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Learn From Vishy Anand in March 2017 Prodigy Program

GeniusKJ Mar 6, 2017

Registration for the March 2017 month of the Prodigy Program is now open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. We are happy to announce that five-time world champion GM Vishy Anand will be teaching in our program this month! Pr...

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Game against the Olympic Champion

IM attilaturzo Mar 5, 2017

In the 5th round of the Hungarian First League our team played with Zalaegerszeg, a team from a small city. This team was hungarian champion several times in 2000 years. In the last years they became weaker, so our team prepared to give our bes...

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GM alexcolovic Mar 5, 2017

The first post on my new blog. Enjoy it! http://www.alexcolovic.com/2017/03/zebras/

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Interesting bishops endgames: never give up!

GM LuckyTiger Mar 4, 2017

In the history of chess there were many cases, when resignation was premature. Kramnik-Svidler, Wijk-aan-Zee, 2004; Aronian-Bacrot, FIDE World Cup, 2005 are probably the most famous examples. In both of them the resigning side missed some defendin...

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Slav defense in the National Championship

IM attilaturzo Mar 3, 2017

I played this game 2 weeks ago on Sunday in the Hungarian National Team Championship. 10 teams with 12 boards play for the Hungarian Championship.  Our team won the second league 2 years ago and this is our 2nd year in the first league. We fight ...

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Anand won against Karpov in Karpov's style

IM attilaturzo Mar 2, 2017

In this game Anand played in fine positional style. He improved the position of his pieces move by move and Karpov made a big mistake under the pressure. Karpov needed to exchange the attacking pieces earlier to be able to defense well...

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Blog Back Online!

GM alexcolovic Mar 2, 2017

I am happy to inform you that my blog is back online with a new design. I hope you like it and now it's time to go back to writing good-quality posts. You can check it out at the usual address at http://www.alexcolovic.com/

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Interesting inbalance

IM attilaturzo Mar 1, 2017

When the kings castled on the opposite sides then we need to start a pawn storm against the opponent king. We would like to exchange pawns or sacrifice pawns to open files for our rooks and queen to attack the king.  I played this game agains...

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PRO Chess League Week 8 Predictions

TarjeiJS Mar 1, 2017

It's finally time for what is expected to be the most exciting part of the PRO Chess League: The Playoffs! Here are my biased predictions: Eastern Division: Norway Gnomes 10,5Mumbai Movers 5,5 The Gnomes have underperformed, but this time ...

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PRO Chess League Week 8 Prediction

IM RobertRis Feb 28, 2017

Norway-Mumbai 10-6 Gorky-Riga 6-10 Cannes- London Lions 9-7 Amsterdam-London Tower 9-7 Toronto-Miami 7-9 Montclair-Philadelphia 9-7 Dallas-San Jose 7-9 San Diego-Rio Grande 7-9

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Playoff Season! Who Will Rule?

shaun Feb 28, 2017

Hello you beautiful people! Let's dig into the very first Play-off Season of the Future of Chess that is the PCL.  It's time to put on our chess beanies and dig in! MAGNUS VS **Cough cough** I mean, GNOMES VS MOVERS: Norway has gone ...

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Diagonal Power

IM attilaturzo Feb 28, 2017

Opening a diagonal is an important tactical tool.  When between your bishop and the opponent's king or other piece or between your queen and the opponent's king or other piece stands one of your pawns or pieces and you move it, then you opened t...

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PRO Chess League - Week 7 Recap + PLAYOFF Preview

FM hellokostya Feb 28, 2017

The San Jose Hackers (4-3) faced the Saint Louis Arch Bishops (6-1) in the final week of the PRO Chess League, a match which saw the Arch Bishops winning by a score of 10-6. Despite a playoff spot already secured for all teams in the Pacific Divis...

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Poisoned pawn in the Petroff defense

IM attilaturzo Feb 27, 2017

   A poisoned pawn is a pawn which better to keep on the board. It is like a poisoned mushroom. If you eat it you will be ill. When you take a poisoned pawn, most of the time the oppoenet will have a combination to win back the material with p...

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Interesting bishop endgame: Smyslov's technique

GM LuckyTiger Feb 27, 2017

In my previous post I offered you the analysis of the Gashimov-Kortchnoj. Now let's learn with 7-th World Champion Vasily Smyslov. For the fortress, which arose in the last side line, we need to post the diagram. White has a perfect defending ...

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You are capable

IM attilaturzo Feb 26, 2017

Put all your excuses aside and remember this: You are capable.   Zig Ziglar – 1926-2012, Author and Speaker

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Blog Migration

GM alexcolovic Feb 25, 2017

Don't panic. One of my favourite sentences in the English language. In case you tried to access my blog and found something strange, remember this sentence. The blog is in the process of migration to a new server. I hope to have it up and run...


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