An Important Theoretical Endgame (+ Video)

An Important Theoretical Endgame (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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1 hr ago

Hi people of the 64 squares kingdom. Rooks endgames are the most likely to happen in chess, probably because very frequently those are the last pieces we develop. Today we are studying an important endgame in Rook and Pawn vs Rook theory. This is ...

Best Tactical Moments from the Cairns Cup

Best Tactical Moments from the Cairns Cup

NM AlexQChess
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4 hrs ago

Hi everyone! One of the best tournaments for the top female players from around the world came to an end. And here are 10 best (in my opinion 😊) tactical moments from the tournament. Position No.1 Black to play. Find the best continu...

Selected Chess Puzzles With Tactics And Strategy

Selected Chess Puzzles With Tactics And Strategy

NM Blitzstream
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5 hrs ago

Hello everyone, I have prepared a new selection of varied exercises to help you progress in chess! In order to make this training efficient, it is absolutely necessary to calculate a maximum of variations and to be sure that the proposed move is...

Knight vs Pawn Endgame

Knight vs Pawn Endgame

IM MatBobula
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7 hrs ago

One of the basic endgames that every player should know is a minor piece against pawn and the King. When it comes to the Bishop, usually it is very easy. Bishop has to attack any square in front of the pawn and there is no way that pawn will promo...

Opening MYTH: "I can't memorize long lines!"

Opening MYTH: "I can't memorize long lines!"

NM BlakeyBChess
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2 days ago

One myth that stops many players from developing a Master-Level Opening Repertoire is a lack of self-belief. They reason that only "genius" Grandmasters with photographic memories can memorize long opening lines, and never put in the effort to d...

Domination III

Domination III

FM theturtlemoves
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2 days ago

My previous posts (Part I, Part II ) on this theme are both approaching 1000 views so it is definitely time for another instalment!   Read the previous two blogs if you want to know why I think endgame studies are so good ...

Titled Tuesday: Sharp Openings

Titled Tuesday: Sharp Openings

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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2 days ago

As it already was in January, two Titled Tuesday blitz tournaments were organised on February, 4.Results can be found here: https://www.chess.com/article/view/titled-tuesday-what-you-need-to-know Mediocre performances for me, in both events - an...

My First Tournament After Two Years

My First Tournament After Two Years

GM Troffy
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2 days ago

About four weeks ago I played in my first tournament in two and a half years! My previous tournament was the 2017 US Junior Championship (which is a tournament I am now too old to play in 😅.)  For several years I haven't played in too ma...

My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

ForwardChess
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3 days ago

"... I feel that the main reasons to buy an opening book are to give a good overview of the opening, and to explain general plans and ideas. ..." - GM John Nunn (2006) Our BOOK OF THE WEEK is My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black by Vinc...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 21. Max Euwe.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 21. Max Euwe.

simaginfan
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5 days ago

In a recent article I commented that I really must stop posting losses by Max Euwe. I could say the same about Georg Marco and Vasily Smyslov!! So, with a day of doing nothing here, I decided to add to this  series of self indulgencies with m...

Playing against the Jobava Hyper Attack

Playing against the Jobava Hyper Attack

IM MatBobula
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6 days ago

One of the most popular openings for White after 1.d4, especially in the last couple of years, was the London System (d4 & Bf4, without playing c4). But it looks that it is a victim of its success - Black has to play against it that many times...

Huge Upset for Unicorns

Huge Upset for Unicorns

CaliforniaUnicorns
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6 days ago

by Dana Mackenzie, Staff Writer In week six of the PRO Chess League, the California Unicorns picked the right time to play their best match of the season. Against the heavily favored New York Marshalls, who were led by Hikaru Nakamura on board o...

The road to the Grandmaster title reloaded

The road to the Grandmaster title reloaded

IM AttilaTurzo
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7 days ago

My road temporary stopped in May 2019 when I became too busy with finding a house to buy and sell 3 property to finance our new house. We got our house in November 2019. It has 2 apartments, one for us and one for my father and mother in law. ...

Some Dutch Miniatures from Abram Roizman.

Some Dutch Miniatures from Abram Roizman.

simaginfan
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8 days ago

Afternoon Everyone. A quick bit of fun today!! A few days ago, my good friend @kamalakanta took time out of his chaotic shedule to bring us some nice chess here:- https://www.chess.com/blog/kamalakanta/nikolaevsky-geller-and-bronstein-2-games-on...

The Most Expensive Chess Books I Own

The Most Expensive Chess Books I Own

NM SamCopeland
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8 days ago

There are a lot of great chess books I can recommend to improve your chess (Here are 25 of my favorites...), but today I felt like answering a more pointless question: "What are the most expensive chess books out there?" Speaking only of my own ...

Case Studies in Chess Variants

Case Studies in Chess Variants

JarlCarlander
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8 days ago

Since my previous posts on variants, why they work, and why they don't, I've been hearing from some inventors and designers of variants. A variant has been implemented based on my an idea of mine. Here I develop and sometimes revise the ideas in o...

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