David Bronstein's Birthday

David Bronstein's Birthday

UAArtur
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1 hr ago

Today (19th of February) is a birthday of legendary chess player David Ionovich Bronstein (1924-2006) Grandmaster (1950), Champion of USSR (1948, 1949), 4-times Olympic Champion (1952, 1954, 1956 і 1958). Bronstein is one of the greatest pl...

My favorite miniature of chess?

My favorite miniature of chess?

NM FLchessplayer
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7 hrs ago

I have a web page on the best/greatest chess miniatures of all time. (http://www.ajschess.com/lifemasteraj/short_games.html) On that page is a list of the ten greatest chess miniatures of all time.  But what is my favorite short game of che...

Reviewing Round 1 Aeroflot Openings

Reviewing Round 1 Aeroflot Openings

GM Illingworth
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9 hrs ago

For today's blog post, I will do something a bit different, and try to explain the opening choice of Wei Yi in his first round of an open tournament (played live at the time of writing). Well, this is from Round 1 of the 2019 Aeroflot Open...so he...

Is Puzzle Rush getting harder?

Is Puzzle Rush getting harder?

NM FLchessplayer
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16 hrs ago

When I first started Puzzle Rush ... I was averaging close to 25. I am 100% certain there were a LOT of easy mates and stuff, I do not seem to be seeing as much of that now. (It seems that there USED to be a lot of "mate-in-one-moves" and {easy} b...

Tal's Greatest Game?

Tal's Greatest Game?

NM FLchessplayer
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1 day ago

GM Mikhail Tal is one of the greatest players who ever lived. You cannot call yourself a true chess fan if you have never looked at one of his games! He set the world on fire in the late 1950's and early 1960's with his dazzling brilliance and ele...

Most Amazing Move in Chess History (+ Video)

Most Amazing Move in Chess History (+ Video)

FM Michel2426
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1 day ago

Hello chess people. Which is the best move in chess history? In this post I am going to answer that question (well, I am going to try). Actually is too complicated, but today I bring a game with a great winning move, something different, something...

When They're About to Castle...

When They're About to Castle...

GM Illingworth
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1 day ago

...play the best move! On a more concrete note, here's my puzzle for today! It is White to move in the position below: I'll post the solution in the comments in about 24 hours, good luck!  If you're finding this puzzle difficult, f...

Vladimir Makogonov. Some Games and Photographs.

Vladimir Makogonov. Some Games and Photographs.

simaginfan
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2 days ago

Happy weekend everyone! A short while ago my friend @Zeitnot17 posted the start of what promises to be a wonderful series here The name of Vladimir Makogonov came up there, which was sufficient for me to go back into his games and quickly - it...

February RAFFLE!

February RAFFLE!

ChessBrah
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2 days ago

We are running a big RAFFLE this month! Enter for your chance at ⬇️ 1) Chess.com Platinum Membership 2) Blue Yeti Nano Microphone 3) HyperX Alloy FPS Keyboard 4) Signed Chessbrah merchandise Enter here 🖱️: https://gleam.io/KU7Pq/...

A Mental Lapse & A Smooth King-side Attack

A Mental Lapse & A Smooth King-side Attack

philidor_position
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2 days ago

In February, following a modest showing in the Slow Chess League's 2018 Championship, I played one of my worst and one of my best games in the last few years. The first game ended prematurely when I failed to summon the strength to go on after a m...

My good games at this week #54

My good games at this week #54

UAArtur
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2 days ago

Hello!This week was so intense and so crazy that I don’t even know where to start my game report. I made a streams, played in a blitz tournament and - of course - created my good games. If I am not too annoying with my talk, I will begin...

Blunder or Brilliancy? A Tata Steel Story

Blunder or Brilliancy? A Tata Steel Story

GM Illingworth
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3 days ago

Have you ever blundered in a chess game...only to find out later that your 'blunder' was a great move? You are not the only one...even World Champions do that sometimes! 'But hang on, it's not really a "blunder" if ...

State of Chess.com: Anti-Abuse Report for 2018

State of Chess.com: Anti-Abuse Report for 2018

monitor
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3 days ago

All things considered, 2018 was a fantastic year for Chess.com! Our Alexa ranking shot up over 350 places, caused by an extra 1.8M registrations compared to 2017. We held more prize events than ever before, and just a few days ago the Live Chess t...

Why Did He Resign?

Why Did He Resign?

GM Illingworth
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3 days ago

When we're going through games, especially at a fairly fast pace, we'll often see the game come to a sudden end and ask, 'why did they resign?' Often the answer is quite obvious after looking for a few seconds, but sometimes, the reason requires...

Capablanca's Copycat Game in the Four Knights

Capablanca's Copycat Game in the Four Knights

GM Illingworth
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5 days ago

This post is all about Capablanca's famous 'Copycat' game, which many of my students have shared with me over the years. So, I have included my own notes...but first, try and find all of Capablanca's moves yourself! Now, for the game with my...

Chess as Spectator Sport

Chess as Spectator Sport

GM alexcolovic
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5 days ago

If chess players are taking half an hour to make some moves, how can you honestly enjoy watching it live? This question is the core problem with chess becoming a spectator sport. Of course, I'm talking here about classical chess, not rapid or bl...

The Tension Question

The Tension Question

GM Illingworth
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5 days ago

How should you deal with piece tension in a position?  My recent blitz game on Chess.com covers this subject quite concisely. It started as follows: White's last move (8.Qe2) is a good example of prophylaxis - stopping ...Ba6 while de...

Mission (Half) Accomplished

Mission (Half) Accomplished

SFMechanics
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6 days ago

By Dana Mackenzie, Staff Writer Last week I wrote that the San Francisco Mechanics’ PRO Chess League match this week was one that we “really have to win to achieve our team goals.” Hm, perhaps that was a bit of exaggeration. In...

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