It's Been One Month...

It's Been One Month...

GM Illingworth
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3 hrs ago

It's been one month since I started The Chess Improvement Group, and I've shared a lot of content there in that time!In fact, in this post, I'm going to list some of the content for you, so you can see for yourself what you get. And my group membe...

How Fabiano Caruana wins Drawish Positions!

How Fabiano Caruana wins Drawish Positions!

JapaneseTutor
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5 hrs ago

Video Link: https://youtu.be/G2xZOhW2fCM Hi all, Today we are in for a treat! This is one of the lessons that I had on my channel and I wanted to share it with everyone here in the Chesscom Blogs! Caruana takes a seemingly drawn posit...

Chess Strategies for surviving the lockdown

Chess Strategies for surviving the lockdown

ForwardChess
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1 day ago

With many of our team members in self-quarantine mode, we can't think of a better topic to write about than our current situation and how, as chess players, we can take inspiration from our favorite game to beat this stalemate situation! I'm sure ...

Hunting Puzzles in Tactics Trainer (+ Video)

Hunting Puzzles in Tactics Trainer (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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1 day ago

Hello my chess friends. Today I’m solving puzzles in Chess.com. When I see the position, I try to say everything I’m thinking about, just to let you know the thought process I go through until I find the final solution. All the Puzzles...

New In Chess novelty of the year 2019

New In Chess novelty of the year 2019

NM HanSchut
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2 days ago

What do you do when you are a 2600 player and are playing Black against a 16-year-old, 2700-rated rising star, who is an expert in the King's Indian Defence? You beat him with Black using the King's Indian Defence and by finding the novelty of the...

Four Simple Endgame Studies

Four Simple Endgame Studies

GM Illingworth
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2 days ago

For today's post, I will share four nice endgame studies from old times! This time I won't give away the theme so that you have to work harder to solve them  Enjoy!  That one was not too hard, if you have good combinative vision.&n...

What Is The Longest Possible Game Of Chess?

What Is The Longest Possible Game Of Chess?

BradenLaughlin
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3 days ago

     The longest chess game ever played in an official tournament as of writing this post was Nikolić vs Arsović played in Belgrade in the year 1989, This game lasted 269 moves and took 20 hours to complete! The game ended up being ...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 24. Geza Maroczy.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 24. Geza Maroczy.

simaginfan
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3 days ago

Morning Guys. Three days into lockdown and I am bored already!! So, looking at the 'Articles' folder on my computer came up with a game I had started on for this series. Knowing that there are a couple of endgame lovers out there who read my stu...

Forced Mate in 12???

Forced Mate in 12???

GM Illingworth
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3 days ago

Is it really true that White can force mate in 12 moves from the initial position? There was a secret method that Alekhine learned from a Russian peasant in 1914. He was in St Petersburg for the 1914 tournament and while he was at his studies ...

Busting 3 Black Sidelines

Busting 3 Black Sidelines

NM 2Bf41-0
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3 days ago

Greetings everyone! Welcome to busting 3 dubious black sidelines (obviously there will also be a post on 3 white sidelines) which we'll in depth cover strengths, weaknesses, and concrete refutations against. Also the lines I'm including aren't t...

Match Of The Century: Player Interviews

Match Of The Century: Player Interviews

Spektrowski
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4 days ago

Inspired by Peter Doggers' news post, I found the old Match Of The Century book, edited by Mikhail Yudovich. Along with the forty games, there were short interviews by all 24 players, including non-playing reserves Bronstein and Darga. All pl...

The Mad Dog Attack vs. The Modern

The Mad Dog Attack vs. The Modern

GM Illingworth
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4 days ago

For today's post, I will share a simple antidote to the Modern Defence (1.e4 g6). The Modern is especially popular in online chess, perhaps because of its systematic nature, along with the general understanding among top GMs that fianchetto-based ...

Powerful PIECES

Powerful PIECES

FM ENEASZ
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4 days ago

I want to show a quite wide training materials prepared by me, over which I spent several hours. It is free for You to show and learn. I use it to teach my chess students. It concerns my games mostly from Polish, Czech and Slovak leagues. There ar...

Online Reshevsky Memorial; 3 people tie with 6.5/8

Online Reshevsky Memorial; 3 people tie with 6.5/8

NM scaryninja
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4 days ago

Hi guys! Today my club (https://www.chess.com/club/expert-blitz-tournaments) had an 8 round swiss tournament, honoring Samuel Reshevsky.  The purpose of the club in general is for people to have something to do while staying in quarantine. To...

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