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How to Attack Like Paul Morphy

How to Attack Like Paul Morphy

FM Gertsog
| 1 hr ago

Any chess player looking to improve his general understanding of chess must, at some point in his life, study the Grandmasters of the past, the people who created the first ideas about the game. In that way, sometimes we can decipher the mind of t...

Russkie's Farewell Blitz

Russkie's Farewell Blitz

CM juniortay
| 9 hrs ago

Our regular sparring partner for the Singapore Olympiad and Asian nations events, FM Andrey Terekhov was poised to leave the shores of Singapore...the Microsoft executive having been assigned to Paris, France and come August, his family would be s...

I Missed a Chess Brilliancy

I Missed a Chess Brilliancy

Spektrowski
| 21 hrs ago

I just won a 3+2 blitz game. Nothing special, especially considering my playing level, but computer analysis showed an incredible brilliancy that I missed at one point. A forced mate in seven, with a queen sacrifice and incredibly rare double-r...

R.I.P. Grandmaster Istvan Csom.

R.I.P. Grandmaster Istvan Csom.

simaginfan
| 1 day ago

A couple of days ago my friend @tk22h was kind enough to inform me of the death of Grandmaster Istvan Csom. I do not have time to write any kind of proper obituary, but hopefully by drawing attention to him here, and providing the following link...

Kompromitacja Mistrza Świata - Garrego Kasparova!

Kompromitacja Mistrza Świata - Garrego Kasparova!

FM DawidCzerw
| 1 day ago

Kasparov to nazwisko, które jest znane nawet nie-szachistom. Zdecydowanie jest to jedna z wyraźniejszych postaci szachowego świata. Jest genialnym szachistą, ma przeciekawą mimikę, a poza tym ma zacięcie polityczne. Ta mieszanka zapewniła...

Never Give Up - Titled Tuesday July 27, 2021

Never Give Up - Titled Tuesday July 27, 2021

GM Hikaru
| 2 days ago

Last week was quite successful – top prizes on Monday's Chess Played Quick Bot Battles – Titled Tuesday and Arena Kings on Wednesday. Yet, as Napoleon said "Give me the lucky generals not the smartest, not the bravest, but the luckiest...

Top 5 Modern Chess Openings

Top 5 Modern Chess Openings

FM Gertsog
| 3 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! Nowadays, the opening stage of a chess game is becoming more important, either because of the appearance of chess engines or because almost everything has been studied, everyone is passionate about learning a new line. Howe...

Do You Want to Win? Play ....h6!

Do You Want to Win? Play ....h6!

kamalakanta
| 3 days ago

There are many articles around here that start with lines like: "How to Increase Your Rating", or "Learn to Win Fast".....but let me tell you the REAL secret to success: Play ....h6! Now, I know it sounds silly, but maybe the next two example...

Great Chess Matches

Great Chess Matches

DonMcKim
| 4 days ago

Throughout the history of chess, chess matches have been important. They have been ways of establishing supremacy—as for the World Championship. They have established relative strengths of players against each other. Some chess matches hav...

Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?

Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?

FM timpeterwall
| 4 days ago

This week, I was very pleased to learn that I had been re-elected as a Silver Members representative for the English Chess Federation (ECF) with the highest vote of any of the candidates. It makes me think: Is positive change is coming to English ...

A Century of Chess: Marshall-Janowski 1905

A Century of Chess: Marshall-Janowski 1905

kahns
| 4 days ago

Trivia question: which two chessplayers have played each other the most (in 'official' games, at classical time controls)?  The answer, not surprisingly, is Kasparov and Karpov. Actually, it's not even close. They played 170 official games ...

Marriage, Children, and Chess Ratings

Marriage, Children, and Chess Ratings

GM smurfo
| 5 days ago

There is a famous saying among Grandmasters: “Marriage costs 50 Elo points”. I heard it as a teenager, and apparently, it was told to Vishy Anand after his wedding to Aruna in 1996. Of course, Anand’s rating has never dropped bel...

Make a progress with Eneasz's Academy

Make a progress with Eneasz's Academy

FM ENEASZ
| 5 days ago

I am FIDE Master ENEASZ and my highest ELO was about 2400. I have a BLOG and STUDENT'S GROUP at chess.com. I am 27 years old and I studied Finance and Accountancy at University of Economics in Katowice. I am TOP ...

How to Master Chess Calculation (+ Videoss)

How to Master Chess Calculation (+ Videoss)

FM michechess89
| 5 days ago

Hey guys!   How to calculate like a Chess Master? Which are the best Calculation techniques and methods Masters use in their games? How to train your Calculation? These are some of the questions we answer in this Post/Video.   Cont...

Which Side Are You On?

Which Side Are You On?

batgirl
| 6 days ago

Several points:1. This blog is about music, not chess so there's no need to mention this in the comments. It's featured because I have Top Blogger status. If you find this offensive, I'm sorry but I have no control over it.  Just contact the ...

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