Why bother?

Why bother?

Zeitnot17
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11 hrs ago

We spend our time and attention trying to reach a great position where we've got the game all but won. Why bother trying to get a winning position unless we're able to recognize it and are willing to invest the additional effort to find the righ...

World Champions Group of the Selfoss Chess Festival

World Champions Group of the Selfoss Chess Festival

FM zibbit
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1 day ago

Tuesday, November 19th marked the start of the 1st round of the World Champions Tournament at the Selfoss Chess Festival in Iceland. The tournament has a unique lineup where everybody in this 10 player round-robin is a former World Champion in the...

Two New Chess Variants By Niranjan Navalgund

Two New Chess Variants By Niranjan Navalgund

FM Geborgenheit
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2 days ago

The unique part about these two variants that I invented is that I got both the ideas while playing National U-25 tournament. Chesspionage in 2019 and Pokerchess in 2018. I shared the variant with a few of my friends and they liked the idea and as...

VIDEO! French Defense: Winawer Variation (for white)

VIDEO! French Defense: Winawer Variation (for white)

FM Gertsog
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3 days 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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3 days 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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3 days 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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4 days 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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5 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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7 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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7 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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7 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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7 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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7 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...

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