New on ChessKid TV: Where & What to Watch!

New on ChessKid TV: Where & What to Watch!

ChessKid
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22 hrs ago

Hi ChessKids and Parents, There has been a LOT of new ChessKid content lately. With so many new announcements, it can be hard not to miss a few. We've rounded up all of the new ChessKid TV info here so you don't have to look. Our daily content t...

Beauty Prizes Wk of 10/12

Beauty Prizes Wk of 10/12

IM dpruess
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1 day ago

As I posted last week, I have started to award beauty/best game prizes in all Dojo-organized events that I do commentary for. Here are the past week's crop of prize winners; enjoy! The past two weeks I've filled in for Kostya on Sunday Night Fig...

Master Analysis of Your Games #7

Master Analysis of Your Games #7

IM RitvarsReimanis
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2 days ago

Hi All, Nudged by high demand we are back with the series "Master Analysis of Your Games" - episode #7! What has happened since last session? Well, there is a bit of news - finally FIDE approved my IM title, so I can officially call myself an ...

The 'Pillsbury Bind'. Games Out Of My Head!

The 'Pillsbury Bind'. Games Out Of My Head!

simaginfan
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3 days ago

Afternoon Everyone. A few days ago there was an article on this site where the term 'Pillsbury Bind' was used. My memory being what it is, I forget where that was, so feel free to enlighten me! Anyway, the use of that term dragged some games out o...

How to read Chess Books (+ Video)

How to read Chess Books (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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3 days ago

Hi chess lovers. Some friends and students have asked me before how do professional players read Chess Books. This week, I was thinking about this and prepared a post/video with some interesting ideas and advices to read them and get the most from...

London or Catalan, Which is Best?

London or Catalan, Which is Best?

NM SmarterChess
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3 days ago

Starting the game with 1. d4 is thought to be a more positional approach than playing 1. e4. It's easier to pick a system after 1. d4 and consistently play similar setups with the white pieces. Two of the most popular systems are the London System...

Collins

Collins

batgirl
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3 days ago

     Such a title bodes the unraveling of a mysterious plot.  There is no maudlin 007 mystery here; nevertheless there is a plot. Didn't your grade-school marm teach you that every story fact or fiction must reveal a plot?...

I Almost DIED While Playing Chess

I Almost DIED While Playing Chess

Naycir
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4 days ago

When I first started playing chess from absolute zero, I was too shy to play against real opponents. Like many of my pure beginner chess friends, I would play against a computer and GMs would keep telling me that I should play against real people ...

Smyslov's chess education at home

Smyslov's chess education at home

FM ddtru
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4 days ago

Vasily Vasilievich Smyslov learned chess in 1927, at the age of six and a half. His first teacher was his father, Vasily Osipovich Smyslov, and he was quite a strong player himself. After all, how many amateurs could claim victories over not just ...

Sicilian Alapin Variation Refuted!

Sicilian Alapin Variation Refuted!

CM Chessdemon2019
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4 days ago

Hello guys! The thumbnail gave away everything in the video! Just kidding. But still, hop along. Below is the no-looking zone. The thumbnail is all you need to read, unless you can't read. Some people, like me, learn much better through med...

Playing The Opening Like A Grandmaster

Playing The Opening Like A Grandmaster

GM Illingworth
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5 days ago

Hey chess friends!This post is to let you know that in less than an hour (7pm GMT+7 Vietnam time), I will be going LIVE on my Facebook page!  The subject of my LIVE Grandmasterclass is 'Playing The Opening Like A Grandmaster'!  In th...

Evolution in a Musical Microcosm

Evolution in a Musical Microcosm

batgirl
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5 days ago

John Sebastian was born in 1944.   This fact is relevant because, along with fellow Lovin' Spoonful bandmember, Zally Yanovsky who was born later that same year, John is the youngest person in this story.   In the pivotal year ...

Ultimate Sensei | Week 2 Power Rankings + Recap

Ultimate Sensei | Week 2 Power Rankings + Recap

IM ChessDojo
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6 days ago

We are now a couple weeks into the first season of Ultimate Sensei and the students and coaches have been working hard! This past Saturday, October 10, we saw the Blitz Battle, a 12-round double round-robin event which would determine the 1st &...

Old School Puzzles #1

Old School Puzzles #1

KingsBishop
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7 days ago

It is always fun to dig out those old Magazines. In 1933, Isaac Kashdan, in partnership with Al Horowitz, founded Chess Review, a magazine that was purchased by the United States Chess Federation in 1969. The following Puzzle, borro...

Jugando_ajedrez en Halloween

Jugando_ajedrez en Halloween

WIM ChessIve94
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7 days ago

Jugando_Ajedrez invita a la "COPA HALLOWEEN" No te pierdas este gran evento, con espectaculares premios. El sábado 31 de octubre a las  20:00 ( GMT -5) ⏰, se celebrará un ARENA ABIERTO a 90 minutos con un ritmo de ...

How maxmlynek Gained 1000 Points in 3 Years

How maxmlynek Gained 1000 Points in 3 Years

NM SmarterChess
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7 days ago

The newest ChessGoals post is learner series #10, highlighting maxmylnek's 1000+ point rating gain in just over three years. Max agreed to answer some questions about how he studied in the latest ChessGoals blog post:  https://chessgoals.com/...

Playing Chess but I Blunder EVERYTHING

Playing Chess but I Blunder EVERYTHING

Naycir
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7 days ago

Sooooooooo IM Eric Rosen was on my stream about a week ago and he said I should make a compilation out of my worst blunders. As a famous 21st century philosopher that goes with the name of Timmy the 5Gs once said "Blunders are like Pringles.....