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Modern Defense | Brilliant REVERSAL! 🤩

Modern Defense | Brilliant REVERSAL! 🤩

vitualis
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#modern #tactics #brilliant #rooksac  One of the most exciting aspects in a game of chess is when there is a reversal. This is especially the case when you manage to transform a losing position to one that is winning through a planned...

How to solve puzzles correctly

How to solve puzzles correctly

IM MatBobula
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Chess puzzles are an excellent tool for honing your tactical skills and improving your overall game. They present you with specific scenarios that require precise and often creative solutions, helping you to develop your pattern recognition and pr...

The Chess Player Disease: Always Wanting More (Elo)

The Chess Player Disease: Always Wanting More (Elo)

Tamara
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In the chess world, elo is not just a metric that shows your skill level. It’s also a status, an ego-boost or killer, and a source of comparison and motivation to keep doing more. No matter how small or big this number is, the person it&rsqu...

Converting An Endgame Advantage

Converting An Endgame Advantage

GM Illingworth
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Do you need help to convert your advantages into wins in your games?If so, this short training video will help you show considerably better technique This example is the first one in the classic work 'Endgame Strategy' by Shereshevsky.  ...

CCC23 Blitz

CCC23 Blitz

AndrewGrantEthereal
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The first event of the CCC23 series is the Blitz event. Rapid and Bullet will follow after, as well as a Classical Cup #3 between the Rapid and Bullet events. This season removes PlentyChess and Carp from the roster of engines. CCC is always loo...

AI chess images

AI chess images

Rocky64
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The AI advances of recent years have spawned a wealth of impressive tools, from ChatGPT which creates human-like text, to AlphaZero which plays top-level chess. Another type of AI application that has become very popular is text-to-image models: t...

Easy Guide To The Grachev Sicilian

Easy Guide To The Grachev Sicilian

GM Illingworth
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Easy Guide To The Grachev SicilianAre you looking for a chess opening that mirrors the Najdorf but with a significantly reduced amount of theory? The Grachev Sicilian is your answer. It's a practical alternative that allows you to play like the Na...

The 1 Thing Every Champion Has in Common

The 1 Thing Every Champion Has in Common

GM Avetik_ChessMood
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“In 1959, Floyd Patterson put his title on the line to fight Ingemar Johansson.  Although he trained hard for the fight, there was something missing in Patterson’s camp as the day approached. Maybe it was hunger. Maybe it w...

A Century of Chess: Moscow 1925

A Century of Chess: Moscow 1925

kahns
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There is a case to be made that this is the single most significant tournament ever held.  The logic for that argument would run that the defining story of 20th century chess was the creation of the Soviet chess machine, and the Soviet...

Attack on Chess in Schools

Attack on Chess in Schools

FM AjedrezdeSilicio
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Chess, globally recognized for its ability to develop cognitive skills, faces a significant challenge at the Claretian School of Lima, Peru. This educational institution has been a pioneer in the inclusion of chess in its curriculum for 17 years, ...

Announcing the "Chess Chatter Podcast"!

Announcing the "Chess Chatter Podcast"!

FM MattyDPerrine
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Hey everyone! I’ve been busy over the past few weeks working on recording episodes for my new podcast and I’m excited to share the first episode with you all in this blog post! The name of the podcast is the “Chess Chatter Podc...

The Nakamura Trap

The Nakamura Trap

GM alexcolovic
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This post is taken from my Substack newsletter. If you like it, consider subscribing. The name is my own invention and it refers to the “trap” that arises after the following moves: 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.b3 g6 3.Bb2 Bg7 4.e3 0-0 5.d4, with ...

What Century Am I In?

What Century Am I In?

simaginfan
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Afternoon everyone. Although I post chess from the past, I very definitely keep up to date with what is going on in the chess world. I am not one of those who thinks that everything in the past was better, or everything today is better. Goat lists...

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