Nice Victory in a Blitz Game (+ Video)

Nice Victory in a Blitz Game (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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5 hrs ago

Hi chess mates. I know you are probably thinking “Hey, what are you doing here?” since I said in my last post I would be traveling this week to an important tournament. Well, something happened and I was not able to travel because of a...

Carlsen's Meltdown

Carlsen's Meltdown

GM alexcolovic
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6 hrs ago

The main story of the Sinquefield rapid and blitz was Carlsen's apparent inability to keep his composure. Carlsen's problem were his blunders. It has happened before that he starts with a loss or bad form, but this time he simply couldn't manage...

My win against IM Tibor Károlyi

My win against IM Tibor Károlyi

CM GaborHorvath
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7 hrs ago

In this post I would like to show you an old game of mine, which I played  in 2013 in Dublin in the Irish National Club Championship. I was playing for Galway, and my opponent was another Hungarian, IM Tibor Károlyi, who happened to ...

Chess in 1960

Chess in 1960

introuble2
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8 hrs ago

1960... Edith Piaf is singing Je ne regrette rien from Paris. Hitchcock's Psycho is released in cinema halls. The world is in some tension... Wrong start! As this blog isn't a review of what happened in chess in 1960. I couldn't just find a more a...

A New Taste

A New Taste

SFMechanics
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12 hrs ago

A New Taste by David Pruess, Manager What is this new taste? So delectable, so different from any I have tasted before? A playoff victory?? The San Francisco Mechanics have won a playoff match?? Yes, it is a franchise first PCL postseason wi...

Ending Studies with Stacia!  #1 KG Rook Ending

Ending Studies with Stacia! #1 KG Rook Ending

MidnasLament
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17 hrs ago

Hello, Stacia here!   How many times have you entered into endings in time pressure and realize you have no idea what you are doing?  Well, unfortunately, that's way too many times for me so I'm seeking to remedy that situation.  ...

Chess is a passion for him

Chess is a passion for him

JosephReidNZ
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17 hrs ago

Nothing gives more joy to Samarth J. Rao, a 16-year-old boy with Cerebral Palsy, than playing chess. It is simply a passion for him. A Class 10 student of Government High School Honnavar in Uttara Kannada district, he acquired the passion to pla...

The Queen's Pawn Opening - An Overview

The Queen's Pawn Opening - An Overview

NM BlakeyBChess
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1 day ago

Continuing on with our series on "Opening overviews," it's now time to discuss the Queen's Pawn Opening. Black can either play the solid and stable 1...d5, often leading to the Queen's Gambit - or black can try any of numerous other systems, oft...

Tactics in the games of Vera Menchik

Tactics in the games of Vera Menchik

FM ddtru
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1 day ago

A few weeks ago my article on Vera Menchik appeared in British journal "CHESS". Unfortunately, it is not (yet?) available online but you can buy this issue of the journal at the publisher's website. "CHESS" is one of the best journals in the histo...

Beginning at Bughouse on Chess.com

Beginning at Bughouse on Chess.com

JarlCarlander
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1 day ago

Every bughouse player has different reasons for being drawn to the game. Some like the collaborative aspects, some like the increased depth, and some like the fancy checkmates. I'm sure if you try bughouse, you will be hooked like I was. This is a...

Enjoying Other Bloggers' Blogs!

Enjoying Other Bloggers' Blogs!

GM Illingworth
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2 days ago

Update 8-18-19: Annotated game included. How do you keep up with the wide range of great chess content available online?  Back when I was a professional chess player, I would be very eager to stay 'up to date' with the latest games, i...

Chess Training : Analyzing My Chess

Chess Training : Analyzing My Chess

MiddlegamerUmesh
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3 days ago

I'm not a very serious, competitive chess player, but I love playing the game. It has been quite a while since I played a big tournament. Recently, I decided that I'd play in the National Amateur Chess Championship (India), not in a very competiti...

The King's Pawn Opening - An Overview

The King's Pawn Opening - An Overview

NM BlakeyBChess
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3 days ago

A lot of people begin their study of chess openings by diving right into complex variations, seeking to emulate the Grandmasters they admire. Inevitably, this leads to confusion.  You'll hear disgruntled beginners complaining about how t...

How to Destroy Weak Pawns

How to Destroy Weak Pawns

GM Illingworth
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4 days ago

How do you turn the opponent’s weak pawns into won pawns? What is the key to converting a better pawn structure into a win on the board? I recently recorded the following video, to help you with this important technical aspect of che...

Principles explained #2 - Why do we castle?

Principles explained #2 - Why do we castle?

CM GaborHorvath
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5 days ago

There are a lot of chess principles we hear all the time, but don’t necessarily understand, or never really investigate. The purpose of these posts is to take a closer look of those principles, and examine the logic behind them.  One ...

Classical Dutch Strategy 4 - Thematic Manoeuvres

Classical Dutch Strategy 4 - Thematic Manoeuvres

FangBo
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6 days ago

Hello again! First of all, here are the links to the first 3 in this series. I would recommend reading them too, but you can still access the content in this post without having read the previous issues: Classical Dutch Strategy 1 - e4, f5 C...

Intuition and the Invisible Thread

Intuition and the Invisible Thread

kamalakanta
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6 days ago

The art of Positional Chess is passed on from generation to generation. In this blog post we will see the invisible thread that unites Rubinstein, Smyslov and Anand, in their treatment of the Meran Variation, but also in some general patterns. C...

Using the Bishop Pair Advantage

Using the Bishop Pair Advantage

GM Illingworth
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7 days ago

My previous blog post was all about how to reach a good knight vs. bad bishop position. Now, we will see the other side to the story, and learn how to use the bishop pair advantage in the endgame! I was inspired by a very recent game Nepomniac...

Learn to play Tarrasch Defense

Learn to play Tarrasch Defense

IM MatBobula
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7 days ago

If you are looking for an active answer against 1.d4 (and almost everything except 1. e4) - you should watch the course that explains most important ideas of the Tarrasch Defense. 1) Introductionhttps://www.chess.com/video/player/learn-to-play-t...

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