Da-da-da-dancing

Da-da-da-dancing

batgirl
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1 day ago

    For many years I used this blog for expounding upon my many explorations into the culture and history of chess. For just as many years I abandonned this blog in favor of publishing those explorations in the more popular article s...

Public Accusations Of Cheating Are Bad

Public Accusations Of Cheating Are Bad

PeterDoggers
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1 day ago

The story about a Russian trainer accusing a 13-year-old girl of cheating led to a huge debate on our site. Currently, the report is close to reaching 700 comments. The case is another example of how dangerous it can be to accuse someone...

Breakfast: When It Matters

Breakfast: When It Matters

EOGuel
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1 day ago

Good morning, chess players! Check out the following position from a 15|10 game I played yesterday. I had Black: In the above position, clearly 51. Re3 was best. White will get the pawn no matter what. The computer, in ...

Rising Stars #2: @FangBo

Rising Stars #2: @FangBo

chesster3145
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2 days ago

    Welcome back, comment section! When I say this is your series, I really and truly mean it: for just one series, my platform is your platform. With just one comment, you can get your blog or one of your friends' blogs reviewed on...

Winning in Walbrzych

Winning in Walbrzych

GM Illingworth
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3 days ago

For today's post, I will give you a series of puzzles to solve, and questions to answer! Question 1: Where in the world is Walbrzych? Answer: Walbrzych is a city in south-western Poland. It's also the venue for the European Senior Team C...

Mar del Plata Master - Bobby Fischer

Mar del Plata Master - Bobby Fischer

GM Illingworth
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5 days ago

As you've probably noticed by now, I like to investigate the games of the leading experts of particular chess themes. Be it Rubinstein's rook endings, Nakamura's Nimzo-Larsen, or, in the case of this post, Bobby Fischer's expert handling of the KI...

Learn From The Masters: Caruana's Conversion

Learn From The Masters: Caruana's Conversion

EOGuel
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6 days ago

What's up, guys and gals? Fabiano Caruana has been playing some very inspiring chess... you can't really doubt that after winning the grueling Candidates tournament, followed by an epic Grenke chess victory! I decided to use this p...

Jobava's Four Pawns Attack

Jobava's Four Pawns Attack

GM Illingworth
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6 days ago

In this post, I'll share a nice game from last decade by Jobava, where he defeats a strong GM with energetic play in the Four Pawns Attack of the King's Indian (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 0-0 6.Nf3).  Because of the variation's...

Priorities On The Chess Board - Online Day Camp

Priorities On The Chess Board - Online Day Camp

GeniusKJ
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6 days ago

ChessUniversity.com's next day camp titled: "Priorities On The Chess Board" is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 4:00 pm Pacific Time (PDT). This includes two hours of live instruction with lifetime on-demand access to the video recordi...

Caruana Marches On

Caruana Marches On

GM alexcolovic
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7 days ago

A round-up of Caruana's triumph in Karlsruhe. Amazing that 3 of his 4 wins were with Black, with the Petroff again snatching a last-round win! Analysis of his win against Vachier (a difficult to understand game from Vachier's perspective!) ...

Join Us For The Biggest-Ever Titled Tuesday!

Join Us For The Biggest-Ever Titled Tuesday!

News
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8 days ago

Dear chess community, As many of you know, we hosted a Titled Tuesday Crash Party on April 3 to test our new server updates. Our developer team really came through for us (and you!) and it had no issues to report.  As such, we're pleased ...

Member Analysis: Najdorf Knockouts 2.0

Member Analysis: Najdorf Knockouts 2.0

EOGuel
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9 days ago

Hello to all, and thanks to @MiddleGamerUmesh for submitting this game for analysis. Before I begin, I wanted to point out that when Mr. Umesh requested this game be analyzed, my initial reaction (in my head... I did not say this to him&nb...

Caruana vs Carlsen - Grenke Chess Classic

Caruana vs Carlsen - Grenke Chess Classic

FM alexsuper1987
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10 days ago

Hi everyone, I'm very happy to share with you my comments about this game very interesting, it's the game between Fabiano Caruana against Magnus Carlsen ended in a draw. It's the first game between the two players after that Caruana won the ca...

New Online Day Camp: Improving Piece Placement

New Online Day Camp: Improving Piece Placement

GeniusKJ
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10 days ago

We're excited to announce the launch of ChessUniversity.com's online day camps. An online day camp features two hours of instruction on the same day that's separated by a 30-minute break. Our first such camp is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10th,...

Planning Puzzle

Planning Puzzle

GM Illingworth
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10 days ago

White (to move) is obviously pressing in the above position, due to Black's multiple pawn islands, but what should his plan be?  White to play. I'll share my analysis of this position 24 hours after the initial posting. In the meantime...

Converting a Material Advantage

Converting a Material Advantage

GM Illingworth
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11 days ago

This post will be for players relatively new to chess, showing how to convert a material advantage into victory. I hope you enjoyed this blog post and learned something useful to apply in your games! Keep in mind that, when you are starting ...

The Canary Islands

The Canary Islands

GM alexcolovic
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11 days ago

As I wrote during the Candidates, I was also scheduled to play during that period. I think that with all due respect to Berlin, the place where I played was better. The tourament was excellent, my score and result not bad either. The most impo...

Opposite-Coloured Bishops and Rooks

Opposite-Coloured Bishops and Rooks

GM Illingworth
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11 days ago

In this blog post, I annotated a game from the Croatian Junior Team Championship, which featured an interesting opposite-coloured bishop endgame with rooks on the board. Such positions can be quite difficult for humans to play and for engines to u...

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