ChessKid Youth Speed Chess Tournament: Recap!

ChessKid Youth Speed Chess Tournament: Recap!

ChessKid
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48 min ago

Hi ChessKid family. Last month, we hosted one of ChessKid's biggest events to date: The ChessKid Youth Speed Chess Championship! First off, congrats to our winner: NM Ryo Chen from Texas! Next, we wanted to list all of the content f...

Deep Strategy: Color Complex

Deep Strategy: Color Complex

DanielGuel
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1 hr ago

Hi guys, hope it's going well! Sorry I haven't made a post in awhile, but here we are!  The position you see below is from a 15|10 game I played last night. Black to move. This is not a tactic, and it's highly unlikely that an engine will hel...

Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier

Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier

batgirl
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2 hrs ago

Siúil a Rún is an Irish song, most likely from the late 17th century, in which a lass is heartbroken because the lover is joining the military and going to war and will do anything to assure his safe return. Women and war is a theme ...

Unlocking Gigguk's Chess potential

Unlocking Gigguk's Chess potential

JapaneseTutor
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9 hrs ago

Hi everyone, So this Tournament Arc thing is only a few days away! I'm posting all of the lessons with all of your favorite AniTuber(Anime Youtubers) This lesson is for the intermediate player that, that is looking to break their old ways and le...

Minor pairs

Minor pairs

introuble2
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1 day ago

I don't know why but I've recently looked at the TWIC files for games where both minor pairs [bishops & knights] appear with an active part, for both sides. Rare material formation, as a minor exchange is usually the first one in a game. But e...

Simple Play In The Tartakower CK

Simple Play In The Tartakower CK

NM ih8sens
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1 day ago

This blog features an annotated blitz game between two National Masters.  It should be instructive for players 1500-2000. The Tartakower, or Nimzovich variation of the Caro Kann defense is characterized by the following moves: Normal...

TAKE THE CHALLENGE, PART X

TAKE THE CHALLENGE, PART X

GM GMValeduser
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2 days ago

Dear friends, in these last two parts of the threemovers you'll face my personal favorites. This chapter is devoted to the most complicated problems. Solving each of them will be indeed a hard task. And in the very last part, you'll deal with "The...

Tips for Adults Over 1700

Tips for Adults Over 1700

NM SmarterChess
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2 days ago

Introduction Can adults that are already at the advanced level (1700+) still expect to improve at chess? I analyzed survey data from over 400 players and asked participants what questions the data could help them answer. One of the most popular t...

How to beat a Grandmaster? (part 6)

How to beat a Grandmaster? (part 6)

FM ENEASZ
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3 days ago

I want to introduce you to my new series of articles: "How to beat a Grandmaster?" It combines my games from not only chess.com, but also blitz and rapid tournaments like European Chess Championship or classical events like round-robin GM toruname...

The Most Uncompromising Player Of All Time!?

The Most Uncompromising Player Of All Time!?

simaginfan
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3 days ago

Afternoon Everyone! Those who read my last offering will recall that originally I had planned at least two articles on this particular subject. However, real life stuff has caught up with me. This was originally slated as 'Part One'. Time perm...

Understanding Minor Piece Imbalances: The Bishop

Understanding Minor Piece Imbalances: The Bishop

CM AdviceCabinet
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3 days ago

Bishops and knights have very similar nominal values but the way they move is completely different. A bishop is able to snipe his enemies from a distance but can only have access to half of the board by himself. Knights, on the other hand, have ac...

Why Chess Is A Sport

Why Chess Is A Sport

GM Illingworth
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4 days ago

Why is it that chess is officially recognized as a sport? Sport is defined as follows by Oxford Languages: An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another and others for entertainment...

How to Get Better at Chess?

How to Get Better at Chess?

kamalakanta
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4 days ago

What does the title of this article have to do with the image? NOTHING! I just thought "let me put a catchy, trendy title like we see ALMOST EVERY DAY at chess.com, and combine it with a funny picture. The problem is, most of the readers mig...

Unanalysed #5

Unanalysed #5

GM Mikhail_Golubev
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4 days ago

The following position emerged in my training game vs my student on 20th July 2020 (International Chess Day, and also, officially, Chess Day in Ukraine). ...Otherwise, not too many interesting/decent games were played by me in July. Below i...