How to Beat an 80s Chess Computer - Part 1

How to Beat an 80s Chess Computer - Part 1

FangBo
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14 min ago

Welcome! I played a match last week. My opponent didn't shake my hand at the start of the match, had very little to say after the game, and what is more he neither drinks nor sleeps and eats only AA batteries. His name is: Chess Challenger (...

A charity tournament "Danil's Friends"

A charity tournament "Danil's Friends"

GM LuckyTiger
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1 hr ago

The annual charity chess tournament dedicated to the memory of Danil Kucherenko (1983-2014) - PhD in Medicine and a vivid chess player. This year, due to COVID-19, the tournament will be hosted online with all the proceeds from the tournament goin...

Благотворительный турнир "Друзья Даника"

Благотворительный турнир "Друзья Даника"

GM LuckyTiger
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1 hr ago

С 2014 по 2019 года в Харькове проводились рапид-турниры, посвящённые памяти Данила Кучеренко (1983-2014), но в этому году всемирная пандемия внесла свои коррективы. Поскольку Данил был одновременно кандидатом в мастера спорта (с ...

Clash of the Generations

Clash of the Generations

Spektrowski
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1 hr ago

In the early 1980s, there was a curious tournament held in USSR - a "clash of generations" of sorts. It featured four national teams: the main team, the reserve team, the "veteran" team (players over 40 not involved with the main or reserve team) ...

FINAL RESULTS! Online Chess Tournament "Spring-2020"

FINAL RESULTS! Online Chess Tournament "Spring-2020"

FM Gertsog
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3 hrs ago

My Dear Chess Friends!We are about to finish our 2nd Online Tournament! 7 rounds were played and what we get!? The 5th place belongs to Elliot who played quite well on the second stage of the tournament and, for example, outplayed such a strong ...

Forward Chess hits a new milestone!

Forward Chess hits a new milestone!

ForwardChess
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14 hrs ago

This week Forward Chess hit an important milestone in its 7 years of existence - 500 published books and counting!! The journey has been a wonderful one with all its ups and downs. We thank our wonderful publishers, fantastic users who generously ...

Just sharing a nice study (+ Video)

Just sharing a nice study (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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1 day ago

Hello everyone. This week we are analyzing a fantastic study. This one was composed by Heaucker and posted in 1930. I know this position many years ago. I really hope you like and enjoy it as much as I did.    Every time you see a ...

Remembering Krunoslav Hulak

Remembering Krunoslav Hulak

KingsBishop
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1 day ago

Six Grandmasters were born on This Day in Chess History: Krunoslav Hulak of Croatia, born 1951, GM 1976, Died 10/23/2015. Jens Kristiansen of Denmark, born 1952, GM 2012. Vladimir Nevostrujev of Russia, born 1966, GM 2003 Aleksandr Karpatch...

Opening Challenge - Typical Positions II

Opening Challenge - Typical Positions II

GM ArnaudovP
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1 day ago

Hello guys, I am continuing the series of opening challenges you with 11 test positions to check your knowledge in some early middlegame positions. If you missed Part I, you can still check it.I hope that you can enjoy it. All examples a...

Ukrainian LCWL victory: coverage

Ukrainian LCWL victory: coverage

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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2 days ago

On 17th May 2020 Team Ukraine confidently defeated Team Russia in the decisive match of the @chesscom's Live Chess World League: 808-396 in the 1+1 Bullet (602 boards), 942-506 in the 5+2 Blitz (724 boards) and 650,5-493,5 in the 10+2 Rapid (572 b...

Happy Birthday Eric Hansen

Happy Birthday Eric Hansen

KingsBishop
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2 days ago

There are six Grandmasters who were born on This Day in Chess History, and they are listed as follows from oldest to youngest: Igor Shvyrjov of Estonia, born 1955, GM 2005. Krum Georiev of Bulgaria, born 1958, GM 1988. Julian Radulski of Bul...

What a Difference 8 Years Makes! (Sweet Revenge!)

What a Difference 8 Years Makes! (Sweet Revenge!)

kamalakanta
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2 days ago

Dear chess lovers, many of you will know about these two games, and many of you will not. Some of us here at chess.com insist on the wisdom and importance of exploring and studying the games of the great Masters (who were actually of Grandmaster...

Happy Birthday Anatoly Karpov

Happy Birthday Anatoly Karpov

KingsBishop
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2 days ago

There are TEN Grandmasters who were born on this day in Chess History, and as usual, I will list those not being featured. But the one that Obviously stands out above them all is former World Champion Anatoly Karpov. The others are: Aleksandar...

A Shocking New Queen Sac in the Bf4 Grunfeld

A Shocking New Queen Sac in the Bf4 Grunfeld

NM Anhao
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3 days ago

The Grunfeld is probably the only 'fianchetto' opening for black left standing these days in terms of theoretical soundness (although I think the Dragon is severely underrated). There are countless lines where white comes within a fraction of a te...

Attacking Properly Vol. 3

Attacking Properly Vol. 3

IM mat_kolosowski
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3 days ago

If mastering chess was only about learning theoretical principles and following certain guidelines, no one would play this game at this point. As much as I like trying to take a scientific approach to many chess concepts, I perfectly understand th...

Happy Birthday Darcy Lima

Happy Birthday Darcy Lima

KingsBishop
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3 days ago

Darcy Gustavo Machado Vieira Lima (born 22 May 1962) is a Brazilian chess Grandmaster. He is one of six grandmasters who were born on this day in Chess History. The others are: Aleksandr Shneider of Ukraine, born in 1962, he became a GM in 199...

Vladas Mikenas. Just Some Great Chess.

Vladas Mikenas. Just Some Great Chess.

simaginfan
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3 days ago

Last time round the chaos and fun that is the comments section includes the fact that my friend @Fischer_man   likes the games of Mikenas, and he is no bad judge!! Mikenas played exciting chess! In many ways, I would class him as a 'ch...

Chess Quiz 3 | What's Your Score?

Chess Quiz 3 | What's Your Score?

FM NiranjanNavalgund
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4 days ago

Few weeks back, I released the third episode of The Chessophile show featuring IM Soumya Swaminathan and IM Nisha MohotaI posed them some questions during the show. Now, I pose the same questions to all of you!I am curious to know how many of the ...

Chebanenko Memorial 2020

Chebanenko Memorial 2020

hAnN18Al
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4 days ago

10 top chess players will gather on Chess.com for two days to honor the memory of Viacheslav Chebanenko, the Patriarch of Moldovan chess. The actors of the show The 2020 edition of the Chebanenko Memorial, organized by Moldovan Chess Federatio...

My 8 Fundamental Principles for Chess Improvement

My 8 Fundamental Principles for Chess Improvement

GM Troffy
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4 days ago

Hello everyone! I have been meaning to post again for quite a while, but life passes by so quickly and suddenly I realize how long it has been. For the next while I will be sharing a video series that I did for Instagram right here on chess.com-...

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