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Blitz Practice with FM Viktor Neustroev

Blitz Practice with FM Viktor Neustroev

FM Gertsog
| 2 hrs ago

Dear Chess Friends! I'm back from vacation and ready to continue our weekly events. This week I suggest to warm up, play a few blitz games and have some fun! That's why, I would like to invite you to my Blitz Practice! I’m going to play ...

Why We Should Play Chess With Fear

Why We Should Play Chess With Fear

FM Cats4Sale
| 17 hrs ago

Chess in the last few years has drastically changed with the advent of even stronger chess computers than before. Engines have set new trends in the strategy of our royal game, and continuously previously-thought impossible plays have acquired a n...

Checkmate With 10 Bishops (Still Theory!)

Checkmate With 10 Bishops (Still Theory!)

Naycir
| 1 day ago

My boy Dvoretsky was really upset when I leaked the theory regarding the mysterious world of 10 Horse Checkmate and broke the world record. Since then, I have been receiving many requests during my live streams, under my YouTube videos, my Twitter...

Chess From 1980-1989

Chess From 1980-1989

DonMcKim
| 1 day ago

  Sam Copeland has written that “The 1980s were (even more than the 1990s), the ‘K’ decade. In 1981, World Champion Anatoly Karpov played Viktor Korchnoi in their second world championship match, winning convincingly. Thre...

Mikey Slice is Back Streaming on Twitch

Mikey Slice is Back Streaming on Twitch

MikeySlice
| 1 day ago

It's been a while since my last scheduled live stream on Twitch. I think my last scheduled stream was with James Canty at the beginning of 2021. Since then a lot has changed! Including the birth of my daughter Nataly Kimble aka, Natty Slice! ...

Fireworks in the Final Round

Fireworks in the Final Round

NM SmarterChess
| 2 days ago

The FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 has finished! Coach JD and I highlight Armenia's Gabriel Sargissian against Spain's Alexei Shirov.  We have ChessGoals courses that are currently 25% off during the olympiad with coupon code olympiad. We have a ...

Why UltraBullet Isn't Chess

Why UltraBullet Isn't Chess

FM Cats4Sale
| 2 days ago

The difference between UltraBullet chess and its classical counterpart raise what I think is a very pertinent philosophical question: is the former in fact "chess?” I argue that it isn't, because to be called chess, the game has to meet thre...

How to Read Descriptive Notation

How to Read Descriptive Notation

chess_dot_tom
| 2 days ago

NOTE: This article assumes you're already proficient with algebraic notation. If you're not, then check out this excellent guide before continuing: Chess Notation. Intro Today, the chess community uses algebraic notation exclusively. Why, the...

A Norwegian Institution

A Norwegian Institution

chesscomNO
| 2 days ago

Political Disruptions And A Record Number Of National Titles GM Simen Agdestein had a busier than usual summer this year; his term as federation president ended unexpectedly after just a single year, but instead of dwelling on politics he rampag...

A Century of Chess: Géza Maróczy (1900-1909)

A Century of Chess: Géza Maróczy (1900-1909)

kahns
| 3 days ago

Maróczy entered the elite in 1895. He won the Amateur Tournament at Hastings and then the next year finished second at Nuremberg and, from there to the end of the decade, made steady inroads towards the first-tier of masters. In 1900, he fi...

Future Champions Square Off

Future Champions Square Off

NM SmarterChess
| 3 days ago

Round 10 of the FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 has finished! Coach JD and I highlight India's Gukesh D versus Uzbekistan's Nordibek Abdusattorov. These are the 2nd and 3rd highest-rated juniors, only behind Alireza Firouzja. Gukesh D is only 16, and Nor...

King of the Hill

King of the Hill

Pheonix_Free
| 3 days ago

King of the Hill King of the hill is one of the most popular variations of chess. The objective of the game is primarily to get your king to one of the four center squares. This variation requires players to focus on control of the center. A che...

Fabiano Caruana Tossing Pieces to Attack

Fabiano Caruana Tossing Pieces to Attack

NM SmarterChess
| 3 days ago

Round 9 of the FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 has finished! I highlight America's Fabiano Caruana versus Greece's Mastrovasilis, Dimitrios. The game starts with a Sicilian Sveshnikov, and Fabiano plays aggressively out of the gates. Dimitrios misses a f...

Why I Prefer Ultra Bullet Chess

Why I Prefer Ultra Bullet Chess

FM Cats4Sale
| 3 days ago

There exist certain variants of chess that, without the advent of the internet, simply wouldn't be possible. "Ultra Bullet chess" - if it can even be called that, since when we play this variant, we hardly play it according to the same strategy th...

8 Consecutive Wins Against World's Best

8 Consecutive Wins Against World's Best

NM SmarterChess
| 5 days ago

Round 8 of the FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 has finished! Coach JD & I highlight America's Fabiano Caruana versus India's prodigy Gukesh D. The game starts with a Sicilian, and Fabiano chooses a positional sideline. Caruana was able to get a good ...

Wesley So Sacrifices How Many Rooks?

Wesley So Sacrifices How Many Rooks?

NM SmarterChess
| 5 days ago

Round 7 of the FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 has finished! Coach JD & I highlight America's Wesley So versus Armenia's Melkumyan, Hrant. The game starts with a Caro-Kann Two Knights variation. An excellent offbeat system that is gaining popularity ...

Why Chess Creators Need Tiktok

Why Chess Creators Need Tiktok

aranhawaii
| 5 days ago

TikTok is creeping up on Google's market share as a SEARCH tool, which is something people may never have expected when it first launched back in 2016. People on the platform are looking up cooking recipes, crafting instructionals, and even chess ...

My Journey, How Far Will It Take Me?

My Journey, How Far Will It Take Me?

whatagoodday
| 6 days ago

I remember opening this ID on November 27th, 3 years ago. Was it a day? Was it a night? I exactly can’t remember this part. But I felt kind of dumb and ignorant because I still didn’t know how to play the game. I saw my friends becomin...

What To Do When You Forget Your Openings

What To Do When You Forget Your Openings

IM EKislik
| 6 days ago

I have been asked many times what you should do if you forget your opening lines in one form of the question or another. The first thing you should do is think about your goals in the opening. Let's take some examples, even without exact moves. ...

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