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Training Diary - An Introduction

FM MichiganEagle 1 hr ago

Hello! My name is Seth Homa and I am a FIDE Master with two IM-Norms. That is annoying, because three is required for the International Master title. This is something I would very much like to change next year. This blog will hopefully help ...

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My Journey Towards Mastery - Introduction

Hello Everyone! It has been a while since I wrote a blog and I am happy to be back. As the the title, and the image suggest, I am going to talk to you about my chess plans. I am a 13 year old right now, and if I do wish to pursue chess, I must be ...

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The Woes Of The Open Kingside

EOGuel 2 days ago

Hello, fellow chess readers! I would like to thank @jpaul_lyons for submitting the game below for analysis. White played an interesting variation of the Grand Prix attack (which is where White plays f4 against the Sicilian). He generated...

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The Pirc against the London system

IM attilaturzo 3 days ago

In this game my opponent was the hungarian international master Emil Szalanczy. He is famous about his attacking style, played a lot of nice dragon games.   I played the London sytem with Nc3 and he continued to...

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Discussion With FM Alisa Melekhina On Her New Book

IM Anna_Rudolf 4 days ago

Anna Rudolf: Alisa, the Chess.com community is certainly familiar with your chess work, you are the author of some of the most instructive chess videos on the site, and the readers also see you regularly on the banner of Titled Tuesdays. What p...

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Breaking the pawn structure

IM attilaturzo 4 days ago

In the last game of the tournament I played with hungarian international master Zoltan Nemeth, who is the publisher of the hungarian chess magazine Sakkvilag.   He played the Be3 line of the closed sicilian. I missed the move order and played ...

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Active queen against rook, bishop and knight

IM attilaturzo 5 days ago

I played the next game against the hungarian international master Sandor Farago               I played the London system and he played c5 and early b5 pawn sacrifice. He could win it back with a close to equal position, but decided to no...

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Send In Your Games!

EOGuel 6 days ago

Hello, guys and gals! Well... I just got off a big post, and am kinda bored with nothing to do!  Haha! Just kidding! But in the meantime, feel free to send me in any games you would like looked at/analyzed by this blogger, and po...

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The Maroczy reloaded

IM attilaturzo 6 days ago

My 14 year old hungarian opponent Tamas Ongut decided to play the Maroczy Bind against me. I suspected his preparation and played a different move, than in the game before to prevent his possible exchanges.  He sacrificed a pawn for some attack...

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Pressure in the Maroczy Bind

IM attilaturzo 7 days ago

Against the tournament leader, national master Gabriel Bick I played the hyper accelerated dragon and he decided to build up the Maroczy Bind.                              I had a hard time under the pressure and in a given moment I...

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The Oldest Chess Opening?

ArnieChipmunk 8 days ago

Although many chess fans find it boring, in my opinion it's absolutely fascinating that the Giuoco Piano, or Italian Opening, is so popular again at top grandmaster level. Isn't it wonderful that some of the oldest books about modern chess already...

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European Club Cup 2017

GM alexcolovic 8 days ago

An overview of the ECC with some comments about the top teams plus the wildest game of the tournament. http://www.alexcolovic.com/2017/10/european-club-cup-2017/

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Victory against american supertalent Nikhil Kumar

IM attilaturzo 9 days ago

Yesterday I played a supertalent from the USA, FIDE master Nikhil Kumar. He is only 13 years old and his top FIDE rating was 2479. He won the under 12 world championship in 2016.                         He played d5, c5 with Bg4 aga...

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Everything Openings #1: My First Opening Bomb

chesster3145 11 days ago

    Hello and welcome to a new series, just my second series since the formation of this blog! Let me take a moment to tell you what Everything Openings is all about.     Ever since I hit 1400 about 18 months ago, I've had a ...

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Underminig the center in the London system

IM attilaturzo 11 days ago

Yesterday I played against a talented 16 years old german player Theo Gungl     He played the agressive Qb6 and then c5-c4 against the London system. I think the best way to go for an advantage is an early b2-b3 and exchange the c4 pawn for ...

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Struggle in the Catalan-Bogo

IM attilaturzo 12 days ago

Yesterday I play a young indian talent Nadar Anand He started with the Catalan and I play Bb4 check to transpose to the Bogo-indian, but later He developed his g1 knight by e2-e3, Nge2 to keep his bishop's diagonal open. I played the usual d6-...

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The London endgame

IM attilaturzo 13 days ago

Yesterday I started to play in an International Master tournament in Budapest, Hotel Berlin. My first opponent was a young indian player rated 2281. After my last tournament which was the worst of my life I can remember. I hope to do much better t...

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