3 "Mental Mistakes" costing you chess games!

3 "Mental Mistakes" costing you chess games!

NM BlakeyBChess
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8 hrs 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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11 hrs 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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1 day 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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1 day 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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2 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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2 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 ...

Best Tactical Moments from the Cairns Cup

Best Tactical Moments from the Cairns Cup

NM AlexQChess
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2 days ago

Hi everyone! One of the best tournaments for the top female players from around the world came to an end. And here are 10 best (in my opinion 😊) tactical moments from the tournament. Position No.1 Black to play. Find the best continu...

Selected Chess Puzzles With Tactics And Strategy

Selected Chess Puzzles With Tactics And Strategy

NM Blitzstream
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2 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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2 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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4 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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4 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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5 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...

My First Tournament After Two Years

My First Tournament After Two Years

GM Troffy
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5 days ago

About four weeks ago I played in my first tournament in two and a half years! My previous tournament was the 2017 US Junior Championship (which is a tournament I am now too old to play in 😅.)  For several years I haven't played in too ma...

My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

ForwardChess
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5 days ago

"... I feel that the main reasons to buy an opening book are to give a good overview of the opening, and to explain general plans and ideas. ..." - GM John Nunn (2006) Our BOOK OF THE WEEK is My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black by Vinc...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 21. Max Euwe.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 21. Max Euwe.

simaginfan
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7 days ago

In a recent article I commented that I really must stop posting losses by Max Euwe. I could say the same about Georg Marco and Vasily Smyslov!! So, with a day of doing nothing here, I decided to add to this  series of self indulgencies with m...

Playing against the Jobava Hyper Attack

Playing against the Jobava Hyper Attack

IM MatBobula
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8 days ago

One of the most popular openings for White after 1.d4, especially in the last couple of years, was the London System (d4 & Bf4, without playing c4). But it looks that it is a victim of its success - Black has to play against it that many times...

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