Domination

Domination

FM theturtlemoves
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2 days ago

This is not a post about how to destroy your opponents and win tournament after tournament, in case you are wondering. If Garry Kasparov is reading, I'd be happy to let my blog be a platform for his explanation of how to do that . This post is a...

Semyon Furman. More Than Just a Trainer.

Semyon Furman. More Than Just a Trainer.

simaginfan
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2 days ago

Afternoon everyone! A few days ago my friend @kamalakanta posted a wonderful article. If you havent seen it, go take a look now. It is here. There the name of Furman came up. It struck me that many players will know the name, and perhaps a lit...

Untitled Tuesday and Saturday Recaps - November

Untitled Tuesday and Saturday Recaps - November

MGleason
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3 days ago

The November recap was written by @dpnorman. Untitled Tuesday: November 2019 The November edition of Untitled Tuesday featured 27 players and a rating range from the 2300s to the 1100s. The field included nine players finishing over 2000 and o...

Choice of Openings

Choice of Openings

GM alexcolovic
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3 days ago

I like to think about chess. All aspects of it, whether they are psychology, plans in a certain type of position, openings, endgames, ways to study. I have written before about certain puzzling moments from chess history that I will proba...

VIDEO! Webinar 14. Lock a Piece Out

VIDEO! Webinar 14. Lock a Piece Out

FM Gertsog
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3 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! This is the recording from the webinar that I conducted this Sunday (8th December). On the webinar I tried to explain how to lock enemy pieces out and what to apply to exploit this advantage! We analyzed 3 game fragments wh...

5 Selected Puzzles you need to see (+ Video)

5 Selected Puzzles you need to see (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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3 days ago

Hello Caissa’s friends. In this post I bring some puzzles I got from my training sessions. These are the 5 most impressive and instructive ones I have seen in last days. I suggest you to work with the video; it is recorded in a way that you ...

Histe Them Sails

Histe Them Sails

batgirl
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5 days ago

I've made blog postings about different aspects of music that had caught my eye— mostly with folk music and usually quite convoluted.    These include: Wasn't That a TimeTwo by TwoWild Old FamilyThe First Time   ...

Opening Bomb Diary #13: A Nuke in the 4.Bg5 Grunfeld

Opening Bomb Diary #13: A Nuke in the 4.Bg5 Grunfeld

NM Anhao
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5 days ago

I've always enjoyed studying the 4.Bg5 Grunfeld for the wealth of creative ideas that are possible for black. It's one of those lines that for some reason keeps on giving. For instance, here are just a few exotic tries I've toyed around with in th...

Evans Memorial 2019:  No Dice

Evans Memorial 2019: No Dice

WCM mkkuhner
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5 days ago

In my previous two visits to Reno I'd been within striking distance of the hefty Class A prize both times.  This time, though, I couldn't shake the memory of multiple bad tournaments in a row, and I wasn't optimistic.  I might have chick...

The Zukertort-Paulsen Connection.... Kh7!

The Zukertort-Paulsen Connection.... Kh7!

kamalakanta
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6 days ago

Some chess moves have a striking impression on our psyche; they leave a mark! When you look at game collections, you find that a Master can give you inspiration in different ways; maybe a new opening line, or how he builds an attack, or defends a ...

Rooting for the Underdog

Rooting for the Underdog

kamalakanta
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7 days ago

In chess, the sporting element is supreme right now. The artistic side of the game has been pushed aside by a more "mathematical", computerized approach to the game. I remember Anand getting in trouble in a game because he "forgot the move order...

ChessGoals Learner Series #2

ChessGoals Learner Series #2

NM SmarterChess
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7 days ago

The Learner Series will highlight players that have made significant rating progress over the past few years. The second guest in the series, Paul, is a one of my good friends and a chess student. He has gone from 1200-1750 chess.com blitz over a ...

Webinar 14. Lock a Piece Out

Webinar 14. Lock a Piece Out

FM Gertsog
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8 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! Our last webinar was devoted to Semi-Slav Defense sidelines. And, of course, openings are important and sometimes home preparation plays the most significant role in the game. But your ability to think and play strategically ...

Bughouse Buttons

Bughouse Buttons

JarlCarlander
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8 days ago

The buttons in bughouse allow players to make requests without typing. There are buttons such as "trades are good", "trades are bad", "sit", "go" and requests for each of the pieces. FICS has some good buttons, and some questionable ones, includin...

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