My Favorite Player- Alireza Firouzja

My Favorite Player- Alireza Firouzja

kamalakanta
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14 hrs ago

Along with Nihal Sarin, Alireza Firouzja truly impresses me. He has incredible poise; you can never detect nervousness in him. His concentration level is exquisite, whether he is playing blitz, rapid or Classical. I present you here with three g...

Chess Losers: "Richard The Fifth"

Chess Losers: "Richard The Fifth"

ThePawnSlayer
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18 hrs ago

About a year ago, Netflix released a mini-documentary series called Losers. The documentary series followed the lives of the athletes who, for whatever reason, ended up on the wrong side of a result: A trailer for Losers - incidentally the footb...

Top 7 Chess Opening Traps

Top 7 Chess Opening Traps

FM Gertsog
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19 hrs ago

Dear Chess Friends! You know it’s a real pleasure to win a chess game using an opening trap. However, to create a trap at any cost shouldn’t be your priority and, of course, you should distinguish bad traps and good traps. And apply ...

My First Video Course!

My First Video Course!

GM Illingworth
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22 hrs ago

How can you play better in the opening, putting pressure on the opponent without spending so many hours learning lots of opening theory? Imagine that you spend a month studying an opening book in full...only to find that people keep avoiding the...

David Bronstein. "Grandmaster, what is chess?"

David Bronstein. "Grandmaster, what is chess?"

Spektrowski
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1 day ago

Interview from the Sahs magazine, September 1969. Unsigned. How do you conduct an interview? In 99 cases out of 100, it's very simple: a grandmaster comes into the office of a chess magazine, you ask him a series of prepared questions. The ...

It's Been One Month...

It's Been One Month...

GM Illingworth
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1 day ago

It's been one month since I started The Chess Improvement Group, and I've shared a lot of content there in that time!In fact, in this post, I'm going to list some of the content for you, so you can see for yourself what you get. And my group membe...

How Fabiano Caruana wins Drawish Positions!

How Fabiano Caruana wins Drawish Positions!

JapaneseTutor
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1 day ago

Video Link: https://youtu.be/G2xZOhW2fCM Hi all, Today we are in for a treat! This is one of the lessons that I had on my channel and I wanted to share it with everyone here in the Chesscom Blogs! Caruana takes a seemingly drawn posit...

Chess Strategies for surviving the lockdown

Chess Strategies for surviving the lockdown

ForwardChess
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2 days ago

With many of our team members in self-quarantine mode, we can't think of a better topic to write about than our current situation and how, as chess players, we can take inspiration from our favorite game to beat this stalemate situation! I'm sure ...

Hunting Puzzles in Tactics Trainer (+ Video)

Hunting Puzzles in Tactics Trainer (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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3 days ago

Hello my chess friends. Today I’m solving puzzles in Chess.com. When I see the position, I try to say everything I’m thinking about, just to let you know the thought process I go through until I find the final solution. All the Puzzles...

New In Chess novelty of the year 2019

New In Chess novelty of the year 2019

NM HanSchut
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3 days ago

What do you do when you are a 2600 player and are playing Black against a 16-year-old, 2700-rated rising star, who is an expert in the King's Indian Defence? You beat him with Black using the King's Indian Defence and by finding the novelty of the...

Four Simple Endgame Studies

Four Simple Endgame Studies

GM Illingworth
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4 days ago

For today's post, I will share four nice endgame studies from old times! This time I won't give away the theme so that you have to work harder to solve them  Enjoy!  That one was not too hard, if you have good combinative vision.&n...

What Is The Longest Possible Game Of Chess?

What Is The Longest Possible Game Of Chess?

BradenLaughlin
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4 days ago

     The longest chess game ever played in an official tournament as of writing this post was Nikolić vs Arsović played in Belgrade in the year 1989, This game lasted 269 moves and took 20 hours to complete! The game ended up being ...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 24. Geza Maroczy.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 24. Geza Maroczy.

simaginfan
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5 days ago

Morning Guys. Three days into lockdown and I am bored already!! So, looking at the 'Articles' folder on my computer came up with a game I had started on for this series. Knowing that there are a couple of endgame lovers out there who read my stu...

Forced Mate in 12???

Forced Mate in 12???

GM Illingworth
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5 days ago

Is it really true that White can force mate in 12 moves from the initial position? There was a secret method that Alekhine learned from a Russian peasant in 1914. He was in St Petersburg for the 1914 tournament and while he was at his studies ...

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