GM Vocaturo vs GM Eljanov - European Club Cup

GM Vocaturo vs GM Eljanov - European Club Cup

FM alexsuper1987
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12 hrs ago

Hello everyone, I'm very happy to share with you a very interesting game between the Grand Daniele Vocaturo from Italy  against the Grand Pavel Eljanov from Ukraine, played in the European Club Cup. I hope that you enjoy the game and my c...

Chess Masterpieces: Seirawan vs. Karpov, 1982

Chess Masterpieces: Seirawan vs. Karpov, 1982

NM SamCopeland
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20 hrs ago

It's rare that the Soviets were out-prepared, but in a game preceding our featured game against Yasser Seirawan, Anatoly Karpov found his prepared piece sacrifice (likely prepared by Efim Geller) refuted over the chess board in fine fashion. You c...

Two Outstanding Games by Vladimir Simagin

Two Outstanding Games by Vladimir Simagin

kamalakanta
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21 hrs ago

Looking at some of the games of Simagin with the Black pieces in the book "Vladimir Simagin", by Aidan Woodger, I came across two games played in 1959 and 1960 against F. Olafsson and viktor Korchnoi, respectively. I am always intrigued at how g...

Carlsen vs Caruana: psychology and history

Carlsen vs Caruana: psychology and history

FM ddt_ru
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1 day ago

The World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana is less than three weeks away, so it is a great time for predictions and analysis. I believe that the outcome of this match will be mostly decided by psychological factors. ...

European Club Cup 2018

European Club Cup 2018

GM alexcolovic
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2 days ago

It's been hectic, chaotic, exhausting yet curiously rewarding time since the Olympiad finished. In the few days between the Olympiad and the European Club Cup I thought I would rest, but life thought otherwise. So going to Porto Carras I was alr...

A Blitz Ode to Capablanca

A Blitz Ode to Capablanca

NM CoachJKane
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2 days ago

Hi Chess Friends, I played a blitz game this evening, which followed a key strategic theme from a famous Capablanca game. Since I'm a chess mortal, and only had three minutes, my game was messier than Capa's masterpiece, but I still think it's f...

My good games at this week #38

My good games at this week #38

UAArtur
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3 days ago

Hi, there! And again, I brought you a few games in the friendlist! We have already spoken about many exotic openings: like a Van Geet opening, Schilling-Kostic gambit and even a Mao Tse Tung Attack (My Good games #19).&nb...

Double Threat (+ Video)

Double Threat (+ Video)

FM Michel2426
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3 days ago

Hello my chess friends. As you already know, tactics is a fundamental aspect of the game if you want to raise your level. In this post, I’m going to try to help you to improve explaining these 5 puzzles, where you have to win, using Double T...

A rare case of twin games

A rare case of twin games

FM ddt_ru
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4 days ago

In a previous blog post we were looking at knight sacrifices on g7. The most famous of such sacrifices occurred in one of Mikhail Tal's games and there is a famous "hippo story" that is connected with it. The story is so famous that it...

Boleslavsky- Magic!

Boleslavsky- Magic!

kamalakanta
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4 days ago

This blog will include at least 2 games by Isaac Boleslavsky. I have been intrigued by him for a while now....I knew he was strong for he played a Final Candidates Match against Bronstein in 1950. I even posted a blog about him.... https://w...

Chess Masterpieces: Karpov vs. Huebner, 1982

Chess Masterpieces: Karpov vs. Huebner, 1982

NM SamCopeland
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5 days ago

Anatoly Karpov rarely entered full-on "Tal-mode," but in this magnificent attack against the German grandmaster, Robert Huebner, he does just that! An extremely speculative bishop sacrifice on g7 leads to extreme pressure, but accurate and creativ...

Becoming a Better Chess Player

Becoming a Better Chess Player

MiddlegamerUmesh
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6 days ago

Hey Folks!          Long, long time since I wrote, but I did learn something from the time since I stopped taking chess seriously and yes, it's changing my life. Yes, and it's changing my chess too. I used to search...

Magnus Carlsen: A Genius or Automaton?

Magnus Carlsen: A Genius or Automaton?

RoaringPawn
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6 days ago

Some of his colleague GMs say Carlsen doesn’t play chess actually. They say he is not a real chess player. Few players still do play chess “in contrast to Carlsen, who prefers to wait for his opponent to make a mistake rather than tr...

Distant Opposition (+ Video)

Distant Opposition (+ Video)

FM Michel2426
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6 days ago

Hi everyone. Probably, you have already heard about distant opposition in chess. But maybe you are not so clear about what it is, or what is it good for, or how to use it. In this post we are going to try to learn about it and answer those questio...

New Chess.com Navigation Rolling Out In Coming Weeks

New Chess.com Navigation Rolling Out In Coming Weeks

News
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6 days ago

Navigating around Chess.com is obviously an essential part of the site; what good are a million new features if you can't navigate to them? To that end, we are releasing a brand new navigation slowly to a few members (roughly 1 percent) at a tim...

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