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Ultimate Sensei Season 2 - 1st Power Rankings

Ultimate Sensei Season 2 - 1st Power Rankings

IM ChessDojo
| 1 hr ago

Ultimate Sensei Season 2 Power Rankings – After the Draftby Mitch Fabian and IM David PruessI want to thank David for allowing me to be a part of this season’s Ultimate Sensei power rankings. I really enjoyed the bi-weekly report last ...

G.M. Jonathan Penrose. O.B.E. A Belated Tribute.

G.M. Jonathan Penrose. O.B.E. A Belated Tribute.

simaginfan
| 2 hrs ago

Before I begin, I will point you in the direction of two obituaries well worth reading. One by his friend, rival and team mate, the great Leonard Barden, who played a part in his most famous day. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/dec/02/jon...

Power of the Bishops: Part II :)

Power of the Bishops: Part II :)

FM Cats4Sale
| 20 hrs ago

I felt really bad that I had not given my previous post much thought in terms of presentation, so here's my "second take" at my (2nd - for the 1st, please see my chessgame versus Lopez, in my old article "Steinitz's Fundamental Maxim") Immortal: ...

If Santa Was A Chess Player

If Santa Was A Chess Player

MomOnaBreak
| 21 hrs ago

Dec 23, 2021 “Come on Klaus - get into bed!” Mrs. Claus called her husband. “You’ve got to pull an all-nighter tomorrow!” “What? It’s been 364 days already?” “You bet it has! Please don&r...

Probably the best exercise to improve your chess

Probably the best exercise to improve your chess

IM MatBobula
| 1 day ago

I want to demonstrate to you how to analyze your games. According to many strong players, this is one of the best ways to improve your chess - you can learn from your own mistakes. I describe how to do that properly in my 10-week course. I ...

The Power of the Bishops

The Power of the Bishops

FM Cats4Sale
| 1 day ago

Hey friends — first off, happy Friday! Who’s excited for the weekend? I know I am  although I’ll be working Saturday… But seriously, let me start by saying that if you haven’t checked out our community member&rs...

World Champions Tidbits

World Champions Tidbits

DonMcKim
| 2 days ago

In his fine piece on 'All the World Chess Champions,' Nathaniel Green opens by commenting that "only 20 players in the history of chess have held the official title of world champion, 16 of which held the "classical" title" (https://www.chess.com/...

The 64 - Do The Shuffle - November 2021 Recap

The 64 - Do The Shuffle - November 2021 Recap

UncleButchy87
| 3 days ago

The month of November saw the entire chess world redirect its attention towards the biggest event on the chess calendar. A clash that everybody has been waiting for and where chess history will inevitably be made. The world's brightest and most cr...

Chess With An Elf

Chess With An Elf

MomOnaBreak
| 3 days ago

To all the lovely parents and grandparents. I love using every opportunity to make my kids’ education fun and exciting. Last year, our Elf(ie) From The Shelf came with daily letters (that I typed up each night) and chess puzzles. My kids l...

SCC Round 1 vs Peter Svidler

SCC Round 1 vs Peter Svidler

GM Hikaru
| 3 days ago

SCC – Fast and basic tactics! The 2021 has started! Having won the tournament for the last 3 years – I am well aware things are not becoming easier! My round one opponent was the always interesting and creative eight times Russian ch...

Webinar 106. How to Think Like a GM

Webinar 106. How to Think Like a GM

FM Gertsog
| 4 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! While the world's attention is on the World Chess Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi we can’t stay aside. Last week we analyzed 2 first games of the match and the statistics. I know we al...

Chess in movies

Chess in movies

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 4 days ago

The magic of chess has been often inspiring for moviemakers. We have already mentioned the ‘The Seventh seal’ movie, and we will bypass ‘The Queen’s gambit’ series. Also, we will later present some newer movie...

Promotions & Events to Celebrate FIDE WCC 2021!

Promotions & Events to Celebrate FIDE WCC 2021!

ChessKid
| 4 days ago

Hey ChessKids! We're so excited to be celebrating the 2021 FIDE World Chess Championship! As of November 26, Carlsen & Nepo officially kicked off their match in Dubai. Throughout their game, we'll be hosting a series of events and promotions...

Chess strategy for openings and principles

Chess strategy for openings and principles

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 5 days ago

Beginning chess players discover very quickly that learning how the pieces move is only the tip of the chess playing iceberg. It's usually after several moves of a typical chess game that the question arises, "What now?" Here we will discuss gener...

Vulnerability Scanning: The Art of Reconnaissance

Vulnerability Scanning: The Art of Reconnaissance

FM Cats4Sale
| 5 days ago

So, as promised (and please forgive my cavalier approach or rather attitude ), here is my take on a complex topic, utilizing (SOME of) the colorful characters that I've mentioned heretoforth as illustrations The widely misconstrued concept of v...

Prepare for Brilliant and Make it Double!

Prepare for Brilliant and Make it Double!

Pheonix_Free
| 5 days ago

Prepare for Brilliant I know that my last blog was about a brilliant move, but the day after I posted, I got an even crazier game. I also know that two blogs ago I wrote about the Catalan and said I would do a blog about a game where I played th...

A Century of Chess: Ostend B 1907

A Century of Chess: Ostend B 1907

kahns
| 6 days ago

In 1907, the Ostend tournament was split into two - a patrician championship section that doubled as a sort of Candidates Tournament and a more democratic Masters section, featuring a 31 player all-play-all, the largest round-robin ever conducted....

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