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How To Use Chess Engines (+ Video)

How To Use Chess Engines (+ Video)

FM michechess89
| 5 hrs ago

Hey guys!   How do you get the most from Chess Engines? How to train with them? How do you take advantage of them instead of hindering your own improvement? Which are some techniques or methods Chess Professionals use to work with Engines? ...

WCC 2021 Game 2: Ignited, tired, peace

WCC 2021 Game 2: Ignited, tired, peace

IM vinniethepooh
| 6 hrs ago

Game 2 of WCC 2021 was an absolute rollercoaster. Some genius ideas and some really strange decisions. One of the most exciting games in recent times. I will not say much, since this analysis is long enough anyways. Enjoy! Analysis from @vinni...

WCC 2021 Game 1: Surprises and stereotypes

WCC 2021 Game 1: Surprises and stereotypes

IM vinniethepooh
| 17 hrs ago

To put it simply, World Championship is a different kind of fever. The match, unlike other top tournaments is somehow very interesting from move 1. It is probably because everyone realizes its the culmination of months and months of practice to co...

How to analyze your own games?

How to analyze your own games?

IM MatBobula
| 22 hrs ago

I created the 10-week course to improve your chess.  Every week you will receive one email with materials and exercises to do. You can sign up for the course at this link: https://www.matbobula.com/  It's FREE and you will ...

On the Cavalier Approach

On the Cavalier Approach

FM Cats4Sale
| 2 days ago

Firstly, I would like to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you all are filling up yourselves with turkey & stuffing Let me continue to give thanks for the Great Garry Kasparov, my mentor in chess and -- as he would argue beca...

New York 1924

New York 1924

DonMcKim
| 2 days ago

The New York 1924 tournament was one of the best! Andy Soltis, in the Foreword to the 21st Century Edition of this tournament book (Russell Enterprises, 2008), wrote that “New York 1924 was a super-tournament that was truly extraordinary&rdq...

5 Chess-Related Things To Be Thankful For

5 Chess-Related Things To Be Thankful For

Lightning
| 2 days ago

Hey y'all, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are enjoying this holiday! Today I'll be discussing with y'all 5 chess-related things to be thankful for, in my opinion. Why chess-related, you ask? Well, simply put, this is a chess blog, so I'm gonna sta...

How I Became a USCF Expert

How I Became a USCF Expert

Roger436
| 2 days ago

Although I am a patzer, recently I was able to achieve a USCF rating above 2000, making myself a USCF Expert. If you've been following my blogs, you'd know that half a year ago, I was just 1600. After 5 years of playing chess, I've finally reached...

European Teams: How Ukraine prevailed

European Teams: How Ukraine prevailed

GM Mikhail_Golubev
| 4 days ago

After looking closely at the most critical victory of Ukraine from the European Team Championship final round against Armenia, I can only confess that not much can be understood in this game with engines' assessments, available to mere mortals the...

Firouzja took a revenge for Stellwagen

Firouzja took a revenge for Stellwagen

GM LuckyTiger
| 5 days ago

A second day all chess news is about Firouzja's record! He is only 18 years and already has 2800! It is amazing! In this post, I am not going to look at the future but at the past.  In 2009 the national team of Azerbaijan became (for the ...

How to create the best plan?

How to create the best plan?

IM MatBobula
| 5 days ago

One of the most important things in chess is to find the right plan. During the game, every player faces that challenge. The first time to create a plan is right after the opening and usually 2-3 times later on. There is even a saying, “be...

Magical Save!

Magical Save!

Pheonix_Free
| 6 days ago

Magical Save Ever since chess.com has changed the way brilliant moves are determined, I haven't been able to play a single brilliant move. However, recently, I was able to play a brilliant move that would completely change my position from utter...

Reconnaissance: On Kasparov

Reconnaissance: On Kasparov

FM Cats4Sale
| 6 days ago

I’m writing from my phone so I won’t be able to post a link (just my personal biased opinion); but seriously, therefore let me take the opportunity to “redeem” Garry the 13th World Chess Champion & paint him in a positi...

I learned my lesson

I learned my lesson

DanielGuel
| 6 days ago

If you read my most recent forum post, I'm back at tournament chess! I signed up for the November Chess Flurry (as the tournament is named) in Houston. Honestly, this tournament was more of an excuse for me to see family in Houston during Thanksg...

How To Meet 1.d4

How To Meet 1.d4

GM Illingworth
| 7 days ago

What is the strongest defence to 1.d4? The opening I show you in this video allows you to be aggressive and attack the opponent WITHOUT making any strategic concessions! And this opening is...The Semi-Slav Defence! What makes the Semi-Slav such...

Introducing The Caro - Kane Variation

Introducing The Caro - Kane Variation

NM CoachJKane
| 7 days ago

If you're here for serious chess improvement, you probably want to check out my previous blog post. If you want a fun surprise weapon to score some quick wins in blitz and bullet, this is the place for you! I don't usually play 1.e4, so when I d...

On Amnesia & the Human Condition

On Amnesia & the Human Condition

FM Cats4Sale
| 7 days ago

I'm happy that my last blog post was so well received; however, I must admit that I do feel a bit guilty not tying it more into chess (especially as this is a chess site!). Therefore, this next article will be a lot closer to the Royal Game that w...

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