8 Tips to avoid Blunders (+ Video)

8 Tips to avoid Blunders (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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9 hrs ago

Hi… Do you blunder too much? Do you lose completely won games because you made only one big mistake and lost everything in a second? Do you see the games you played and ask yourself “how could I play such a bad move”? In this po...

Master Analysis of Your Games (3rd edition)

Master Analysis of Your Games (3rd edition)

FM RitvarsReimanis
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13 hrs ago

Hello Everyone, Hope you all are staying safe and healthy as the world seems to be in a mad state at the moment. That being said, chess is really seeing an uptick of attention, which is a really nice side-effect to everything else. For me Augu...

Summer Tournament Week 4

Summer Tournament Week 4

FM Gertsog
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21 hrs ago

My Dear Chess Friend! This article is written by @jay_1944, a member of Online tournament that I organized recently. And it reflects his impression about the the 4th round of our tournament! Hi all! Week 4 of FM Neustroev's Online Summer Tou...

Against All (Draw) Odds

Against All (Draw) Odds

GM alexcolovic
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1 day ago

Ever since the draw odds were replaced in the World Championship matches (starting with the Kramnik-Topalov unification match in 2006) there has been an endless debate about the mixture of time controls in the most important event in the chess wor...

TAKE THE CHALLENGE, PART XII

TAKE THE CHALLENGE, PART XII

GM GMValeduser
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2 days ago

Dear friends, we have finished with threemovers and will now switch to moremovers. The problems will become more and more difficult every time and only very good solvers will have a chance to crack them. Good luck! ...

Beware of the zombie pawns

Beware of the zombie pawns

ForwardChess
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3 days ago

Imagine a pawn with bulging eyes, outstretched hands and with an open jaw trying to land a bite on fellow pieces. How funny would it be if pieces could actually roam around the board like zombies when they become “infected”? Odd, ...

Few games of Robert Hubner

Few games of Robert Hubner

introuble2
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3 days ago

I've tracked his name when exploring variations of the Nimzo-Indian defense. The line 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 c5 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Nf3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 d6 is called Hübner or Huebner, a variation with a closed center pawn structure. "T...

How to beat a Grandmaster? (part 7)

How to beat a Grandmaster? (part 7)

FM ENEASZ
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3 days ago

I am FIDE Master ENEASZ and my highest ELO was 2370. I have a BLOG and STUDENT'S GROUP at chess.com. I am 26 years old and I studied Finance and Accountancy at University of Economics in Katowice. I am TOP BLOGGE...

Your Chess Federation Needs You!

Your Chess Federation Needs You!

FM timpeterwall
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3 days ago

Hi, everyone! These are strange times we're living in, and your chess federation needs you like never before! Wherever you live in the world, national federations require our support to keep going, particularly when playing over-the-board chess sa...

Summer Tournament Week 3

Summer Tournament Week 3

FM Gertsog
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4 days ago

My Dear Chess Friend! This article is written by @jay_1944, a member of Online tournament that I organized recently. And it reflects his impression about the the 2nd round of our tournament! Hi all! Today is Sunday which means round 4 pairin...

Esoteric Wisdom of the Ancient Bughouse Masters

Esoteric Wisdom of the Ancient Bughouse Masters

JarlCarlander
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4 days ago

Theory Bughouse is far too chaotic for theory to play the role that it does in standard chess. In standard chess, theory may proceed for thirty or more moves. This is possible because there are no external factors, such as a possible Knight and ...