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Path To Chess Prosperity #17: Dueling The Dutch's Thumbnail

Path To Chess Prosperity #17: Dueling The Dutch

EOGuel 1 day ago

Wow... it's already Friday?!?! Hey guys! Well, the first thing I want to say is that (from what I hear), after starting this petition, top bloggers will be getting more recognition on the front page. I first wanted to say "thank yo...

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Opening Tendencies

GM alexcolovic 3 days ago

Some thoughts on the openings and the direction things are going. And also a (not so) surprising discovery that Fischer was decades ahead of its time! I write these types of essays (if we can call them that) in my newsletter, so if you lik...

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Personalized Chess Game Annotation

GeniusKJ 3 days ago

One of the best ways to improve at chess is by getting personalized feedback on games you've played. You can now get your games personally analyzed and annotated by Chess University's talented coaches for a bargain. One game annotation costs $19 a...

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Amateur Chronicles : Opening Overdose

Hello Friends!     Who am I? Looks like you've met me somewhere a few months ago... Oh wait! Of course, it's MiddlegamerUmesh. So where was I hiding all these days? What's happening? Well, first of all, the Pro Chess League, which has ...

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Open Letter Response To User Radovic's Letter To Me

GM GMYAZ 3 days ago

Dear Momir Radovic, Dear Fellow chess.com member, greetings and salutations from Hilversum, Holland!  Thank you for your cordial, generous, open letter.  I enjoyed reading it and welcome the opportunity to reply.  I’ll use...

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Path To Chess Prosperity #16: Crossing 2100 Tactics

EOGuel 8 days ago

OK... I know... probably not the biggest accomplishment in the world. But I had a good quality week study-wise, especially in tactics! Last week, when I didn't really have a plan, I was moving back and forth, crunching a bunch of tactics, ...

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Australia Kangaroos Hop Past Dallas Destiny

PROChessLeague 10 days ago

In a very tight match, the Australia Kangaroos pull out a win over the Dallas Destiny by a score of 9-7. Despite this loss, Dallas stays in third place just a half point above Australia in the Pacific Division. GM Anton Smirnov and IM Timur Kuyb...

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San Diego Surfers Trap The Las Vegas Desert Rats

PROChessLeague 10 days ago

The San Diego Surfers crushed the Las Vegas Desert Rats by a score of 10.5 - 5.5. Las Vegas found itself trailing from the very first round and never could find it's footing. This win keeps San Diego in second place in the Pacific Division. The ...

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Rio Grande Ospreys Soar Above Seattle Sluggers

PROChessLeague 10 days ago

The Rio Grande Ospreys dismantled the Seattle Sluggers by winning 11.0 - 5.5. Seattle faced an uphill battle by starting with a -0.5 score after needing to replace their board four after the submission deadline. Rio Grande is definitely relieved f...

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Webster Windmills Whip Minnesota Blizzard

PROChessLeague 10 days ago

The Webster Windmills were able to defeat the Minnesota Blizzard by a 8.5-7.5 in this highly anticipated matchup. This clash of the top two teams in the Atlantic division didn’t disappoint, and the undefeated Webster Windmills retain the top...

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Miami Champions Beat Buenos Aires Krakens

PROChessLeague 10 days ago

The Miami Champions defeated the Buenos Aires Krakens by the score of 9-7. Both of these teams were at the bottom of the Atlantic division standings heading into this match, but this victory moves Miami to 2-4 on the season. The Miami Champions ar...

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Cannes Blockbusters Take Down Reykjavik Puffins

PROChessLeague 10 days ago

The Cannes Blockbusters took down the Reykjavik Puffins today with a final match score 9.5-6. The two teams came into today's match tied in the Central Division, each on the cusp of qualifying for the playoffs in March. It was an exciting cla...

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Mumbai Movers Storm Past Volga Stormbringers

PROChessLeague 10 days ago

Led by GM Viswanathan Anand, the Mumbai Movers took down the Volga Stormbringers 9-7. This was an interesting match that paired the 48-year-old World Rapid Champion against Volga's 13-year-old phenom GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov in...

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Armenia Eagles Fly High, Defeat Norway Gnomes

PROChessLeague 10 days ago

The Armenia Eagles snatched fourth place in the Pro Chess League Eastern Division with an exciting 8.5-7.5 victory over the Norway Gnomes. Playing without GM Magnus Carlsen (currently relaxing after having won the Fischer Random Chess Championship...

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First Win Against a Candidate Master

chessnerdbird 11 days ago

This was the game I played tonight at the Charlotte Chess Center.  It was round 2 of their Tuesday Night Action tournament and this was my first game of the new tournament. Time control was G/75 with a 15 second increment after each move.&n...

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London & Bf4 Against the Pirc

IndreRe 12 days ago

When you put together a London system repertoire you have to choose what to do against the KID/Grünfeld, g6-setups. One way is to play it in typical London fashion with Bf4, Nf3, e3/c3, h3, and focus on the queenside. This is recommended in...

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