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The Reason Why I Changed My Username

The Reason Why I Changed My Username

NM AquaPython
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First and foremost, I want to wish everyone a happy International Chess Day! Chess is a sport (Yes, it is), and not only does it provide infinite entertainment, but also you can use your Chess skills in our daily lives. Now, about my username:...

New Contest For Indian Chess Streamers

New Contest For Indian Chess Streamers

FM NiranjanNavalgund
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If you are a chess streamer or a chess content creator and love to compete, here is your chance! Chess.com launches weekly challenges for creators part of the Indian streamer program to celebrate international chess day! Every week till Aug 16th...

Can You Solve This Fork Tactic Progression?

Can You Solve This Fork Tactic Progression?

FM MattyDPerrine
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Hey everyone! In today's video I'll be working to solve a progression of fork/double attack tactics. The first set of puzzles we'll solve will be in the 1000-1500 tactic rating range, the second set of puzzles will be 1500-2000 and the third set...

Update: Fair Play Titled Player Closure Process

Update: Fair Play Titled Player Closure Process

FairPlay
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Over the last few years we have heard from many players who want greater transparency when it comes to how we address fair play violations. Today, we’re making an important change to our approach when it comes to closing titled player accoun...

Get ahead with the Chessable app

Get ahead with the Chessable app

Chessable
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This blog is a guest post by Pavel Lint, a Developer at Chessable. I love the Chessable app! That is why I spend my time developing it, otherwise I would definitely be the next world chess champion and also a supermodel scientist rockstar. ...

Puzzles from a Seesaw Battle

Puzzles from a Seesaw Battle

NM NMChessToImpress
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In 3 minute blitz (with no increment) games often become a blur of rapid decisions and intuitive sacrifices. However, every once in a while, we encounter a game so complex that it seems almost impossible to fully grasp within the time constraints....

Players Around The Globe Set A Chess World Record

Players Around The Globe Set A Chess World Record

raync910
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Update: Guinness World Records for most chess games played in 24 hours was set on July 20, 2024, with 5.4 million games played. Have you ever set a Guinness World Record or been part of a group that set a record? Here’s your chance on Sa...

Journey to NM - Free Fallin

Journey to NM - Free Fallin

Lightning
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Hello there, welcome to the Lightning Reports! Recently, I had the opportunity (and by opportunity, I mean I paid a buncha money to fly across the country to move plastic figurines around a checkered board... go me!) to compete in the 2024 World O...

BREAKING NEWS: SHAHADE SUES US CHESS

BREAKING NEWS: SHAHADE SUES US CHESS

CMCoachQ
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The shoe has dropped on US Chess for their alleged discrimination against 2x US Women's Champion, Jennifer Shahade. For full disclosure, she was my editor at Chess Life Online and I interviewed her last summer. So, I am clearly not unbiased here b...

Hollywood Chess

Hollywood Chess

hsburton1
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Without a doubt, the most popular part of our film, Through the Mirror of Chess: A Cultural Exploration, was the segment on what we called “Hollywood Chess”—a detailed illustration of how films and television so consistently get ...

A Century of Chess: New York 1927

A Century of Chess: New York 1927

kahns
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1927 was a very good year — the height of the Roaring Twenties. And it was an especially good year in New York — the year when the Babe Ruth Yankees won 110 games and swept the World Series. It was good times, fast living, and if an in...

Strategy test - answers

Strategy test - answers

IM Witaliss
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Strategy - the magical side of chess 10 tasks to test your strategic skills Evaluate the position. Find the best continuation. Problem 1 White to move White wins by playing 1.Bd5, forcing the weakening of the opponent...

Tal and Rubinstein Deliver Again!

Tal and Rubinstein Deliver Again!

kamalakanta
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Hi, chess lovers.... Just found, by chance, another pattern in common between Rubinstein and Tal. It is uncanny how similar the particular maneuver is! The first game is from St. Petersburg, 1909, a tournament organized to honor the great Mi...

How to use your horsey (knight) effectively.

How to use your horsey (knight) effectively.

Wintanna
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Knights are the most amazing pieces on the chess board. Because of its ability to jump over other pieces and move in an L-Shaped pattern. Today, I’m going to show you 5 ways to use your knight effectively so lets jump right in! 1. Learn ...

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