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"Drawmaster" Giri Starts 2-0!

EOGuel 20 hrs ago

Hey, guys! The first round of Tata Steel, I covered how Kramnik slowly but surely defeated the young talent, Wei Yi. We see an interesting round 2 game, in which "Drawmaster" (or so they say) scores his first career victory over Vladimir Kram...

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Chess Strategy : The Thinking Process

Hello Friends!       Before I begin this blog, I would like to clear all doubts regarding Amateur Chronicles. This series is related to problems faced by amateurs, and It is relevant to post only those problems that are commo...

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Concrete Problems, Part 5

chesster3145 1 day ago

    Hello everyone and welcome to the fifth installment of the series! This time, we'll look at how we can apply the idea of concrete problems to our game, and what they mean in regards to the game of chess as a whole.   ...

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PRO Chess League All Star Match

New for 2018, the PRO Chess League will stage an all-star tournament featuring the world's best players at the end of the league season. Three players from each division are chosen by league officials based on their play throughout the 2018 season...

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2018 Resolutions - A New Hope

GM smurfo 2 days ago

2017 was a pretty big year for me: A wedding, a degree, a new country, a new job, then a new continent... Looking back on all the changes, I was moderately successful with my major 2017 New Year's resolutions (such as "working out which country to...

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Shirov's Three Passers Too Hot To Handle!

EOGuel 2 days ago

What's up, guys and gals? And welcome to my new series on Interactive Game Analysis! Many great games were suggested in the comments section, though I could only pick one which turned out to be quite interesting! Shirov played a brilliant ...

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Bikfoot's First Prime Number Prize Arena

Streamers 3 days ago

Anyone can play and anyone can win! The moment is finally here: Chess.com is hosting its first ever streamer event co-sponsored with a partner. On January 21 at 1 p.m. Pacific a two-hour, three-minute time control Arena tourname...

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Closing 2017 with 3 tournament wins

IM IM_Kgwm 3 days ago

It is kinda late to post a happy new year-ish type of post but in my defence, it has taken me quite a bit of time to go through all of the games that I played in December. I very seldom participate in local events but somehow, I caught a chess bug...

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Introducing Prodigy Program Lite: $25/Month

GeniusKJ 4 days ago

ChessUniversity.com is now offering a Lite version of our flagship Prodigy Program. The Lite option is available for the 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ rating sections and caters to those on a budget. It includes four weekly one-hour live lessons a...

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Prodigy Program 2.0 Starts Jan 13th/14th!

Prodigy Program 2018 Month 1 registration is now open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, 1750+, and new 2000+ sections! Program starts Jan 13th/14th. Syllabi available for all sections. Keep reading to learn more. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW Chess...

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Concrete Problems, Part 4

chesster3145 10 days ago

    Hello everyone! I'm writing this intro on a Sunday - unusual for someone like me who usually takes the first couple of days of my blogging week off. But I figure that I need to start posting more frequently - after all, @EOGuel,...

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Join Our Free Prodigy Program Lessons This Weekend!

GeniusKJ 10 days ago

To celebrate the launch of Prodigy Program 2.0, Chess University is pleased to announce that the first live lesson in each rating section of Month 1 (January 2018) will be completely free for anybody to attend. If you always wanted to experience h...

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Self-Serving Patronage

GM smurfo 13 days ago

Over the past few months, I've had to ask myself a lot of tough questions about my chess. Am I past my peak? Is my priority performance or enjoyment? Should I keep working on trying to stay above 2500? Is it even worth trying to improve now? And i...

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Jobava Attack as the Main Weapon

IndreRe 14 days ago

Happy New Year Everybody!  I thought I'd kick it off with a post on an opening which I'm sure we'll see a lot this year, the Jobava (or Jobava-Prie) Attack (d4+Bf4+Nc3). It's related to both the London (d4+Bf4+e3&c3) and the Veresov ...


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