NOT, actually. There only exist GENERAL chess principles! Let's take a closer look at it. Masters "construct" solutions from major principles. Yet, there are no universally agreed-upon general chess principles. Whatever principles ...

Working on Endgames Below 2000 Elo

Working on Endgames Below 2000 Elo

Armand_Spenser
| 1 day ago

Hi all, I am back with a new post to celebrate my "top blogger" status (thanks chess.com) about endgames. I did an early post on tactics and another one on openings below 2000; it was time to talk about endgames. Before I start, I want to put ...

Chess in a bar

Chess in a bar

FM ddtru
| 2 days ago

In my previous posts I wrote about a tournament that was played in a chateau, now it's time to tell about my experiences of playing chess in a slightly different environment. During my first weeks in France the places where I played chess the most...

Panchenko Memorial 2021: it is over!

Panchenko Memorial 2021: it is over!

WFM AlexandraSamaganova
| 2 days ago

Hi everyone! I am writing this post from Bishkek. We returned home on Thursday, 23 September, early in the morning. I managed to sleep a few hours and go to work later that day. I postponed the writing of this post until the weekend, and now, afte...

September AMA Announcement

September AMA Announcement

DanielGuel
| 2 days ago

Hi, everyone! Time for September AMA (ask me anything)! It's simple. Ask me any question in the comments section, something you'd be interested in hearing an answer from me, and I will answer in video format!  One note -- I get...

Please Take the Draw

Please Take the Draw

Pheonix_Free
| 3 days ago

Please Take the Draw In chess, there are three different outcomes of a game. That is to win, lose, or draw a game. Believe it or not, there are four different ways that a chess game can end. Repetition In this game, I played white against ...

How to Play Queen's Gambit (+ Video)

How to Play Queen's Gambit (+ Video)

FM michechess89
| 3 days ago

Hey guys!   Queen's Gambit is definitely one of the 💯 Best Chess Openings for White pieces. Here I show you general ideas, middlegame plans, and charming examples by Masters, as we analyze the three main systems Black can play against it. ...

Philidor. Two Games, Reminiscences And Pictures.

Philidor. Two Games, Reminiscences And Pictures.

simaginfan
| 3 days ago

Afternoon everyone. Yep, It's been a few weeks since I posted. A holiday, my birthday, work catch-up and some research digging have rather taken up my time. During that research I came across Fiala's collection of Philidor's known games, and so ...

Tournaments with Timur: The Backstory

Tournaments with Timur: The Backstory

NM LogoCzar
| 4 days ago

Five months ago, I caught the infamous Covy D and was dragged down with chronic fatigue. As a result, I had mixed feelings about jumping back into the chess world. While chess tournaments are always exciting, would I have the endurance? I assumed ...

Lightning Reports - 2021 US Open

Lightning Reports - 2021 US Open

Lightning
| 4 days ago

Hey, guys! First, I must apologize for how long it took me to post this report, it took way too long and I will do better to post future reports on time. Second, I've gotta thank Chess.com for making me a Top Blogger, this is awesome! And finally,...

Chess Openings

Chess Openings

DonMcKim
| 5 days ago

All chess games begin with an opening—of some type! Early on, chess players learn openings—established ways to begin a game which give prospects for success as play moves from the middlegame to the endgame. Players often gravitate to...

Is Chess a Contact Sport?

Is Chess a Contact Sport?

RoaringPawn
| 5 days ago

Full-contact, semi-contact, limited-contact, or non-contact? And if we agreed there's some sort of contact between chess pieces, in how many different kind of contact two opposing chessmen get during chess battles? In a full-contact sport like...

A Century of Chess: Ostend 1906

A Century of Chess: Ostend 1906

kahns
| 6 days ago

A real extravaganza. Isidor Gunsberg, the tournament director, came up with a wild hyper-rational tournament structure, somewhat akin to the soccer World Cup, with 36 contestants winnowed down, over five stages of play, to eventually reach a nine ...

Webinar 96. How to Trap Enemy Piece

Webinar 96. How to Trap Enemy Piece

FM Gertsog
| 6 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! During the game your opponent usually makes several mistakes. If he is a Master, it can be just a few mistakes, but if you are playing against a club player there will be several! Sometimes you can’t even recognize if i...

Diary of a Chess Lover: Chessitation

Diary of a Chess Lover: Chessitation

MomOnaBreak
| 7 days ago

Everybody has a place where they can go to calm down, unwind, de-stress. For some people, it’s the peaks of the mountains. For others, it’s a private spot by a lake … or a Pizza Hut around the corner (mmm pizza!!). For me, that ...

How to Make a Plan in the Middlegame (+ Video)

How to Make a Plan in the Middlegame (+ Video)

FM michechess89
| 7 days ago

Hey guys!  🖐 If you struggle after finishing the Opening, this Post/Video is gonna help you. Here you will learn How to Make a Plan in the Middlegame. After watching the video you should be able to understand your middlegame positions muc...

QGD Semi-Slav Noteboom Variation Repertoire

QGD Semi-Slav Noteboom Variation Repertoire

NM SmarterChess
| 7 days ago

I'm excited to share with my chess friends a project I have been working on this summer. A new repertoire course for black against all common opening moves besides 1.e4. The ChessGoals Dynamic Slav Course is now available for pre-order, and $10 of...

How to Stream Chess | A Tutorial

How to Stream Chess | A Tutorial

aranhawaii
| 7 days ago

So many people are finding joy and social interaction through streaming their love of chess, and it's easier than ever to get started, now that we've released a full tutorial (made by yours truly) on the Chess.com Youtube channel!https://youtu.be/...

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