Finishing touch from the World Champions

Finishing touch from the World Champions

GM janwerle
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15 hrs ago

Wilhelm Steinitz, before he became the first world champion in the era 1886 till 1894, was a true attacker. This game from 1863 - long before he besieged the crown and drafted his revolutionary positional theory - is a fine example of his sty...

Most popular in my blog

Most popular in my blog

UAArtur
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1 day ago

1 Top 5 Pirc Defence games This is my blog from the thirtieth of August, and in twenty days it has become the absolute leader in viewing. This is part of my "Top 5" series, in which I share my notable games. I am an e4 player, but...

Standard #26: The Meddlesome Bishop

Standard #26: The Meddlesome Bishop

MidnasLament
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1 day ago

Greetings! This is a rapid (G30) USCF rated tournament game from the Parma Chess Club. I played the black pieces against Dave Bumba, a 1700-1800 USCF player. Bumba challenges my Scandinavian setup with his bishops early, not allowing my usual ...

Learning with Artistic Endgames 5 (+ Video)

Learning with Artistic Endgames 5 (+ Video)

FM Michel2426
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1 day ago

Hi everyone. Here you have another artistic endgame. It was created by Gorguiev and published in 1930. I think this one is not as tough as some others we have seen in this series, but I find it very interesting. The way black defends in move one i...

Learning with Artistic Endgames 4

Learning with Artistic Endgames 4

FM Michel2426
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2 days ago

Hello my chess friends. In this post we are going to analyze another artistic endgame and I will try to explain it so you understand every line. Almost all my friends and students hate studios, but, for some reason I love them, that’s why I ...

Finishing touch from the World Champions

Finishing touch from the World Champions

GM janwerle
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2 days ago

On my blog I'd like to share with you some decisive manoeuvres from the former world champions. We are bypassing the narrative. I only ask a little bit of your concentration.  In the fragment below another example of Aljechin capitalizing o...

There Is No Small Opponent!

There Is No Small Opponent!

kamalakanta
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3 days ago

Hi! Have you guys heard of Herman Pollmaecher? Me neither! But in the following game, he beats Anderssen from the White side of a Ponziani Opening! This game I found in the fabulous book by Tartakower and dumont, "500 Master Games of Chess"...

Rook Basic Endgames: Some things you need to know

Rook Basic Endgames: Some things you need to know

FM Michel2426
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4 days ago

Hello my chess friends. Today we are going to talk about rook basic endgames. Rook endings are the most common in chess, that’s why they are so important. You must know how to play in winning positions with a pawn in advantage (Lucena), and ...

Training With A Grandmaster

Training With A Grandmaster

GM alexcolovic
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4 days ago

During my recent trip to England one of the more fun things I did was to record a video together with my friend David. Our idea was to show how a lesson with a grandmaster looks like. My training process is centered on improving the student&rsqu...

Finishing touch from the World Champions

Finishing touch from the World Champions

GM janwerle
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4 days ago

On my blog I'd like to share with you some decisive manoeuvres from the former world champions. We are bypassing the narrative. I only ask a little bit of your concentration. So please sit back... and enjoy   In the following example w...

Standard #25:  Taking the Tennison Like Medicine

Standard #25: Taking the Tennison Like Medicine

MidnasLament
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5 days ago

This is a standard game (G15/10) played on chess.com. I played the black pieces against grigoru who chooses the Tennison Gambit against my Scandi center counter with d5. This opening is almost like a reverse Budapest Defense with it's own bag of t...

Bullettime 10 (Exchange Sacrifice)

Bullettime 10 (Exchange Sacrifice)

FM Michel2426
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5 days ago

Hello my chess friends. There was a nice tactic sequence in this bullet game. Also, the opening was interesting, though I made some mistakes and could stay inferior if black had found the right moves. Just hope you find this helpful. By the way, a...

My good games at this week #33

My good games at this week #33

UAArtur
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5 days ago

Hello! Its time for my new game report about interesting games this week! Today us waiting two gambit attacks.Do not have a prejudice against the first game, looking at the difference in ratings.I am pleased to show you this game, because the ...

Vote Chess: Improvement and feedback

Vote Chess: Improvement and feedback

vinniethepooh
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6 days ago

Sometimes, chess can be a team effort. After a discussion, the teammates should get mixed as one whole, loudly and proudly roaring out the right move. Discussion is the most important thing when playing as a team. In an election, when the people...

Queen Trap

Queen Trap

MikeySlice
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6 days ago

One of the best ways to win a Chess game is to trap your opponents Queen. Most players can win a game when they're up a Queen from the beginning of the game. Most players often resign once they've lose their queen in the opening. Makes sense rig...

When engines do not work… (+ Video)

When engines do not work… (+ Video)

FM Michel2426
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7 days ago

Hello everyone. Some friends told me they enjoyed my post about fortresses, and asked me to do a new work about it. That’s why today I bring a couple of new examples and analysis about this interesting theme. I would like to make emphasis in...

Meeting a 1.Nc3. (Van Geet opening)

Meeting a 1.Nc3. (Van Geet opening)

UAArtur
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7 days ago

A few blitz games my opponents started with the unusual move 1.Nc3.  I was played 1...d5 and after 2.e4 de 3.Ne4 Nd7 4.Nf3 Ngf6 White gets a comfortable game with...

One Minute Mating Attack

One Minute Mating Attack

NM CoachJKane
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8 days ago

Hi Chess Friends, It's not often you get to play a more or less correct game in 1 minute. That's why I particularly enjoyed the following mating attack today. I hope you do to. It's a waste of time to analyze one minute too deeply, but ...

My Investigations #3: Fortress

My Investigations #3: Fortress

vinniethepooh
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8 days ago

The fortress is an endgame drawing technique in which the inferior side sets up a zone of protection which the opponent king cannot penetrate. Dealing with a fortress, especially when you have a significant material advantage can be an i...

London System & the Greek Gift: Bxh7+

London System & the Greek Gift: Bxh7+

IndreRe
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10 days ago

This is my 15th(!), and probably last (for now) post on the London System and related openings. It's been very instructive for me to write them and I hope you've enjoyed them (find the others here). Today we'll look at another thematic idea.....

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