So Much Wrong Here

So Much Wrong Here

NM CoachJKane
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50 min ago

Can you spot everything wrong with this picture? It's a still from Luke Cage Season 2, episode 1. I'm pretty sure that character is supposed to know how to play chess.

The 'Lasker Exchange'. Chess Relativity Theory.

The 'Lasker Exchange'. Chess Relativity Theory.

simaginfan
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58 min ago

The 'Lasker Exchange' !?!? Nope, you have never heard of it, 'cos I just invented the term for this article. Whilst away braving hostile elements - Grandchildren and the British coastline - ( Black against Jon Speelman in blitz is less frighteni...

My good games at this week #21

My good games at this week #21

UAArtur
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18 hrs ago

Hi, all!  I spent this week on trips. But I used a smartphone and I have a few good games for my regular blog.  More games you can see in Ssscandinavian! As we can see, the black is quite active in the line with 2.....

Chessbrah Internships

Chessbrah Internships

ChessBrah
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1 day ago

UPDATE! We have new internship spots available starting this summer! Ideal for students with an interest in chess: https://jobs.chessbrah.tv/ If you have any questions, please email me at intern@chessbrah.tv. Must be 18+ To apply and we ...

On The Road Again

On The Road Again

GM alexcolovic
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1 day ago

On the road again. To Russia, but surprisingly not chess-related. Driving more than 2000km one-way. Yeah, I know. The reason? To see the World Cup. Plus some chess in the post, of course, touching upon Caruana's issues. Please read the ...

Tricky Blitz Tactic

Tricky Blitz Tactic

NM CoachJKane
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1 day ago

I'm still on fatherhood induced leave from slow chess, but I've been playing more on chess.com recently to stay in shape. I was pretty happy with my ability to calculate through this messy blitz game today. Can you find the right line for black? ...

Vladimir Simagin- A Dragon Warrior!

Vladimir Simagin- A Dragon Warrior!

kamalakanta
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3 days ago

This game by Simagin was played when Simagin (1919-1968) was only 20 years old! He played the Dragon Variation often, and well. He was Smsylov's main trainer when Smyslov won the WC title from Botvinnik in 1957! In this game, Simagin int...

With Anand, Black is Definitely OK!

With Anand, Black is Definitely OK!

kamalakanta
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5 days ago

The following game between Karjakin and Anand is a Master Class! Few players can understand and play the Queen's Gambit Declined or the Slav/ Semi-Slav with Black as Anand. Take a look! At the same tournament, Anand won from the Bla...

Reminiscence: My Chess Adventures, a Prelude

Reminiscence: My Chess Adventures, a Prelude

FM Cats4Sale
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5 days ago

It irks every chessplayer to know the greatest games of this player or the tournament victories of that player, but in my opinion what's most beneficial for both chessplayer-writer and chessplayer-reader is the story of the chessplayer & his o...

My Tricky Blitz Openings

My Tricky Blitz Openings

NM CoachJKane
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6 days ago

Hi Chess Friends, Watching the Grand Chess Tour final rounds today, I started thinking about the openings that I've had some success with in blitz. As a relatively new father, these quick games are mostly what I have time for these days, so t...

My good games at this week #20

My good games at this week #20

UAArtur
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7 days ago

Hi, all! Today there will be a special blog.  This is the twentieth blog in my biggest series. It's looks like an anniversary. Twenty weeks ago I started this blog and decided that I will show you my chess game. I did not sure that...

Top 5 my amazing moves

Top 5 my amazing moves

UAArtur
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9 days ago

The konnytiva, my friends!In this topic, I collected my the most original ideas behind the chessboard. Yes, may be these were not always the strongest moves, but they impressed me. And today I will show them to you.   ...

QGD Video Course

QGD Video Course

GM alexcolovic
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9 days ago

I am very happy to announce that my video course for the book Queen's Gambit Declined: A Grandmaster Explains is out! I wrote this book for the Chessable platform and with their video-sync technology it allowed me to expand on the already explai...

Breakfast: Tactics Time With Tigran!

Breakfast: Tactics Time With Tigran!

EOGuel
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10 days ago

What's up, guys and gals? If you're in the United States (like I am), here is a little tactical puzzle to start your day. White (the great Tigran Petrosian) to play, and find a move that grabs decisive material. A couple of simple ta...

Why are there so few knockout tournaments?

Why are there so few knockout tournaments?

GM gmjlh
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11 days ago

Once again draws are in the news, but Karjakin’s comments to Norwegian paper Aftenposten have largely gone under the radar. He addressed format, rather than point-scoring, anti-draw rules or player’s motivation: “If we were playi...

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