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Chess Success Strategies

Chess Success Strategies

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 3 hrs ago

Most of the players, after finishing their games starts playing another chess game, which is why regardless of playing too many games, it does not improve your tactical and strategical skills quicker. The first step to becoming a better chess play...

Carlsen's Pressure

Carlsen's Pressure

GM alexcolovic
| 13 hrs ago

(Published on www.alexcolovic.com) Several months passed since Carlsen announced that he will not defend his title next year. The chess public accepted the fact and life moved on. In this post I'd like to give my view on the possible reasons ...

What I should learn next?

What I should learn next?

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 16 hrs ago

If you are wondering what to learn next here is a chart that can help you to choose topic for your rating level. 1) 0-1000 Tactic (puzzles-pin, fork, checkmating patterns), elementary endgames (checkmating with 2 rooks, checkmating with que...

My Most Insane Chess Game!

My Most Insane Chess Game!

NM CoachJKane
| 1 day ago

Hi Chess Friends! I recently played a bullet game that ended with one of the wildest positions I've ever had. I'll present it with a series of difficult puzzles and then show the whole game. First, I went all in on a kingside attack, let my op...

Road To Master - Chess In Alberta

Road To Master - Chess In Alberta

Naoki
| 1 day ago

Hi all, welcome back to another blog post! The 7th one of my Road To Master series.  Last month during November 11th to the 13th I competed in the 2022 Banff Open, located in Banff, Alberta. The trip was awesome, the thumbnail of this blog ...

How To Learn & Study Chess

How To Learn & Study Chess

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 1 day ago

Most of the players, after finishing their games starts playing another chess game, which is why regardless of playing too many games, it does not improve your tactical and strategical skills quicker. If you want to get better at a certain level, ...

Mistakes Are Not Failures

Mistakes Are Not Failures

GM Avetik_ChessMood
| 3 days ago

The famous scientist, Albert Einstein, is associated with smartness and unique intellectual abilities which the majority of us consider nearly impossible to achieve. Einstein’s role in developing the field of physics is much bigger than th...

Maximizing Pressure | OTB Rd 2 Recap

Maximizing Pressure | OTB Rd 2 Recap

NM SmarterChess
| 3 days ago

Second round OTB recap of the Winter Swiss event. I played against Isaac, a new USCF player who beat a 1400 in his first tournament game! I went for a Catalan-setup against his Tarrasch structure. After some early tension in the center, there was ...

Who Said It?

Who Said It?

DonMcKim
| 3 days ago

Chess Quotes are fun! At least I think they are! Even if you cannot identify the speaker of the quote, you can admire the pithy--and insightful--saying the quote conveys. Here is a Crossword on Chess Quotes. The authors are names familiar to m...

Learn From MrBeast About Creating Online Content

Learn From MrBeast About Creating Online Content

raync910
| 3 days ago

Do you recognize the name MrBeast as the world’s most popular YouTuber? Do you think he can teach and inspire others to create online content, and would you be interested in taking his online courses to improve your skills? Here is what any ...

What Have I Been Up To?

What Have I Been Up To?

Lightning
| 3 days ago

Hello there, welcome to the Lightning Reports! It’s been a hot minute since you’ve heard from me. For most of this year, I’ve posted twice a month, but it has now been over a month since my last post. And my last post was the onl...

Critical squares

Critical squares

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 4 days ago

Generally speaking, every focal-point is a weak square in the defender’s territory and a potentially strong one for the attacker.’ This is especially so when such a point is adjacent to the opponent’s king. A focal point is a squ...

Middlegame startegy

Middlegame startegy

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 4 days ago

The middlegame in chess is one of the three core parts of every chess game, which include the opening game and the endgame. Once the opening salvos are complete and the positions of the chess players are set, the middlegame starts. As is the case ...

ChessKid Holiday Special: 12 Days of ChessKid!

ChessKid Holiday Special: 12 Days of ChessKid!

ChessKid
| 4 days ago

At ChessKid.com, we're always looking for ways to share the gift of chess. ChessKid wants to spread joy this holiday season with amazing deals on memberships, coaching, and gifts for the whole family. There's something for everyone to enjoy! Wha...

Call An Ambulance...But Not for Me!

Call An Ambulance...But Not for Me!

FM MattyDPerrine
| 4 days ago

You're down material. You have no compensation. Your opponent is objectively winning and you have a lost position. We've all been in this kind of situation. You may feel hopeless, waiting for your opponent to finish you off. You make a few perfunc...

How I Achieved 2900 on Chess.com!

How I Achieved 2900 on Chess.com!

GM Avetik_ChessMood
| 5 days ago

In 2020, GM Avetik set a rating goal of achieving 2900 on chess.com before 2021. But he faced many hurdles. Learn from the strategies he used to overcome hurdles and hit his goal! At the beginning of 2020, we created a thread in the ChessMood...

A Century of Chess: Bad Pistyan 1912

A Century of Chess: Bad Pistyan 1912

kahns
| 5 days ago

What are the best single-year performances in chess history? Just to throw out some possibilities: Paul Morphy (1858), Jose Capablanca (1922), Alexander Alekhine (1931), Mikhail Tal (1959), Bobby Fischer (1971), Anatoly Karpov (1977), Garry Kasp...

Middlegame Masterclass at Chesslance

Middlegame Masterclass at Chesslance

FM Gertsog
| 6 days ago

Dear Chess Friends!How often do you struggle trying to find a proper move in the middlegame? For example, I struggle a lot, especially if the type of the position isn't familiar to me. To decide which move and plan to play, you should eval...

Why We Should Be Playing Chess

Why We Should Be Playing Chess

FM Cats4Sale
| 7 days ago

Preferences are fluid and, therefore, change, but I'd have to say that right now my favorite book of all time is perhaps a lesser-known, obscure work by the Brazilian author Jorge Amado entitled "The Double Death of Quincas Water-Yell" because of ...

ChessUp Smart Board

ChessUp Smart Board

WGM axvesik
| 8 days ago

Hey everyone, Check out this smart chessboard ChessUp which is an opponent and coach rolled into one. Touch a piece and the squares it can go to light up according to strength. Level out any match by using assistance or giving your opponent assi...

My Five Deadly Mistakes Against Hikaru

My Five Deadly Mistakes Against Hikaru

MomOnaBreak
| 9 days ago

It took him 34 seconds, a ferocious attack, and a gentle smile to temporarily destroy all my self-confidence in chess. Charismatic, merciless, faster than lightning, he showed me what high-class chess is all about ... And just how far, faaaar away...

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