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Team championship weekend preview

IM attilaturzo 17 days ago

The games went well, I played 2 draws, one against a strong International Master and the other against an over 2400 junior. I will post the games soon. Today morning was very busy, We bring our daughter to a regular check for the doctor. She is ve...

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Assessing the Players' Dominance with Rating

Spektrowski 18 days ago

I've already compiled stats on the most dominant players in history. But during the long discussion in the CAPS thread ("Who was the best world champion?"), I also thought about rating inflation over the years. Fischer was head and shoulders ahead...

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US Championship 2017 - So or Who?

GM alexcolovic 19 days ago

Things happened in Saint Louis, but it all seems to be going So's way. The way Caruana lost is unbelievable, the way Nakamura lost is incredible. And So's combination against Xiong is wonderful. Read the full report here.

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Round 7: When speed matters

IM attilaturzo 19 days ago

Today I played with the young swedish FIDE-master Tom Rydstrom  He played a new system where we castled the opposite side. I got a very good, possible winning position, but I falied in calculation and in the time trouble I made a queen move which...

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Chess.com - Nine Years

benws 20 days ago

A quick little post today. Here's a game I recently saw with a pretty cool final sequence from Fabiano Caruana. See if you can spot it!

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Round 6: Victory with 2 pieces against the rook

IM attilaturzo 20 days ago

Yesterday the game started with a suprise for me. This was the free day when instead of round 6 game we played round 7 game, so instead of being with white I needed to play black. I totally forgot about it. I just rememberd the day before yesterda...

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Round 5: Powerful Play against the Petroff

IM attilaturzo 21 days ago

My opponent said, the Petroff was a suprise for him. He used a lot of time in the opening to find moves to exchange pieces and go for an equal position. I refused the queen exchange and eveloped my pieces, but my normal looking castle was a mist...

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US Championship 2017

GM alexcolovic 22 days ago

One of the most interesting national championships, the US Championship is under way in Saint Louis. So is ahead followed by a lot of players, should be exciting until the end. Here's my analysis of the first 6 rounds - http://www.alexco...

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Round 4: A bishop knightmare

IM attilaturzo 22 days ago

Yesterday I played with white against FIDE-master Petter Stigar from Norway. He played the closed variation of the Catalan opening and made a suprise move on move 6. He put the bishop to d6 instead of e7. I exchanged the dark bishops to weakening ...

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Round 3: Victory with the Slav

IM attilaturzo 23 days ago

Yesterday analysed a lot and then had a nice little walk with Eszter before lunch. I had more time than yesterday to prepare against the young english player Alistair Hill I found no games from him in the Slav, so I hoped I will be better prepared...

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Round 2: Cracking under the pressure

IM attilaturzo 24 days ago

Yesterday I spent too much time on analyzing the 1st round game and writing the blog post, so I did have very little time for preparing to my game. I played with Kazbek Primbatov from Kazakhstan. He is in a good form. Before this tourney He playe...

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Shenzhen 2017 - Ding Liren Wins

GM alexcolovic 25 days ago

Ding Liren won on home turf and he did it very convincingly. I was impressed by his excellent technique - in my previous post I showed his endgame win against Svidler, while in the second half of the tournament he outplayed his compatri...

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1st round victory against Grandmaster Zlatko Ilincic

IM attilaturzo 25 days ago

The day before yesterday I had a busy day. I decided to move my work place from hime to an office, because our daughter Eszter started to speak and in the office I will be able to concentrate move when I am teaching or doing other things. I broug...

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Chess.com Dev Update - March 31, 2017

News 27 days ago

Hey Chess.com! Live Chess was king this week! We released lots of improvements and fixed several bugs mostly involving live chess. Here is the run down: Live Chess - Looking for a new cool way to show your immortal game? We have an...

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Preparation day 8: Dutch defense, English opening

IM attilaturzo 28 days ago

I started my preparation with a 3 minutes game where my opponent played the Dutch stonewall. I forgot my line and moved into a nice tactics. I nearly saved the game by time, but lost at the end. This was the game: Then I started to review the ...

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Free Video Lesson On Attacking Targets With Kairav!

GeniusKJ 28 days ago

Hello everybody! I have recorded a video lesson on attacking targets as a preview for my upcoming live course, which will be taught this April. This 35-minute preview video lesson is ABSOLUTELY FREE and can be viewed at ChessUniversity.com where...

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Blitz Chess #387: Sicilian Defense, Wing Gambit

NM ChessNetwork 28 days ago

White plays the Wing Gambit in reply to the Sicilian Defense. Its point, as is the case with nearly all gambits, is to open lines and accentuate one's development. If one is not familiar with an open game that quickly turns dynamic, tipping one's ...

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35% Off Prodigy Program Intro Bundle (Promotional)

GeniusKJ 28 days ago

Chess University’s Prodigy Program Start Your Journey Towards Mastery Today! Chess University’s Prodigy Program is the world’s premier and most comprehensive online chess course designed to help adults work their way toward...

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The 2017 US Championships Begin!

Defending U.S. Champion, Fabiano Caruana, at the Opening Ceremony. Photo: Eric Rosen The US Chess Championships began yesterday with an opening ceremony at the Boo Cat Club that also honored new inductees into the US Chess Hall of Fame, Edward L...

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Preparation day 7: Sharpening the Catalan

IM attilaturzo 29 days ago

Today I continued the improve my understanding of the Catalan with white. I studied the libes where black captures on c4 and keep the pawns, plus the line where he gives the check on b4 and goes back to e7 with the bishop.   Grandmaster Repertoi...

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Preparation day 5: English with black, walking

IM attilaturzo Mar 27, 2017

Today I solved a few checkmate puzzles and then started to search for study material against the english opening with black. I share a few checkmates: I found these books helpful:   Grandmaster Repertoire 3 - The English Opening vol. ...

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