Can You Learn Chess By Watching?

Can You Learn Chess By Watching?

GM GMYAZ
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12 hrs ago

Dear Mr. Seirawan, I’m new to chess—within the past year. I play “daily chess” and rate out about 1350. I’m trying to learn as much as I can about positions and tactics through videos, books ,etc. While I have, to s...

2.Nh3 line against the sicilian defense

2.Nh3 line against the sicilian defense

IM attilaturzo
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18 hrs ago

2. Nh3 Is that a joke? I felt I should have a fine position againsg that move, but after around 15 moves I found myself under the pressure and attack against my king. I played too early f7-f5. He did not find the nice Bxh6 sacrifice to capitalise ...

New ideas in the old ben-oni

New ideas in the old ben-oni

IM attilaturzo
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1 day ago

My opponent played very well today the old-benoni, so after the game I decided to dive into it and spent aorund 2 hours to find an advantage for white. Looks like the lines with Bb5 and then dxe6 may give a small edge or playing Ng1-e2-g3 manover ...

Bullettime 2

Bullettime 2

FM Michel2426
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2 days ago

Hello everyone. Today I come with another bullet. I liked the way things happened in this game and I thought it was a good idea to write some comments and share. Do not forget this is one minute for each player, so, it is very easy to make mistake...

Destroying the Dutch: 2. Nc3 and the Jobava Attack

Destroying the Dutch: 2. Nc3 and the Jobava Attack

IndreRe
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2 days ago

I've got some interesting new posts planned both on the London system and on other things. In the meantime, this is a repost of a post from the pre-front page days (it has a whopping 242 views to date - let's see whether you guys can beat thi...

My good games at this week #24

My good games at this week #24

UAArtur
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4 days ago

Good evening! Its UAArtur! And I have some good games for you this week. I got a good mood after them, and I wish that it was passed to you too. Ok. This week began the match of my country (Ukraine) against the Spanish national team f...

4 good victories

4 good victories

FM Michel2426
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4 days ago

Hello chess.com. As you already know, you must work with your own games if you want to make progress in chess. As I was watching some of my games, I found these 4 positions where I played at a good level and I got some nice victories. I hope you e...

How to checkmate the dragon?

How to checkmate the dragon?

IM attilaturzo
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4 days ago

Today my opponent showed a great performance and checkmated my dragon. In the openings I overlooked a pawn. His pieces became so active, I needed to give up one pawn. I gave up the wrong pawn. He got a defended passed pawn. After winning the...

An Explosive Attack

An Explosive Attack

EOGuel
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4 days ago

What's up, guys and gals? I was browsing through a different chess website and came across this game played by two young amateurs. It may not be the most instructive content, though I think we can all enjoy.  ...

Top 5 attacks in From's Gambit

Top 5 attacks in From's Gambit

UAArtur
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5 days ago

This is a great way to answer the first move 1.f2-f4, and, perhaps, the main reason why Bird Opening is rarely used now. From's Gambit is easy to learn and really dangerous for White. These are my words from the blog To...

Sicilian exchange sacrifice

Sicilian exchange sacrifice

IM attilaturzo
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5 days ago

Today I played with a strong ukrainen player. I played him a few days ago with the same colour. We played a draw in a long game. I analysed the opening deeply and found an improvment.  I decided to play a6 in the alapin to prevent the Bb...

Attacking and blockading pawns

Attacking and blockading pawns

IM attilaturzo
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6 days ago

Today I played with a german players who was rated 2001 in standard time control. This time I streamed both the game and the analysis. He played the english opening. I played the Botwinnik setup with c5 and e5 to gain space and control d4.&nbs...

Fantasy Chess League

Fantasy Chess League

GM alexcolovic
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7 days ago

Everybody knows of Fantasy Leagues, but I don't think I've heard of one dealing with chess! As I recently discovered, there actually is one here on chess.com - https://www.chess.com/club/fantasy-chess-league. The rules are pretty much the...

A Stylish Blitz Attack

A Stylish Blitz Attack

NM CoachJKane
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7 days ago

I've mostly only had time for the random 1 minute game lately, so the few blitz games tonight felt almost slow. I'm not in serious chess shape right now, but I was able to play a very brutal and mostly accurate attack, so I thought I'd share. Enjo...

London system against the Dutch

London system against the Dutch

IM attilaturzo
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8 days ago

Today I decided to increase my standard rating and to play 1 game every day. My first game was a quick one, my opponent resigned after 3 moves. Possible he needed to run somewhere. My next opponent played the Dutch defense and I decided to te...

Kasparov's Immortal Game

Kasparov's Immortal Game

FM Michel2426
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8 days ago

Hello. Once again I was looking into my databases, just trying to find a good game to learn as part of my chess training. And then, what a nice surprise, I found this. I had already seen it, but I think I can look at this one hundred times, and I ...

A Spoilt Masterpiece

A Spoilt Masterpiece

GM alexcolovic
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9 days ago

A spoilt winning game hurts more than just a lost one. A spoilt masterpiece hurts like hell. I analyse one such game played by my good friend GM Neelotpal, his comments of the crucial moment included. Also a fantastic achievement by GM Tivia...

A.J.Mestel. Not Your Ordinary Grandmaster.

A.J.Mestel. Not Your Ordinary Grandmaster.

simaginfan
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10 days ago

A few days ago, in a post here I mentioned Jonathan Mestel. As the name will mean less than nothing to most of you, I have quickly thrown some stuff together for you to enjoy. sadly real life stuff means that a full article is out of t...

Learn From The Masters: So's Blunder

Learn From The Masters: So's Blunder

EOGuel
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10 days ago

What's up, guys and gals? Many of us know of the strides Rameshbabu Praggnanandhha has been making, and his hard-fought journey to the highest title in chess, International Grandmaster. He fell short of Karjakin's record for youngest...

My good games at this week #23

My good games at this week #23

UAArtur
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10 days ago

Hello! This is my game report about last week. My blitz rating continued to grow and today it reached the mark of 2169. This week fortune favors the brave. Add the coment if you like my games!

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