Busting 3 Black Sidelines

Busting 3 Black Sidelines

NM 2Bf41-0
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20 min ago

Greetings everyone! Welcome to busting 3 dubious black sidelines (obviously there will also be a post on 3 white sidelines) which we'll in depth cover strengths, weaknesses, and concrete refutations against. Also the lines I'm including aren't t...

Match Of The Century: Player Interviews

Match Of The Century: Player Interviews

Spektrowski
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6 hrs ago

Inspired by Peter Doggers' news post, I found the old Match Of The Century book, edited by Mikhail Yudovich. Along with the forty games, there were short interviews by all 24 players, including non-playing reserves Bronstein and Darga. All pl...

The Mad Dog Attack vs. The Modern

The Mad Dog Attack vs. The Modern

GM Illingworth
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8 hrs ago

For today's post, I will share a simple antidote to the Modern Defence (1.e4 g6). The Modern is especially popular in online chess, perhaps because of its systematic nature, along with the general understanding among top GMs that fianchetto-based ...

Powerful PIECES

Powerful PIECES

FM ENEASZ
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1 day ago

I want to show a quite wide training materials prepared by me, over which I spent several hours. It is free for You to show and learn. I use it to teach my chess students. It concerns my games mostly from Polish, Czech and Slovak leagues. There ar...

Online Reshevsky Memorial; 3 people tie with 6.5/8

Online Reshevsky Memorial; 3 people tie with 6.5/8

NM scaryninja
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1 day ago

Hi guys! Today my club (https://www.chess.com/club/expert-blitz-tournaments) had an 8 round swiss tournament, honoring Samuel Reshevsky.  The purpose of the club in general is for people to have something to do while staying in quarantine. To...

Rooks Endgames: Lateral Defense (Video)

Rooks Endgames: Lateral Defense (Video)

FM michechess89
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1 day ago

Hi chess enthusiasts! I think you already know that I enjoy a lot working with endgames. At the same time I consider they are very important for players who want to continue progressing. Today we are going to keep on improving with this thematic, ...

Mate with a Lone Knight

Mate with a Lone Knight

GM Illingworth
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1 day ago

In this post, I will share some beautiful endgame studies and composed problems on the theme of checkmating with a lone Knight! Of course, the motif of the opponent's king being trapped in a corner by their own pawn, allowing a smothered mate...

Powerful KING

Powerful KING

FM ENEASZ
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1 day ago

Next topic is a strong king. This piece could be very active mostly in endgames. Then the king is one of the strongest pieces. From this rule there are some exceptions. One of them is famous game Short - Timman Tilburg 1991. ...

Biggest Mistakes in Chess

Biggest Mistakes in Chess

FM Gertsog
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1 day ago

Dear Chess Friends! You know every chess player wants to play better, but it’s very often when he repeats the same mistake many times, because he doesn’t even suspect that he is making this mistake. Would you like to know what typica...

Now What?

Now What?

GM alexcolovic
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1 day ago

As I wrote in my Preview, the Candidates unfortunately did not finish. Or is it perhaps fortunately? In this post I will give my thoughts on the whole mess that started before the tournament and is still ongoing after its postponement. ...

Chess.com During this Global "Stay Home" Moment

Chess.com During this Global "Stay Home" Moment

erik
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2 days ago

Chess.com launched in May of 2007. Since then, we have had a pretty steady growth pattern each year where traffic increases, then flattens out during summer for USA/Europe, before growing again. We've grown from 20-50% every year since starting ou...

Live! Webinar 26. Knight vs Bishop

Live! Webinar 26. Knight vs Bishop

FM Gertsog
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2 days ago

My Dear Chess Friends! Please, join the webinar with this link: https://tricksofchess.clickmeeting.com/webinar-26-knight-vs-bishop Or watch in online below: Subscribe on YouTube The link to support: https://www.patreon.com/TricksO...

Too hard for Stockfish?

Too hard for Stockfish?

FM ENEASZ
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2 days ago

I want to show you a chess masterpiece. White is winning. Try to use engine if there is no way to calculate in mind. Please post a comment with the solution

Powerful QUEEN

Powerful QUEEN

FM ENEASZ
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2 days ago

Queen is very valuable piece. Such strong that not in all cases has to stay in the center of the board. There are two examples which shows where queen has to stay. This is the game from Slovak Extraleague. I want to win this game, because my opp...

Introducing the Exchange Grunfeld (Be3 and Bc4)

Introducing the Exchange Grunfeld (Be3 and Bc4)

GM Illingworth
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2 days ago

How do you set problems against the Grunfeld Indian Defence?This is one of the main questions that 1.d4 players face when constructing their White repertoire. Fortunately, the 2020 FIDE Candidates tournament gave us some clues as to what migh...

Siła SKOCZKÓW

Siła SKOCZKÓW

FM ENEASZ
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2 days ago

Chciałem Wam zaprezentować moją partię sprzed 8 lat, którą rozegrałem podczas festiwalu Cracovia. Grałem ze znacznie lepszym przeciwnikiem, a ze względu na to, że była to ostatnia runda turnieju postanowiłem zagrać bardzo odważnie i kreat...

Powerful ROOKS

Powerful ROOKS

FM ENEASZ
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3 days ago

Rooks are pieces which loves open file. I hope that after you read my article you will understand how to put rooks in the center of the board and on the open file. That is my game which I played at 2012 during XXIII International Chess Tourna...

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