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The Latvian Team Of The 1930's. A Chess Goody Bag

The Latvian Team Of The 1930's. A Chess Goody Bag

simaginfan
| 22 hrs ago

Afternoon everyone. Back with more from The Encyclopedia Of Latvian Chess Players. A big bag of goodies to browse through and take your pick from. In the 1930s Latvia was one of the better teams in the Chess Olympiads - you can look it all up on...

Raise Your Rating by Cutting Your Losses

Raise Your Rating by Cutting Your Losses

GM Avetik_ChessMood
| 2 days ago

In the previous article, we talked about biological rhythms, about the importance of listening to our bodies and not playing chess when our body doesn’t want to.  That was one of the main reasons why sometimes our results are very bad...

Let's Do This, Canadians!

Let's Do This, Canadians!

MomOnaBreak
| 2 days ago

Dear Canadians, What an exciting time for all of us! How many of you would love to see our favourite game of chess supported by the Canadian Government? We can now make this happen … with a bit of YOUR help! When it comes to chess, for ...

How to Play for a Win

How to Play for a Win

FM Gertsog
| 2 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! Imagine a situation when you do your best during the chess game, but the position is still equal and you don’t know what you can do to play for a win. Is this situation familiar to you? For me too!Once in 2019 I was pla...

"The Morals of Chess"--Benjamin Franklin

"The Morals of Chess"--Benjamin Franklin

DonMcKim
| 3 days ago

Benjamin Franklin was a premier figure in the early history of the United States. In addition to all else, Franklin was an avid chess player. He wrote a famous essay: 'The Morals of Chess' (1786) which has become a 'classic.' Franklin looked beyon...

Open post

Open post

JackieTheWriter
| 3 days ago

There isn’t much more time left. Ageing from a personal view, sure, time’s there but it still holds it’s distance comfortably. Ages on the other hand has started to inflict itself into intimate grounds, that personal sphere, t...

Neo-Catalan part 1 Released on Chessable!

Neo-Catalan part 1 Released on Chessable!

GM Shankland
| 3 days ago

Dear all, I'm pleased to announce that a couple days ago, part 1 of my new Neo-Catalan Repertoire was released on Chessable! I'm really happy with the final product. The premise of the Neo-Catalan is to open with 1.c4 and 2.g3, aiming to quick...

A Century of Chess: Capablanca's Tour 1913-14

A Century of Chess: Capablanca's Tour 1913-14

kahns
| 4 days ago

In 1913, Capablanca, with his new post in the Cuban Foreign Office, was dispatched to Europe as an emissary-at-large. His titular post was as consul in St Petersburg, but, really, his task was to be a professional chess player, playing as widely a...

How to Beat Magnus Carlsen

How to Beat Magnus Carlsen

FM Cats4Sale
| 5 days ago

It was just last night when I actually had a dream that I defeated the world champion Magnus Carlsen (which was a step up from when I merely drew because he played some timid Queen move instead of the infiltrating Rook one, but that's for another ...

The Greatest Chess Accomplishments

The Greatest Chess Accomplishments

anikolay
| 5 days ago

All of us have set goals before. Whether it's in chess, or simply in life, having aims to achieve is a much more fun and effective way to improve. On the long treacherous journey of achieving your desires, especially in chess, you'll find that you...

Master Study: Fischer vs. Najdorf

Master Study: Fischer vs. Najdorf

Pheonix_Free
| 7 days ago

Master Study Fischer vs. Najdorf The year is 1970, and the Olympiad is being held in Western Germany in the city of Siegen. It was here that rising star Bobby Fischer would face against one of the strongest grandmasters of the time, Miguel Naj...

The Truth About the GOAT Debate

The Truth About the GOAT Debate

Rodgy
| 7 days ago

The discussion surrounding the "greatest of all time" (GOAT) in chess has been ongoing for many years, with various players being considered for the title. Some commonly mentioned contenders include Garry Kasparov, Bobby Fischer, and Magnus Carlse...

How to Improve Your Tactical Vision

How to Improve Your Tactical Vision

GM Avetik_ChessMood
| 9 days ago

Recently, one of our ChessMood group members Jonathan delightfully surprised me! He posted in our group a question about improving tactical accuracy and before I could reply, he answered himself, "Maybe right mood to find the right moves is a good...

The Problem With Chess & Chess.com

The Problem With Chess & Chess.com

FM Cats4Sale
| 10 days ago

Amidst all the hype around the multi-million player website, it may be surprising when I say that I think that Chess.com is actually going backwards. What I mean is this: in its heyday (say, 2014-15, around the time when chess streaming really sta...

Winner's POV Chapter 17: Altona 1872

Winner's POV Chapter 17: Altona 1872

Steakanator
| 10 days ago

In Winner's POV, we take a look at tournaments from the 19th century and see the games that allowed the top player to prevail. Some tournaments will be known and famous, others will be more obscure - in a time period where competition is scarce, I...

How to win against Hikaru Nakamura?

How to win against Hikaru Nakamura?

IM AttilaTurzo
| 11 days ago

Winning against Hikaru Nakamura, or any other top-level chess player, is a difficult task that requires a high level of skill and preparation. Here are a few general tips that may help you to improve your chances: Study his games: Analyze Hik...

Great Chess Quotes

Great Chess Quotes

DonMcKim
| 11 days ago

Time and again, we turn to Chess Quotes. Just consider what the quotes bring to us. There are comments about the game of chess--some serious and full of wisdom; others...not so much! Some are humorous. They point out aspects or foibles or streng...

My top secret

My top secret

GM Avetik_ChessMood
| 11 days ago

I was afraid to talk about this. I’m still afraid. Many will not understand.Many will laugh.  But I don’t care. I drank lion’s milk today.  This is my biggest secret for productivity, high focus, and achievem...

Author Spotlight: IM Herman Grooten

Author Spotlight: IM Herman Grooten

ForwardChess
| 11 days ago

My career as an author did not come completely out of the blue. I have always loved writing, but there was another important argument that I gained from the practice of teaching chess. After I started providing courses for club chess players an...

ChessKid Coach Spotlight: FM Carlos Mena

ChessKid Coach Spotlight: FM Carlos Mena

ChessKid
| 12 days ago

ChessKid Coaching teams up with the best chess coaches and connects them with players looking to advance their chess skills. All coaches offering lessons on ChessKid undergo an extensive background check, ensuring ChessKid recruits not only great ...

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