Olympiad - Batumi 2018 (The Netherlands)

Olympiad - Batumi 2018 (The Netherlands)

GM janwerle
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4 hrs ago

As one of the most wonderful chess events of the year is taking place, the golden oldies (i.e. my series: Finishing touch from the World Champions) have to wait for a little while. In Batumi, Georgia, the 43rd Olympiad is being held. Please have a...

5 Rules for Mastering Chess Calculation

5 Rules for Mastering Chess Calculation

vinniethepooh
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7 hrs ago

Hi chess.com friends! It's a new day, and a new topic  -Calculation. One of the most important parts of chess any player should improve. Today I am going to let you know about which according to me are the 5 most important rules to master c...

Bad In Batumi

Bad In Batumi

GM alexcolovic
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17 hrs ago

A personal view on the conditions in Batumi. In fact, we are not even in the city. The entrances to the playing halls, the transport, the queues... It isn't the celebration an Olympiad should be. https://www.alexcolovic.com/2018/09/bad-in-ba...

Adams vs Carlsen, Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad 2010

Adams vs Carlsen, Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad 2010

FM Michel2426
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1 day ago

Hello my chess friends. We are in Olympiad days, so, I thought it was a good idea to analyze a great game played in Khanty-Mansiysk, 2010. It was between Michael Adams and Magnus Carlsen. The English Legend beat the Norwegian Genius in a good styl...

Chess Masterpieces: Timman vs. Karpov, 1984

Chess Masterpieces: Timman vs. Karpov, 1984

NM SamCopeland
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2 days ago

Anatoly Karpov is one of my favorite chess players. He demonstrates perfect harmony in his chess games and thrives at one of my weak points: anticipating his opponent's ideas. In this game against Jan Timman, he finds a brilliant prophylactic move...

Finishing touch from the World Champions

Finishing touch from the World Champions

GM janwerle
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2 days ago

Emanuel Lasker (Wch: 1894-1921) Among the world champions, Emanuel the Second is known as (one of) the most gifted defensive player. Reigning between 1894 and 1921 he could perfectly read his opponents' intentions, being able to look a few mo...

Chessable, a chess learning platform on the rise

Chessable, a chess learning platform on the rise

NM HanSchut
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2 days ago

About 2 months ago I had prepared a lesson for my 8-year-old student about pawn endings (key squares and opposition). To my surprise the 8-year-old was able to solve every endgame I presented to him perfectly and immediately. I was intrigued and a...

Putting on the bind! #1: Karpov-Unzicker

Putting on the bind! #1: Karpov-Unzicker

vinniethepooh
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2 days ago

Hi chess.com friends, welcome back to a new series. Here we are talking about 'Bind', what it means, and an example. It is very much like a squeeze, and putting pressure on the opponent- usually relating to subjecting the opponent into passivity. ...

2018 Chess Olympiad Preview

2018 Chess Olympiad Preview

GM smurfo
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3 days ago

One tournament is unequivocally the best event of the chess calendar: The chess Olympiad.  Held every two years, it brings together thousands upon thousands of players, journalists, spectators, arbiters, organisers and chess celebrities from ...

Develop Your Pieces and Castle!

Develop Your Pieces and Castle!

MidnasLament
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3 days ago

I have watched enough lectures by GM Ben Finegold to know... Develop your pieces and castle!  In countless videos the entertaining GM comments again and again when analyzing games in his lectures to a lower rated audience... "and then the GMs...

My good games at this week #34

My good games at this week #34

UAArtur
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3 days ago

Its UAArtur, and its a new day, new week, and new My Good games at this week! Let me start my weekly report with two first-class short games! In the second game (oh, surprise!) my opponent was Mikail (not Mikhail) Tal! How do yo...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 14. Akiba Rubinstein.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 14. Akiba Rubinstein.

simaginfan
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4 days ago

Another early morning, trying to get things done, and another change of plan! The game I was going to post has recently been given elsewhere, so I will come back to it, and go with this instead. Akiba ( or Akiva) Rubinstein. A player in my all t...

Finishing touch from the World Champions

Finishing touch from the World Champions

GM janwerle
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4 days ago

Wilhelm Steinitz, before he became the first world champion in the era 1886 till 1894, was a true attacker. This game from 1863 - long before he besieged the crown and drafted his revolutionary positional theory - is a fine example of his sty...

Most popular in my blog

Most popular in my blog

UAArtur
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5 days ago

1 Top 5 Pirc Defence games This is my blog from the thirtieth of August, and in twenty days it has become the absolute leader in viewing. This is part of my "Top 5" series, in which I share my notable games. I am an e4 player, but...

Standard #26: The Meddlesome Bishop

Standard #26: The Meddlesome Bishop

MidnasLament
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5 days ago

Greetings! This is a rapid (G30) USCF rated tournament game from the Parma Chess Club. I played the black pieces against Dave Bumba, a 1700-1800 USCF player. Bumba challenges my Scandinavian setup with his bishops early, not allowing my usual ...

Learning with Artistic Endgames 5 (+ Video)

Learning with Artistic Endgames 5 (+ Video)

FM Michel2426
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5 days ago

Hi everyone. Here you have another artistic endgame. It was created by Gorguiev and published in 1930. I think this one is not as tough as some others we have seen in this series, but I find it very interesting. The way black defends in move one i...

Learning with Artistic Endgames 4

Learning with Artistic Endgames 4

FM Michel2426
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6 days ago

Hello my chess friends. In this post we are going to analyze another artistic endgame and I will try to explain it so you understand every line. Almost all my friends and students hate studios, but, for some reason I love them, that’s why I ...

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