Richard Reti sacrifices his Queen (+ Video)

Richard Reti sacrifices his Queen (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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12 hrs ago

Hi chess mates. In this post we will analyze another classic miniature between two masters. This is Richard Reti vs Saviely Tartakower, 1910. It was a Caro Kann Defense, and probably the most interesting thing about this game is that White sacrifi...

Breaking Down A Puzzle Step By Step #2

Breaking Down A Puzzle Step By Step #2

EOGuel
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2 days ago

What's up, guys and gals? The first post of my series, Breaking Down A Puzzle Step By Step was a surprising success in my opinion. It was a new idea that I came up with, and I anticipated people liking and disliking it. Fortunately,...

Should You Play Blitz?

Should You Play Blitz?

MiddlegamerUmesh
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2 days ago

Whew.........I'm writing this as I just reached 1900 blitz on chess.com after a lot of ups and downs . I've been playing a lot of blitz lately, with the aim of reaching 2000 rating on chess.com, and this's almost become an addiction for me. I know...

Borislav Ivanov- "My Socks Stink"

Borislav Ivanov- "My Socks Stink"

NM scaryninja
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3 days ago

Hi, and welcome to my next blog post. Today, we will consider a question, of a chess player who was suspected of cheating. His Name is Borislav Ivanov. He mostly played chess in 2012 and 2013. He was beating a lot of strong Grandmast...

How to create a plan in the middlegame? (part 2)

How to create a plan in the middlegame? (part 2)

IM MatBobula
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3 days ago

Here you can read part 1: https://www.chess.com/blog/MatBobula/how-to-create-a-plan-in-the-middlegame-part-1 Using this diagram (black to move), try to follow the steps outlined at the part 1 before comparing with the text below. I. EVALU...

Ending the Englund Gambit

Ending the Englund Gambit

IndreRe
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5 days ago

When you play 1. d4 in Bullet and Blitz you're sure to see a lot of 1...e5?. Some people of course just play it as a premove. However, the majority try to make you waste a lot of time and beat you in their pet line. In fact, 1...e5? lead...

Team Iceland beats Srbija Tim in LCWL Division 1

Team Iceland beats Srbija Tim in LCWL Division 1

FM zibbit
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6 days ago

The fourth season of the LCWL (Live Chess World League) got under way last week and the first games in the 1st division were played over the weekend. LCWL is now in it's 4th season and keeps growing every season. The league has four divisions with...

Leonid Stein playing the King's Indian

Leonid Stein playing the King's Indian

introuble2
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8 days ago

I've discovered him while searching some on King's Indian Defense. Against 1. d4 it seemed to be his main choice during his short career and life. Leonid Stein, born in Ukrania on Nov 12, 1934, won 3 Soviet championships and many international e...

Exploring the Taimanov Variation (Part 2)

Exploring the Taimanov Variation (Part 2)

NM scaryninja
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10 days ago

Hey Everyone! Here we are, taking a step into the Taimanov Variation in the Sicilian Defense. This is part 2, where we are getting more serious. Part 1 was about: Plans in the Taimanov, Mark Taimanov (the creator), Ideas in the hedgehog,...

Amazing Attack Miniature Kopetsky vs Engert, 1942

Amazing Attack Miniature Kopetsky vs Engert, 1942

FM michechess89
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10 days ago

Hi chess mates. I am glad to post twice this week. This time we are going to analyze an attack game, a miniature, where Black took a pawn in the opening, as White got some compensation and attack possibilities for the material down. And that&rsquo...

GM Aman Hambleton competing in Brazil!

GM Aman Hambleton competing in Brazil!

ChessBrah
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11 days ago

Brazil Update: Aman is sitting at 5/7 after scoring a win last night. Today, he's been paired with a 2000 rated player who is having a good event! Tournament Standings You can watch the games LIVE here on chess.com! Rounds start at 7 pm eas...

How to create a plan in the middlegame? (part 1)

How to create a plan in the middlegame? (part 1)

IM MatBobula
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11 days ago

One of the most important things in chess is to find the right plan. During the game, every playerfaces that challenge. The first time to evaluate is right after the opening and usually 2-3 times lateron. There is even a saying, “better to p...

Total Domination

Total Domination

GM alexcolovic
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11 days ago

Carlsen is winning everything. I have to admit that I like that. I enjoyed watching Kasparov win everything in the 90s. Perhaps I feel that chess is a game of kings and it needs a proper king to rule and show his strength. In 1959 t...

Max Euwe's little-known masterpiece

Max Euwe's little-known masterpiece

Zeitnot17
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14 days ago

In the summer of 1972, when Gennadi Sosonko left Russia for the West, his luggage consisted "entirely of a strong desire to leave the country, a rather sketchy impression of the world that lay beyond its borders, and a suitcase full of books." A...

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