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PRO Chess League Week 2 Predictions

TarjeiJS Jan 17, 2017

I was shocked to see that I predicted the winner in 16 out of 24 matches. Knowing I am in the lead among the pundits, I can feel the pressure already! There are some really great matches coming up in round 2. In particular I am looking forward t...

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PRO Chess League Week 2 prediction

IM RobertRis Jan 16, 2017

Here my predictions for week 2. Hope you all enjoy the matches!   Eastern Division: Delhi-Mumbai: 9-7 The Dynamite is too explosive in the all Indian match! Amaravati-Odisha: 6-10 looks a decent result for both teams to me. Gorky-Shymkent: ...

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Tricky Defense

NM Bab3s Jan 15, 2017

This is from a tournament game I played yesterday. I, playing White, am currently a pawn up but the activity of Black's pieces and the weaknesses on a2, c3, and e5 will make it impossible to hold everything. Nevertheless, I found a hidden resource...

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Pawn Power Lessons From the GM

NM CoachJKane Jan 15, 2017

Hi Chess Friends, One of my favorite things about playing on sites like chess.com or ICC is that I can occasionally play quick games with some of the current and former top players in the world. In the last few weeks I've seen former World Champi...

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The Tale Of The PRO League In One Sentence

FM MikeKlein Jan 13, 2017

My friend the Lion King, ever the grandiose Blockbuster Rockstar, told me, the Knight, in his usual Soprano voice, that despite usually just being a lowly Mechanic who Surfs the internet, to fulfill my Destiny "expect the enemy to fight like a Nom...

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Round 1: Riga Magicians vs Norway Gnomes

NM HustleTime Jan 13, 2017

Dear Chess Friends! On Wednesday, 11 January PRO Chess League officially kicked off with an exciting first round!  While there were many interesting matches scheduled for the day and several super GMs playing such as Li Chao, MVL, Mamedya...

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My Tata Steel Chess 2017

IM RobertRis Jan 12, 2017

For Dutch chess players the best time of the year is certainly January when the annual Tata Steel Chess Tournament is taking place in coast village Wijk aan Zee, a 30 min drive from Amsterdam. This year it's the 79th edition, a fantastic tradition...

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Playing on the Automated Chessboard - SquareOff

erik Jan 11, 2017

If you haven't seen the SquareOff chessboard before, you need to. Right now. Go learn about it here on their INDIEGOGO page. It's an automated chessboard that moves the opponent pieces for you.  When I first heard about the idea I was ...

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PROChess Week 1 Pacific Predictions

IM dpruess Jan 11, 2017

Here are my predictions for the opening round of the PRO Chess League, Pacific (Red) Division. The 6 matches start at 6:10 pm pacific today. You can find the games in Live Chess, and you can watch live commentary with GM Yermolinsky and myself at ...

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PRO Chess League Week 1 prediction

IM RobertRis Jan 9, 2017

Hi guys   I am looking forward to the most exciting online event ever: the PRO chess league. And yes, it's no joke and I mean that as we will get to see some of the world's best players facing much lower rated opposition. I think we will ...

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My Perfect Game

SonofPearl Jan 9, 2017

My perfect game...so says Chess.com's analysis! Yeah, I know it sounds like I'm bragging, but I'm not like that, honest!  After every game for my local club I input the moves into an engine for analysis and find out what I missed. It's norm...

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Riga Magicians - PRO league here we come!!

NM HustleTime Jan 9, 2017

Hello there! I have some exciting news to share with you - I have the honor to be a part of an extremely strong team in the PRO league, which starts on Wednesday this week (11 January) here on chess.com! Why is this so exciting?! - well, for s...

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Lessons in Positional Chess (1.7.17)

NM linlaoda Jan 7, 2017

I haven't blogged in a while, but I hope to continue it now. Basically you will find below an exercise which tests your positional skills. Solving these will help you improve your positional chess.The solution will be posted in the comments in abo...

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New Years tournament in Copenhagen!

NM HustleTime Jan 7, 2017

Hello Dear Chess Friends in the New 2017 Year!   I hope all of you have had a great Holiday season and a nice start of the new year! In the very end of 2016, I decided to participate in another classical chess tournament (God knows I h...

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Wintertime

GM alexcolovic Jan 7, 2017

I prefer summertime, but winter has its perks too. A short summary of Doha, my point being that actually the results were a success for Carlsen, rather than a failure. Wijk and 4NCL coming up. Chess waits for no one! http://www.alexcolovi...

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