Happy Birthday Gata Kamsky

Happy Birthday Gata Kamsky

KingsBishop
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2 hrs ago

There are seven Grandmasters that were born "Today in Chess History." István Csom of Hungary, born 1940, GM 1973. Gata Kamsky of the United States, born 1974, GM 1990. Yannick Gozzoli of France, born 1983, GM 2012. Jon Ludvig Hammer ...

The Curse of the Premove

The Curse of the Premove

GM alexcolovic
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4 hrs ago

I sincerely envy the people who have the time to follow all the chess that is happening now. There are so many events, commentaries, streams, webinars, banter-blitzes, courses, books, that it feels overwhelming. Perhaps that is just me, with my ...

Scandinavian Defense: A game I won (+ Video)

Scandinavian Defense: A game I won (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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19 hrs ago

Hi chess people. This week we are taking a look at my second favorite Defense: Scandinavian. When I came back to chess after I graduated, like 7 years ago, I decided I needed a new fresh defense for my repertoire, so, I prepared it and used it in ...

Happy Birthday Nigel Short

Happy Birthday Nigel Short

KingsBishop
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1 day ago

There are Nine Grandmasters who were born on "This Day in Chess History," including one woman: Leonid Shamkovich of the United States, born 1923, GM 1965, died 4/22/2005 Mihai Şubă of Romania, born 1947, GM 1978. Nigel Short of England, born...

Review: The Complete Chess Swindler

Review: The Complete Chess Swindler

ForwardChess
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1 day ago

hello everyone! This month we crossed 500 published books on our platform! We wanted to celebrate this, so here's a cupcake to all our Chess.com readers! =) Now, back to our review of the amazing book "The Complete Chess Swindler" by David Sm...

Lee and Gossip. Three Brilliancies.

Lee and Gossip. Three Brilliancies.

simaginfan
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2 days ago

Afternoon Everyone. A small offering today, with some pretty chess and pictures for you to pass 10 minutes of lockdown boredom with.  A few threads tangled up in my brain resulted in this one. My last article, a comment that I made on one...

Happy Birthday Mikhail Ulibin

Happy Birthday Mikhail Ulibin

KingsBishop
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2 days ago

There are five Grandmasters who were born on "This Day in Chess History:" Mikhail Ulibin of Russia, born 1971 GM 1991. Ni Hua of China, born 1983, GM 2002. David Arutinian of Georgia, born 1984, GM 2006. Jan Bernášek of the Cz...

Video Accompaniment for my Endgame Posts!!

Video Accompaniment for my Endgame Posts!!

CM Chessdemon2019
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2 days ago

Hello everyone https://www.chess.com/blog/Chessdemon2019/how-to-play-a-proper-endgame-in-blitz-1-pawn-endgames was a post that was rated for my Top Blogger status, and the post I poured the most time in. I have (recently) started a YouTube ...

Remembering Igor Kurnosov

Remembering Igor Kurnosov

KingsBishop
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3 days ago

There are four Grandmasters who were born on "This Day in Chess History:" Mikhail Golubev of the Ukraine (featured last year on "Today's Grandmaster"), born 1970, GM 1996. Harmen Jonkman of the Netherlands, born 1975, GM 2002. Ilmars Starost...

How to Beat an 80s Chess Computer - Part 2

How to Beat an 80s Chess Computer - Part 2

FangBo
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3 days ago

After conceding a significant lead in the first quarter of the match, chess challenger fought back hard, catching me out tactically in two black openings. It was interesting to see that its opening book of just 12,000 positions featured the dashin...

Chess and cherries for kids! Play a chess tournament!

Chess and cherries for kids! Play a chess tournament!

NM hAnN18Al
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3 days ago

Between June 1-9, 2020, the Moldavian Chess Federation and the Hannibal Chess Academy organize the International Chess Festival Cireșar 2020 with four tournaments for 8, 10, 12 and 14 years old kids. June is the time of year when the cherries ri...

Happy Birthday Nikola Padevsky

Happy Birthday Nikola Padevsky

KingsBishop
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4 days ago

There are seven Grandmasters who were born on "This Day in Chess History:" Nikola Padevsky of Bulgaria, born 1933, GM 1964. Lucas Brunner of Switzerland, born1967, GM 1994. Babakuli Annakov of the United States, born 1972, GM 1997. Bayarsai...

Unanalysed #3

Unanalysed #3

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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4 days ago

I played quite many blitz games in May, and some of them may even deserve to be shown. Meanwhile, on May 29-30 I will take part in the European online chess championship (rapid, qualifications). Regulations: https://www.europechess.org/eu...

Beating Ivan Saric's Line in the Bg5 Najdorf

Beating Ivan Saric's Line in the Bg5 Najdorf

JapaneseTutor
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4 days ago

Hi all, Welcome to another installment of awesome tricks out of the opening! This is an amazing one that I have never seen covered before and as you guys know, I love teaching so here it is!!! Hopefully, my analysis in the video is sufficie...

'FunMasterMike and the TiCher' break records !!!

'FunMasterMike and the TiCher' break records !!!

PeshkaCh
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5 days ago

Today the stream "FunMasterMike and the TiCher" has gathered a new viewer record! Over 4600 viewers!  Thanks to ChessKid.com, FM Mike Klein, all our opponents and all the spectators! It was as always bright, interesting and fun! Strea...

When to Sacrifice Pieces in Chess

When to Sacrifice Pieces in Chess

FM Gertsog
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5 days ago

When to sacrifice pieces in chess? When to sacrifice pieces. Good question! And usually a strong player (Master or Candidate Master knows the answer). However, for many club players the answer is not clear. That’s why I decided to discover...

Have Someone to Guide You-Fundamental Priniciple #2

Have Someone to Guide You-Fundamental Priniciple #2

GM Troffy
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5 days ago

Over the years I have had lots of coaches and I am really grateful for the opportunity I had to work with them. It seems like each of them has had a part in who I have become as a chess player and coach, and it has influenced me greatly in seeing ...

Happy Birthday Alfonso Romero Holmes

Happy Birthday Alfonso Romero Holmes

KingsBishop
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5 days ago

There are seven Grandmasters who were born on "This Day in Chess History," they are: Andrew Soltis of the United States (Whom we featured last year on "Today's Grandmaster"), born 1947, GM 1980. Alfonso Romero Holmes of Spain, born 1965, GM 1...

Find the mate

Find the mate

Zeitnot17
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5 days ago

Things aren't looking good for White. Black is threatening not only White's queen but also mate in 1. It doesn't look like White can defend against both threats. But there is a way, as long as White has the creativity and courage to consider...

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