Rooks Endgames: Lateral Defense (Video)

Rooks Endgames: Lateral Defense (Video)

FM michechess89
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5 hrs ago

Hi chess enthusiasts! I think you already know that I enjoy a lot working with endgames. At the same time I consider they are very important for players who want to continue progressing. Today we are going to keep on improving with this thematic, ...

Mate with a Lone Knight

Mate with a Lone Knight

GM Illingworth
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5 hrs ago

In this post, I will share some beautiful endgame studies and composed problems on the theme of checkmating with a lone Knight! Of course, the motif of the opponent's king being trapped in a corner by their own pawn, allowing a smothered mate...

Powerful KING

Powerful KING

FM ENEASZ
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6 hrs ago

Next topic is a strong king. This piece could be very active mostly in endgames. Then the king is one of the strongest pieces. From this rule there are some exceptions. One of them is famous game Short - Timman Tilburg 1991. ...

Biggest Mistakes in Chess

Biggest Mistakes in Chess

FM Gertsog
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6 hrs ago

Dear Chess Friends! You know every chess player wants to play better, but it’s very often when he repeats the same mistake many times, because he doesn’t even suspect that he is making this mistake. Would you like to know what typica...

Now What?

Now What?

GM alexcolovic
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6 hrs ago

As I wrote in my Preview, the Candidates unfortunately did not finish. Or is it perhaps fortunately? In this post I will give my thoughts on the whole mess that started before the tournament and is still ongoing after its postponement. ...

Chess.com During this Global "Stay Home" Moment

Chess.com During this Global "Stay Home" Moment

erik
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21 hrs ago

Chess.com launched in May of 2007. Since then, we have had a pretty steady growth pattern each year where traffic increases, then flattens out during summer for USA/Europe, before growing again. We've grown from 20-50% every year since starting ou...

Live! Webinar 26. Knight vs Bishop

Live! Webinar 26. Knight vs Bishop

FM Gertsog
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1 day ago

My Dear Chess Friends! Please, join the webinar with this link: https://tricksofchess.clickmeeting.com/webinar-26-knight-vs-bishop Or watch in online below: Subscribe on YouTube The link to support: https://www.patreon.com/TricksO...

Too hard for Stockfish?

Too hard for Stockfish?

FM ENEASZ
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1 day ago

I want to show you one masterpiece. White is winning. Try to use engine if there is no way to calculate in mind. Please post a comment with the solution

Powerful QUEEN

Powerful QUEEN

FM ENEASZ
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1 day ago

Queen is very valuable piece. Such strong that not in all cases has to stay in the center of the board. There are two examples which shows where queen has to stay. This is the game from Slovak Extraleague. I want to win this game, because my opp...

Introducing the Exchange Grunfeld (Be3 and Bc4)

Introducing the Exchange Grunfeld (Be3 and Bc4)

GM Illingworth
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1 day ago

How do you set problems against the Grunfeld Indian Defence?This is one of the main questions that 1.d4 players face when constructing their White repertoire. Fortunately, the 2020 FIDE Candidates tournament gave us some clues as to what migh...

Siła SKOCZKÓW

Siła SKOCZKÓW

FM ENEASZ
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1 day ago

Chciałem Wam zaprezentować moją partię sprzed 8 lat, którą rozegrałem podczas festiwalu Cracovia. Grałem ze znacznie lepszym przeciwnikiem, a ze względu na to, że była to ostatnia runda turnieju postanowiłem zagrać bardzo odważnie i kreat...

Powerful ROOKS

Powerful ROOKS

FM ENEASZ
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2 days ago

Rooks are pieces which loves open file. I hope that after you read my article you will understand how to put rooks in the center of the board and on the open file. That is my game which I played at 2012 during XXIII International Chess Tourna...

Stoic Soup for the Chessplayer's Soul

Stoic Soup for the Chessplayer's Soul

FM Geborgenheit
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2 days ago

After a long gap, I decided to resume with the blog posts here. While I was having a session with one of my students, I realized that the stoic ideas could serve as a great markers to chess players. Some of you may already know what Stoicism ...

Crazy days

Crazy days

Zeitnot17
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2 days ago

Given that we’re living through crazy times, it’s not surprising that I find myself playing some crazy games. Here’s my latest example. This game is from Round 4 of the tournament Красунчик "Яни Капу". @nutaras named the tourna...

Powerful KNIGHTS

Powerful KNIGHTS

FM ENEASZ
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2 days ago

I want to show you one of my game, played 7 years ago, which contains many usefull positional ideas, sacrifices, tactics motives and also blunders  The main purpose is to show you two knights and active king in the edgame, which are mor...

Powerful PAWNS

Powerful PAWNS

FM ENEASZ
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2 days ago

This time I try to show some ideas linked to energy of mass pawns. First game is played in King's Indian Defence. White creates attack on queenside and black on kingside. Both sides try to use pawns to open up the field for pieces. Player who can ...

Powerful BISHOPS

Powerful BISHOPS

FM ENEASZ
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3 days ago

Bishops are strong pieces, also useful in open position. Very important are when we have both bishops on the board in open position and our opponent has bioshop and knight or two knights. We call it the pair of bishops. We could start from my ga...

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