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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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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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The London Chess Classic (Patzers section)

GM Ginger_GM Jan 2, 2017

In this Blog post, I thought that I would would give you a personal run down of the highs and lows that I encountered in my last chess tournament, The London Chess Classic. The London Chess Classic takes place every December and is a explosion o...

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Who Is Mr. Dubov? An interview with Daniil Dubov

Spektrowski Dec 31, 2016

I've already translated one interview by Daniil Dubov, but now that he'd finished third in the World Blitz Championship, I feel that the English-speaking chess community deserves to know more about this young Russian grandmaster. So here's another...

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The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings!

IM TigerLilov Dec 31, 2016

No-one likes having to memorize move after move, line after line just to survive in an opening. It’s exhausting, dangerous (it’s easy to mix move orders up) and offers a very poor rate of return in terms of actual chess results. Ask ...

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Best Chess Blogs on the Planet

GM alexcolovic Dec 27, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised today when I discovered that my blog www.alexcolovic.com has been rated among the "Top 30 Chess Blogs & Websites Every Chess Enthusiast Must Follow."Out of these 30, my blog was rated 19th, not bad at all for bein...

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Malmo Open

NM HustleTime Dec 27, 2016

Dear Reader, In the last minute the opportunity rose to play the Malmo Open in Sweden and I surely jumped straight at it!  So in the weekend between 16-18 December I played a 7-round tournament in Malmo with over 300 participants and the...

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The Wait Is Over: American Chess Magazine No.1

ACMChess Dec 25, 2016

The American Chess Magazine comes to you at the end of 2016, on the crest of a wave that has provided the biggest boost to U.S. chess since the early 1970s, when Bobby Fischer claimed the world title from Boris Spassky. ♥ Endorsed by Ches...

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My 2016 Year in Review

NM CoachJKane Dec 24, 2016

Happy holidays chess friends, 2016 was an eventful year for me chess-wise, so I thought I'd take a look back at some of the highlights. Learning experience of the year: Playing a tournament game against GM Jesse Kraai. I correctly suspected t...

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Learning From a Chess Prodigy

IM TigerLilov Dec 24, 2016

The question of how to get better at chess is one well known to any chess player. In fact, it’s become a joke that chess players spend more time trying to find out the best way to train than actually training! Now that question has finally been a...

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IM Kevin Goh wins Balestier League by a mile

CM juniortay Dec 24, 2016

A trip to the Melbourne Chess Club, while on vacation in October, gave me an idea to start a semi-serious training event for my chess ‘kakis’ back home. Established 150 years ago, the club manages to conduct up to 3 events per week wit...

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The Safest Scandinavian by Vassilios Kotronias

IM pfren Dec 22, 2016

The book is one of the latest additions to my chess library, as well as one of the most impressive ones.The target audience of the book is class players with limited time for opening preparation, but however this does not mean the book is short on...


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