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Chess.com Dev Update: April 28, 2017

News Apr 28, 2017

Hey Chess.com! We really worked a lot on enhancements this week! In addition to completely reworking the chess board for the entire site to be more responsive, we are switching javascript libraries as well; moving from Angular1 (eww!)  to V...

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Grenke Chess Classic 2017 - Aronian Is Back!

GM alexcolovic Apr 22, 2017

A round-up of the final 4 rounds in Germany and my thoughts on the players. I still cannot decide though what to be more amazed at - Aronian winning or not winning with an extra knight?! A brief look also at Shamkir, where So and Kramnik are ...

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Join the Not-So PRO Chess League!

ijgeoffrey Apr 22, 2017

Enjoyed the PRO Chess League, but were bummed that you were unable to compete? Maybe you did compete but just can't wait another year to play again? Please come join us in the Not-So PRO Chess League! It's like the PCL, but... well... not so pro. ...

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Provoking Targets Free Lesson #2

GeniusKJ Apr 20, 2017

Here is the second preview lesson for Chess University's upcoming course: "Provoking and Attacking Targets." Watch it for free between now and end of April below:  Watch Preview Lesson #1 at ChessUniversity.com

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Grenke Open 2017, game analysis, part 1

FM HustleTime Apr 20, 2017

Hey guys! As some of you might already know, on Monday ended Grenke Open 2017 held in a nice little city Karlsruhe (at least I think it's little ) & I had the pleasure to take part in this tournament. You can see my impressions about the t...

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Kostya & Isaac At The Reykjavik Open: Round 1 Recap

FM hellokostya Apr 19, 2017

Hey folks, I'm in Reykjavik (Iceland!), playing in the Reykjavik Open! I'm staying with my friend CM Isaac Steincamp, and since it's 1 round a day at the tournament, we thought it'd be fun to post a video recap of our round each day. My first ro...

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Grenke Chess Classic 2017

GM alexcolovic Apr 17, 2017

First a wrap-up of the Zurich Experiment and then a view of the first 3 rounds in Baden-Baden. It would have been a sensation had Hou Yifan managed go beat both Carlsen and Caruana, and she was close! Plus some strange misses by Carlsen, who ...

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Grenke Open, part 2

FM HustleTime Apr 16, 2017

Hi there, My goal was to bring in regular updates on how things are going at the Grenke Open for me and analyse some interesting games, however, what I have realized is that with double rounds each day and bad internet connection, it is fairly d...

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Zurich Chess Challenge 2017

GM alexcolovic Apr 15, 2017

I am not a big fan of the time-control in Zurich. I criticised it last year, I criticise it now.  But there are a couple of interesting openings and also the fun factor is quite good, so it is pleasant to watch. Plus some excerpts from...

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Simul at 10:00 am New York time

IM attilaturzo Apr 15, 2017

Would you like to play against an International Master? I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach and I would like to invite you to play with me in a simuls on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 minuter per player plus 30 seconds ...

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Chess.com Dev Update: April 14, 2017

News Apr 14, 2017

Hey Chess.com! The last couple weeks have been focused on back-end improvements in order to make Chess.com on the whole a smoother experience for all members   However, we did release some cool new features and fixed a lot of bugs!&nbs...

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Blitz Chess #389: Sicilian Defense, Rossolimo

NM ChessNetwork Apr 13, 2017

What to do when the center is locked? Who would be quicker to strike on the wings, to help potentially activate the rooks? At what point would it be a good option for me to release the tension in the center? On this last note, analysis with the he...

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Grenke Open 2017, part 1

FM HustleTime Apr 12, 2017

Hi! About to take off at Copenhagen airport to Grenke Open! As some of you already know, parallel with the super-strong and huge open tournament, there is going to be also a super tournament featuring players like Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aro...

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The final

IM attilaturzo Apr 12, 2017

Yesterday was the final game. Before the game 1 player had 6 points and I was on the 2nd place with one other player with 5 points. I wanted to win to have a chance to win the tourney. My opponent was the young Woman-FIDE master Julianna Terbe. ...

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US Championship 2017 - So Good!

GM alexcolovic Apr 12, 2017

Not a man to have doubts, So calmly drew his last two games and won the tie-break to win his maiden US title. I have always found this attitude (of not trying to win alone) a bit puzzling and I try to explain how I see it and why it happ...

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Round 8: The Dutch Attack

IM attilaturzo Apr 11, 2017

Yesterday my opponent was FIDE master Mark Lyell from England, who actually lives in Hungary in Budapest. I changed the move orders and missed a pawn capture which is not good most of the time, but it was good this time. I got some counterplay a...

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Team matches

IM attilaturzo Apr 11, 2017

Our team became the 5th from 10 teams in the top league. I post the 2 games from the last rounds: I built up a very strong center, but failed to open the position and capitalize on it: In this game I played a very solid opening and neutralize...


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