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2 positional games in the Scandinavian, & Announcement

IM IM_Kgwm 56 min ago

In the last 5-6 years, I had acquired somewhat of a reputation as an openings-based type of player who relies significantly on "having a powerful serve", as my friend Junior Tay likes to say. Additionally, my aggressive style has led GM Wong Meng ...

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5 Free Chess Ebooks

GeniusKJ 22 hrs ago

Here are five chess books that are out of copyright and may be downloaded legally for FREE: https://chessuniversity.com/free-chess-ebooks/ You're welcome!

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Blitz Chess #391: French Defense, Winawer

NM ChessNetwork 1 day ago

The French Winawer can very often lead to an imbalanced strategic battle. More specifically one where white has the two bishops and a compromised queenside structure, the very side of the board black looks to exploit due to the many holes in white...

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Chess.com Dev Update: April 28, 2017

News 1 day ago

Hey Chess.com! We really worked a lot on enhancements this week! In addition to completely reworking the chess board for the entire site to be more responsive, we are switching javascript libraries as well; moving from Angular1 (eww!)  to V...

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Play a NM 4 times per month, and more perks!

NM aww-rats 3 days ago

Hello. Some of you know me already. I try to contribute material to chess.com as often as I can...I'm 62 years of age now and have been playing chess since kindergarten. I earned a master's title just shy of my 27th birthday. Just over 5 years ago...

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Grenke Chess Classic 2017 - Aronian Is Back!

GM alexcolovic 7 days ago

A round-up of the final 4 rounds in Germany and my thoughts on the players. I still cannot decide though what to be more amazed at - Aronian winning or not winning with an extra knight?! A brief look also at Shamkir, where So and Kramnik are ...

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Join the Not-So PRO Chess League!

ijgeoffrey 8 days ago

Enjoyed the PRO Chess League, but were bummed that you were unable to compete? Maybe you did compete but just can't wait another year to play again? Please come join us in the Not-So PRO Chess League! It's like the PCL, but... well... not so pro. ...

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Provoking Targets Free Lesson #2

GeniusKJ 9 days ago

Here is the second preview lesson for Chess University's upcoming course: "Provoking and Attacking Targets." Watch it for free between now and end of April below:  Watch Preview Lesson #1 at ChessUniversity.com

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Grenke Open 2017, game analysis, part 1

NM HustleTime 9 days ago

Hey guys! As some of you might already know, on Monday ended Grenke Open 2017 held in a nice little city Karlsruhe (at least I think it's little ) & I had the pleasure to take part in this tournament. You can see my impressions about the t...

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Kostya & Isaac At The Reykjavik Open: Round 1 Recap

FM hellokostya 10 days ago

Hey folks, I'm in Reykjavik (Iceland!), playing in the Reykjavik Open! I'm staying with my friend CM Isaac Steincamp, and since it's 1 round a day at the tournament, we thought it'd be fun to post a video recap of our round each day. My first ro...

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Grenke Chess Classic 2017

GM alexcolovic 12 days ago

First a wrap-up of the Zurich Experiment and then a view of the first 3 rounds in Baden-Baden. It would have been a sensation had Hou Yifan managed go beat both Carlsen and Caruana, and she was close! Plus some strange misses by Carlsen, who ...

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Grenke Open, part 2

NM HustleTime 13 days ago

Hi there, My goal was to bring in regular updates on how things are going at the Grenke Open for me and analyse some interesting games, however, what I have realized is that with double rounds each day and bad internet connection, it is fairly d...

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Zurich Chess Challenge 2017

GM alexcolovic 14 days ago

I am not a big fan of the time-control in Zurich. I criticised it last year, I criticise it now.  But there are a couple of interesting openings and also the fun factor is quite good, so it is pleasant to watch. Plus some excerpts from...

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Simul at 10:00 am New York time

IM attilaturzo 15 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 second...

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Chess.com Dev Update: April 14, 2017

News 15 days ago

Hey Chess.com! The last couple weeks have been focused on back-end improvements in order to make Chess.com on the whole a smoother experience for all members   However, we did release some cool new features and fixed a lot of bugs!&nbs...

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Blitz Chess #389: Sicilian Defense, Rossolimo

NM ChessNetwork 16 days ago

What to do when the center is locked? Who would be quicker to strike on the wings, to help potentially activate the rooks? At what point would it be a good option for me to release the tension in the center? On this last note, analysis with the he...

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Grenke Open 2017, part 1

NM HustleTime 17 days ago

Hi! About to take off at Copenhagen airport to Grenke Open! As some of you already know, parallel with the super-strong and huge open tournament, there is going to be also a super tournament featuring players like Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aro...

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