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How to train chess in 2022

How to train chess in 2022

FM GaboSalazar2001
| 18 hrs ago

New year, new goals, new chess tournaments, new games, and most importantly, new skills to master. Are you willing to put in all the effort necessary to progress this year? If your answer is yes then keep reading; chances are you will get somethin...

Tata Steel 2022 - Rounds 1+2 Recap

Tata Steel 2022 - Rounds 1+2 Recap

GM Illingworth
| 1 day ago

Have you been following the 2022 Tata Steel supertournament, with Carlsen, Caruana and Giri among others?Whether you're still catching up to the previous rounds, or want to learn everything you can from the games, my two video recaps of the first ...

A Century of Chess: Dusseldorf 1908

A Century of Chess: Dusseldorf 1908

kahns
| 1 day ago

By 1908, Frank Marshall’s limitations as a chess player were obvious. He couldn’t compete at the very highest level – as had been demonstrated in his match losses to Tarrasch and Lasker – and there was a certain lack of gro...

The Mate Requires a Sacrifice

The Mate Requires a Sacrifice

Pheonix_Free
| 1 day ago

Sacrifice The point value of each piece is good to know when sizing up material advantage and is generally a good indicator of which side is winning. A pawn in one point, the knight and bishop are three, the rook is five, and the queen is nine. ...

5 ЭФФЕКТНЫХ ЖЕРТВ ♕ФЕРЗЯ!♕ Жертвуй правильно!

5 ЭФФЕКТНЫХ ЖЕРТВ ♕ФЕРЗЯ!♕ Жертвуй правильно!

rembonsk123
| 2 days ago

Показываю как правильно жертвовать ферзя! Михаил Таль и другие шахматисты научат нас как жертвовать красиво и эффектно. Смотрите также другие видео канала: 1)🏆ЧЕМПИОН МИРА!🏆 Карпов уничтожает🥊конём🥊Корчного, 17-ая партия матча - https://youtu...

Quick Wins At The 2021 World Blitz Championship

Quick Wins At The 2021 World Blitz Championship

GM Illingworth
| 3 days ago

Would you like to learn how Grandmasters were able to win in less than 25 moves at the 2021 World Blitz Championship?I find these 'miniature' games to be quite useful to learn from, as we can quickly pick up some ideas and immediately see how to p...

Questioning Non-Chess Players About Chess

Questioning Non-Chess Players About Chess

Lightning
| 3 days ago

Hello there, and welcome to the Lightning Reports. Today I'm doing something a bit different, but I think you'll find it enjoyable. I created a google form with 19 chess-related questions on it and sent the form to 2 of my friends and 1 sibling. N...

ШОК ПАРТИЯ! Магнуса Карлсена🥊РАЗОРВАЛИ🥊за 26 секунд! Шахматы

ШОК ПАРТИЯ! Магнуса Карлсена🥊РАЗОРВАЛИ🥊за 26 секунд! Шахматы

rembonsk123
| 3 days ago

Магнус Карлсен - Дэниэл Народицкий, блиц пуля, 2021. Одна из лучших партий сыгранная в молниеносные шахматы в интернете! Столько тактики в минутной партии я ещё не видел! Желаю приятного просмотра друзья. М.Карлсен - Д.Народицкий! Разыграт...

Should You Trust Your Gut In Chess?

Should You Trust Your Gut In Chess?

NM AnthonyLevin
| 4 days ago

How much should you trust your gut in chess? Should you, at all?  It's a fact so simple yet true: you cannot see everything in chess. Even at the grandmaster level and beyond, although they see more than the general public, this still ho...

Chess Players' First Names

Chess Players' First Names

DonMcKim
| 4 days ago

Chess players are familiar to us--their last names are etched in our memories. But what of their first names? This Crossword simply elicits 'first names' from among the pantheon of chess players we know--with varying degrees of familiarity. ...

Webinar 110. Tactics in Rapid & Blitz Games

Webinar 110. Tactics in Rapid & Blitz Games

FM Gertsog
| 5 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! Happy New Year and Merry Christmas to you all! Let’s get back to our chess lessons and learn something new. We skipped 2 weeks: one because of holidays, another one because I was participating in the rapid tournament. ...

The 64 - 2021 and Done - December 2021 Recap

The 64 - 2021 and Done - December 2021 Recap

UncleButchy87
| 5 days ago

It's amazing at how quick things can change in just one year. Obviously the state of the world has proven this theory correct the past couple of years, (unfortunately for all the wrong reasons), but still. Like many, in the fall/winter of 2020 I g...

No knights near our king!

No knights near our king!

GM LuckyTiger
| 6 days ago

Many of us have an experience of how dangerous the opponent’s knight on f4 (f5) can be when your king is castled to the king side. This post is to tell you about a few methods of how to fight with such a knight.  The first example sho...

Blitzen Beginning

Blitzen Beginning

Pheonix_Free
| 8 days ago

Blitzen Beginning Coming into the new year, I've been playing a lot of blitz games, and recently, I've been able to reach 1700 in blitz! I usually play more rapid games, but after losing more than a few rapid games, I decided to try my luck with...

A Century of Chess: Prague 1908

A Century of Chess: Prague 1908

kahns
| 8 days ago

The second major tournament of the Austro-Hungarian jubilee – a celebration of the 60th anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph’s accession to the throne. Duras was the hometown boy and he delivered, tying with Schlechter for first place. ...

Road To 2300+ - My Breakthrough Tournament

Road To 2300+ - My Breakthrough Tournament

GM Illingworth
| 9 days ago

What were the behind-the-scenes actions I took to have a breakthrough performance of over 2400 (half a point short of my first International Master norm) in the 2008 Australian Championship - my first ever 'open' Championship event? Learn from...

Ultimate Sensei 2 - 3rd Power Rankings

Ultimate Sensei 2 - 3rd Power Rankings

IM ChessDojo
| 10 days ago

by Mitch Fabian Scores from the Endgame Challenge:Drittman: 5Morphyfan: 4Seth: 4Rengaw: 3.5Velcrodot: 3Falk: 2ChessNumbers: 1.5Lula: 1 There were two other big pieces of news beyond the Endgame Challenge: LulaRobs and velcrodot withdrew from t...

Badass Woman - The Becoming

Badass Woman - The Becoming

MomOnaBreak
| 11 days ago

Emma’s grandmother, Galina, was a badass woman. She was an excellent chess player and loved the game as much as the guilty pleasures of life. Her husband, on the other hand, was nil at chess. So, what’s a “girl” to do? In h...

Cambridge Springs 1904

Cambridge Springs 1904

DonMcKim
| 11 days ago

“The first major international chess tournament in America in the twentieth century” (Wikipedia) was held in a small town in northwestern Pennsylvania from April 25, 1904 to May 19, 1904. The Cambridge Springs Tournament was “one...

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