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Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov

DonMcKim
| 9 hrs ago

Garry Kasparov (b. 1963) is one of the world's greatest chess players. Some consider him the GOAT--'The Greatest of All Time' [See The 10 Best Chess Players of All Time]. As Colin Stapczynski notes in the article: Kasparov is 'the 13th world cha...

My first league game

My first league game

CM GaborHorvath
| 19 hrs ago

Well, better late than never: this is my first league game from the 2022/2023 season, played three weeks ago. Our opponent was Nagyatád, one of the strongest teams in our division. After signing a couple of new players for this year, they l...

I was tricked by GothamChess!

I was tricked by GothamChess!

NM SmarterChess
| 1 day ago

My third-round OTB recap of the local Winter Swiss tournament. I was black against Michael Kern, at his peak rating of 1825 and rising. I thought he would play the London System, so I went for a King's Indian Defense setup. I planned to play aggre...

Streaming Chess IRL is Trending!

Streaming Chess IRL is Trending!

aranhawaii
| 1 day ago

Ever wanted to stream IRL content but didn't know how to do it or what to use? Sharing your OTB chess adventures or even a night out with your friends may look challenging, but streaming your life outside the house is actually simple. Here's my ad...

Climbing the rating ladder

Climbing the rating ladder

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 1 day ago

Most of the players get exhausted over constant rating and they lose hope after consecutively losing many games. The reason behind not improving is the player’s lack of knowledge about the studies available online. Players who worry about ge...

A Century of Chess: Stockholm 1912

A Century of Chess: Stockholm 1912

kahns
| 2 days ago

In 1909, Alexander Alekhine, at age 16, won the amateur chess championship of Russia, securing for himself the title of master.  In 1910 he finished a very respectable shared seventh at Hamburg, alongside Tarrasch. In 1911 he finished shared ...

Choosing the Best Time Control: A Guide

Choosing the Best Time Control: A Guide

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 2 days ago

The best time control for different rating level players depends on their individual preferences and objectives.   Advantages of playing slower time control: • Allows more time to make proper strategic moves • Increases the ...

Position Power Part 2

Position Power Part 2

Pheonix_Free
| 3 days ago

Position Power The Vancura Position Endgames are difficult to navigate but knowing a few positions can help you bag a draw in what might appear to be a losing position. All the way back in February, I published a short blog on the Lucena and P...

Paralyzing Opponent's Pieces + Course Launch!

Paralyzing Opponent's Pieces + Course Launch!

GM swapchess90
| 3 days ago

In Chess, we all have been taught to make the best use of our Pieces. As the middlegame approaches, we try to place our Pieces in the best possible squares in order to create threats and pressure on our opponent. But rarely do we focus on restrict...

Chess Success Strategies

Chess Success Strategies

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 4 days ago

Most of the players, after finishing their games starts playing another chess game, which is why regardless of playing too many games, it does not improve your tactical and strategical skills quicker. The first step to becoming a better chess play...

Carlsen's Pressure

Carlsen's Pressure

GM alexcolovic
| 4 days ago

(Published on www.alexcolovic.com) Several months passed since Carlsen announced that he will not defend his title next year. The chess public accepted the fact and life moved on. In this post I'd like to give my view on the possible reasons ...

What I should learn next?

What I should learn next?

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 4 days ago

If you are wondering what to learn next here is a chart that can help you to choose topic for your rating level. 1) 0-1000 Tactic (puzzles-pin, fork, checkmating patterns), elementary endgames (checkmating with 2 rooks, checkmating with que...

My Most Insane Chess Game!

My Most Insane Chess Game!

NM CoachJKane
| 5 days ago

Hi Chess Friends! I recently played a bullet game that ended with one of the wildest positions I've ever had. I'll present it with a series of difficult puzzles and then show the whole game. First, I went all in on a kingside attack, let my op...

Road To Master - Chess In Alberta

Road To Master - Chess In Alberta

Naoki
| 5 days ago

Hi all, welcome back to another blog post! The 7th one of my Road To Master series.  Last month during November 11th to the 13th I competed in the 2022 Banff Open, located in Banff, Alberta. The trip was awesome, the thumbnail of this blog ...

How To Learn & Study Chess

How To Learn & Study Chess

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 5 days ago

Most of the players, after finishing their games starts playing another chess game, which is why regardless of playing too many games, it does not improve your tactical and strategical skills quicker. If you want to get better at a certain level, ...

Mistakes Are Not Failures

Mistakes Are Not Failures

GM Avetik_ChessMood
| 6 days ago

The famous scientist, Albert Einstein, is associated with smartness and unique intellectual abilities which the majority of us consider nearly impossible to achieve. Einstein’s role in developing the field of physics is much bigger than th...

Maximizing Pressure | OTB Rd 2 Recap

Maximizing Pressure | OTB Rd 2 Recap

NM SmarterChess
| 7 days ago

Second round OTB recap of the Winter Swiss event. I played against Isaac, a new USCF player who beat a 1400 in his first tournament game! I went for a Catalan-setup against his Tarrasch structure. After some early tension in the center, there was ...

Who Said It?

Who Said It?

DonMcKim
| 7 days ago

Chess Quotes are fun! At least I think they are! Even if you cannot identify the speaker of the quote, you can admire the pithy--and insightful--saying the quote conveys. Here is a Crossword on Chess Quotes. The authors are names familiar to m...

Learn From MrBeast About Creating Online Content

Learn From MrBeast About Creating Online Content

raync910
| 7 days ago

Do you recognize the name MrBeast as the world’s most popular YouTuber? Do you think he can teach and inspire others to create online content, and would you be interested in taking his online courses to improve your skills? Here is what any ...

What Have I Been Up To?

What Have I Been Up To?

Lightning
| 7 days ago

Hello there, welcome to the Lightning Reports! It’s been a hot minute since you’ve heard from me. For most of this year, I’ve posted twice a month, but it has now been over a month since my last post. And my last post was the onl...

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