Opening MYTH: "I can't memorize long lines!"

Opening MYTH: "I can't memorize long lines!"

NM BlakeyBChess
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1 day ago

One myth that stops many players from developing a Master-Level Opening Repertoire is a lack of self-belief. They reason that only "genius" Grandmasters with photographic memories can memorize long opening lines, and never put in the effort to d...

Domination III

Domination III

FM theturtlemoves
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1 day ago

My previous posts (Part I, Part II ) on this theme are both approaching 1000 views so it is definitely time for another instalment!   Read the previous two blogs if you want to know why I think endgame studies are so good ...

Titled Tuesday: Sharp Openings

Titled Tuesday: Sharp Openings

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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1 day ago

As it already was in January, two Titled Tuesday blitz tournaments were organised on February, 4.Results can be found here: https://www.chess.com/article/view/titled-tuesday-what-you-need-to-know Mediocre performances for me, in both events - an...

My First Tournament After Two Years

My First Tournament After Two Years

GM Troffy
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1 day ago

About four weeks ago I played in my first tournament in two and a half years! My previous tournament was the 2017 US Junior Championship (which is a tournament I am now too old to play in 😅.)  For several years I haven't played in too ma...

My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

ForwardChess
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2 days ago

"... I feel that the main reasons to buy an opening book are to give a good overview of the opening, and to explain general plans and ideas. ..." - GM John Nunn (2006) Our BOOK OF THE WEEK is My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black by Vinc...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 21. Max Euwe.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 21. Max Euwe.

simaginfan
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4 days ago

In a recent article I commented that I really must stop posting losses by Max Euwe. I could say the same about Georg Marco and Vasily Smyslov!! So, with a day of doing nothing here, I decided to add to this  series of self indulgencies with m...

Playing against the Jobava Hyper Attack

Playing against the Jobava Hyper Attack

IM MatBobula
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5 days ago

One of the most popular openings for White after 1.d4, especially in the last couple of years, was the London System (d4 & Bf4, without playing c4). But it looks that it is a victim of its success - Black has to play against it that many times...

Huge Upset for Unicorns

Huge Upset for Unicorns

CaliforniaUnicorns
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5 days ago

by Dana Mackenzie, Staff Writer In week six of the PRO Chess League, the California Unicorns picked the right time to play their best match of the season. Against the heavily favored New York Marshalls, who were led by Hikaru Nakamura on board o...

The road to the Grandmaster title reloaded

The road to the Grandmaster title reloaded

IM AttilaTurzo
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7 days ago

My road temporary stopped in May 2019 when I became too busy with finding a house to buy and sell 3 property to finance our new house. We got our house in November 2019. It has 2 apartments, one for us and one for my father and mother in law. ...

Some Dutch Miniatures from Abram Roizman.

Some Dutch Miniatures from Abram Roizman.

simaginfan
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7 days ago

Afternoon Everyone. A quick bit of fun today!! A few days ago, my good friend @kamalakanta took time out of his chaotic shedule to bring us some nice chess here:- https://www.chess.com/blog/kamalakanta/nikolaevsky-geller-and-bronstein-2-games-on...

The Most Expensive Chess Books I Own

The Most Expensive Chess Books I Own

NM SamCopeland
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7 days ago

There are a lot of great chess books I can recommend to improve your chess (Here are 25 of my favorites...), but today I felt like answering a more pointless question: "What are the most expensive chess books out there?" Speaking only of my own ...

Case Studies in Chess Variants

Case Studies in Chess Variants

JarlCarlander
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7 days ago

Since my previous posts on variants, why they work, and why they don't, I've been hearing from some inventors and designers of variants. A variant has been implemented based on my an idea of mine. Here I develop and sometimes revise the ideas in o...

Opening Bomb Diary #15: The Baltic Bomb

Opening Bomb Diary #15: The Baltic Bomb

NM Anhao
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7 days ago

There's a huge group of players that like to start with 1.Nf3, and only after 1.d5, they play 2.d4. This move order avoids the Benko Gambit, the Albin Counter-Gambit, the Chigorin, and all the Benonis. In other words, this is no problem for normal...

Roadmap to Master - Volume 1

Roadmap to Master - Volume 1

NM BlakeyBChess
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8 days ago

One of the questions I get asked the most is "What does it really take to become a Chess Master?" I'm starting a new video series to address exactly that. Here's the first installment, covering how to get started in chess. If you have any frie...

Anna Muzychuk's Great Gibraltar Game

Anna Muzychuk's Great Gibraltar Game

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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8 days ago

Below I'll provide rather a serious analysis of Anna Muzychuk's brilliant win from the final round of the Gibraltar tournament. But first, two quotes about the game: Anna Muzychuk, 31 Jan 2020: Shared 3rd women's place at Gibraltar Masters. ...

2020 Cairns Cup  #1 | A Visual Blog Post

2020 Cairns Cup #1 | A Visual Blog Post

desinformation
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8 days ago

Welcome back to yet another visual blog post series! This series feature one of the most requested tournaments ever! The second annual Cairns Cup, the highest-rated all-female tournament in chess history! The event is hosted by Saint Louis Chess C...

Attacking Chess!! Bishop Clearance

Attacking Chess!! Bishop Clearance

MidnasLament
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9 days ago

Hi there, This is Stacia and I hope your attacking spirit is ready for some action because we are going to be looking at some attacking chess ideas this month!   One of the best things you can do for your chess game is focus on tactics, t...

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