Openings MYTH #1: "The Early Deviation"

Openings MYTH #1: "The Early Deviation"

NM BlakeyBChess
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1 hr ago

Most chess players have several misconceptions about opening preparation. It's not too hard to understand why. When we hear about Grandmasters with photographic memories playing 30 moves from memory, "opening theory" can feel out of reach for mo...

Rothwell

Rothwell

batgirl
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17 hrs ago

In March 1979 Chess Life and Review did a lovely presentation of the chess art of E. B. Rothwell.  The magazine was all B&W, so the images published there lacked color. The name Rothwell didn't ring a bell but upon looking it up I did f...

4 Typical Mistakes Beginners Make in Chess

4 Typical Mistakes Beginners Make in Chess

FM Gertsog
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1 day ago

Dear Chess Friends, Nowadays chess becomes more popular among adults. Let’s say if, for example, 20 years ago chess coaches had to teach kids only, now we teach anyone who wants to learn chess. As for me, I have approximately equal number ...

Author Files - Opening Repertoire: The Caro-Kann

Author Files - Opening Repertoire: The Caro-Kann

ForwardChess
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1 day ago

Once again, our new video series Author Files provides an inside look into the book straight from the source, the book's author. Whether it is explaining some of the material already included in the book, or providing a little extra insight, this ...

Weak Squares and Outposts Part 3 - Judit Polgar

Weak Squares and Outposts Part 3 - Judit Polgar

KingsBishop
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1 day ago

To move a pawn is to create a weakness, or a "hole" in the position. Because the pawn cannot move backwards, the weaknesses left in its wake are irreversible. That is why we should be cautious about our pawn advances. Of course, pawns must move...

The Catalan Opening Tournament

The Catalan Opening Tournament

IM MatBobula
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2 days ago

I created a Daily Chess Tournament for all those who want to practice the Catalan Opening.Every game starts from the position after 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3I will analyze the most interesting games on my Twitch streamYou can join it...

Chess Master Class  by FIDE Master Victor Neustroev

Chess Master Class by FIDE Master Victor Neustroev

FM Gertsog
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2 days ago

Dear Chess Friends!Some of you might not have played chess for many years. However, many of those who play regularly find themselves stuck on a certain level and can’t get better. Why? Because they just don’t know what to do ...

Anti-Sicilians

Anti-Sicilians

GM alexcolovic
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2 days ago

A few days ago my Chessable course on the Anti-Sicilians was published. After working on the Najdorf it was only natural to round up the whole repertoire for Black against 1 e4 with the coverage of "everything else." Now that job is done....

Chess Psychology

Chess Psychology

NM 2Bf41-0
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2 days ago

This is a drastic digression from the central theme of my previous blogs but I think the content I'm sharing will be entertaining and useful for a large audience. I was being torn to shreds by a 1200 rated player. I do not intend to deride players...

Fischer, Spassky, Thorarinsson and Gigoric.

Fischer, Spassky, Thorarinsson and Gigoric.

batgirl
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2 days ago

GM Svetozar Gligorić interviewed GM Robert Fischer and GM Boris Spassky after their 1972 world Championship bout.  Those two interviews, along with one of Gudmundur Thorarinsson by Johann Jonsson were reproduced in Chess Life and Review in Ja...

The Greatest Chess Game You've Never Seen?

The Greatest Chess Game You've Never Seen?

NM SamCopeland
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3 days ago

Today's game is the most brilliant chess game I'd never seen until just recently. As a massive Alexei Shirov fan (His "Fire on Board" is one of my FAVORITE books.), I couldn't believe I'd missed this rapid game against Boris Gelfand which features...

Odessa Christmas Blitz: The Veteran Wins

Odessa Christmas Blitz: The Veteran Wins

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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3 days ago

Somehow, despite being ranked only 7th (by blitz rating), I managed to win the Odessa Christmas Blitz tournament, which took place on 12 January 2020: GM Golubev - 8 out of 9; GM E.Mirzoev and IM Molchanov - 7; FM Yurovskykh, GM Legky (FRA), ...

Say No to Chess Principles!

Say No to Chess Principles!

ForwardChess
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4 days ago

“It is the aim of the modern school not to treat every position according to one general law, but according to the principle inherent in the position.” – Richard Réti, in Modern Ideas in Chess, 1923. Richard R&eac...

The Power of Opening Preparation

The Power of Opening Preparation

NM BlakeyBChess
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4 days ago

In a recent blog post, I shared a training with all of you about learning all of the "Branches of the Tree" for a particular opening. The general theme of the article was that most players think about opening preparation completely wrong, and that...

Best Chess Of 2019: Top 5 Game Reviews

Best Chess Of 2019: Top 5 Game Reviews

IM DanielRensch
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4 days ago

Hey all! This blog will have the "behind the scenes" analysis of each game from my Top 5 Chess Games of 2019 video series. Premium members, check out the videos! Enjoy the breakdowns of each game and leave a comment if you learned something.&nbs...

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