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How to Defend & Avoid Getting a Checkmate

How to Defend & Avoid Getting a Checkmate

FM Gertsog
| 1 hr ago

Dear Chess Friends! Every chess player likes to attack. Yes, it’s always exciting to attack rather than defend your position. When you are into the attack you can look for beautiful combinations and mating nets for the enemy king. If you m...

Weak King in the Rauzer Sicilian

Weak King in the Rauzer Sicilian

IM AttilaTurzo
| 4 hrs ago

In round 7 of the Vezerkepzo 2022 May GM tourney I played with Simon Füle a talented young Hungarian player. He played the Rauzer variation of the sicilian defense. After his f4-f5 move I should have played e6-e5 to keep the position clo...

The active Grunfeld Defense

The active Grunfeld Defense

IM AttilaTurzo
| 22 hrs ago

In round 6 of the Vezerkepzo 2022 May GM tourney I played with Grandmaster Milan Pacher from Slovakia.   I played the Russian variation of the Grunfeld Defense, which he replied with Nc6. I forgot my line, so I decided to play slower c...

A Century of Chess: Georg Marco (1900-1909)

A Century of Chess: Georg Marco (1900-1909)

kahns
| 1 day ago

The backbone of classical chess.  Marco was born in Bukovina - at the outer extremity of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. As a young man, he came to Vienna to study medicine and then was badly bitten by the chess bug - in a reminiscence of his ...

Rossolimo with Grandmaster Valeriy Aveskulov

Rossolimo with Grandmaster Valeriy Aveskulov

IM AttilaTurzo
| 1 day ago

In round 5 of the Vezerkepzo 2022 May Grandmaster tourney I played with Grandmaster Valeriy Aveskulov from Ukraine. You can check his website at https://www.chesstao.com/  He played the b4 gambit in the Rossolimo sicilian, which I ...

Attacking the King's Indian

Attacking the King's Indian

IM AttilaTurzo
| 2 days ago

In round 4 of the Vezerkepzo 2022 May Grandmaster tourney I played with Tamás Tancsa a talanted young player from Hungary. You can check his chess.com games at https://www.chess.com/member/tomivezer2007 He played the King's indian d...

K-8 National Chess Champion, OTB Chess Recap!

K-8 National Chess Champion, OTB Chess Recap!

ChessKid
| 2 days ago

Hey ChessKids! Recapping the past few weeks: Young chess prodigy and ChessKid star NM Brewington Hardaway scored the 2022 K-8 National Champion title, and FunMasterMike got to meet with a bunch of ChessKids in Ohio. Check it out! 2022 K-8 MS N...

Fair Play Moderator Positions Are Now Open

Fair Play Moderator Positions Are Now Open

Richard
| 3 days ago

Chess.com prides itself on being a fair and fun platform for all of our users, and we need your help to keep it that way. Fair Play Moderators are a crucial part of Chess.com's online events, and ensure that all tournaments on Chess.com (including...

Journey to NM - Georgia State Championship

Journey to NM - Georgia State Championship

Lightning
| 3 days ago

Hello there. Welcome to the Lightning Reports! Today we return to my Journey to NM series. If you are new here, or if you have forgotten, I have set a goal for myself to become a National Master before I graduate highschool on May 21st. If you've ...

Bishop versus knight endgame

Bishop versus knight endgame

IM AttilaTurzo
| 3 days ago

In round 3 of the Vezerkepzo 2022 May GM tourney I played with  International Master Stefan Mazur from Slovakia. He played the surprising e4-e5 pawn sacrifice in the beginning of the classical sicilian. I declined the present. He got a s...

Destroying the King's shelter

Destroying the King's shelter

IM AttilaTurzo
| 3 days ago

In round 2 of the Vezerkepzo 2022 May GM tourney I played with Grandmaster David Berczes. Dávid Bérczes (born 14 January 1990) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster. FIDE awarded him the Internat...

A Tale Of Chess: "One More"

A Tale Of Chess: "One More"

Naycir
| 3 days ago

"One more" might be one of the most repeated phrases in online chess. ("blunder" smiles and waves from the other side of the room). It's 3:00 AM and you refuse that this should be your last game, or, okay you will stop playing when you finally hit...

Championship of Kyrgyzstan 2022

Championship of Kyrgyzstan 2022

WFM AlexandraSamaganova
| 4 days ago

Hi everyone! 😊 It has been a long time since I wrote my last blog post. And finally, I have something to write about. In the last 30 days I have taken part in two classical chess tournaments. In April, in the period from 20 to 25, I played in an...

Slav against WGM Eesha Karavade

Slav against WGM Eesha Karavade

IM AttilaTurzo
| 4 days ago

In round 1 I played the Slav defense against WGM Eesha Karavade. Eesha Karavade (born 21 November 1987) is a chess player from Pune, India.[1] She holds the titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Gr...

Fred Reinfeld

Fred Reinfeld

DonMcKim
| 5 days ago

Fred Reinfeld (1910-1964) has been called "The Man Who Taught America Chess"--and so he was! Reinfeld was amazing. Some have called him a “genius.” He produced perhaps 260 books (with varying editions and titles). His writings includ...

Blindfold chess scenes in movies and TV shows

Blindfold chess scenes in movies and TV shows

Rocky64
| 5 days ago

In popular culture and films in particular, chess has become a shorthand for “a battle of wits between two intelligent characters.” As such, chess-playing scenes are plentiful and I had no shortage of highlights to choose from for my e...

Short game - Big lesson #2

Short game - Big lesson #2

FM GaboSalazar2001
| 7 days ago

This is the third post in a series of short games that will be released every Monday. If you want to be part of this journey you can share one of your games by sending me a message. Last week we analyzed an old game that shows the importance of ...

A Century of Chess: Frank Marshall (1900-1909)

A Century of Chess: Frank Marshall (1900-1909)

kahns
| 7 days ago

A quirk of chess history is the recurring figure of the lone American genius who travels to Europe and takes the continent by storm. This has happened more times, and had a more profound impact on chess, than one might expect. There's Morphy in 18...

Puzzle Up!

Puzzle Up!

Pheonix_Free
| 7 days ago

Puzzle Up Puzzles are a great way to improve your tactical skills. It's the reason people say to do your puzzles daily. Puzzles are like little tidbits of patterns and skills that can be helpful in finding a checkmate pattern or a brilliant tact...

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