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Positional puzzles

Positional puzzles

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 1 min ago

Tired of tactic? Why not try out our positional puzzles! Depending on the level of each exercise (they are presented in ascending order of difficulty) you will probably need between 5 and 20 minutes to find the solution. If your solution doesn't c...

How To Play 1.d4

How To Play 1.d4

GM Illingworth
| 8 hrs ago

Hello chess friends!Would you like to be ready to start playing 1.d4 in just 14 minutes?If so, then I have something special for you  I just uploaded a new Youtube video, called 'How To Play 1.d4', where you'll discover: - How To Play The Q...

Alekhine playing blindfold in Paris 1925

Alekhine playing blindfold in Paris 1925

introuble2
| 1 day ago

The incomparable chess tournament, organized by the Excelsior, the Petit Parisien and the French Chess Federation, with the world champion of blindfold games, Mr. Alekhine, unfolded yesterday, in front of a large and attentive crowd, in the large ...

Chess Openings That Need New Names

Chess Openings That Need New Names

the_real_greco
| 1 day ago

The Chess.com Computer Chess Championship (CCC) just played every opening in the ECO, which is a fun event. It allows viewers to see some lesser-known lines, and the opening explorer gives the opening names. But let's just say that some of those...

The Worst Move I Have Ever Played

The Worst Move I Have Ever Played

GM KaydenTroffChess
| 1 day ago

I have had many times in my life where I have gotten the opportunity to show off some of my best moments. Those moments can be a lot of fun and a good reminder (since mistakes are easier to remember) that I do have some great moves and games over ...

Realizing a material advantage

Realizing a material advantage

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 2 days ago

The exchange of pieces is an important idea at any stage of the game, one that can have a huge impact on the strategical balance. One of the first strategical principles taught to new chess players is that when you have more material, exchange p...

Got 60 Seconds?

Got 60 Seconds?

GM Illingworth
| 2 days ago

What's up chess fam?It's GM Max here with some new special videos for you - where we do the 'impossible'!That is - I show you the basic ideas you need to know to start playing an opening, in just 60 seconds!Don't believe me?Check out the video bel...

The Dark Side of Naycir Bot

The Dark Side of Naycir Bot

Naycir
| 2 days ago

You think you experienced every single emotion in chess: fear of flagging when you have a fraction of a second on the clock, nervousness of constant fear of mouse slips, fury of losing a completely winning game because of a one-move blunder, happi...

Webinar 85. Calculation and Decision Making in Chess

Webinar 85. Calculation and Decision Making in Chess

FM Gertsog
| 3 days ago

Dear Chess Friends! How to find the right move in the game? This is the question that every chess player asks himself. Amateurs usually play the first move that comes to their mind. Intermediate players choose between several moves-candidates wh...

The initiative

The initiative

WIM TijanaBlagojevic
| 3 days ago

Typically, we understand an “advantage” as something tangible, at least for the coming 10-15 moves; e.g. more space, a weak enemy pawn, the bishop pair, the opponent's unsafe king, etc. In contrast, the initiative easily evaporates wit...

How To Play 1.e4

How To Play 1.e4

GM Illingworth
| 4 days ago

Welcome to my latest blog post, where I have a quick win at the Grandmaster level to share with you! Our first game is between GMs McShane and Cheparinov, where White goes for a little-known but quite tricky setup known as 'The Big Clamp' agains...

How to blunder less?

How to blunder less?

IM MatBobula
| 5 days ago

You play well the whole game, even get the advantage. But in one moment, you miss the opponent's threat and lose a free piece. From winning to losing. Does it sound familiar? Every chess player has to find his or her way how to deal with blunder...

A Century of Chess: Coburg 1904

A Century of Chess: Coburg 1904

kahns
| 5 days ago

Rudolf Swiderski has been a minor obsession of mine. "Of all the chess masters I ever met Swiderski was the most weird," wrote Frank Marshall. His games are full of precarious king walks, piece shuffling, creaky maneuvers combined with a sharp tac...

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