Final day at TATA Steel chess - I won my tournament!

Final day at TATA Steel chess - I won my tournament!

Bikfoot
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37 min ago

Hi all! Time to post a blog on the adventures that I'll have at TATA steel chess. I'll be playing the amateur ten camp - ten days and 9 rounds of intense chess right next to the pro players. This will be day one of my blog and I will stream the an...

Bronstein and the "Game of the Century"

Bronstein and the "Game of the Century"

kamalakanta
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16 hrs ago

Sometimes our life is full of "coincidences"; or is it Destiny? I was looking at "The Game of the Century", where Bobby Fischer, at the age of 13, played a brilliant Queen sacrifice against Donald Byrne. The game was played in the Third Rosenwal...

Opening Preparation: ANALYSIS vs MEMORIZATION

Opening Preparation: ANALYSIS vs MEMORIZATION

NM BlakeyBChess
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21 hrs ago

During my series on constructing a Master-Level Opening Repertoire, I've gotten several questions about what the most important aspects of opening preparation are. (I actually have an exclusive training video that covers this in detail. It's NOT...

Another Exciting Endgame

Another Exciting Endgame

FM theturtlemoves
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2 days ago

The title is not an oxymoron, I promise (but yes, this is another objectively drawn rook endgame with all the pawns on one side ). As discussed in that  previous article, these endgames are actually very rich and interesting. Bring on th...

Anatomy of a Slump

Anatomy of a Slump

WCM mkkuhner
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2 days ago

I returned to tournament chess after a very long absence in 2014.  USCF gave me a provisional rating based on my 2100 FIDE rating (I don't know what happened to my previous USCF rating) and it promptly crashed to around 1800--no wonder, as I'...

Stamped Out

Stamped Out

batgirl
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2 days ago

  As early as 1982 the USCF had already started making preparations for the upcoming events commemorating the centennial of the death of Paul Morphy (1837-1884).  Paul Morphy, as most chess enthusiasts realize, was the most celebrated ch...

Online Chess "Respect"

Online Chess "Respect"

GM Troffy
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2 days ago

Over 9 years ago I delved into my thoughts about respect in chess specifically around the idea of when is the appropriate time to resign. It actually turned out to be one of my most viewed and commented on blogs. Likely because no matter what leve...

Player profile: WIM Jesse February

Player profile: WIM Jesse February

WCM rebooks
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3 days ago

I recently caught up with the newly-crowned 2019 South African Women’s Chess Champion, WIM Jesse February, to find out her future chess plans, her chess training and advice, and her thoughts on South African chess. As top finisher at the SA ...

6 Ways to Get Positional Advantage

6 Ways to Get Positional Advantage

FM Gertsog
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3 days ago

Dear Chess Friends, I’ve already posted 2 articles: About mistakes that beginners make (and, of course, I shared my ideas of how to avoid these mistakes) in Chess. You can find the article here – “4 Typical Mistakes Beginne...

An early Garry Kasparov... Dortmund 1980

An early Garry Kasparov... Dortmund 1980

introuble2
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3 days ago

I was browsing through chess magazines online and tracked an article in Tidskrift för Schack [10/1980] on young then Kasparov. He had just won, at the age of 17, the 19th World Junior Chess Championship, held in Dortmund during Aug 1980. Seco...

Electrifying!

Electrifying!

CaliforniaUnicorns
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4 days ago

by David Pruess, manager Last year, GM Daniel Naroditsky played all 10 regular season matches for the team. And in addition to scoring well, he was famous for some really exciting games, such as this, earning him game of the week nominations wee...

Ella Vengerova remembers Fyodor Dus-Chotimirsky

Ella Vengerova remembers Fyodor Dus-Chotimirsky

Spektrowski
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5 days ago

Source in Russian: http://screenstage.ru/?p=1885 Dus Fyodor Ivanovich Dus-Chotimirsky with his wife and son lived in our kitchen. Not exactly in kitchen though - beside the kitchen, in the former servant room. The area of that room was 8 ...

A Glimmer of Hope (SA Closed, Pt 2 of 3)

A Glimmer of Hope (SA Closed, Pt 2 of 3)

WCM rebooks
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5 days ago

This is the second part in my series on the games I played in the 2019 South African Closed Chess Championships. Part one can be found here. Part one ended with me on 2 points out of a possible 4, with (in my mind) no hope of winning the tournam...

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