(W)Ulf is at Korchnoi's Door!

(W)Ulf is at Korchnoi's Door!

RoaringPawn
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2 hrs ago

Look closely at this anthological chess photo. An all-time. Wijk aan Zee, Jan 13, 1971. The second round of the Hoogovens. The World's #3 and later winner of the event is facing the 19-yo Ulf Andersson of Sweden. Viktor the Terrible plays 1.d4...

My student applying the learned stuff on practice

My student applying the learned stuff on practice

WGM Morshynska
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8 hrs ago

My student from the US has won a nice game recently applying the principles learned in our online lessons about dynamic play, which is the area that I wanted him to improve at, because his natural talent and inclination is first of all for posit...

Epic Knight Underpromotion! (Endgame Study)

Epic Knight Underpromotion! (Endgame Study)

GM Illingworth
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11 hrs ago

Can you crack this monster of an endgame study by Y. Bazlov, released in 2015?It's a path that many a brave Knight has travelled...but very few have lived to tell the tale of their encounter with the mysterious monster...known as this endgame stud...

Pawn Dynamics and a Colle Video!

Pawn Dynamics and a Colle Video!

JapaneseTutor
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16 hrs ago

Hi all, Today I present to you two videos, one is a video about pawn dynamics and the other is about the Colle-Zukertort System. Both will make you good. It's up to you to take the initiative and make your chess better! Help me reach my goal of ...

Benoni/Benko- A Bolt of Lightning!

Benoni/Benko- A Bolt of Lightning!

kamalakanta
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1 day ago

The Modern Benoni (also called the Indo-Benoni) has been the favorite of attacking players for generations. I first became aware of it through some of the games of Mikhail Tal. It seemed to fit his style perfectly!    Recently I wa...

4 Steps to Endgame Mastery

4 Steps to Endgame Mastery

NM SmarterChess
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2 days ago

Mastering the endgame does not have to be as complicated as it seems if you follow a systematic approach. The endgame is the most important individual phase in chess because a simple mistake or correct calculation can determine the end result. In ...

How to win with Grand Master? (part 1)

How to win with Grand Master? (part 1)

FM ENEASZ
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2 days ago

I want to introduce you to my new series of articles: "How to win with Grand Master?" It combines my games from not only chess.com, but also blitz and rapid tournaments like European Chess Championship or classical events like round-robin GM torun...

The 3 Key Qualities of Grandmasters

The 3 Key Qualities of Grandmasters

GM Illingworth
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2 days ago

'How do I become a Grandmaster?' That's a common question in the chess circles, right? Well, the more common phrasing of the question is 'How did you become a chess Grandmaster?'. But many of us (including myself, in the past) asked this questio...

The Road is Not the Same for Everyone

The Road is Not the Same for Everyone

GM Troffy
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4 days ago

Hello everyone!  It has been a while since I have updated my blog, but that was partially intentional! In previous blogs, I have posted the videos that I have done for a video series on Instagram around my 8 Fundamental Principle for ...

Webinar 39. How to Prepare for the Tournament Game

Webinar 39. How to Prepare for the Tournament Game

FM Gertsog
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4 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! You know openings are important. However, if you are 1200 or 1300 Elo, of course, it’s not so important. Because it’s very often when your opponent can deviate from the standard opening line and because of low lev...

How to Gain 400 Rating Points in 12 Months

How to Gain 400 Rating Points in 12 Months

NM SmarterChess
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4 days ago

Which Factors Predict Rating Gain? Over at chessgoals.com we have been crunching the numbers to help chess players reach master level. Based on a survey of almost 400 players, how they spend their chess time, and how much improvement they have se...

SHOCKING Queen Sack On Move 8!

SHOCKING Queen Sack On Move 8!

GM Illingworth
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4 days ago

I haven't seen anything like this in a chess game...How could a future Blitz World Champion, and the world's youngest GM of all time, Sergey Karjakin, lose a game in only 10 moves?Even in a blitz game, that's something that 'should' never happen, ...

The Grandmaster Mindset

The Grandmaster Mindset

NM 2Bf41-0
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5 days ago

The Grandmaster Mindset by GM Alojzije Jankovic is an enjoyable read which increases the readers chess imagination. You contemplate the best move in a tactical position, learn a new theme, then press the solution button of Forward Chess to se...

Different, But Similar in a Metaphoric Way

Different, But Similar in a Metaphoric Way

kamalakanta
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5 days ago

In a recent post, my dear friend simaginfan published an article about the chess games of Jozsef Szen, an extraordinary Hungarian player. One of the games caught my attention, because it reminded me of another game, played almost one hundre...

Chess Tournament Registration (45'+30")

Chess Tournament Registration (45'+30")

FM Gertsog
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6 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! This is FM Victor Neustroev and I'm glad to announce that I conduct our next tournament! I'm sure you were waiting for it. I received several questions about when it starts and who is allowed to play. On Chess.com or other ...

Stort grattis på födelsedagen Ulf Andersson!

Stort grattis på födelsedagen Ulf Andersson!

RoaringPawn
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7 days ago

Happy belated birthday to Ulf Andersson of Sweden, one of the greatest (positional) chess geniuses the noble game has ever had. I have tweeted on this extraordinary and exceptional chess player yesterday. And then an idea came, why not share som...

Jozsef Szen. The First Star of Hungarian Chess.

Jozsef Szen. The First Star of Hungarian Chess.

simaginfan
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7 days ago

Well, it's been a while since I did anything on Hungarian players - one I have always intended to get round to was Jozsef ( other version available!!  ) Szen.  In the last decade or so there have been various investigations into him - ...

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