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Making room for chess

Blunderprone Nov 4, 2017

Two years slipped by and it feels like yesterday. Let’s see, since my last post more “life stuff” happened. My other parent was in her last chapter, I changed jobs, kids got married, and lots of travel. Since my last real active ...

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Path To Chess Prosperity #6 PART 1: Eight Tactics

EOGuel Nov 4, 2017

Greetings, and welcome to my 6th installment of "Path to Chess Prosperity". I hope you read (and enjoy!) the other five parts.  Well, as I mentioned last week, I had a tournament (which I will cover in part 2... stay tuned!) and wante...

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Playing 1.d4 d5 - A Classical Repertoire

IM pfren Nov 4, 2017

I have recently bought my copy of the new work of Greek chessplayer, analyst and theoretician Nikolaos Ntirlis "Playing 1.d4 d5 - A Classical Repertoire", and after reviewing it thoroughly, I would like to share my thoughts on it.Authoring a...

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Inventing Metrics For The Speed Chess Championship

NM smarterchess Nov 2, 2017

Today's Speed Chess Championship match between Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana will feature something truly special that I've been working on for a very long time: most recently with the help of IM Danny Rensch and Gerard Le-Marechal who is he...

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Trick Or Treat: How I Solved This Difficult Tactic

EOGuel Oct 31, 2017

Hellooooooooo... As all of you know, I have been training tactics seriously on Chesstempo.com... and this problem I attempted was somewhat spooky. Let's start with the position given to me: In the position above, Black just pla...

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Vote for the SF Mechanics or else...

GM DanielNaroditsky Oct 29, 2017

This is my first blog post. No introductions needed. Let me keep this short and sweet. What you Must Do 1. Vote for the SF Mechanics to make it to the Pro Chess League at the following two polls (yes, you must vote on both). https://www.ches...

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Help!! (Real easy)

IM dpruess Oct 29, 2017

Hey Chess Friends! Little help here for my SF Mechanics: we just need you to vote for us in two online polls, so we can participate in the next year of the PRO Chess League. If we get in, you will get to watch exciting GMs Sam Shankland and Dani...

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My Journey Towards Mastery - A Success!

MiddlegamerUmesh Oct 27, 2017

Hello Guys! In this second blog of this possibly never ending series, I am here to tell you about my study plan, which I talked about in my previous blog, has been a great success I find time for it and it is an ideal study plan. Today, I wou...

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Path To Chess Prosperity #5: Tactically Up And Down

EOGuel Oct 26, 2017

Hello, ladies and gentleman. Whew... my past few "Chess Prosperity" posts have been tournament analysis, and finally, I can actually update you guys on my study plan!  Well, some of you know I have been coached for a while by a N...

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My win against Alexander Beliavsky

IM Juraldo Oct 25, 2017

My analysis of the recent game against the chess legend and formerly one of the best players in the world, Alexander Beliavsky. The video is here: https://youtu.be/MjbnLjSBLTg   I would appreciate the support for the videos I am making,...

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Training Diary - An Introduction

FM MichiganEagle Oct 23, 2017

Hello! My name is Seth Homa and I am a FIDE Master with two IM-Norms. That is annoying, because three is required for the International Master title. This is something I would very much like to change next year. This blog will hopefully help ...

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My Journey Towards Mastery - Introduction

MiddlegamerUmesh Oct 23, 2017

Hello Everyone! It has been a while since I wrote a blog and I am happy to be back. As the the title, and the image suggest, I am going to talk to you about my chess plans. I am a 13 year old right now, and if I do wish to pursue chess, I must be ...

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