Webinar 45. The Technique of Playing Rook Endgames

Webinar 45. The Technique of Playing Rook Endgames

FM Gertsog
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1 day ago

Dear Chess Friends! People always ask me about how to play the endgame: what plan to apply, what to attack and how to not lose the endgame. When we talk about middlegames, first thing that comes to our mind is a kingside attack, second –...

TAKE THE CHALLENGE, PART XIII

TAKE THE CHALLENGE, PART XIII

GM GMValeduser
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1 day ago

Dear friends, we continue with moremovers. I repeat, don't be upset if you cannot solve them. Even strong GMs used to sit for hours on these puzzles. So just relax and get pleasure, good luck! ...

The Hedgehog is Solid Right? Go g4!! (Video)

The Hedgehog is Solid Right? Go g4!! (Video)

CM Chessdemon2019
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1 day ago

Hello hedgehog lovers (those animals are cute )! I've decided not to do my Titled Tuesday coverages anymore due to their lack of interest (they are always on the bottom half of my view count). I might do videos, but my opening videos attract a L...

What Playing Chess Distracted Can Do To You!

What Playing Chess Distracted Can Do To You!

DanielGuel
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1 day ago

Hi chess players and readers!  Now let me tell you something before we get into the meat and potatoes of this chess content. I am not one to make excuses for losing chess games. If there was drama on the board next to me, I needed to focus an...

Stream Schedule Week of 8/10

Stream Schedule Week of 8/10

IM dpruess
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1 day ago

Here is chessdojo's schedule for this week! We already had a very exciting first on-air clash of the three senseis in a double-round robin blitz tournament-- here if you missed it yesterday. Among other exciting upcoming events, there is a rar...

8 Tips to avoid Blunders (+ Video)

8 Tips to avoid Blunders (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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2 days ago

Hi… Do you blunder too much? Do you lose completely won games because you made only one big mistake and lost everything in a second? Do you see the games you played and ask yourself “how could I play such a bad move”? In this po...

Master Analysis of Your Games (3rd edition)

Master Analysis of Your Games (3rd edition)

FM RitvarsReimanis
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2 days ago

Hello Everyone, Hope you all are staying safe and healthy as the world seems to be in a mad state at the moment. That being said, chess is really seeing an uptick of attention, which is a really nice side-effect to everything else. For me Augu...

Summer Tournament Week 4

Summer Tournament Week 4

FM Gertsog
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3 days ago

My Dear Chess Friend! This article is written by @jay_1944, a member of Online tournament that I organized recently. And it reflects his impression about the the 4th round of our tournament! Hi all! Week 4 of FM Neustroev's Online Summer Tou...

Against All (Draw) Odds

Against All (Draw) Odds

GM alexcolovic
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3 days ago

Ever since the draw odds were replaced in the World Championship matches (starting with the Kramnik-Topalov unification match in 2006) there has been an endless debate about the mixture of time controls in the most important event in the chess wor...

TAKE THE CHALLENGE, PART XII

TAKE THE CHALLENGE, PART XII

GM GMValeduser
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4 days ago

Dear friends, we have finished with threemovers and will now switch to moremovers. The problems will become more and more difficult every time and only very good solvers will have a chance to crack them. Good luck! ...

Beware of the zombie pawns

Beware of the zombie pawns

ForwardChess
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5 days ago

Imagine a pawn with bulging eyes, outstretched hands and with an open jaw trying to land a bite on fellow pieces. How funny would it be if pieces could actually roam around the board like zombies when they become “infected”? Odd, ...

Few games of Robert Hubner

Few games of Robert Hubner

introuble2
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5 days ago

I've tracked his name when exploring variations of the Nimzo-Indian defense. The line 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 c5 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Nf3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 d6 is called Hübner or Huebner, a variation with a closed center pawn structure. "T...

How to beat a Grandmaster? (part 7)

How to beat a Grandmaster? (part 7)

FM ENEASZ
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6 days ago

I am FIDE Master ENEASZ and my highest ELO was 2370. I have a BLOG and STUDENT'S GROUP at chess.com. I am 26 years old and I studied Finance and Accountancy at University of Economics in Katowice. I am TOP BLOGGE...