Beware of the zombie pawns

Beware of the zombie pawns

ForwardChess
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1 day ago

Imagine a pawn with bulging eyes, outstretched hands and with an open jaw trying to land a bite on fellow pieces. How funny would it be if pieces could actually roam around the board like zombies when they become “infected”? Odd, ...

Few games of Robert Hubner

Few games of Robert Hubner

introuble2
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1 day ago

I've tracked his name when exploring variations of the Nimzo-Indian defense. The line 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 c5 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Nf3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 d6 is called Hübner or Huebner, a variation with a closed center pawn structure. "T...

How to beat a Grandmaster? (part 7)

How to beat a Grandmaster? (part 7)

FM ENEASZ
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1 day ago

I am FIDE Master ENEASZ and my highest ELO was 2370. I have a BLOG and STUDENT'S GROUP at chess.com. I am 26 years old and I studied Finance and Accountancy at University of Economics in Katowice. I am TOP BLOGGE...

Your Chess Federation Needs You!

Your Chess Federation Needs You!

FM timpeterwall
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1 day ago

Hi, everyone! These are strange times we're living in, and your chess federation needs you like never before! Wherever you live in the world, national federations require our support to keep going, particularly when playing over-the-board chess sa...

Summer Tournament Week 3

Summer Tournament Week 3

FM Gertsog
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1 day ago

My Dear Chess Friend! This article is written by @jay_1944, a member of Online tournament that I organized recently. And it reflects his impression about the the 2nd round of our tournament! Hi all! Today is Sunday which means round 4 pairin...

Esoteric Wisdom of the Ancient Bughouse Masters

Esoteric Wisdom of the Ancient Bughouse Masters

JarlCarlander
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2 days ago

Theory Bughouse is far too chaotic for theory to play the role that it does in standard chess. In standard chess, theory may proceed for thirty or more moves. This is possible because there are no external factors, such as a possible Knight and ...

TAKE THE CHALLENGE, PART XI

TAKE THE CHALLENGE, PART XI

GM GMValeduser
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2 days ago

Dear friends, and now "The golden nine"! The most beautiful threemovers I have composed until now. I strongly believe that any of these problems would compete for the first prize at any of the chess composition competitions. ...

Odessa chess championship: games

Odessa chess championship: games

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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3 days ago

Games of the Odessa Region open championship Supefinal are provided by the chief arbiter, Valentin Bogdanov. Note that, as it was in 2018 and 2019, grandmaster Nikolay Legky played in a tournament on a condition that his games will not be publis...

ChessKid Youth Speed Chess Tournament: Recap!

ChessKid Youth Speed Chess Tournament: Recap!

ChessKid
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3 days ago

Hi ChessKid family. Last month, we hosted one of ChessKid's biggest events to date: The ChessKid Youth Speed Chess Championship! First off, congrats to our winner: NM Ryo Chen from Texas! Next, we wanted to list all of the content f...

Deep Strategy: Color Complex

Deep Strategy: Color Complex

DanielGuel
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3 days ago

Hi guys, hope it's going well! Sorry I haven't made a post in awhile, but here we are!  The position you see below is from a 15|10 game I played last night. Black to move. This is not a tactic, and it's highly unlikely that an engine will hel...

Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier

Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier

batgirl
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3 days ago

Siúil a Rún is an Irish song, most likely from the late 17th century, in which a lass is heartbroken because the lover is joining the military and going to war and will do anything to assure his safe return. Women and war is a theme ...

Unlocking Gigguk's Chess potential

Unlocking Gigguk's Chess potential

JapaneseTutor
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3 days ago

Hi everyone, So this Tournament Arc thing is only a few days away! I'm posting all of the lessons with all of your favorite AniTuber(Anime Youtubers) This lesson is for the intermediate player that, that is looking to break their old ways and le...

Minor pairs

Minor pairs

introuble2
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4 days ago

I don't know why but I've recently looked at the TWIC files for games where both minor pairs [bishops & knights] appear with an active part, for both sides. Rare material formation, as a minor exchange is usually the first one in a game. But e...

Simple Play In The Tartakower CK

Simple Play In The Tartakower CK

NM ih8sens
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4 days ago

This blog features an annotated blitz game between two National Masters.  It should be instructive for players 1500-2000. The Tartakower, or Nimzovich variation of the Caro Kann defense is characterized by the following moves: Normal...