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A Century of Chess: New York 1927

A Century of Chess: New York 1927

kahns
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1927 was a very good year — the height of the Roaring Twenties. And it was an especially good year in New York — the year when the Babe Ruth Yankees won 110 games and swept the World Series. It was good times, fast living, and if an in...

Strategy test - answers

Strategy test - answers

IM Witaliss
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Strategy - the magical side of chess 10 tasks to test your strategic skills Evaluate the position. Find the best continuation. Problem 1 White to move White wins by playing 1.Bd5, forcing the weakening of the opponent...

Tal and Rubinstein Deliver Again!

Tal and Rubinstein Deliver Again!

kamalakanta
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Hi, chess lovers.... Just found, by chance, another pattern in common between Rubinstein and Tal. It is uncanny how similar the particular maneuver is! The first game is from St. Petersburg, 1909, a tournament organized to honor the great Mi...

How to use your horsey (knight) effectively.

How to use your horsey (knight) effectively.

Wintanna
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Knights are the most amazing pieces on the chess board. Because of its ability to jump over other pieces and move in an L-Shaped pattern. Today, I’m going to show you 5 ways to use your knight effectively so lets jump right in! 1. Learn ...

Interview of GM Stefan Kindermann by Karel van Delft

Interview of GM Stefan Kindermann by Karel van Delft

Chessable
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The following is a post by Karel van Delft. It is an interview on "Social chess is a fascinating paradox" with GM Stefan Kindermann. Kindermann is an Austrian chess Grandmaster who has represented Germany and Austria in various olympiads. In this ...

Central Pawn Strategy No One Talks About!

Central Pawn Strategy No One Talks About!

IM IM_Chessbrain
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INTRODUCTION Hey chess friends! IM Chessbrain here, an International Master dedicated to helping you elevate your chess game. Today, we’re diving into the Central Pawn Strategy. By mastering these 5 rules, you'll become more confident abou...

Tal and Rubinstein, Partners in Crime!

Tal and Rubinstein, Partners in Crime!

kamalakanta
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When you study the games of the Great Masters of the past, it becomes easier to understand what players are doing in the present. Two contradictory things are happening at the same time: The younger generation, deluded by the "intelligence" or "...

Strategy test

Strategy test

IM Witaliss
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Strategy - the magical side of chess 10 tasks to test your strategic skills Evaluate the position. Find the best continuation. Problem 1 White to move Problem 2 White to move Problem 3 Black to move Problem 4 White to...

Tactics: simple and other

Tactics: simple and other

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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Yes, I have a habit of looking back at most of my blitz games after playing them. The main focus is on openings, but not exclusively. So, below is a selection of tactical positions from my games over the last two years. The positions vary consid...

Uncovering the Effectiveness of Chess!

Uncovering the Effectiveness of Chess!

Rinckens
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Did you know that playing chess can also have a positive impact on cognitive function, mood, and overall quality of life? In recent years, there has been growing interest in the potential benefits of chess as a training program for improving the...

French: Tarrasch, Morozevich Variation

French: Tarrasch, Morozevich Variation

FM mizant
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Here is a video presentation on the Morozevich Variation of the Tarrasch French (1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Be7). The goal is to explain why one might play this line as Black and what the unusual move 3...Be7 means. The video covers the most popular...

Do you exchange pieces aimlessly???

Do you exchange pieces aimlessly???

WFM fla2021
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Hi! In this week’s post, I will talk to you about exchanging pieces. We often exchange pieces in a game because we don't know what else to do, but this is wrong! We need to stop doing this immediately! Why is it wrong to exchange pieces ...

ChessSharkz on The Chess Lounge Podcast

ChessSharkz on The Chess Lounge Podcast

CMCoachQ
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If you have not listened to the Chess Lounge podcast, well you are in for a treat. My co-host Elaynah, the elegant New York based streamer and myself, interviewed GM Kayden Troff and reality TV star of  the show Sister Wives, Tony Padron. Tog...

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