Summer Tournament Week 4

Summer Tournament Week 4

FM Gertsog
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30 min ago

My Dear Chess Friend! This article is written by @jay_1944, a member of Online tournament that I organized recently. And it reflects his impression about the the 4th round of our tournament! Hi all! Week 4 of FM Neustroev's Online Summer Tou...

Against All (Draw) Odds

Against All (Draw) Odds

GM alexcolovic
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18 hrs ago

Ever since the draw odds were replaced in the World Championship matches (starting with the Kramnik-Topalov unification match in 2006) there has been an endless debate about the mixture of time controls in the most important event in the chess wor...

TAKE THE CHALLENGE, PART XII

TAKE THE CHALLENGE, PART XII

GM GMValeduser
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1 day ago

Dear friends, we have finished with threemovers and will now switch to moremovers. The problems will become more and more difficult every time and only very good solvers will have a chance to crack them. Good luck! ...

Beware of the zombie pawns

Beware of the zombie pawns

ForwardChess
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2 days ago

Imagine a pawn with bulging eyes, outstretched hands and with an open jaw trying to land a bite on fellow pieces. How funny would it be if pieces could actually roam around the board like zombies when they become “infected”? Odd, ...

Few games of Robert Hubner

Few games of Robert Hubner

introuble2
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2 days ago

I've tracked his name when exploring variations of the Nimzo-Indian defense. The line 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 c5 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Nf3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 d6 is called Hübner or Huebner, a variation with a closed center pawn structure. "T...

How to beat a Grandmaster? (part 7)

How to beat a Grandmaster? (part 7)

FM ENEASZ
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3 days ago

I am FIDE Master ENEASZ and my highest ELO was 2370. I have a BLOG and STUDENT'S GROUP at chess.com. I am 26 years old and I studied Finance and Accountancy at University of Economics in Katowice. I am TOP BLOGGE...

Your Chess Federation Needs You!

Your Chess Federation Needs You!

FM timpeterwall
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3 days ago

Hi, everyone! These are strange times we're living in, and your chess federation needs you like never before! Wherever you live in the world, national federations require our support to keep going, particularly when playing over-the-board chess sa...

Summer Tournament Week 3

Summer Tournament Week 3

FM Gertsog
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3 days ago

My Dear Chess Friend! This article is written by @jay_1944, a member of Online tournament that I organized recently. And it reflects his impression about the the 2nd round of our tournament! Hi all! Today is Sunday which means round 4 pairin...

Esoteric Wisdom of the Ancient Bughouse Masters

Esoteric Wisdom of the Ancient Bughouse Masters

JarlCarlander
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3 days ago

Theory Bughouse is far too chaotic for theory to play the role that it does in standard chess. In standard chess, theory may proceed for thirty or more moves. This is possible because there are no external factors, such as a possible Knight and ...

TAKE THE CHALLENGE, PART XI

TAKE THE CHALLENGE, PART XI

GM GMValeduser
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4 days ago

Dear friends, and now "The golden nine"! The most beautiful threemovers I have composed until now. I strongly believe that any of these problems would compete for the first prize at any of the chess composition competitions. ...

Odessa chess championship: games

Odessa chess championship: games

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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4 days ago

Games of the Odessa Region open championship Supefinal are provided by the chief arbiter, Valentin Bogdanov. Note that, as it was in 2018 and 2019, grandmaster Nikolay Legky played in a tournament on a condition that his games will not be publis...

ChessKid Youth Speed Chess Tournament: Recap!

ChessKid Youth Speed Chess Tournament: Recap!

ChessKid
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4 days ago

Hi ChessKid family. Last month, we hosted one of ChessKid's biggest events to date: The ChessKid Youth Speed Chess Championship! First off, congrats to our winner: NM Ryo Chen from Texas! Next, we wanted to list all of the content f...

Deep Strategy: Color Complex

Deep Strategy: Color Complex

DanielGuel
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4 days ago

Hi guys, hope it's going well! Sorry I haven't made a post in awhile, but here we are!  The position you see below is from a 15|10 game I played last night. Black to move. This is not a tactic, and it's highly unlikely that an engine will hel...