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Previewing The 2022 U.S. Championship

Previewing The 2022 U.S. Championship

Rodgy
| 3 hrs ago

The Unites States Chess Championship is an annual chess tournament that features 14 of the best chess players across the 50 states. In this 13 round robin, the players will be competing for $250,000 and the 2022 U.S Champion title. This year's com...

My Game With Hans Niemann

My Game With Hans Niemann

NM SamCopeland
| 5 hrs ago

My one classical game with Hans Niemann was from the 2017 World Open. There we met in the 8th round, the penultimate round. He was rated a bit shy of 2300 FIDE, having reached the FIDE Master title about a year previously and having slid back a bi...

Hans Niemann Report

Hans Niemann Report

CHESScom
| 9 hrs ago

We appreciate your patience over the last several weeks as we have been working on a comprehensive report on Hans Niemann and the events following Magnus’ resignation in the 2022 Sinquefield Cup. We know many of you have been eager to hear f...

A Wild Game in Sicilian Najdorf

A Wild Game in Sicilian Najdorf

Spektrowski
| 21 hrs ago

Hi all, I'm all right in case you've been wondering, still working on chess and non-chess books. Wanted to share a wild game I played at another site. Got three minor pieces for the opponent's queen, but then, as it usually happens with me, blund...

A Lazy Saturday

A Lazy Saturday

Marziotta
| 1 day ago

#1000ELO #bloglovers #blogchamps #chess-for-me #the-art-of-war #mattoscacco #blitzstream #fianchetto #winning-feeling #checkmate-or-die #suggestions #diary #my-progress  Hi! I spent Saturday at home, checking blogs and stuff, and I alread...

Foolish Brilliance

Foolish Brilliance

Pheonix_Free
| 2 days ago

Foolish Brilliance I've been playing some more rapid games recently to try and get back some rating. In the process, I've had some wacky games that I'm going to share with you guys. Game 1 In the first game, I was playing with the white piec...

How Chess Is Rising In Prominence In Advertising

How Chess Is Rising In Prominence In Advertising

raync910
| 2 days ago

Why is Nick Saban, the well-known American college football coach, playing chess with a duck (yes, it’s a duck, not a goose) in a TV commercial? Does the coach even know how to play chess (much less the duck)? More seriously, why are TV comm...

Interested in Private Lessons?

Interested in Private Lessons?

NM LogoCzar
| 3 days ago

Relaxing in Kansas with Timur before helping with chess camp in Oklahoma! Hi! I have some openings available for new students. Feel free to message me about you and your chess goals, and we'll go from there. The first lesson is on the house -...

First Club Tournament and My Usual Diary

First Club Tournament and My Usual Diary

Marziotta
| 3 days ago

#1000ELO #club #chessfactor #online-courses #trapped-pieces #philidor #queens-gambit #diary #my-progress #solo-chess #ambassador #topbloggers Hi all! What happened in the last days? CLUB TOURNAMENTI have been to a club last Wednesday, probab...

Why Chess Isn't the Same Anymore

Why Chess Isn't the Same Anymore

FM Cats4Sale
| 3 days ago

In my previous post, where I wrote about how chess is a lost art, I presented a blitz chess game that I played in order to illustrate how exactly it was artful and that it was the exception to the rule so to speak in that most other matches nowada...

Successful performance in Stein's memorial

Successful performance in Stein's memorial

IM rainspistols
| 3 days ago

Last week the "Stein's memorial" was over (rapid, 10 min + 5 sec). The line-up was really decent - many national CMs as well as NMs + 1 FM + 1 IM + 1GM (average rating of top 10 players - 2328). This tournament was extremely interesting for...

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