Join the Largest ChessKid Event in History!

Join the Largest ChessKid Event in History!

ChessKid
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8 hrs ago

Hey ChessKids,  We're announcing the first-ever global ChessKid tournament that's recognized by the International Chess Federation! The first-ever Intercontinental ChessKid FIDE Challenge will take place January 23, 2021, and is open to any...

Checkmate in Two Puzzles Test (Very Hard)

Checkmate in Two Puzzles Test (Very Hard)

ThePawnSlayer
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11 hrs ago

I have recently become obsessed with solving very difficult checkmate in two puzzles. The reason I like to solve these difficult puzzles with only 2 moves is that on the one hand the solution is very much achievable, you only need to find 2 moves ...

Some Basics about Pawns Endgames (+ Video)

Some Basics about Pawns Endgames (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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13 hrs ago

Almost every ending can be simplified and transpose to a pawns endgame. That’s why we consider this knowledge extremely important for players wanting to improve at Chess. Today we analyze some basic and essential positions, along with rules,...

Webinar 59. Intermediate Move

Webinar 59. Intermediate Move

FM Gertsog
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1 day ago

Dear Chess Friends! Have you ever faced such a situation when you calculated a long combination but it failed because your opponent found how to improve? Usually, it happens because you overlook a certain oppon...

Distant Opposition Challenge!

Distant Opposition Challenge!

GM Illingworth
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1 day ago

Hello chess friends!Here is a quick endgame study by Derdle, 1921, that will test your ability to apply the 'Distant Opposition', 'Outflanking' and other important endgame skills!White to play and win. What did you learn from this endgame st...

Introducing PlunderChess®!

Introducing PlunderChess®!

PlunderChess
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1 day ago

Greetings and welcome to my new PlunderChess® blog here on the Chess.com website!  My name is Jeff, I am the creator/inventor of the game of PlunderChess®.  (Yes, one word, no space in between, see app l...

Live Chess Mini Stories 3 - Nice to meet you!

Live Chess Mini Stories 3 - Nice to meet you!

piotr
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2 days ago

In 2020, we can share the love of the game... over the Internet. Meeting friends and playing OTB is so much harder. And the wave of interest in the game is honestly bigger than anything I could imagine. Like twice as bigger as we could have imagin...

How to play Slav Defense (+ Video)

How to play Slav Defense (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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2 days ago

Slav Defense is a strong and popular variation against Queen’s Gambit (the opening in fashion these days ). I would say it is solid and easy to play and to learn. In this post, we are going to study the basics (and a little more) about how t...

Never Give Up!!!

Never Give Up!!!

NM EnergeticHay
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3 days ago

Hay guys! Welcome back to another one of my blogs! Today I'll be looking at 3 viewer games that showcase why you should never give up in chess! After all, we've all felt that feeling before, that feeling of hopelessness, that feeling that the...

19-18 things that no one told you about chess

19-18 things that no one told you about chess

IM Grecescu
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3 days ago

The Great Union was made on 1st December 1918 when all historical provinces were united in the same national state, Romania. Initially, I wanted to write 1918 interesting facts about chess and chess players. After some thoughts I considered there ...

Bring your rook to the attack

Bring your rook to the attack

FM GaboSalazar2001
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3 days ago

Hi everyone! Today I would like to show you a common idea that you can apply in your next games, it’s important to mention that this is not a secret to anyone and you most had seen this strategy most probably before, however, it does not mea...

Ramsgate 1929. Vera Menchik Shows Her Class.

Ramsgate 1929. Vera Menchik Shows Her Class.

simaginfan
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3 days ago

Back again, with another forgotten tournament. My friend - I am honoured to call him that - Andrey, recently posted an article https://www.chess.com/article/view/vera-menchik-the-real-life-beth-harmon   In the comments I mentioned th...

My First Win I'd Waited For For Half a Century

My First Win I'd Waited For For Half a Century

RoaringPawn
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4 days ago

Remember how I lost to that guy who literally didn't know the moves? But now this is a real story, sometimes I do win, even though it may take fifty years for this to happen. @nnnvlj and I went to the same High School. We went to the same colleg...