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How I Read A Book Every Day

How I Read A Book Every Day

GM Illingworth
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Have you ever found yourself saying, 'I want to read more books' more often than you actually read? What do you think has changed in your life that led to this shift in your reading habits? I used to be like that - reminiscing about my childh...

Prophylaxis in Chess (Free Webinar)

Prophylaxis in Chess (Free Webinar)

FM Gertsog
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Dear Chess Friends! When I was conducting the stream about London System at "Opening Roulette Tournament", I introduced my free webinars. These webinars are actually group lessons in Zoom. This is how you can register and enter them (read be...

How To Get In The Zone

How To Get In The Zone

GM Illingworth
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A Step-By-Step Process To Getting In A 'Flow' State During Our Chess Games Introduction In this post, I will describe how to get in 'the zone' or 'flow' during our chess games. 'The Zone' refers to a state of complete focus and concentratio...

Becoming a National Master

Becoming a National Master

NM Naoki
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Hello everyone, welcome back to my 11th blog post! This is the 10th and final volume of my Road To Master series. As you can probably tell, I did become a National Master. Depending on when you're reading this blog, I might or might not have the...

How to find tactics when you are playing?

How to find tactics when you are playing?

IM MatBobula
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Recently, I released a series called 'Stop Making Blunders!' All the episodes are available on YouTube. I talk about most common tactics in chess, calculation, tactical motifs, time management and more. I have a special bonus for you! Enhance yo...

Reporting on the FIDE Candidates

Reporting on the FIDE Candidates

CMCoachQ
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Hey everyone, I am here in Toronto getting ready for reporting on the FIDE Candidates Tournment. Can't wait to see all of the action live and in person! I wrote a SUB-STACK post about my arrival here in the beautiful Toronto! Had over there to che...

Lessons from the Candidates

Lessons from the Candidates

GM alexcolovic
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With the Candidates Tournament in Toronto underway, I'd like to share some inside information from the previous one in Madrid in 2022, especially as I had a priviledged position to follow it from. As I wrote in my blogpost, I had the privil...

A Century of Chess: New York 1924

A Century of Chess: New York 1924

kahns
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This is the quintessential tournament of the decade — much as St Petersburg 1914 is for the 1910s and AVRO for the 1930s. It included all the leading players of the era, with the exception of Rubinstein, and was a thrilling, fast-paced race ...

Overcoming Our Self-Imposed Limitations To Develop Creative Solutions

Overcoming Our Self-Imposed Limitations To Develop Creative Solutions

GM Illingworth
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A common challenge when trying to improve at something is that we place conditions on what we'll do to improve. ⁣⁣We see limited options (or even only one choice) for overcoming an obstacle because we 𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘭𝘴𝘦. ⁣⁣A c...

A Forced Checkmate for a Champion

A Forced Checkmate for a Champion

sleepyporcyy
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Chess is a game that has been played for centuries. Some people spend years trying to perfect their play while some people make playing amazing moves look so effortless. Unfortunately, some impressive careers are cut short. In the case of Jessica ...

Through the Mirror of Chess is now on Amazon Prime!

Through the Mirror of Chess is now on Amazon Prime!

hsburton1
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Great news! Following strong demand the docuseries Through the Mirror of Chess: A Cultural Exploration is now available on Amazon Prime. Perhaps it helped that the film was the recipient of the Best Documentary Award by Chess Journalists of Americ...

Winner's POV: Nuremberg 1883 Hauptturnier

Winner's POV: Nuremberg 1883 Hauptturnier

Steakanator
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In Winner's POV, we take a look at tournaments from the 19th century and see the games that allowed the top player to prevail. Some tournaments will be known and famous, others will be more obscure - in a time period where competition is scarce, I...

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