VIDEO! French Defense: Winawer Variation (for white)

VIDEO! French Defense: Winawer Variation (for white)

FM Gertsog
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2 hrs ago

Dear Chess Friends!This is the recording from the webinar that I conducted on Sunday (17th November). I decided to publish it here, because some of you missed this webinar, but I'm absolutely sure that it was a helpful material and knowledge of th...

6 Special Puzzles you need to see (+ Video)

6 Special Puzzles you need to see (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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14 hrs ago

Hi people who love a game where pawns are the soul. I keep training hard to play Carlos Torre Memorial in December. As I was solving studies in last days, I found 6 that I thought they really deserve to be shared, and that’s what this post i...

Beating the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (Part 4)

Beating the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (Part 4)

IndreRe
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17 hrs ago

See part 1, HERE. See part 2, HERE. See part 3, HERE. Welcome to the final part of our four-part series on the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. To remind you, we're looking for a Black response that gives you the "most bang for your buck" and this...

Match Strategy

Match Strategy

GM alexcolovic
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1 day ago

I write this in the deserted Holiday Village Hotel where yesterday the European Club Cup finished. I am the last man standing as all the participants have left and the whole hotel resort looks like a ghost town. I was the captain of the women te...

How to play 25 Moves of Opening Theory

How to play 25 Moves of Opening Theory

NM BlakeyBChess
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2 days ago

Many chess players are intimidated by long opening variations. They resign themselves to playing the Colle System their whole life, or constantly end up in middlegames where they "don't know what to do" (because they've never learned their opening...

2 Most Important Endgame Principles

2 Most Important Endgame Principles

IM MatBobula
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4 days ago

This is probably one of the shortest articles that you will read about chess but also, in my opinion, one of the most important. If you start following only those two principles described below - you will be better in endgames than 80% of chess pl...

Snapshots from the European Club Cup 2019

Snapshots from the European Club Cup 2019

GM alexcolovic
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4 days ago

As I already said in my last post, I am currently in Ulcinj, Montenegro, for the European Club Cup. I am coaching the Italian women team of Caissa Pentole Agnelli, just like last year. So far the tournament is going turbulently for us, we have w...

Chess Songs Detective contest - Results!!

Chess Songs Detective contest - Results!!

ChessJuga
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4 days ago

Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest! We had many excellent submissions . Many people found 5 or 6 of the references, including some of the sneakier ones! I'm glad to see so many Tal fans out there   But, we do have a cl...

A Mouse Slip Trap! (Morra Accepted)

A Mouse Slip Trap! (Morra Accepted)

MidnasLament
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4 days ago

Hey there, Stacia here and I wanted to share another recent training game I played on our favorite chess site.    I'm currently on a mission!  I have set an ambitious to goal to reach 1700 by the end of the year.  I am curren...

Mikhail Tal's last tournament game, revisited

Mikhail Tal's last tournament game, revisited

Spektrowski
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4 days ago

I have already posted Mikhail Tal's last game with annotations from Alexei Shirov, but recently, I came across a blog post by Tal's opponent, Vladimir Akopian. He sheds some more light on the situation and analyzes the game himself. An Epis...

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Openings for Amateurs

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Openings for Amateurs

ForwardChess
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7 days ago

“I did not want to write simply another repertoire book. There are entirely too many of those. Aside from the material on openings I’ve written in various media that people have valued, I felt there had to be something in addition that...

Overmatched Queens

Overmatched Queens

NM CoachJKane
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8 days ago

Last week I played two blitz games on the same day that demonstrated the limits of the queen against a rook and a piece. The first game I won in good style and didn't realize until post-game analysis that I should have forced a draw after winning ...

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