Vladimir Simagin- A Dragon Warrior!

Vladimir Simagin- A Dragon Warrior!

kamalakanta
|
1 day ago

This game by Simagin was played when Simagin (1919-1968) was only 20 years old! He played the Dragon Variation often, and well. He was Smsylov's main trainer when Smyslov won the WC title from Botvinnik in 1957! In this game, Simagin int...

With Anand, Black is Definitely OK!

With Anand, Black is Definitely OK!

kamalakanta
|
3 days ago

The following game between Karjakin and Anand is a Master Class! Few players can understand and play the Queen's Gambit Declined or the Slav/ Semi-Slav with Black as Anand. Take a look! At the same tournament, Anand won from the Bla...

Reminiscence: My Chess Adventures, a Prelude

Reminiscence: My Chess Adventures, a Prelude

FM Cats4Sale
|
3 days ago

It irks every chessplayer to know the greatest games of this player or the tournament victories of that player, but in my opinion what's most beneficial for both chessplayer-writer and chessplayer-reader is the story of the chessplayer & his o...

My Tricky Blitz Openings

My Tricky Blitz Openings

NM CoachJKane
|
4 days ago

Hi Chess Friends, Watching the Grand Chess Tour final rounds today, I started thinking about the openings that I've had some success with in blitz. As a relatively new father, these quick games are mostly what I have time for these days, so t...

My good games at this week #20

My good games at this week #20

UAArtur
|
5 days ago

Hi, all! Today there will be a special blog.  This is the twentieth blog in my biggest series. It's looks like an anniversary. Twenty weeks ago I started this blog and decided that I will show you my chess game. I did not sure that...

Top 5 my amazing moves

Top 5 my amazing moves

UAArtur
|
7 days ago

The konnytiva, my friends!In this topic, I collected my the most original ideas behind the chessboard. Yes, may be these were not always the strongest moves, but they impressed me. And today I will show them to you.   ...

QGD Video Course

QGD Video Course

GM alexcolovic
|
7 days ago

I am very happy to announce that my video course for the book Queen's Gambit Declined: A Grandmaster Explains is out! I wrote this book for the Chessable platform and with their video-sync technology it allowed me to expand on the already explai...

Breakfast: Tactics Time With Tigran!

Breakfast: Tactics Time With Tigran!

EOGuel
|
8 days ago

What's up, guys and gals? If you're in the United States (like I am), here is a little tactical puzzle to start your day. White (the great Tigran Petrosian) to play, and find a move that grabs decisive material. A couple of simple ta...

Why are there so few knockout tournaments?

Why are there so few knockout tournaments?

GM gmjlh
|
9 days ago

Once again draws are in the news, but Karjakin’s comments to Norwegian paper Aftenposten have largely gone under the radar. He addressed format, rather than point-scoring, anti-draw rules or player’s motivation: “If we were playi...

A Very Busy Period

A Very Busy Period

GM alexcolovic
|
9 days ago

It's been quite a while since I posted, but there were several good reasons for that. The details are to be found here, while a short description would be: recording more than 8h of video, playing a Congress, flying around Europe, playing an ope...

My chess universe: chess apps and programs

My chess universe: chess apps and programs

NM HanSchut
|
9 days ago

There is nowadays a large selection of chess apps and programs available. In this article I will share with you which programs I use and I hope to hear from you which apps and programs your favorites are and why. Of course, it depends on your hard...

Member Game Analysis: Excessive Trading

Member Game Analysis: Excessive Trading

EOGuel
|
10 days ago

Hello everyone! I would like to thank @unc07 for submission of this game.  Unc07 played a great game. He came back after losing a pawn, and with rigid endgame technique, was able to squeeze out a win. I did find some improvement...

Anatoly Karpov Comes Down Hard on Ilyumzhinov

Anatoly Karpov Comes Down Hard on Ilyumzhinov

Spektrowski
|
11 days ago

Anatoly Karpov, the 12th chess world champion, recently spoke to Vasily Papin during the Poykovsky tournament. He was uncharacteristically harsh towards Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. The RCF has supported Ilyumzhinov's candidacy for the FIDE President ...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 7. Emanuel Lasker.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 7. Emanuel Lasker.

simaginfan
|
11 days ago

Back again! As those of you who have read my favorite books post will know, Lasker's chess games have been a constant companion for many, many years. If there is anyone alive who has spent more hours than I have studying his games, the...

Mounting Mastery #22: Tournament Mode

Mounting Mastery #22: Tournament Mode

EOGuel
|
12 days ago

What's up, guys and gals? Last week, I covered my study plan moving forward, and what I wanted to achieve. As I have stated many times, it is more important for me to make obvious progress than achieve my plans to perfection, so I'm ...

My good games at this week #19

My good games at this week #19

UAArtur
|
12 days ago

Good evening! Its UAArtur! And I am new Top-blogger on this site! Let me introduce you my funny, fantastic and interesting games at this week.  We look at some funny accidents for a start! In this hole the player from Russia...

Learn From The Masters: Morphy's Opera House Game

Learn From The Masters: Morphy's Opera House Game

EOGuel
|
13 days ago

Hello, everyone! I'm sure many of you heard of this famous game played by Paul Morphy against two opponents at an Opera House. If you've seen it a thousand times (like I have), you may be rolling your eyes, like "Come on, Daniel! Can...

Get Listed