Untitled Tuesday and Saturday recaps - January

Untitled Tuesday and Saturday recaps - January

MGleason
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10 hrs ago

The January recap was written by @MangoMankey. TUESDAY EVENT The Tuesday event was won by @Noki102 with 8.5/10, in close second was @MastaOfDisastaa with 8/10.    @Noki102 quickly established lead in the tournament with 4/4. With th...

Roadmap to Master - Beating the Begginers!

Roadmap to Master - Beating the Begginers!

NM BlakeyBChess
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14 hrs ago

In the previous installment of the Roadmap to Master series, I covered how to get started in chess from scratch. Now we're going to talk about how to take your game to the next level - and beat beginners consistantly! Watch the video below, and ...

Back on track

Back on track

GM Shankland
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18 hrs ago

I finally got my life back on track. One of my many shortcomings is being totally unable to fake a smile to show the world when I'm dying inside. Nobody likes a Debbie Downer, so I tasked my team to take over my facebook page and post my tournam...

A Complex Game

A Complex Game

GM alexcolovic
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20 hrs ago

Some weeks ago I played in the 4NCL and I was lucky to get a chance to play a very strong opponent. I rarely get a chance to play strong players nowadays and I miss that, but on the other hand the rare chance I get puts additional pressure to rais...

King of the Sicilian Pin Variation

King of the Sicilian Pin Variation

IM MatBobula
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22 hrs ago

I created a Daily Chess Tournament for all those who want to practice the Sicilian Pin Variation.Every game starts from the position after 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4You can join it here: https://www.chess.com/tournament/k...

My From's Gambit Miniature

My From's Gambit Miniature

FangBo
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1 day ago

Hello! Everyone has their favourite openings. One which has served me well is the From's gambit, because in return for just one pawn your pieces spring into life. Well that is the general idea for most gambit openings. Why is this one so spec...

Recalling Deep Blue

Recalling Deep Blue

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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2 days ago

Aside from having played chess professionally for some 15 years, and my involvement in other forms of chess activities, one thing I always liked doing is annotating chess games. I started contributing to Informator and New in Chess in the 1980s,...

A Bittersweet Ending (SA Closed, Pt 3 of 3)

A Bittersweet Ending (SA Closed, Pt 3 of 3)

WCM rebooks
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2 days ago

It’s taken me nearly two months to write this series on my SA Closed experience, since I’ve been quite busy starting a twitch channel, planning interviews, and organising my studies. But here, at last, is the final post of the series! ...

The Knight's Gambit

The Knight's Gambit

introuble2
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3 days ago

No! It's not a new opening line. It rather appears in the middlegame. Nor something on Faulkner's famous novel. By the term Knight's Gambit I'm trying to name the situation where a Knight is moved and placed on an en prise by a pawn square, withou...

Webinar 21. Bishop Pair in the Middlegame

Webinar 21. Bishop Pair in the Middlegame

FM Gertsog
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3 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! It’s time to continue our webinars. I’m sure you’ve heard about Bishop Pair. And, of course, you know that a bishop pair usually provides you with some advantage and sometimes can even give you more advantag...

Kings of the Chessboard

Kings of the Chessboard

ForwardChess
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3 days ago

Our BOOK OF THE WEEK is Kings of the Chessboard by Paul van der Sterren.  This book is about the greatest chess players who ever lived, who dominated their era and were looked upon as World Champions even at a time when this term, this...

Attacking Chess!!  Queen in the Castle

Attacking Chess!! Queen in the Castle

MidnasLament
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4 days ago

Fox in the hen house!  oh wait... I meant queen in the castle.    hehe Hi there.  This is Stacia and I hope your attacking spirit is ready for some more action because we are going to continue looking at attacking ideas this ...

3 "Mental Mistakes" costing you chess games!

3 "Mental Mistakes" costing you chess games!

NM BlakeyBChess
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5 days ago

Most chess players spend their time practicing their calculation, playing chess games, and studying the nuts and bolts of the game. This is all well and good - but today, I want to talk about 3 MENTAL mistakes that are costing you points! Ment...

In Praise of Finishing Third

In Praise of Finishing Third

CaliforniaUnicorns
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5 days ago

by Dana Mackenzie, staff writer Because I was in the midst of playing in the U.S. Amateur Team West tournament on Monday, I wasn’t able to write my usual timely coverage of the PRO Chess League. For any California Unicorn fans out there wh...

2020 Cairns Cup #2 | A Visual Blog Post

2020 Cairns Cup #2 | A Visual Blog Post

desinformation
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6 days ago

Hello everyone! I am back with the second and final part of my visual blog post series from 2020 Cairns Cup, one of the highest rated all-female tournaments in chess history! The field included reigning world champions of classical (Wenjun), rapid...

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