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Want to save the Game? Play ....Rd5!

Want to save the Game? Play ....Rd5!

kamalakanta
| 1 day ago

Sometimes perusing through a chess book or two can help to find patterns that are similar.  Recently, leafing through Bronstein's book, "Secret Notes".... I discovered a pattern in one of Bronstein's training games with Korchnoi fro...

WEBINAR: How to improve your game in 10 weeks?

WEBINAR: How to improve your game in 10 weeks?

IM MatBobula
| 2 days ago

Based on my experience, I identified the most common mistakes and created the FREE course to overcome them. Sign up follow instructions in the next 10 weeks and you will make significant progress during this time. You can sign up for the course ...

Do You Make These Most Common Chess Mistakes?

Do You Make These Most Common Chess Mistakes?

GM Illingworth
| 2 days ago

Let me ask you a question... Are you making the most common chess mistakes in your games...without even knowing it? Imagine...how many more games could you have won, if you'd known how to avoid these mistakes? The good news is, y...

A Century of Chess: Karlsbad 1907

A Century of Chess: Karlsbad 1907

kahns
| 2 days ago

If any ascent in chess history is comparable to Bobby Fischer’s, it’s that of Akiba Rubinstein in the period 1906-1909. What’s important to understand is that chess in the classical period was dominated by the German cultural emp...

Why Only I Can Rate the Minors Superior :)

Why Only I Can Rate the Minors Superior :)

FM Cats4Sale
| 3 days ago

Here is the Bryant game from also the 2011 US Juniors -- however, before we go forwards, I just want to clarify ONE thing: as I wrote for Chesskid.com (https://www.chesskid.com/article/view/my-favorite-chess-movie), when I say "chess GAME", to me,...

The Beginners' Guide to Chess Endgames

The Beginners' Guide to Chess Endgames

BradenLaughlin
| 3 days ago

Endgames are arguably the most important phase of the game for players to study. The reason is in the name. Since endings are the last possible phase of the game, evaluations go from the more nuanced slightly better, slightly worse to the objectiv...

Culture & Chess

Culture & Chess

FM Cats4Sale
| 3 days ago

Happy Sunday Chess Friends! To begin, I’d like to apologize for my lax efforts with these chess articles. Not being paid is no excuse to half-ass (excuse my French) a labor of love; I could make excuses such as “I was busy” or ...

Ultimate Sensei Season 2 - 1st Power Rankings

Ultimate Sensei Season 2 - 1st Power Rankings

IM ChessDojo
| 4 days ago

Ultimate Sensei Season 2 Power Rankings – After the Draftby Mitch Fabian and IM David PruessI want to thank David for allowing me to be a part of this season’s Ultimate Sensei power rankings. I really enjoyed the bi-weekly report last ...

G.M. Jonathan Penrose. O.B.E. A Belated Tribute.

G.M. Jonathan Penrose. O.B.E. A Belated Tribute.

simaginfan
| 4 days ago

Before I begin, I will point you in the direction of two obituaries well worth reading. One by his friend, rival and team mate, the great Leonard Barden, who played a part in his most famous day. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/dec/02/jon...

Power of the Bishops: Part II :)

Power of the Bishops: Part II :)

FM Cats4Sale
| 5 days ago

I felt really bad that I had not given my previous post much thought in terms of presentation, so here's my "second take" at my (2nd - for the 1st, please see my chessgame versus Lopez, in my old article "Steinitz's Fundamental Maxim") Immortal: ...

If Santa Was A Chess Player

If Santa Was A Chess Player

MomOnaBreak
| 5 days ago

Dec 23, 2021 “Come on Klaus - get into bed!” Mrs. Claus called her husband. “You’ve got to pull an all-nighter tomorrow!” “What? It’s been 364 days already?” “You bet it has! Please don&r...

Probably the best exercise to improve your chess

Probably the best exercise to improve your chess

IM MatBobula
| 5 days ago

I want to demonstrate to you how to analyze your games. According to many strong players, this is one of the best ways to improve your chess - you can learn from your own mistakes. I describe how to do that properly in my 10-week course. I ...

The Power of the Bishops (PRELIMINARY)

The Power of the Bishops (PRELIMINARY)

FM Cats4Sale
| 5 days ago

(Preliminary remarks) Hey friends — First off, happy Friday! Who’s excited for the weekend? I know I am although I’ll be working Saturday… But seriously, let me start by saying that if you haven’t checked out our community member’s exposition o...

World Champions Tidbits

World Champions Tidbits

DonMcKim
| 6 days ago

In his fine piece on 'All the World Chess Champions,' Nathaniel Green opens by commenting that "only 20 players in the history of chess have held the official title of world champion, 16 of which held the "classical" title" (https://www.chess.com/...

The 64 - Do The Shuffle - November 2021 Recap

The 64 - Do The Shuffle - November 2021 Recap

UncleButchy87
| 7 days ago

The month of November saw the entire chess world redirect its attention towards the biggest event on the chess calendar. A clash that everybody has been waiting for and where chess history will inevitably be made. The world's brightest and most cr...

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