A Book, A Painting and A Curious Chess match.

A Book, A Painting and A Curious Chess match.

simaginfan
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1 day ago

A cheery 'Good Morning' to chess history lovers and any casual passers by joining me for the first time. Well, some time ago now I posted this https://www.chess.com/blog/simaginfan/a-book-to-look-out-for  and the book in question duly ...

My good games at this week #28

My good games at this week #28

UAArtur
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1 day ago

Hi! Its UAArtur! And this is a new blog from my series, where I show interesting games this week. The best games I collect later on a separate page and you can vote for each. Now you can help choose The best game of July ! This...

Bronstein on the King's Indian- Part I

Bronstein on the King's Indian- Part I

kamalakanta
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2 days ago

Leafing through Bronstein's book, "Bronstein on the King's Indian", I found so many games to enjoy! First of all, let me say this is a super-excellent book, with many examples in different systems and setups of the King's Indian Defense. I recom...

Bullettime 6 (Attacking the King)

Bullettime 6 (Attacking the King)

FM Michel2426
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2 days ago

Hi friends. As you already know, in this Bullettime series I bring some good bullet game I played, I analyze it, write some comments and share it, always hoping it to be useful for you. Also I try to tell you what I was thinking during the game, a...

Zugzwang in the middlegame?!?!

Zugzwang in the middlegame?!?!

NM Mr_Penings
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4 days ago

Zugzwang usually happens in the endgame where few pieces remain on the board. Otherwise, it's considered an anomaly. This kind of anomaly appeared in one of my daily chess games, which I found too amazing not to share with you all. Hope you find i...

Learning from studies! 2

Learning from studies! 2

FM Michel2426
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4 days ago

Hi everybody. As you already know, I really enjoy studies. I think there is too much to learn from them. At the same time we can practice accurate calculation with them. By the way, in Kasparian’s book, Domination Endgame Studies, you will f...

The day I played for Ukraine

The day I played for Ukraine

FM Michel2426
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5 days ago

Hello Chess.com. This Sunday I played in a very interesting online blitz (5|2) match. It was between Ukraine and Serbia. My Chess.com friend (and also top blogger) UAArtur (from Ukraine) invited me, he said that the match was going to be tough, an...

The best game of July

The best game of July

UAArtur
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5 days ago

Hello! We have time for a new vote!Now you will see my July games. Which game is the best, in your opinion? Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Write in the comments the number of the game that you liked the...

Bullettime 5 (Passed Pawns)

Bullettime 5 (Passed Pawns)

FM Michel2426
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6 days ago

Hello friends. I played another bullet game that I think was interesting. Maybe we can get some things analyzing it. This time I won’t say that mistakes are very common in one minute games, and that it is not easy to play accurately, because...

Chess Openings 101: Queen's Indian Defense

Chess Openings 101: Queen's Indian Defense

ChessUniversity
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7 days ago

Chess Openings 101: Introduction to the Queen's Indian Defense by FM Dalton Perrine is now available! This video course provides a proper coverage of the Queen's Indian Defense (QID), characterized by the moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6.  ...

Strong center in the hyper-accelerated dragon

Strong center in the hyper-accelerated dragon

IM attilaturzo
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7 days ago

In the hyper-accelerated dragon, black develops his dragon bishop quickly, without the d7-d6 pawn move, because he wants to challenge the white center with d7-d5. One of the typical white mistakes is to capture the c6 knight because it allows bl...

My good games at this week #27

My good games at this week #27

UAArtur
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9 days ago

Hello! Its UAArtur! And its a my new game report. Today I caught a rabbit in Karo-Kann. Hey! We've seen it! So will you say. Yes. It was in My Good games ## 1, 2, 19, 25 and 26. You will have to ha...

Triangulation

Triangulation

FM Michel2426
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10 days ago

Hello chess.com. What is triangulation? Why do I have to triangulate? How do I know when I have to triangulate? Those are some of the questions we are going to try to answer in this post. I will explain it with my own words, trying to be clear and...

Activity or material?

Activity or material?

IM attilaturzo
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10 days ago

Would you like to sacrifice material for activity or would you like to accept the sacrifice and defend and win in the endgame? Timing is everything. In my 15 minutes game yesterday, I sacrificed a pawn to be able to penetrate to the 2nd rank ...

Top 5 my serial sacrifices

Top 5 my serial sacrifices

UAArtur
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11 days ago

Hello, my dear friends! Sacrifice in chess makes any game interesting and turns the board into an arena for a real fight. The ability to sacrifice a pawn or piece at the right time requires not only tactical skill, but also inspiration...

Bullettime 4 (English)

Bullettime 4 (English)

FM Michel2426
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11 days ago

Hello my chess friends. This is another one minute game I played and I won. As I always say, forgive my opponent and I for the mistakes, this is bullet and it is not so easy to play with accuracy. I tried to explain some ideas with comments. I hop...

Knight and 2 pawns versus a rook in the endgame

Knight and 2 pawns versus a rook in the endgame

IM attilaturzo
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11 days ago

Exchange sacrifices are always romantic. Especially when you attack the king or when you have big positional pressure in the middlegame. Example the pair of bishops in open positions have nearly enough compensation for a rook and knight. ...

Shakh-Attack Destroys Biel 2018

Shakh-Attack Destroys Biel 2018

GM alexcolovic
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11 days ago

Impressive victory by Mamedyarov, finishing a point and a half ahead of the World Champion while beating him in their match! In his own words, one of the best tournaments of his life, where everything seemed to fall in place for Shakhriyar. I ...

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