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Grandmaster Mistakes - Chess Psychology

Grandmaster Mistakes - Chess Psychology

ForwardChess
| 1 day ago

It's not always that we see a World Number 5 Grandmaster thinking for almost six minutes and get self-destructed into a mate in one. In the recent Meltwater Champions Tour Final, Aronian blundered into a mate in one against Polish #1 Jan-Krzysztof...

Keep Calm and Carry On and DO NOT PANIC

Keep Calm and Carry On and DO NOT PANIC

Pheonix_Free
| 1 day ago

Keep Calm and Carry On Sometimes, when you are playing chess online, you will get paired against someone with a much higher or lower rating. Usually, these pairings can make a player nervous, as they may lose a lot of rating points. It might eve...

McDonnell And Walker. Some Odds And Ends.

McDonnell And Walker. Some Odds And Ends.

simaginfan
| 1 day ago

Last time I got into some stuff from the 1834 McDonnell - La Bourdonnais matches. Out of that a few things cropped up - plus a fine blog by my friend @kamalakanta followed shortly after. So, while they were in my head I threw this together, whilst...

My Streaming Schedule

My Streaming Schedule

GM Illingworth
| 1 day ago

What's up chess friends?I'm sharing with you my streaming schedule, so that you can join my streams live as your schedule allows!Here is my Facebook Gaming stream schedule (times in GMT): Monday – 2am-4am Tuesday – 6am-8am Wednes...

Wanted new students!

Wanted new students!

GM LuckyTiger
| 1 day ago

Dear chess players! It happens so, that the next week is my last week as a University teacher. From October, 31 I am going to focus more on my chess activity. The latter includes coaching and writing (mostly for ModernChess and ChessAble). So,...

A Game for All Ocassions

A Game for All Ocassions

RoaringPawn
| 2 days ago

Chess is a perfect companion for all occasions. At weddings, for instance, Wedding in Little America Hotel, Cheyenne, WY . The Red October restaurant, Moscow . Hochzeit! Wedding German way. Who do you think is going to deliver...

How Rapid Chess Was Born- by David Bronstein

How Rapid Chess Was Born- by David Bronstein

kamalakanta
| 2 days ago

From page 128 of "Secret Notes" by GM David Bronstein and Sergey Voronkov. "Do you remember me mentioning Alois Nagler? I think that his name will be unfamiliar to young players. And yet it is partly thanks to Nagler, or more precisely, to a ha...

A Century of Chess: Lasker-Maróczy 1906

A Century of Chess: Lasker-Maróczy 1906

kahns
| 3 days ago

The match that wasn't.  There were three great never-played matches of this era - Lasker-Pillsbury c.1900, Lasker-Rubinstein c.1912, and Lasker-Maróczy 1906. Of the unplayed world championship matches (a longer list that includes Fis...

Is chess still posh?

Is chess still posh?

Armand_Spenser
| 3 days ago

The chess game of old has been many things. Aristocratic, when players like Ruy López de Segura played with kings. Romantic, when Fisher took on the soviet juggernaut from the streets of Brooklyn. Futuristic even, when for the first time a ...

Want To Play A Grandmaster On Chess.com?

Want To Play A Grandmaster On Chess.com?

GM Illingworth
| 4 days ago

Ladies and gentleman, I have some very exciting news for you!I'm doing my first ever LIVE stream on Facebook Gaming!  I'll be accepting unrated challenges on Chess.com throughout the stream, meaning that you have the chance to play again...

Knight Maneuvering

Knight Maneuvering

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 4 days ago

The knight is one of the most powerful pieces on the chessboard due to its unusual movement. Typically, it is looking for squares where it won't be chased away by the opponent's pawns, so-called protected squares or outposts. Understanding the bas...

Study plan

Study plan

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 4 days ago

In the chess study plan I present below, I will show you 6 things you can do that will help you improve your chess. Play often and enjoy it! To improve your chess, you should regularly play against stronger opponents. Playing against weake...

Nottingham 1936

Nottingham 1936

DonMcKim
| 4 days ago

The Nottingham Chess Tournament was held on August 10-28, 1936 at the University of Nottingham, England. It featured 15 players, five past, present, or future world champions: Emanuel Lasker, José Capablanca, Alexander Alekhine, Max Euwe, a...

U.S. CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2021

U.S. CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2021

NoHayTruco
| 5 days ago

Il Campionato Statunitense ha un vincitore! Dopo uno spareggio tra ben 3 giocatori, chi avrà prevalso? Caruana ha soddisfatto le aspettative? ♚ YouTube: https://bit.ly/2TptFEU♚ Twitch: https://twitch.tv/shivaita♚ Discord: https://discord....

Webinar 100. Attacking The F7(F2) Square

Webinar 100. Attacking The F7(F2) Square

FM Gertsog
| 5 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! You know f7 (and f2) are considered to be the weakest squares on the board. They are not protected with any pieces, only with the king. That’s why there are a lot of combinations, typical tricks and traps with the attac...

Tournaments with Timur: The Games!

Tournaments with Timur: The Games!

NM LogoCzar
| 6 days ago

After our road trip, Marck and I finally arrived in California to play some chess!  We mainly focused on the Southern California Open, but Timur also gave a blindfold simul. I won at rock paper scissors! The prize was this fun mask. ...

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