Seven Tips On Preparing For A Tournament!

Seven Tips On Preparing For A Tournament!

FM Geborgenheit
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6 hrs ago

Hello & Namaste! I'm sharing some of the tips extracted from my experience in chess life. What if you had seven days to prepare for a tournament? I think you could make the most of the time you have before a tournament by following s...

Firouzja's Super Knight Sacrifice

Firouzja's Super Knight Sacrifice

GM Illingworth
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8 hrs ago

Which move was the highlight of the 2019 FIDE World Cup thus far?  There are quite a few candidates, but many are already saying that Firouzja's 37th move, in his Round 2 World Cup game against 2018 World Rapid Champion Dubov, is the...

Try to solve this Pawns Endgame (+ Video)

Try to solve this Pawns Endgame (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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15 hrs ago

Hello people who love a game invented in India. As you already know, one of my favorite topics is chess endgames. Today we are analyzing an interesting position I found in a book written by one of the bests: Mark Dvoretsky. The name of the book is...

Scottish Championship 2019 (Part 2)

Scottish Championship 2019 (Part 2)

FM HustleTime
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1 day ago

Hi All, Hope you have had a fantastic weekend and so here comes the continuation of my blog series on Scottish Championships 2019. (You can find Part 1 here) So after the first 3 rounds I was standing at 2.5 points out of 3, which is not...

Whose Doubled Pawns are Better?

Whose Doubled Pawns are Better?

GM Illingworth
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1 day ago

Hello chess friends! How do you determine whether doubled pawns are a strength or a weakness?  It is not so often that you see a position where both sides have doubled pawns, but that's what happened in the game I've annotated for tod...

Tactical Tests from the World Cup Rd 2

Tactical Tests from the World Cup Rd 2

FM Geborgenheit
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1 day ago

Chess is 99% Tactics - Richard TeichmannIn the last segment, I shared 18 exercises from the World Cup Rd1. Today, I'm back with ten exercises from tiebreaks + Round 2. A few readers asked me if I could get the interactive diagrams so that they cou...

Standard #43: Burning in the Bertin Gambit

Standard #43: Burning in the Bertin Gambit

MidnasLament
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1 day ago

Hello, Stacia here!  I wanted to share an interesting 15/10 game I played on chess.com.  This game features a wild line of the King's Gambit Accepted affectionately referred to as "The Wild Cunningham", but also know as the Bertin Gambit...

Why Do Different People Have Different Results?

Why Do Different People Have Different Results?

GM Illingworth
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2 days ago

If you aren't getting the same results as someone else, it only means that they know some things you don't - and are doing things you aren't. Therefore, in addition to working hard toward our dreams, we should also reflect on our efforts, and ...

Winter not-so Classic 2018

Winter not-so Classic 2018

WCM mkkuhner
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2 days ago

Yes, this blog is nine months late.  Work has been making me crazy, and also I found these games particularly difficult to annotate--or indeed to look at.  I've decided to present it with incomplete annotations, as otherwise it might be ...

Take My Rooks!

Take My Rooks!

FM Geborgenheit
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2 days ago

Hello & Welcome! In this post, I'm going to share one of my most memorable games. The title is inspired from the book 'Take my rooks' written by Nikolay Minev and Yasser Seirwan. The book deals with rook sacrifices and I did remember the ...

Scottish Championship 2019 (Part 1)

Scottish Championship 2019 (Part 1)

FM HustleTime
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2 days ago

Hi All, It's been a couple of months of peace and quite on my blog, but this is not because I have given up on chess just yet - I have been busy playing tournaments, working with Riga Magicians PRO chess League team towards qualifiers, and life ...

Thus Spake My Pieces - Chess Fiction

Thus Spake My Pieces - Chess Fiction

FM Geborgenheit
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3 days ago

Namaste & Hello to all the chess lovers here :-)I'm sharing something special and different. A short story that I wrote a few years back. Feedback and thoughts welcome! The match has begun. It is an important one, today! I have played a good...

Sense of Danger

Sense of Danger

GM Illingworth
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3 days ago

What is the main challenge that young children face in their chess games? There are many possible answers, but at least for me, in the early years of my chess 'career' (up to around the 1400 level), my main weakness was that I lacked a se...

A Futuristic Find in the Albin Counter-Gambit

A Futuristic Find in the Albin Counter-Gambit

NM Anhao
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3 days ago

I have always been a Fianchetto player through and through. To give you an idea, my first ever chess opening was the Hippo, which I literally played every game for both white and black up to 2100 USCF.  It goes without saying that I needed to...

Tactics at the World Cup : Rd 1

Tactics at the World Cup : Rd 1

FM Geborgenheit
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4 days ago

If you want to stay in shape, exercising is a prerequisite! In this first blog post I share 18 exercises for you. You can solve these exercises from the World Cup and tick that off from your today's checklist. There are three sets each contai...

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