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Refutation of the Tarrasch Defence

GM alexcolovic 19 min ago

This one is going to get a lot of attention I think... I start with a short round-up of my tournament in Llucmajor, with some comments on my newly-found algorithm and last round disappointment. And yes, I do think the Tarrasch is a hopeless...

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Visualization Puzzles #5

NM Bab3s 16 hrs ago

All the puzzles come from this position. Black is dominating with a passed a-pawn and more active pieces, but White is going to play Ng1 and Nf3, so it is best not to fool around too much. Thus, I played 35...a4 36. Re1 Qd4 37. Ng1 a3 38. Nf3 Rx...

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Crushing Novelty against the Be3 Pirc!

NM nOcHeaTiNgKiD 1 day ago

Hello chess players. It's been a while since I last posted, but theres a cool novelty which ive discovered recently that I've played with good success in bullet, with the key move being 7.. b5! One of the most commonly faced line in the Pirc is 4...

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Fun Miniature Featuring Harry The H-Pawn

NM ih8sens 2 days ago

So I just got back from the 2017 Ontario Open in Ottawa.  As usual I scored 3/6 (50%) in the Open section, which sounds pretty good but resulted in a loss of rating points.  I'm thinking I need to go play in New York at some point.  ...

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Copenhagen Chess Challenge 2017

FM HustleTime 2 days ago

Dear all, While finally the spring (some might even argue summer ) weather has finally kicked in in Copenhagen, I was up for another chess challenge in my journey, this time Copenhagen Chess Challenge 2017 tournament! This was also the first tour...

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Simul game on Sunday at 9:00 am

IM attilaturzo 4 days ago

Would you like to play against an International Master? I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach and I would like to invite you to play with me in a simuls on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 minuter per player plus 30 seconds ...

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SuperNationals 2017 Experience

NM Mr_Penings 6 days ago

So here's yet another blog post about a chess tournament experience! This time, SuperNationals! To keep the prestige of the name, this blog post will also be "super", and will include lots of pictures and all that good stuff. I will write about al...

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I'm Back

IM dpruess 9 days ago

This "announcement" will not come as much of a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to my chess activities, coming as it does more than a year late. I started doing occasional ChessTV shows as time permitted last year, including the 20...

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Chess.com Dev Update: May 12, 2017

News 13 days ago

Hey Chess.com! An ironic twist in this week's developers update: if you didn't notice much that looked different in the last couple weeks, that means the developers have been hard at work and doing a good job! We're continuing to make progress a...

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Enroll in May 2017 Prodigy Program with Vishy Anand!

GeniusKJ 16 days ago

Five-time World Champion GM Vishy Anand is back to teach in the May 2017 month of the Prodigy Program - the program that helped create the youngest-ever chess master in American history! Registration for the May 2017 month of the Prodigy ...

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Two Ideas Against the KIA

GM alexcolovic 17 days ago

As an invitation to join my Inner Circle, I share with you a sample of my newsletter. In this one I suggest two ideas against the KIA (the "attack" in the name being rather misleading, in my opinion). Enjoy it here.

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The Conspiracies of Valery Salov, Part 2

Spektrowski 18 days ago

Continued from Part 1. Surov: I'll try to go to that. I've got a "fresh head" here on the platter, and I've been trying to attach some wires to it to make it talk. Evgeny Sidorov, hello! Evgeny Sidorov: Hi! Surov: What questions do you have ...

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The Conspiracies of Valery Salov, Part 1

Spektrowski 18 days ago

The interview I'm going to show you is... controversial and bizarre, to say the least. GM Valery Salov at one time was among the world championship contenders (and has a good score against many of his contemporaries), but in the late 1990s, he beg...

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Simple yet difficult endgame Rook vs. Bishop

FM Vandros45 18 days ago

The endgame rook vs. bishop in the following diagram with black to move, appears to be simple. However, soon one may discover that black has some problems to draw.The square a8 is of the same colour as the squares that are controlled by...

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Gashimov Memorial 2017

GM alexcolovic 18 days ago

The tournament finished some time ago, but I never had the time to take a look at it properly. Now I wanted to share with you some of the ideas I had during the tournament and also after it finished. The post is here - http://www.alexcolovic....

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QCD Sg Chess League - Rounds 1 to 3

IM IM_Kgwm 18 days ago

The QCD Sg Chess League is a joint initiative between the QCD Group and the SCF and is a refreshing and welcome change to the largely junior-focused events that we have seen in abundance in Singapore. Players have to be above the age of 20 in orde...

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Blitz Chess #392: King's Indian Defense, Makogonov

NM ChessNetwork 19 days ago

A dynamic battle often arises out of the King's Indian Defense. How might things vary, if at all, from the Makogonov variation? A critical moment presents itself as early as move 9. Capturing on f5 would lead to a dynamic battle, and not capturing...

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Grenke Open 2017, game analysis, part 2

FM HustleTime 22 days ago

Hey guys! It's been a while since Part 1 of my game analysis at Grenke Open, but finally here it comes! After first 3 rounds I had 2 points out of 3 (see more about how it happened here), with no surprises so far.  Round 4 I was paire...

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Proud Chess Coach Moment

NM CoachJKane 23 days ago

Hi Chess Friends, I don't have anything exciting to report from my most recent tournament games, but I do want to show a recent game by a fifth grade student of mine. He recently gained 100 points in a 4 game tournament by beating three higher ra...

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