Powerful ROOKS

Powerful ROOKS

FM ENEASZ
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10 hrs ago

Rooks are pieces which loves open file. I hope that after you read my article you will understand how to put rooks in the center of the board and on the open file. That is my game which I played at 2012 during XXIII International Chess Tourna...

Stoic Soup for the Chessplayer's Soul

Stoic Soup for the Chessplayer's Soul

FM Geborgenheit
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12 hrs ago

After a long gap, I decided to resume with the blog posts here. While I was having a session with one of my students, I realized that the stoic ideas could serve as a great markers to chess players. Some of you may already know what Stoicism ...

Crazy days

Crazy days

Zeitnot17
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21 hrs ago

Given that we’re living through crazy times, it’s not surprising that I find myself playing some crazy games. Here’s my latest example. This game is from Round 4 of the tournament Красунчик "Яни Капу". @nutaras named the tourna...

Powerful KNIGHTS

Powerful KNIGHTS

FM ENEASZ
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1 day ago

I want to show you one of my game, played 7 years ago, which contains many usefull positional ideas, sacrifices, tactics motives and also blunders  The main purpose is to show you two knights and active king in the edgame, which are mor...

Powerful PAWNS

Powerful PAWNS

FM ENEASZ
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1 day ago

This time I try to show some ideas linked to energy of mass pawns. First game is played in King's Indian Defence. White creates attack on queenside and black on kingside. Both sides try to use pawns to open up the field for pieces. Player who can ...

Powerful BISHOPS

Powerful BISHOPS

FM ENEASZ
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1 day ago

Bishops are strong pieces, also useful in open position. Very important are when we have both bishops on the board in open position and our opponent has bioshop and knight or two knights. We call it the pair of bishops. We could start from my ga...

Sharp Tarrasch Attack

Sharp Tarrasch Attack

IM MatBobula
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1 day ago

A couple of weeks ago I have played the game with a pretty nice attack. Despite the fact, that I haven't picked the most accurate way of playing, I managed to make a smothered checkmate.Check out can you find the best way of attacking for Black fr...

Solving and explaining Tactics (+ Video)

Solving and explaining Tactics (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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2 days ago

Hello my chess friends. Today I’m solving puzzles in Chess.com. When I see the position, I try to say everything I’m thinking about, just to let you know the thought process I go through until I find the final solution. All the Puzzles...

An Exciting Game- And a Last Move for the Ages!

An Exciting Game- And a Last Move for the Ages!

kamalakanta
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2 days ago

How do you recognize a genius in chess? Simple, look at the best move they ever played, or the most spectacular, the one that makes you fall in love with chess once again! Well, I will say it here...Andras Adorjan is a genius! Witness the last m...

A Training Guide to Steady Chess Improvement

A Training Guide to Steady Chess Improvement

NM 2Bf41-0
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3 days ago

Greetings all, because most people are trapped indoors due to the lockdown in response to COVID-19, I've devised a clever improvement guide that I'm certain will give substantial results given persistence, discipline, and several hours of your day...

Webinar 26. Knight vs Bishop

Webinar 26. Knight vs Bishop

FM Gertsog
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3 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! Thank you for attending my previous webinar where I conducted a Simul. I really appreciate that you came, played and watched. The score was 7:0 (I won all games), but on some of them my opponents had real chances at least to ...

Top 7 Aggressive Chess Openings

Top 7 Aggressive Chess Openings

FM Gertsog
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4 days ago

Dear Chess Friends!I created a video where described top 7 aggressive chess openings that I played in my games! 3 of them are for white and 4 for black! I definitely recommend you to use some of them, for example, the ones you like or you think fi...

AlphaZero at the Candidates 2020

AlphaZero at the Candidates 2020

IM vinniethepooh
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4 days ago

Before the first rest day, there were glimpses of how AlphaZero has revolutionized the chess world- Anish Giri and Fabiano Caruana in rounds 1 and 3 respectively showed some brilliant preparation based on sacrificing pawns for long term compensati...

Overloaded Pieces: When two is too much.

Overloaded Pieces: When two is too much.

ForwardChess
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4 days ago

I still remember the last few days of my college life when I lived in a frugal way inside a small apartment room along with my other classmates. We cooked with the bare minimum and lived a simple life. One of the unique memories I still have is ha...

Chess Romanticism Part V (Combination)

Chess Romanticism Part V (Combination)

NM 2Bf41-0
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4 days ago

G'day all! Glad you could make it to the final blog in the series of Chess Romanticism. I'll show you the fine effulgent romantic artistry from 3 lesser-known old masters, embodied in 3 great games. I'll also give a cursory introduction of the pl...

Player Profile: FM Daniel Barrish

Player Profile: FM Daniel Barrish

WCM rebooks
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5 days ago

FM Daniel Barrish is no stranger to national titles, having won his first u10 SA Championship at the age of seven. Nevertheless, his most recent title is a special one: at the end of last year, Daniel beat out a field of some of South Africa&rsquo...

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