The Knight's Gambit

The Knight's Gambit

introuble2
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18 hrs ago

No! It's not a new opening line. It rather appears in the middlegame. Nor something on Faulkner's famous novel. By the term Knight's Gambit I'm trying to name the situation where a Knight is moved and placed on an en prise by a pawn square, withou...

Webinar 21. Bishop Pair in the Middlegame

Webinar 21. Bishop Pair in the Middlegame

FM Gertsog
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19 hrs ago

Dear Chess Friends! It’s time to continue our webinars. I’m sure you’ve heard about Bishop Pair. And, of course, you know that a bishop pair usually provides you with some advantage and sometimes can even give you more advantag...

Kings of the Chessboard

Kings of the Chessboard

ForwardChess
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21 hrs ago

Our BOOK OF THE WEEK is Kings of the Chessboard by Paul van der Sterren.  This book is about the greatest chess players who ever lived, who dominated their era and were looked upon as World Champions even at a time when this term, this...

Attacking Chess!!  Queen in the Castle

Attacking Chess!! Queen in the Castle

MidnasLament
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1 day ago

Fox in the hen house!  oh wait... I meant queen in the castle.    hehe Hi there.  This is Stacia and I hope your attacking spirit is ready for some more action because we are going to continue looking at attacking ideas this ...

3 "Mental Mistakes" costing you chess games!

3 "Mental Mistakes" costing you chess games!

NM BlakeyBChess
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2 days ago

Most chess players spend their time practicing their calculation, playing chess games, and studying the nuts and bolts of the game. This is all well and good - but today, I want to talk about 3 MENTAL mistakes that are costing you points! Ment...

In Praise of Finishing Third

In Praise of Finishing Third

CaliforniaUnicorns
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2 days ago

by Dana Mackenzie, staff writer Because I was in the midst of playing in the U.S. Amateur Team West tournament on Monday, I wasn’t able to write my usual timely coverage of the PRO Chess League. For any California Unicorn fans out there wh...

2020 Cairns Cup #2 | A Visual Blog Post

2020 Cairns Cup #2 | A Visual Blog Post

desinformation
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3 days ago

Hello everyone! I am back with the second and final part of my visual blog post series from 2020 Cairns Cup, one of the highest rated all-female tournaments in chess history! The field included reigning world champions of classical (Wenjun), rapid...

Some More Max Euwe.

Some More Max Euwe.

simaginfan
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3 days ago

Well, my last blitz look at the great Max Euwe seems to have been enjoyed by many. So, without going into my whole life story I decided to post a few more games and pictures while I am at a loose end which will hopefully be enjoyed by those who ar...

Chaos In Space City

Chaos In Space City

EOGuel
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4 days ago

Hi guys. Welcome back to my blog! I made a commitment last month to post my tournament games on my blog again. Even though the one post I made was on a tournament game, I'm committed to showing all of my tournament games, the good, ...

An Important Theoretical Endgame (+ Video)

An Important Theoretical Endgame (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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4 days ago

Hi people of the 64 squares kingdom. Rooks endgames are the most likely to happen in chess, probably because very frequently those are the last pieces we develop. Today we are studying an important endgame in Rook and Pawn vs Rook theory. This is ...

Selected Chess Puzzles With Tactics And Strategy

Selected Chess Puzzles With Tactics And Strategy

NM Blitzstream
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4 days ago

Hello everyone, I have prepared a new selection of varied exercises to help you progress in chess! In order to make this training efficient, it is absolutely necessary to calculate a maximum of variations and to be sure that the proposed move is...

Knight vs Pawn Endgame

Knight vs Pawn Endgame

IM MatBobula
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4 days ago

One of the basic endgames that every player should know is a minor piece against pawn and the King. When it comes to the Bishop, usually it is very easy. Bishop has to attack any square in front of the pawn and there is no way that pawn will promo...

Opening MYTH: "I can't memorize long lines!"

Opening MYTH: "I can't memorize long lines!"

NM BlakeyBChess
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6 days ago

One myth that stops many players from developing a Master-Level Opening Repertoire is a lack of self-belief. They reason that only "genius" Grandmasters with photographic memories can memorize long opening lines, and never put in the effort to d...

Domination III

Domination III

FM theturtlemoves
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6 days ago

My previous posts (Part I, Part II ) on this theme are both approaching 1000 views so it is definitely time for another instalment!   Read the previous two blogs if you want to know why I think endgame studies are so good ...

Titled Tuesday: Sharp Openings

Titled Tuesday: Sharp Openings

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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7 days ago

As it already was in January, two Titled Tuesday blitz tournaments were organised on February, 4.Results can be found here: https://www.chess.com/article/view/titled-tuesday-what-you-need-to-know Mediocre performances for me, in both events - an...

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