Cheating Online (FAIR PLAY PLAY FORDMOISES)

Cheating Online (FAIR PLAY PLAY FORDMOISES)

FordMoises
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2 hrs ago

Please, before reading this section, keep in mind that it is not my intention to have the absolute truth of the subject, I just want to contribute a grain of sand in this complex subject.We are currently experiencing moments of great difficulty du...

A Century of Chess: Paris 1900

A Century of Chess: Paris 1900

kahns
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16 hrs ago

A gorgeous start to a century of chess. The tournament was held as part of the World’s Exposition in Paris and included all of the top players of the era with the exception of Tarrasch and Teichmann. The Exposition was a manifestation of the...

Algebraic Notation in Chess

Algebraic Notation in Chess

ala984
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1 day ago

One of the elementary steps that must be taken to study and progress in chess is to learn to read and score games. From this we will be able to understand the chess books, study games or write down ours and then review them. For this we will use a...

HOW TO EXPLOIT SMALL ADVANTAGES

HOW TO EXPLOIT SMALL ADVANTAGES

FM maicolbenavides
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1 day ago

Today I will talk about a very interesting topic in chess and it is about how to exploit or how to take advantage of a small advantage to turn it into victory. Over the course of a high-level game, you often reach midgame or endgame situations i...

Game of the Week - Week 3

Game of the Week - Week 3

GM Durarbayli
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2 days ago

Every day, we are faced with hundreds of decisions that could change the course of our future. For most of us, fortunately, the majority of these decisions are not life-changing. However, consider if you were the leader of an organization in which...

25 Ways to Improve at Chess

25 Ways to Improve at Chess

NM EnergeticHay
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2 days ago

Many of us want to improve at chess. Actually, make that ALL of us. But some of us might feel stuck, or might not be sure what is the best way to improve. While I may not have a definitive answer, I believe that having a wide variety of study...

On Concepts of Architecture and Beauty in Chess

On Concepts of Architecture and Beauty in Chess

RoaringPawn
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2 days ago

(CHESS) DESIGN = FORM + FUNCTION + BEAUTY As a chess player, your job is like one of an architect. You deal with Form (Structure), Function (Purpose) and Beauty (Aesthetics). When you play a game of chess it is like designing something or co...

Steiner

Steiner

batgirl
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2 days ago

Herman Steiner's immense love for the game lit a spark which brought chess to life in California. He made chess alive for thousands of school children; he created a woman's field for chess in this part of the country. He taught; several of today's...

Are Chess.com Adaptive Bots Truly Adaptive?

Are Chess.com Adaptive Bots Truly Adaptive?

CM AdviceCabinet
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3 days ago

About three weeks ago, I published a piece entitled “Are Chess.com Bots’ Ratings Accurate?” where I discussed the strengths and playing styles of the standard bots. As promised, this is the second of the three-part series. Here, ...

Checkmate Patterns - Sniper Mate

Checkmate Patterns - Sniper Mate

FM zibbit
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4 days ago

Sniper Mate is a term I came up with for this checkmate pattern. Many people like to refer to the long range capability of the bishop as being akin to that of a sniper. The key piece in this pattern is indeed the bishop and it very often works fro...

Bobby Fischer hated chess?!

Bobby Fischer hated chess?!

Sawbonez
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4 days ago

Okay, you knew it was just a matter of time before Bernie made his way over to Chess.com... you knew it would happen eventually.  You are just smart that way.  I love a good book on the history of chess and I've enjoyed a few about Bo...

Understand Your Resources-Positional Play

Understand Your Resources-Positional Play

GM Troffy
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4 days ago

Positional play! Which, for myself and those I have talked with over the years, seems to be the most confusing thing for chessplayers to know how to work on. I remember my years of growing up trying to figure it out feeling like I was at times pla...

FIDE Tournament & New Show on ChessKidTV!

FIDE Tournament & New Show on ChessKidTV!

ChessKid
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4 days ago

Hi ChessKids! There is a LOT going on at ChessKidTV this week. We have a big tournament coming up tomorrow and a new show premiering next Wednesday! The ChessKid FIDE Challenge! It's been months in the making: The ChessKid FIDE challen...

How to play Caro-Kann Defense (+ Video)

How to play Caro-Kann Defense (+ Video)

FM michechess89
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4 days ago

Hi everyone! Caro-Kann Defense is another interesting variation we can play as Black against King’s Pawn. It is a really safe line, where Black usually gets a solid position and a pawn structure without weaknesses. In this post/video there i...

Lubomir Kavalek 1943 - 2021 ++

Lubomir Kavalek 1943 - 2021 ++

FM maicolbenavides
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6 days ago

Born in Czechoslovakia, currently the Czech Republic, Kavalek began to give remarkable results from a very young age, managing to consecrate himself for the first time at the age of 19 as National Champion of his country in 1962, a place that he w...

The Move that Revives the Von Hennig Schara Gambit

The Move that Revives the Von Hennig Schara Gambit

NM Anhao
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6 days ago

We have reached our twentieth opening discovery. This blog has been a fun creative outlet for me, and I hope you all have enjoyed reading about the opening bombs as much as I have finding them. For the occasion, I thought I'd share an idea I'd nor...

iHasCupquake Will Play Chess with Naycir

iHasCupquake Will Play Chess with Naycir

Naycir
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6 days ago

Tiffy aka iHasCupquake will be playing chess with Naycir on Friday January 22, 2021 at 4 PM PST. The event will be live streamed simultaneously at twitch.tv/ihascupquake and twitch.tv/naycir. iHasCupquake, who produces variety gaming and art con...

Purposeful Practice in Chess

Purposeful Practice in Chess

backrankbrawler
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6 days ago

Today, I'm going to be taking a break from analyzing one of my games and discuss something I've been studying for the last few years - how to practice and get better at chess. I think we all have a few opinions on what the best way to go about it ...

Webinar 66. Endgame Fundamentals

Webinar 66. Endgame Fundamentals

FM Gertsog
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6 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! How often do you pass the game into the endgame? I have to play the endgame in 70% of all my games. In other 30%, I finish the game in the middlegame with a tactical combination or a strong attack and gain extra material. D...