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May Blitz and Memes

May Blitz and Memes

SheldonOfOsaka
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Everything in the universe is either a potato or not a potato. - Unknown Redditor Hello, my fellow non-potatoes, and welcome to another edition of Blitz and Memes. If you're a fan of puzzles taken from amateur online blitz tournaments, the...

5 Boosters to Speed Up Your Chess Growth

5 Boosters to Speed Up Your Chess Growth

GM Avetik_ChessMood
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They didn’t have any Grandmasters. They didn’t even have an International Master.   The average rating of the team was around 2,200 and then there was this 11-year-old kid hanging around. He was about 1,600. It was the Thailand ...

Breaking 1700 in Bughouse

Breaking 1700 in Bughouse

JarlCarlander
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Strength in bughouse is not fixed. It doesn't make much sense to say that one player's strength is 2005, and another's is 1768. Someone may be better with certain partners, with certain kinds of piece flow, and this can cause big swings in a playe...

I'm Paul Morphy And I Approve This Blog Post

I'm Paul Morphy And I Approve This Blog Post

MVP_Chess
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MVP_Chess is my daily Twitch stream where you can join me on my road from USCF Expert to National Master. I hope you enjoy this highlight from today's stream! Click the button below to follow my Twitch channel and learn more about private chess le...

A Century of Chess: Marienbad 1925

A Century of Chess: Marienbad 1925

kahns
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Marienbad had the misfortune of being held too close to Baden-Baden. Some of the stronger players were evidently too exhausted to take part, and Marienbad had the ragged feel of an after-party.  It is important in chess history, though...

100 moves to Victory

100 moves to Victory

IM AttilaTurzo
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Today I share a 100 moves victory and a few puzzles from the yesterday's simul. In this game I got an advantage in the middlegame, but decided to go to the endgame instead of a kingside attack.  In the endgame I got a rook against a bisho...

Quick simul wins and puzzles

Quick simul wins and puzzles

IM AttilaTurzo
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Yesterday I played 2 simul event on my channel at https://www.twitch.tv/attilaturzo where I played simultaneously 6-10 players in the same time. Continously finished and started new games. All together around 30 game was played. I want to show...

The 4 Things To Avoid In Winning Positions

The 4 Things To Avoid In Winning Positions

GM Illingworth
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Discover the four main things that stop players converting their winning position into a win! About My Free Live Training As you can see from the image above, I am hosting a live chess training session on Thursday from 12 to 1 pm GMT+10 (Sydn...

Upon the Mount Fuji of Chess

Upon the Mount Fuji of Chess

SheldonOfOsaka
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When everything feels like an uphill struggle, think of the view from the top. - Unknown Greetings, my fellow mountain climbers, and welcome to another edition of the Osaka Papers. Mount Fuji with a summit elevation of 3,776 m, is the tall...

The Forgotten Mozarts of Chess

The Forgotten Mozarts of Chess

sleepyporcyy
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Chess composers have played an important role in the history of chess, similar to the role that Bach and Beethoven played in the development of classical music. Chess composition is an undeniable art form, but the significance of these people is o...

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