How to play Wing Gambit (+ Video)

How to play Wing Gambit (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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5 hrs ago

Hey guys! Today we learn a new opening: Wing Gambit. This is an aggressive variation against Sicilian Defense. It could be really useful since it can also be played against French Defense. There are some good possibilities to create positions wher...

Some Good News, And Some Bad News (my ratings)

Some Good News, And Some Bad News (my ratings)

DanielGuel
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1 day ago

Hey, everyone! It's 11:40-ish PM here in Central Texas, so we will make this brief.  I have some good news and some bad news about my ratings. No, it's not my 1339 daily rating, but I'm glad you asked! Do you take the good news, or the bad ne...

The Unintentional Exchange Sacrifice

The Unintentional Exchange Sacrifice

backrankbrawler
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2 days ago

I have to admit, most of my exchange sacrifices are unintentional. I'm going to guess a bunch of yours are too - unless you are one of my Titled readers, in which case perhaps not. Sometimes they can lead to interesting games. Today I'll discuss s...

2020: The Year of Chess

2020: The Year of Chess

jack_connelly
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3 days ago

2020: The Year of Chess I think that all of us can agree on this statement: 2020 was a tough year.  It was tough for the whole entire world, as we dealt with a pandemic that took away millions of lives and jobs.  However, for the chess...

Opening Myths: The Anderssen Gambit

Opening Myths: The Anderssen Gambit

ThePawnSlayer
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3 days ago

One of the greatest controversies of 2020 (not really) came in December when I posted my Ultimate Poll: "What is your favourite chess gambit opening?" Of the exhaustive wikipedia.org list that I used, I did not include the most important chess g...

Dojo Tournaments!

Dojo Tournaments!

IM dpruess
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4 days ago

Through ChessDojo, we have been running a steady stream of opportunities for people to practice playing chess, through casual tournaments. At least once per week, we have a rapid tournament, or match, and there have also been blitz tournaments and...

Iron Tigran

Iron Tigran

batgirl
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4 days ago

Recently I've read several nice blog postings, such as this one, featuring Tigran Petrosian. They reminded me of an interview published in "Chess Life and Review," May 1976  (pp. 271-273) after Petrosian won the famous Lone Pine tournament. ...

4 Chess Books you Need to Read (+ Video)

4 Chess Books you Need to Read (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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4 days ago

Hi, Caissa’s friends. Reading Chess Books is a very interesting way to learn and improve at Chess. I have been reading many of them during my career, and in this post, I want to talk about 4 of my favorite Chess Books. Something all these bo...

Can You Play Like (or Better Than) a WCM?

Can You Play Like (or Better Than) a WCM?

WCM beccrajoy
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4 days ago

Happy New Year everyone, I hope your 2021 is off to a good start! It’s been a while since I did any games or analysis on my blog, so I’ve decided to show some of the games I played at the end of 2020 as part of a classical (60m+10s) do...

@MomOnaBreak Chessing in the Luxembourg Gardens

@MomOnaBreak Chessing in the Luxembourg Gardens

RoaringPawn
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5 days ago

The idea for this blog came from Olya @MomOnaBreak and her Chess With Benefits post. There she visited Paris and took a chance to play some chess in the Luxembourg Gardens. From New York's Washington Park, via Belgrade, to Moscow chess players g...

The Sack of Rome. Magistrale di Roma, 1989.

The Sack of Rome. Magistrale di Roma, 1989.

damafe
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6 days ago

The Sack of Rome is the name that was given to Zsofia Polgar's (Zsófia Polgár) achievement in the 1989 Rome tournament, in which she made a performance of 2900 points of elo rating, with 8.5 points out of 9, with only 14 ye...

Has RoaringPawn Been Banned?:)

Has RoaringPawn Been Banned?:)

RoaringPawn
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6 days ago

My yesterday's Pawns Adventures: Always Play from the Position of Strength blog has never showed up on the Blogs page. It did show up on the Today page for a while, then disappeared. So I decided to create a shorty just to check the blog's ...

How to Beat GMs in Lost Positions

How to Beat GMs in Lost Positions

NM EnergeticHay
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7 days ago

Hello everyone! Many of us have looked up upon GMs as these godlike chess players, and that's because they are godlike chess players. However, that doesn't mean that they aren't human, and that they don't make mistakes. Because they do. So in...

How to play Trompowsky Attack (+ Video)

How to play Trompowsky Attack (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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7 days ago

Hey guys! Today we learn a new opening: Trompowsky Attack. Something good about this opening is that you won’t have to study a lot of theory (it avoids strong and theoretical variations like King’s Indian, Queen’s Indian, or Grun...