The Queen's Gambit and spatial visualization

The Queen's Gambit and spatial visualization

MateEnUno
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16 hrs ago

When we were children and did not have toys to play with, imagination took center stage. We indeed need to touch, explore and look, but when this resource is not available, the mind leads us to experience it through illusion. In the popular N...

Copyrighter wanted

Copyrighter wanted

FM Gertsog
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17 hrs ago

Dear Chess Friends! I am looking for the author of chess texts to join my team and I decided to take a closer look at like-minded people among my followers! If you know the names of Carlsen and Nakamura, Morphy and Capablanca, you know where L...

Bad Nauheim 1935.

Bad Nauheim 1935.

simaginfan
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1 day ago

Afternoon everyone. Blitzing this out in an afternoon, so apologies for the fact that it is not as I could have made it - real lifein present circumstances has to come ahead of my enjoying myself!! SO! In the comments to my last look at forgotte...

A new book on Alekhine

A new book on Alekhine

FM ddtru
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1 day ago

The Russian chess historian Sergey Voronkov has recently published a new book about Alexander Alekhine. The book is published in Russian language under the title "Russian Sphynx" and contains a wealth of material that either has not been publ...

My Journey To Getting Better At Chess #5

My Journey To Getting Better At Chess #5

DanielGuel
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2 days ago

Hi guys, let's get this show on the road!  I'm excited to share with you my progress, my chess goals for March, and my upcoming OTB tournaments next month! Without further ado, let's dive into my progress: Progress ...

What Happens In Our Brain When We Play Chess?

What Happens In Our Brain When We Play Chess?

MateEnUno
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3 days ago

The number of areas of the brain that are stimulated when an individual plays a game of chess Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, its importance is that thanks to it we can better know how our brain works, in order to respond to arg...

4 Player Chess How recent is it?

4 Player Chess How recent is it?

jotahernandezv
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4 days ago

An alternative to the conventional The size impacts and the relative value of the pieces are modified, in a cross board, the queen is more powerful, the bishops take the importance and strength of the rooks, while knights and pawns reduce their ...

Thanks to Hikaru for inspiring! :)

Thanks to Hikaru for inspiring! :)

PeshkaCh
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4 days ago

At the age of 10 y.o. I reached a rating of 3458 in Puzzles on Chess.com. Thanks to Hikaru for inspiring me to develop and improve myself so that I can break his record! Solve the series of decisive puzzles that separated me from the record ...

Calculation Training #1

Calculation Training #1

DanielGuel
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5 days ago

Hi, everyone! Welcome to a short post of mine, I am going to give you two calculation exercises, and you are welcome to try and solve them! Or, you can just enjoy the answers if you prefer As a chess player, calculation is criticall...

Webinar 71. How and When to Counter-Attack?

Webinar 71. How and When to Counter-Attack?

FM Gertsog
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5 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! You know chess players say “The best defense is attack” and I absolutely agree with this statement! This is one of the most effective responds when you are under the attack! This is how you may impose your playing...

Calculation: candidate moves

Calculation: candidate moves

FM GaboSalazar2001
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5 days ago

Despite the quantity of information available about calculation, this is still one of the hardest aspects of chess and what separates beginners from masters. One of the reasons behind this fact is probably because there is not a shortcut to calcul...

7 Tactical Shots

7 Tactical Shots

FM ddtru
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7 days ago

A few weeks ago I signed up to play for my company team in the FIDE World Corporate Chess Championship, which took place this weekend. It turned out to be an intense competition, with many strong players and tons of exciting games played over...

Road to FM: Follow My Journey!

Road to FM: Follow My Journey!

NM EnergeticHay
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7 days ago

Hello everyone! It's been a while, and I'm glad to be back! I was a little swamped with work and after a couple of unsuccessful drafts, I ended up scrapping my original blog, which is why I missed last week's blog! But today, I'm going to make up ...

The Inspirational Life of Levon Aronian

The Inspirational Life of Levon Aronian

jack_connelly
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7 days ago

“If chess is art, his creativity creates a stunning canvas.  If chess is science, his original ideas and intuitive play question many hypotheses.  And if chess is a sport, his fighting spirit and passion over the board brings the a...

Bronstein- Brushstrokes of an Artist

Bronstein- Brushstrokes of an Artist

kamalakanta
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8 days ago

Imagine if you could see a video in slow motion of Rembrandt working on one of his paintings. you could follow all his brushstrokes, enjoying  the subtleness, beauty and phrasing, their musicality and artistic touch. You could see how the pai...