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Chess Messages from the Multiverse

Chess Messages from the Multiverse

kamalakanta
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I am finding difficulty defining this post. Everything in my life right now feels like a possible goodbye, and although I am aware of the fact that nobody has a guaranteed tomorrow, as I approach my 68th year the finality of things becomes more pa...

A New Approach To Your Openings (Used By Gukesh)

A New Approach To Your Openings (Used By Gukesh)

GM Illingworth
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IntroductionLike many of you, I was once a 'theory hound', delving into all the opening books and theories with fervour...However, after my tournament days, I discovered a different path that significantly impacted my results... So I always feel s...

A Century of Chess: Semmering 1926

A Century of Chess: Semmering 1926

kahns
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Probably no other chess player has been as consistently amusing to his grandmaster cohort as Rudolf Spielmann. Spielmann was, by all accounts, a very simple person — the last person, really, whom one would expect to be a high-achieving menta...

Modern Defense | Brilliant REVERSAL! ๐Ÿคฉ

Modern Defense | Brilliant REVERSAL! ๐Ÿคฉ

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...

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