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Building Blocks

EOGuel 1 day ago

Black to play. Use your building blocks to find an ideal setup for Black. (Hint is below in case you want to take advantage of it). Hint: Your overall setup will favor you even if the positional attributes may not appear ideal....

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The 1st GingerGM Party!!!!

GM Ginger_GM 2 days ago

The 18th of November was a special day for GingerGM, after years of saving and building up our business, we decided to spend all of our hard earned profits on a party. In the words of one of England's finest footballers, George Best, " I spent a l...

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Massive Black Friday Sale at ChessUniversity.com

GeniusKJ 2 days ago

Holidays are here, and what better way to spend them than to enjoy some of our high class video courses? Chess University is offering great discounts for one whole week. Whether you are a regular Chess University student or want to try one of ou...

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Singapore juniors performing creditably abroad

CM juniortay 5 days ago

Once the final academic exams were over, some promising juniors (and their parents) took the opportunity to test their skills abroad. If one can afford to do so, it is a great idea as I've always felt our juniors are way underrated. basically taki...

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Chess.com Dev Update: November 16th, 2017

News 7 days ago

Chess.com Main:  For months you've read about Vue this, Vue that... Well for live chess, Vue is for real now! Live chess is basically brand spanking new from the ground up! It looks exactly the same but the code underneath is new and shin...

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Thoughts on broadcasting rights

GM SultanOfKings 9 days ago

"Agon wants people to pay for chess moves. Why aren’t the players uniting," asks some of the top chess twitter personalities. I think the simple reason is that many top players agree; that to commercialize chess, organizers need to create mo...

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My New Project - Chess Learning for All

GM Illingworth 12 days ago

Hello chess friends, For many years now, as a professional chess coach and writer, I have been thinking about how to help others improve their chess (including their chess performance) as much as possible.  To make chess learning from ...

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Book Reviews - Chess Books for Improving Adults

IM IM_Kgwm 12 days ago

I've just returned from a summer chess trip and even though I did not manage to accomplish my primary goal (painfully missing the final GM norm by half a point at De Sants 2017, being the highlight of this trip), I did at least achieve other forms...

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Everything Openings #4: The Perenyi Problem

chesster3145 13 days ago

    Greetings, and welcome to Everything Openings #4! In last week's post, we looked at an extremely effective practical weapon which fell apart against a good player. This post picks up about where that one left off, exploring my a...

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Making room for chess

Blunderprone 20 days ago

Two years slipped by and it feels like yesterday. Let’s see, since my last post more “life stuff” happened. My other parent was in her last chapter, I changed jobs, kids got married, and lots of travel. Since my last real active ...

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Path To Chess Prosperity #6 PART 1: Eight Tactics

EOGuel 20 days ago

Greetings, and welcome to my 6th installment of "Path to Chess Prosperity". I hope you read (and enjoy!) the other five parts.  Well, as I mentioned last week, I had a tournament (which I will cover in part 2... stay tuned!) and wante...

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Playing 1.d4 d5 - A Classical Repertoire

IM pfren 20 days ago

I have recently bought my copy of the new work of Greek chessplayer, analyst and theoretician Nikolaos Ntirlis "Playing 1.d4 d5 - A Classical Repertoire", and after reviewing it thoroughly, I would like to share my thoughts on it.Authoring a...

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Inventing Metrics For The Speed Chess Championship

NM smarterchess 22 days ago

Today's Speed Chess Championship match between Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana will feature something truly special that I've been working on for a very long time: most recently with the help of IM Danny Rensch and Gerard Le-Marechal who is he...

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Trick Or Treat: How I Solved This Difficult Tactic

EOGuel 23 days ago

Hellooooooooo... As all of you know, I have been training tactics seriously on Chesstempo.com... and this problem I attempted was somewhat spooky. Let's start with the position given to me: In the position above, Black just pla...

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