My Favorite Game Of. Number 17. Paul Morphy.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 17. Paul Morphy.

simaginfan
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3 hrs ago

A cheery 'Good Morning' to those of you joining me for some more of the innumerable chess games that I have floating around my head. I have taken time off from annotating games for the second part of the Charousek article to add one of Morphy's ...

Kotronias-Gufeld...A Work of Art!

Kotronias-Gufeld...A Work of Art!

kamalakanta
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17 hrs ago

Looking for inspiration, to see if I play in the Icelandic Chess Club Championship at the end of February, I find myself looking at Gufeld's games.... And then I found this jewel! I know, I know, beauty is a subjective thing....but when I went...

Day 5 at TATA steel chess - The draw I didn't deserve

Day 5 at TATA steel chess - The draw I didn't deserve

Bikfoot
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21 hrs ago

Dag allemaal! Do I really need to write this blog? Do I? These are the things I'm wondering to myself right now, because I played and absolutely HORRIBLE game from the opening which I never deserved to draw. At one point in the game I was even&n...

Miniature #1:  Playing the Scandi... as White!?

Miniature #1: Playing the Scandi... as White!?

MidnasLament
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22 hrs ago

This is the first in a new series I've been wanting to do for awhile where I will analyze interesting quick or blitz games played solely for the purpose of learning.   In this 3/2 game on chess.com I play 1. e4 and face something interestin...

Bestuzhev Index for Tata Steel

Bestuzhev Index for Tata Steel

Spektrowski
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1 day ago

Predictions for @tatasteelchess based on "Bestuzhev index" (percentage of points in classical games against each other, as per chessgamescom data). @lachesisq is the only player to have classical games against all 13 opponents, and has best poin...

Saturday Chess (#1)

Saturday Chess (#1)

NM FLchessplayer
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1 day ago

For many years now, a gentleman by the name of Josh Stewart has been running a chess group for children. Originally, I went with my oldest daughter, Ailene. (She is now 22.) Now I am going with my youngest daughter, Angel. (She is a Senior in High...

Day 4 at TATA Steel chess - Won again!

Day 4 at TATA Steel chess - Won again!

Bikfoot
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1 day ago

Greetings! Day 4 at TATA steel chess was a good one for me! I won my game, had dinner with legends and appeared on the official broadcast joining IM Lawrence Trent and IM Anna Rudolph! More on that later in this blog. Day one at TATA...

Chess Masterpieces: Keres vs. Smyslov, 1939

Chess Masterpieces: Keres vs. Smyslov, 1939

NM SamCopeland
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1 day ago

Paul Keres defeated more world champions (9!) than any other chess player. That list includes every world champion from Jose Capablanca through Bobby Fischer. Here is his very first recorded win against a future world champion, Vassily Smyslov. ...

Week 2 Preview v. the Roos

Week 2 Preview v. the Roos

SFMechanics
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2 days ago

With one loss in the books, we turned our attention to the second week's match against the Australia Kangaroos. They don't have the star power of Ding Liren or Caruana+So, but they definitely have two young stars worth keeping one's eyes on: Alexe...

So chess is...

So chess is...

introuble2
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2 days ago

This blog isn't exactly on chess... I've just started searching for chess paintings and images in the web. I've found many many great posts with beautiful collections, some thematic, some with reconstructive intentions of the displayed chess posit...

Tactical Themes: Clearance (+ Video)

Tactical Themes: Clearance (+ Video)

FM Michel2426
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2 days ago

Hello everyone. As you already know, tactics is a very important aspect of the game if you want to raise your level. In this post, I’m going to explain 5 selected puzzles, where you have to win using Clearance Tactical Theme. We talk about...

Puzzles from My Recent Blitz Games

Puzzles from My Recent Blitz Games

FangBo
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4 days ago

Welcome! In this post, as you might have guessed from the title, I am going to be sharing with you some tactical moments that have arisen in some of my recent blitz games. I didn't have to look far for these, because naturally blitz games contai...

Lasker - Schlechter. Before the Title Match.

Lasker - Schlechter. Before the Title Match.

simaginfan
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4 days ago

Recently there was a wonderful article by @ddtru here on the 1910 World Championship match. If you haven't read it yet, I suggest you put an hour aside and go take a look. It's high quality work! There I commented that the previous meetings...

Day 1 at TATA Steel chess - Beat the top seed!

Day 1 at TATA Steel chess - Beat the top seed!

Bikfoot
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4 days ago

Hi friends! I'll be playing 6 games at TATA steel this year, and I plan to share them with you every day! Exciting stuff isn't it? Let's get right to it! On my first day I faced the top seed with 1988 (my rating is 1938). It was an exciting ga...

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