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Everything Openings #1: My First Opening Bomb's Thumbnail

Everything Openings #1: My First Opening Bomb

chesster3145 Oct 12, 2017

    Hello and welcome to a new series, just my second series since the formation of this blog! Let me take a moment to tell you what Everything Openings is all about.     Ever since I hit 1400 about 18 months ago, I've had a ...

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Underminig the center in the London system

IM attilaturzo Oct 12, 2017

Yesterday I played against a talented 16 years old german player Theo Gungl     He played the agressive Qb6 and then c5-c4 against the London system. I think the best way to go for an advantage is an early b2-b3 and exchange the c4 pawn for ...

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Struggle in the Catalan-Bogo

IM attilaturzo Oct 11, 2017

Yesterday I play a young indian talent Nadar Anand He started with the Catalan and I play Bb4 check to transpose to the Bogo-indian, but later He developed his g1 knight by e2-e3, Nge2 to keep his bishop's diagonal open. I played the usual d6-...

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The London endgame

IM attilaturzo Oct 10, 2017

Yesterday I started to play in an International Master tournament in Budapest, Hotel Berlin. My first opponent was a young indian player rated 2281. After my last tournament which was the worst of my life I can remember. I hope to do much better t...

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A vacation break...with more chess in Adelaide!

CM juniortay Oct 7, 2017

End September/early October is a decent time as any to take a vacation from chess coaching. Most Singaporean students will be starting school exams or revising for them. My wife mulled over a holiday in Brisbane or Adelaide since both have chess...

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A Precise Attack in Bullet

NM CoachJKane Oct 6, 2017

I've fallen into the bad habit of playing too much one minute chess recently. The one saving grace is it occasionally leads to some nice games just because of the volume. Here's one of my better efforts from today. Enjoy!

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The dress code incident, who won and who lost.

GM Malev212 Oct 4, 2017

128 players started the World Cup and at the end there was a sole winner. The knock out format is cruesome, but in my opinion most democratic system used to determine the winner. Even current World Champion Magnus Carlsen took part of this comptet...

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Coming Up - A Black Repertoire

GM alexcolovic Oct 3, 2017

This Saturday I'm planning on making a special offer to my Inner Circle, so if you're interested read this post and subscribe to my newsletter. http://www.alexcolovic.com/2017/10/opening-repertoire-black/

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Preparing For Your Child's First Chess Tournament

NM SamCopeland Sep 30, 2017

"Is my child ready for a chess tournament?" As a chess coach, I get this question all the time. My answer is invariably yes! If your child knows the rules to chess and enjoys the game, they are quite ready to try their first tournament. Every ...

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Staff Profiles: Jonathan Cannon

News Sep 26, 2017

Our latest addition to the Staff Profiles, features JD Cannon (AKA jd with no caps) If Chess.com was an organism, jd might be a major contributor to the circulatory system! He's everywhere!   Where do you live? Jefferson City, MO USA. ...


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