Converting a Material Advantage

Converting a Material Advantage

GM Illingworth
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15 days ago

This post will be for players relatively new to chess, showing how to convert a material advantage into victory. I hope you enjoyed this blog post and learned something useful to apply in your games! Keep in mind that, when you are starting ...

The Canary Islands

The Canary Islands

GM alexcolovic
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16 days ago

As I wrote during the Candidates, I was also scheduled to play during that period. I think that with all due respect to Berlin, the place where I played was better. The tourament was excellent, my score and result not bad either. The most impo...

Opposite-Coloured Bishops and Rooks

Opposite-Coloured Bishops and Rooks

GM Illingworth
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16 days ago

In this blog post, I annotated a game from the Croatian Junior Team Championship, which featured an interesting opposite-coloured bishop endgame with rooks on the board. Such positions can be quite difficult for humans to play and for engines to u...

Rising Stars #1: @kamalakanta

Rising Stars #1: @kamalakanta

chesster3145
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16 days ago

    Welcome, one and all, to a surprise series opener! I've been "waffling" for the past little while, and I have tons of posts planned, so I need to get on with it: after all, my planned ideas are more exciting than anything I coul...

Dance of the Knights. Gedeon Barcza.

Dance of the Knights. Gedeon Barcza.

simaginfan
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17 days ago

Yep. That's Nureyev! There is a piece of music that I love, by Prokofiev. Dance of the Knights, from the ballet Romeo and Juliet. While you look through the games, open another window and run the extended version as background music! You can f...

Training Time : Time Trouble?

Training Time : Time Trouble?

MiddlegamerUmesh
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17 days ago

Hello Friends!       In my previous post, we learnt about what training is, and how simple (and not simple ) it can be. In this post, we're going talk about something else - Time Trouble. We all know about Grischuk's time trouble,...

March 2018 Untitled Tuesday

March 2018 Untitled Tuesday

chesster3145
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17 days ago

    Hello and welcome to my fifth standalone post since the end of my Concrete Problems series! I’m glad that there’s enough going on for me to not run out of ideas, and I’m going to need some time to get material toget...

Echoes of Euwe

Echoes of Euwe

NM CoachJKane
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18 days ago

I taught a lesson on pins yesterday and covered a couple of positions that many chess players seem to struggle with. Pins aren't only used to win material, but also to keep opposing pieces stuck for numerous moves. One of the most famous moves in ...

Rapport vs Keymer - Grenke Chess Open

Rapport vs Keymer - Grenke Chess Open

FM alexsuper1987
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18 days ago

Hi everyone, I'm very happy to share with you my comments about this game very interesting, played by the chess prodigy Vincent Keymer, he won against the strong grandmaster Richard Rapport. I hope you can enjoy this video! If you l...

London System: An Overview of Books

London System: An Overview of Books

IndreRe
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19 days ago

This is the first post on a new series on the popular London System. I've written about an interesting way to play London against g6 setups before (see here, here, here, and here). However, this series won't really be on mainstream theor...

Thinking Like A Master - Playthrough Video Course

Thinking Like A Master - Playthrough Video Course

GeniusKJ
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19 days ago

Live Chess Playthrough Video Course by FM Dalton Perrine CLICK HERE TO GET THIS COURSE One of the goals of beginning chess players is to crack the 1200 rating barrier. Many players think it’s too difficult or just too time-consumin...

A Major Success at the 2018 Doeberl Cup

A Major Success at the 2018 Doeberl Cup

GM Illingworth
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20 days ago

This post is all about the 2018 Doeberl Cup, which was just played over the Easter holidays in Canberra - but my focus won't be on the Premier Division. One player has already shared an introspective of his Premier tournament. Note: You may have a...

Defending: Amos Burn on Defence

Defending: Amos Burn on Defence

toucanchess
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20 days ago

Vladimir Kramnik, Paul Keres, Siegbert Tarrasch. These three players are very well-known, despite spending #2 in the world rankings for 189 months between them and never reaching top spot. However, I predict the name 'Amos Burn' will not be so fam...

Breakfast: My Mouseslip

Breakfast: My Mouseslip

EOGuel
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22 days ago

Hey guys! Good morning if you're here in America... I guess... good night/evening in Europe/Asia? Anyways, these "breakfast" posts will be brief posts about something on my mind I decide to post in a blog in the morning before I ge...

Get Your Copy of Checklist of Checkmates!

Get Your Copy of Checklist of Checkmates!

GeniusKJ
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22 days ago

Checklist of Checkmates by Dr. James Stripes is a fun instructional e-book describing 37 basic checkmate patterns, arranged into six groups for easy learning. This 81-page e-book also contains 139 exercises with solutions. Chess University re...

Berlin Candidates 2018 - Rounds 10-14

Berlin Candidates 2018 - Rounds 10-14

GM alexcolovic
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22 days ago

After returning home after my tournament (where I finished second!) it is time to round-up the Candidates. An extensive report on the last 5 rounds in Berlin. Karjakin's amazing comeback, Caruana's excellence, Ding's resilience, Grischuk's ope...

A World Champion's Caro-Kann Counter

A World Champion's Caro-Kann Counter

GM Illingworth
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23 days ago

For today's blog post, I would like to show you how a World Chess Champion defeats the rock-solid Caro-Kann Defence. The opening concept is so easy to understand, it will be sufficient to share two game scores: Now, we can say that the ele...

Training Time with Middlegamer!

Training Time with Middlegamer!

MiddlegamerUmesh
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24 days ago

Hello Friends!      Congratulations to @FabianoCaruana for winning the Candidates at Berlin. It has been great to follow the Candidates this year and as @MagnusCarlsen tweeted, it was a well deserved victory. But..... That wasn't ...

Chess University Easter Blitz

Chess University Easter Blitz

GeniusKJ
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24 days ago

Chess University will be hosting an Easter Blitz special on Sunday, April 1st at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (PDT). You can attend directly at our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/chessuniversity Hope to see you there! Kairav

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