On the Butcher's Block

On the Butcher's Block

MidnasLament
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8 hrs ago

In this USCF rated game from Parma Chess Club I find myself on Butch Kless's Butcher Block. How do I get myself in these situations? lol This game was a London System that starts rather calm and next thing you know tactics are everywhere ...

My good games at this week #50

My good games at this week #50

UAArtur
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13 hrs ago

Hello, my old and future chessfriends! I have a huge lack of free time this week, because I am  administer the Jacob Yukhtman Memorial online tournament (and player!)getting ready to stream tomorrow's mega-match Ukraine vs Russia on chess...

8 tips to play better in endgames

8 tips to play better in endgames

FM Michel2426
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21 hrs ago

Hello everyone. People already know how important it is to learn and play well in the endgame. However, sometimes we feel overwhelmed with so many things to learn and so much information to watch. That’s why I wrote this post about some impo...

Gordon Thomas Crown. Only the good die young

Gordon Thomas Crown. Only the good die young

FM ddtru
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1 day ago

Two months ago @simaginfan published a wonderful article about Ian Wells. When I started to read, I had a sense of déjà vu. A young British player who beats Grandmaster Alexander Kotov in a tournament and tragically dies a few m...

FLchessplayer & chess traps. (#2)

FLchessplayer & chess traps. (#2)

NM FLchessplayer
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2 days ago

I already have a long blog on chess traps. (Click here to see it - and you should really check it out! It is full of links ... and I won't reproduce all that info {again} in this blog.) My first blog on chess traps has generated many e-mails, PM's...

Bikfoot's prime number prize arena

Bikfoot's prime number prize arena

Bikfoot
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2 days ago

Greetings chess.com! The last prime prize number that was held was a massive success. Because of that, I've decided to hold ANOTHER one this Sunday! So if you are interested in winning FREE Diamond Memberships, make sure to read the rest of...

How to excel in Blitz - the Magnus Carlsen way

How to excel in Blitz - the Magnus Carlsen way

NM HanSchut
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2 days ago

This article will you give some advice on how to excel in blitz.  Blitz specialist GM Maxim Dlugy published an article series in New In Chess called Magazine the Blitz Whisperer and my recommendations are based on his articles, an analysis of...

Chess.com Staff Profiles! Introducing Kisha "Kayt!"

Chess.com Staff Profiles! Introducing Kisha "Kayt!"

News
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2 days ago

In this edition of Staff Profiles we check in with Kayt from the support team who will be celebrating a birthday on Sunday!  What is your name?  My name is Kisha. My friends call me Kayt. Where do you live? I'm an American ...

Tata Steel Masters Rd 1-5: "Black is OK!"

Tata Steel Masters Rd 1-5: "Black is OK!"

CM vinniethepooh
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3 days ago

Wijk Aan Zee is not just a tournament. It is a festival, a chess bonanza of sorts. Different categories, different strengths, make it the perfect way to start any year. It's long tradition saw it's names changing from Hoogovens to Corus to Tata St...

How I beat a stronger opponent

How I beat a stronger opponent

FM Michel2426
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3 days ago

Hello everyone. I wrote once some tips to beat stronger opponents. In this post I bring a game where I faced a higher rated player, and things were good for me. I wrote some comments and tried to explain some lines. In some way I just got ...

Harry the H-Pawn in the London

Harry the H-Pawn in the London

GM Illingworth
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3 days ago

Here are two fun games from the Australian Junior Chess Championships, where Harry the H-Pawn gets involved in some thematic London System attacks.  Two rounds later... And you thought the London System was just a quiet way to ...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 17. Paul Morphy.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 17. Paul Morphy.

simaginfan
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3 days 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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4 days 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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4 days 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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4 days 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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4 days 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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5 days 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...

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