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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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Interesting bishop endgame

GM LuckyTiger Feb 24, 2017

Being a coach for almost 10 years, I have collected a lot of interesting materials on my computer sorted to different folders. Recently, I decided, that it is time to start sharing all this. To start I picked up the game played in the Russian Club...

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How To Not Cry When You Lose

erik Feb 23, 2017

I have a saying that my kids are sick of: You are never losing when you are learning! (From Dirty Rotten Scoundrels... one of my favorite classics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4-GpfBnoYk ) ...which I usually believe. Sometimes I d...

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What do you want to do?

IM attilaturzo Feb 23, 2017

Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do everyday for the rest of my life … Do that.   Gary Vaynerchuk – Entrepreneur

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Training idea by Anand

IM attilaturzo Feb 22, 2017

"It's important, according to me, to train in small doses so as to not lose the joy of playing chess. I personally think too many coaching and training classes may take away a child's interest in the game itself. The essential thing to do is pra...

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PRO Chess League Week 7 Predictions

TarjeiJS Feb 21, 2017

Here are my PRO Chess predictions for week 7! Eastern Division: Mumbai Movers 8,5-7,5Gorky Stormbringers Johannesburg Koeksister 9Shymkent Nomads 7 Budapest Gambit 6,5Delhi Dynamite 9,5 Belgrade Sparrows 6Riga Magicians 10 Ljubljana Di...

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Pre-Playoff Punches!

shaun Feb 21, 2017

This will be an interesting one to watch.  Many teams have clinched their playoff spots, and I expect them to play with a little less fervor.  However, many teams are battling to make it in, and I expect them to go ALL OUT.  Here ...

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PRO Chess League Week 7 prediction

IM RobertRis Feb 21, 2017

Eastern Division: Mumbai-Gorky: 9-7 Johannesburg-Shymkent 7-9 Budapest-Delhi 9.5-6.5 Belgrade-Riga 6-10 Ljubljana-Norway 7-9   Central Division: Hamburg-London Lions 10-6 Dublin-Abuja 10-6 Amsterdam-Marseille 7-9 Lagos-Reykjavik 5-1...

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Initial excitement

IM attilaturzo Feb 19, 2017

"Among a great many other things that chess teaches you is to control the initial excitement you feel when you see something that looks good. It trains you to think before grabbing and to think just as objectively when you're in trouble." Stanl...

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Daring ideas - Goethe

IM attilaturzo Feb 18, 2017

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.”  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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