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Master Study: Fischer vs. Najdorf

Master Study: Fischer vs. Najdorf

Pheonix_Free
| 5 hrs ago

Master Study Fischer vs. Najdorf The year is 1970, and the Olympiad is being held in Western Germany in the city of Siegen. It was here that rising star Bobby Fischer would face against one of the strongest grandmasters of the time, Miguel Naj...

The Truth About the GOAT Debate

The Truth About the GOAT Debate

Rodgy
| 7 hrs ago

The discussion surrounding the "greatest of all time" (GOAT) in chess has been ongoing for many years, with various players being considered for the title. Some commonly mentioned contenders include Garry Kasparov, Bobby Fischer, and Magnus Carlse...

How to Improve Your Tactical Vision

How to Improve Your Tactical Vision

GM Avetik_ChessMood
| 2 days ago

Recently, one of our ChessMood group members Jonathan delightfully surprised me! He posted in our group a question about improving tactical accuracy and before I could reply, he answered himself, "Maybe right mood to find the right moves is a good...

The Problem With Chess & Chess.com

The Problem With Chess & Chess.com

FM Cats4Sale
| 3 days ago

Amidst all the hype around the multi-million player website, it may be surprising when I say that I think that Chess.com is actually going backwards. What I mean is this: in its heyday (say, 2014-15, around the time when chess streaming really sta...

Winner's POV Chapter 17: Altona 1872

Winner's POV Chapter 17: Altona 1872

Steakanator
| 3 days ago

In Winner's POV, we take a look at tournaments from the 19th century and see the games that allowed the top player to prevail. Some tournaments will be known and famous, others will be more obscure - in a time period where competition is scarce, I...

How to win against Hikaru Nakamura?

How to win against Hikaru Nakamura?

IM AttilaTurzo
| 4 days ago

Winning against Hikaru Nakamura, or any other top-level chess player, is a difficult task that requires a high level of skill and preparation. Here are a few general tips that may help you to improve your chances: Study his games: Analyze Hik...

Great Chess Quotes

Great Chess Quotes

DonMcKim
| 4 days ago

Time and again, we turn to Chess Quotes. Just consider what the quotes bring to us. There are comments about the game of chess--some serious and full of wisdom; others...not so much! Some are humorous. They point out aspects or foibles or streng...

My top secret

My top secret

GM Avetik_ChessMood
| 4 days ago

I was afraid to talk about this. I’m still afraid. Many will not understand.Many will laugh.  But I don’t care. I drank lion’s milk today.  This is my biggest secret for productivity, high focus, and achievem...

Author Spotlight: IM Herman Grooten

Author Spotlight: IM Herman Grooten

ForwardChess
| 4 days ago

My career as an author did not come completely out of the blue. I have always loved writing, but there was another important argument that I gained from the practice of teaching chess. After I started providing courses for club chess players an...

ChessKid Coach Spotlight: FM Carlos Mena

ChessKid Coach Spotlight: FM Carlos Mena

ChessKid
| 5 days ago

ChessKid Coaching teams up with the best chess coaches and connects them with players looking to advance their chess skills. All coaches offering lessons on ChessKid undergo an extensive background check, ensuring ChessKid recruits not only great ...

Rotate Chess Ideas In Your Mind's Eye

Rotate Chess Ideas In Your Mind's Eye

IM EKislik
| 5 days ago

Rotating a concept in your mind’s eye allows you to see it from all angles and think about a topic much more deeply, from vantage points you never considered, recognizing subtleties you did not realize existed. Aspects like pawn structures i...

A Century of Chess: Quadrangular Tournaments 1913

A Century of Chess: Quadrangular Tournaments 1913

kahns
| 6 days ago

The travels of Oldrich Duras in 1913 precipitated a pair of quadrangular tournaments - one in St. Petersburg in April and another to accompany Duras’ visit to New York in September. Both tournaments had little at stake except to take advanta...

2023 Charlotte Open

2023 Charlotte Open

Lightning
| 6 days ago

Hello there, welcome to the Lightning Reports! Last week I played in the 2023 Charlotte Open to compete against much stronger players and attempt to steal their rating points. Going into the event I am rated 2127 USCF, and I have been stuck for ab...

From beginner to International Master.

From beginner to International Master.

GM Rabachess
| 6 days ago

I am Rashad Babaev International Grandmaster since 2007, winner of many International Chess Tournaments, Champion of Azerbaijan among men 2009 Trainer of Azerbaijan Youth Chess Team 2003-2006 Trainer and consultant of National team of Azerba...

How to study chess?

How to study chess?

IM AttilaTurzo
| 6 days ago

I think the most important is to have a balance of studying new things and playing games to try out the new ideas. I suggest you use at least 50 % of your time to study new things and the rest of the time to play games and analyze your games to ...

Chess Is Booming! And Our Servers Are Struggling.

Chess Is Booming! And Our Servers Are Struggling.

CHESScom
| 6 days ago

Dear chess community, On December 31, we had seven million active members on Chess.com in a single day for the first time. On January 20, we had ten million active members. Traffic on Chess.com has nearly doubled since the beginning of December,...

Winner's POV Chapter 16: London 1872

Winner's POV Chapter 16: London 1872

Steakanator
| 6 days ago

In Winner's POV, we take a look at tournaments from the 19th century and see the games that allowed the top player to prevail. Some tournaments will be known and famous, others will be more obscure - in a time period where competition is scarce, I...

Round 1 of Daily Chess Championship

Round 1 of Daily Chess Championship

Pheonix_Free
| 7 days ago

2023 Daily Chess Championship Recently, I decided to take part in the 2023 Chess.com daily chess championship. I was put in group 2163 with 11 other players, and our group finished all our games this week. Most of the games, admittedly were just...

Nezhmetdinov- A Quiet Masterpiece

Nezhmetdinov- A Quiet Masterpiece

kamalakanta
| 7 days ago

"His games reveal the beauty of chess and make you love in chess not so much the points and high placings, but the wonderful harmony and elegance of this particular world." "In Nezhmetdinov, more than in anybody else, you can see the difference ...

January Blitz & Memes

January Blitz & Memes

SheldonOfOsaka
| 8 days ago

Hello, my fellow blitz lovers, and welcome to another edition of Blitz & Memes. If you're a fan of tactics taken from amateur online blitz tournaments, then you have come to the right place, because that is what I do. As always the puzzles h...

The Move That Forever Changed Chess

The Move That Forever Changed Chess

Naycir
| 8 days ago

Welcome to the wacky world of chess, where pieces move in bizarre and mysterious ways!  Today, we're going to talk about a move called en passant, which literally means 'in passing' in French. This move is all about capturing pawns as they ...

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