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The first thousand of my Titled Tuesday games

The first thousand of my Titled Tuesday games

GM Mikhail_Golubev
| 1 day ago

I recently found out that I have already played more than one thousand (precisely 1002) Titled Tuesday blitz games - if a dozen of games from tournaments, cancelled for technical reasons after some four rounds, is included. This milestone deserv...

Chess at the chateau. Part 2: ups and downs

Chess at the chateau. Part 2: ups and downs

FM ddtru
| 1 day ago

At the end of Day 1 of the Chateau d'Asnieres rapid tournament I found myself at the top of the tournament table with 4/4. In the evening I learned that I am playing GM Etienne Bacrot in Round 5. I was really excited, as it was going to be my...

The Fruits of Hard Work

The Fruits of Hard Work

CM Chessadepti
| 1 day ago

Today I will be analysing a few of the beautiful studies that were composed at the FIDE World Cup in 2020. The winner was Darko Hlebec from Serbia, who created a magnificent study where there consisted of 4 active self-blocks! Second place was Ole...

Chess at the chateau. Part 1: a perfect start

Chess at the chateau. Part 1: a perfect start

FM ddtru
| 2 days ago

Seven weeks ago I have moved from Singapore to France to start in a new job. It has been quite a journey so far, especially since neither me, nor my wife spoke any French at the start and so navigating the daily life was not always easy. However...

20/20 World Chess Round 1 Coverage !

20/20 World Chess Round 1 Coverage !

2020chess
| 2 days ago

This season's 20/20 Chess Championships, sponsored by Chess.com with a $5000 prize pool, kicks off with several games covered on Chess TV tomorrow on Sunday 19th September.  It will be a 15 hour stream so tune in here! https://www.twi...

Chasing the WA Women's Chess Championship

Chasing the WA Women's Chess Championship

WCM mkkuhner
| 2 days ago

I've wanted to win the WA Women's since I first played in it in 2015.  The closest I came was sitting on second board hoping for a particular result on first board; didn't happen.  Several times I've played exceptionally badly, because S...

Surpassing 2200 FIDE!

Surpassing 2200 FIDE!

CM Chessadepti
| 2 days ago

In only two tournaments, I successively broken through three barriers at once: from 1976 all the way to 2207. As of writing, I currently sit at 2132 (dropped 77 points at a local weekend tournament ) Hope you enjoy the following games and may you ...

Panchenko Memorial 2021, Day 4: First win!

Panchenko Memorial 2021, Day 4: First win!

WFM AlexandraSamaganova
| 4 days ago

Hi everyone! First of all, I would like to thank everyone who reads my blog, worries about me and supports me! I want you to know that I read all of your comments and messages. Your support is very important to me!!Today I finally won my first gam...

Webinar 95. Luring the Enemy King into the Open

Webinar 95. Luring the Enemy King into the Open

FM Gertsog
| 4 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! It’s easy to attack the enemy king when he is located in the center. But how to attack when the king is castled? Of course, you may suggest several strategies how to attack in different types of positions: sometimes a p...

A Masterclass by Alexander Kotov (+ Video)

A Masterclass by Alexander Kotov (+ Video)

FM michechess89
| 4 days ago

Hey guys!   Alexander Kotov was a Strong Soviet Grandmaster. Today we analyze an Epic Miniature where he attacked the King in the Center and won an amazingly instructive game. This is Kotov vs Kalmanok, Moscow 1937.   Kotov Plays L...

St. Petersburg 1909

St. Petersburg 1909

DonMcKim
| 4 days ago

The St. Petersburg International Chess Tournament played from February 22-March 12, 1909 was an important chess event. It featured leading players including World Champion, Emanuel Lasker, and competitors: Rubinstein, Teichmann, Bernstein, Schlech...

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