Penetration and blockade

Penetration and blockade

IM attilaturzo
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2 hrs ago

Today's first game was again against a computer assisted user, after the game, the chess.com staff marked the opponent as computer user. I made a mistake, I allowed him to get the a-file and under the pressure instead of the passive defense I tr...

The Game of the Century

The Game of the Century

FM Michel2426
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10 hrs ago

Hello my chess friends. This is another special post. Today we are going to analyze a game between Wei Yi and my compatriot Lazaro Bruzon. Both of them have been over 2700, so they are really strong GMs. One of the most amazing things of this game...

The best of the best

The best of the best

UAArtur
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1 day ago

Five months ago I laid out my first game on this blog. Then I got an idea and I suggested that readers choose which game is better. This was my experiment. Why not? Every month I put four games to vote (one for each week). I tried to select ga...

Dortmund 2018 - Rounds 1-3

Dortmund 2018 - Rounds 1-3

GM alexcolovic
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1 day ago

The Dortmund tournament is underway with some new faces and some old ones. Kramnik is trying to win the tournament for the 11th time, Giri is trying to win a tournament for a 1st time after 2011. And they were working together in Berlin at the C...

Space advantage

Space advantage

IM attilaturzo
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1 day ago

My opponent played again a strange opening after yesterday 1.e4 c5 2.Nh3. He played e6,d6,c6,f6,g6. We played a game in this opening around 1 week ago. In that game I got an advantage, but it ended as a draw. Yesterday I analysed all 3 games I p...

Can You Learn Chess By Watching?

Can You Learn Chess By Watching?

GM GMYAZ
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1 day ago

Dear Mr. Seirawan, I’m new to chess—within the past year. I play “daily chess” and rate out about 1350. I’m trying to learn as much as I can about positions and tactics through videos, books ,etc. While I have, to s...

2.Nh3 line against the sicilian defense

2.Nh3 line against the sicilian defense

IM attilaturzo
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2 days ago

2. Nh3 Is that a joke? I felt I should have a fine position againsg that move, but after around 15 moves I found myself under the pressure and attack against my king. I played too early f7-f5. He did not find the nice Bxh6 sacrifice to capitalise ...

New ideas in the old ben-oni

New ideas in the old ben-oni

IM attilaturzo
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3 days ago

My opponent played very well today the old-benoni, so after the game I decided to dive into it and spent aorund 2 hours to find an advantage for white. Looks like the lines with Bb5 and then dxe6 may give a small edge or playing Ng1-e2-g3 manover ...

Bullettime 2

Bullettime 2

FM Michel2426
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3 days ago

Hello everyone. Today I come with another bullet. I liked the way things happened in this game and I thought it was a good idea to write some comments and share. Do not forget this is one minute for each player, so, it is very easy to make mistake...

Destroying the Dutch: 2. Nc3 and the Jobava Attack

Destroying the Dutch: 2. Nc3 and the Jobava Attack

IndreRe
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3 days ago

I've got some interesting new posts planned both on the London system and on other things. In the meantime, this is a repost of a post from the pre-front page days (it has a whopping 242 views to date - let's see whether you guys can beat thi...

My good games at this week #24

My good games at this week #24

UAArtur
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6 days ago

Good evening! Its UAArtur! And I have some good games for you this week. I got a good mood after them, and I wish that it was passed to you too. Ok. This week began the match of my country (Ukraine) against the Spanish national team f...

4 good victories

4 good victories

FM Michel2426
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6 days ago

Hello chess.com. As you already know, you must work with your own games if you want to make progress in chess. As I was watching some of my games, I found these 4 positions where I played at a good level and I got some nice victories. I hope you e...

How to checkmate the dragon?

How to checkmate the dragon?

IM attilaturzo
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6 days ago

Today my opponent showed a great performance and checkmated my dragon. In the openings I overlooked a pawn. His pieces became so active, I needed to give up one pawn. I gave up the wrong pawn. He got a defended passed pawn. After winning the...

An Explosive Attack

An Explosive Attack

EOGuel
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6 days ago

What's up, guys and gals? I was browsing through a different chess website and came across this game played by two young amateurs. It may not be the most instructive content, though I think we can all enjoy.  ...

Top 5 attacks in From's Gambit

Top 5 attacks in From's Gambit

UAArtur
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7 days ago

This is a great way to answer the first move 1.f2-f4, and, perhaps, the main reason why Bird Opening is rarely used now. From's Gambit is easy to learn and really dangerous for White. These are my words from the blog To...

Sicilian exchange sacrifice

Sicilian exchange sacrifice

IM attilaturzo
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7 days ago

Today I played with a strong ukrainen player. I played him a few days ago with the same colour. We played a draw in a long game. I analysed the opening deeply and found an improvment.  I decided to play a6 in the alapin to prevent the Bb...

Attacking and blockading pawns

Attacking and blockading pawns

IM attilaturzo
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8 days ago

Today I played with a german players who was rated 2001 in standard time control. This time I streamed both the game and the analysis. He played the english opening. I played the Botwinnik setup with c5 and e5 to gain space and control d4.&nbs...

Fantasy Chess League

Fantasy Chess League

GM alexcolovic
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8 days ago

Everybody knows of Fantasy Leagues, but I don't think I've heard of one dealing with chess! As I recently discovered, there actually is one here on chess.com - https://www.chess.com/club/fantasy-chess-league. The rules are pretty much the...

A Stylish Blitz Attack

A Stylish Blitz Attack

NM CoachJKane
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8 days ago

I've mostly only had time for the random 1 minute game lately, so the few blitz games tonight felt almost slow. I'm not in serious chess shape right now, but I was able to play a very brutal and mostly accurate attack, so I thought I'd share. Enjo...

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