Meeting a 1.Nc3. (Van Geet opening)

Meeting a 1.Nc3. (Van Geet opening)

UAArtur
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8 days ago

A few blitz games my opponents started with the unusual move 1.Nc3.  I was played 1...d5 and after 2.e4 de 3.Ne4 Nd7 4.Nf3 Ngf6 White gets a comfortable game with...

One Minute Mating Attack

One Minute Mating Attack

NM CoachJKane
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9 days ago

Hi Chess Friends, It's not often you get to play a more or less correct game in 1 minute. That's why I particularly enjoyed the following mating attack today. I hope you do to. It's a waste of time to analyze one minute too deeply, but ...

My Investigations #3: Fortress

My Investigations #3: Fortress

vinniethepooh
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9 days ago

The fortress is an endgame drawing technique in which the inferior side sets up a zone of protection which the opponent king cannot penetrate. Dealing with a fortress, especially when you have a significant material advantage can be an i...

London System & the Greek Gift: Bxh7+

London System & the Greek Gift: Bxh7+

IndreRe
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11 days ago

This is my 15th(!), and probably last (for now) post on the London System and related openings. It's been very instructive for me to write them and I hope you've enjoyed them (find the others here). Today we'll look at another thematic idea.....

My Investigations #2: The Bishop Pair

My Investigations #2: The Bishop Pair

vinniethepooh
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13 days ago

Hello friends, welcome back to the 2nd "My Investigations". Today the topic is going to be about the Bishop pair, and why it is considered so powerful. I hope you enjoyed the first post in this series. Thanks to those who shared some feedback! C...

My Investigations #1: Knight vs Bishop

My Investigations #1: Knight vs Bishop

vinniethepooh
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14 days ago

Hello chess.com friends! Today I am going to start a new series which is called 'My Investigations'. It discusses various chess topics, and today's topic is: Knight vs Bishop. Which piece is stronger? I will try to give my points on this eternal...

My good games at this week #32

My good games at this week #32

UAArtur
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14 days ago

Hi! This is a new blog and a new month on the calendar. I remind you that we are still choosing the best game of the past month. And your voice is very necessary in a blog The best game of August. The best games of all months of this year are...

Tactics puzzle #16

Tactics puzzle #16

MidnasLament
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14 days ago

Here I present an instructive tactics puzzle that is part of my flashcard rotation. Black to move and win! In addition to sharing the solution I explain the thought processes that can help solve something like this. Hopefully it's instructive. ...

The secret to the mastering of positional play

The secret to the mastering of positional play

vinniethepooh
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15 days ago

If you think that only tactics in chess are interesting and beautiful- you are yet to see a part of the chess world. True beauty lies in the heart of 'positional chess'. A lot of people find it boring, and feel that tactics is exciting and the v...

2019 PRO Chess League Qualifier

2019 PRO Chess League Qualifier

PROChessLeague
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15 days ago

Do you want to join the biggest team competition in the chess world? On November 3, you will have your chance! Here is the link to join There are eight spots open in the PRO Chess League and you and your city's team will have the chance to tak...

9/7/18 Dev Update

9/7/18 Dev Update

News
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15 days ago

Welcome back to another dev update! Chess.com has been hard at work adding all kinds of new features and fixes; We have tons still in the works but read on to see the newest and coolest from the last ~3 months.   - Let's start by talki...

4 Player Chess Improvements!

4 Player Chess Improvements!

jdcannon
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15 days ago

It's time we highlight the 23 improvements added to 4 Player Chess In the last two weeks alone! - No more ugly gray pieces cluttering up your captured piece list. - We now measure ping when loading player popup.  - Team chats ar...

Rules Update: Tablebases in Correspondence Chess

Rules Update: Tablebases in Correspondence Chess

monitor
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15 days ago

Endgame tablebases have recently become an integral part of correspondence chess, to the extent that they are even used to adjudicate games in ≤6-piece positions in ICCF tournaments. It's been frequently expressed that such a tool should be all...

Bullettime 9 (Beating Sicilian)

Bullettime 9 (Beating Sicilian)

FM Michel2426
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16 days ago

Hello. I won a bullet game that I liked and I think is going to have some small instructive details to comment and share. This was a King Pawn, I was White, my opponent played Sicilian Defense, and I used my favorite 3. Bb5.   If you...

Challenger's Corner: Opening Workshop!

Challenger's Corner: Opening Workshop!

NapoleonBonaparteIV
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16 days ago

Want to follow my ChessTV stream, Challenger's Corner, and be involved in my chess.com community? Make sure to join his club for tips, analysis, and more! It's been a while since my last update, so I thought I'd share some of the most instructiv...

Tactics Puzzle #15

Tactics Puzzle #15

MidnasLament
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16 days ago

Here I present an instructive tactics puzzle that is part of my flashcard rotation. Black to move and win! In addition to sharing the solution I show the lines that should be considered when solving it. Hope you enjoy! And happy checkmating!...

Dubov's Ideas

Dubov's Ideas

GM alexcolovic
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17 days ago

In the just-finished Russian Superfinal (shared first for Jakovenko and Andreikin, tie-break to follow soon!) there were many games worth taking a look at.  In my latest post I take a look at the novelties and ideas of one of the game's mos...

A math-filled exploration of rating systems

A math-filled exploration of rating systems

NM Bab3s
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18 days ago

Essentially, if a player thinks they're underrated by x points, the fastest correction will come from playing people x/2 points above their current rating, and this is true of all the most common Elo rating systems. There's some math to back this ...

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