Sinquefield Cup 2018 - A Threesome

Sinquefield Cup 2018 - A Threesome

GM alexcolovic
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Aug 29, 2018

The Sinquefield Cup finished and I share my thoughts on several topics. The first one is the crucial game Carlsen-Caruana and the implications it may have on their match. The second one is Nakamura and Karjakin, both awful in Saint Louis. Unfo...

Carlsen best player over 2018, Ding rising star

Carlsen best player over 2018, Ding rising star

NM HanSchut
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Aug 29, 2018

With a performance rating of 2846 Magnus Carlsen had the highest performance rating over the first 8 months of 2018 of all the top players. Carlsen outperformed the rising star Ding Liren by just 2 rating points. This month Ding Liren beat Veselin...

#Grandmaster Teaches #Chess to Grasshopper

#Grandmaster Teaches #Chess to Grasshopper

MikeySlice
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Aug 29, 2018

Don't miss out on this educational and entertaining lesson from GM Eugene Perelshteyn. This was broadcast live on my Twitch channel. Description Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn teaches grasshopper, MikeySlice. This was recorded live...

Mined Squares

Mined Squares

FM Michel2426
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Aug 28, 2018

Hello my chess friends. In this post we are going to study the Mined Squares Endgame. I have seen some people asking about this, and also I have noticed there is not too much documentation about it, so, I thought it would be a good idea to write w...

Tactics Puzzle #13

Tactics Puzzle #13

MidnasLament
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Aug 27, 2018

Here I present a tactics puzzle that became part of my flashcard rotation. Rather than only present the solution I give a more in depth calculation of the candidate moves and lines that can be used to solve it. Hope you enjoy! Happy checkmating....

London System & the Baltic Defence Idea: Bxb1 / Bxb8

London System & the Baltic Defence Idea: Bxb1 / Bxb8

IndreRe
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Aug 27, 2018

I've been on a bit of a blogging hiatus due to summer and working on some other interesting chess-related things. However, I still have 2-3 London posts in me before moving on to other topics. Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania turn 100 this year. T...

Bullettime 7 (Breaking to open lines)

Bullettime 7 (Breaking to open lines)

FM Michel2426
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Aug 26, 2018

Hi everyone. I have another game here; this one is versus a better rated bullet player. I wrote some comments about the ideas and plans we had during the game, hoping to help you to understand everything. As I always say, this is bullet, there is ...

My good games at this week #30

My good games at this week #30

UAArtur
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Aug 26, 2018

Hello, my dear friends! Its a new week and I have some Good Games for my blog. First game I was played in Ukrainian Independence Day (August, 24) blitz tournament. My opponent was Ukrainian chess player, but he is live in Italy now. It wa...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 13. Sonja Graf

My Favorite Game Of. Number 13. Sonja Graf

simaginfan
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Aug 25, 2018

Morning everyone. So here's the story - For the past couple of weeks I have been trying to put a post together for this series, but am still trying to finish translating some game notes. My life is one long bout of time trouble! In between tim...

The Day Leela Changed Computer Chess

The Day Leela Changed Computer Chess

IM DanielRensch
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Aug 24, 2018

What...just...happened!? When my "engine-obsessed" teammate -- you know who you are, @Pete  -- gave me a heads up that "Danny, you might wanna check out this game!", I reacted as I normally do: "Pete, these are computers here! I'm watching ...

6 tips to improve your calculation skills

6 tips to improve your calculation skills

FM Michel2426
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Aug 24, 2018

Hello my chess friends. Welcome to a new post. Today we are going to talk about calculation. This is one of the most important skills we need to be better chess players. That’s why I bring some tips to improve in this area.  Calcula...

Learning from studies! 3

Learning from studies! 3

FM Michel2426
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Aug 22, 2018

Hi my chess friends. Here I have another great artistic endgame. I found it, I learned from it, and I thought I had to share it. This post is very special, because it’s the first analysis I bring with a video about it, in which we are going ...

Books in CBV format

Books in CBV format

GM LuckyTiger
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Aug 22, 2018

Dear chess friends! Sir Francis Bacon said that Reading makes a full man! I hope you all like reading chess books. Definitely reading chess books is very specific kind of reading. That's why I wonder what your favourite format for read...

An Intro to the Icelandic Gambit

An Intro to the Icelandic Gambit

MidnasLament
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Aug 21, 2018

Here is a look at the main line of the Icelandic Gambit. This variation comes from the Nf6 Scandi 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. c4 e6! and provides black with quick and easy development for the cost of a pawn. Let's have a look and see what we can learn...

Forcing Moves and Critical Squares

Forcing Moves and Critical Squares

ChessUniversity
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Aug 21, 2018

One of FM Dalton Perrine's first video courses, Forcing Moves & Critical Squares is 20% off this week. This course provides instruction on forcing moves and critical squares for chess players who have an over-the-board Elo rating between 8...

King and Pawn versus King

King and Pawn versus King

FM Michel2426
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Aug 20, 2018

Hello. I’m so glad to tell you that finally I can upload videos to Youtube. It takes some hard work from me, I had to overpass some technical obstacles, but now I can do it. I will work in a channel about chess; we will talk about so ma...

A Bullet, a GIF and a Miniature

A Bullet, a GIF and a Miniature

FM Michel2426
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Aug 18, 2018

Hi everyone. Yesterday I played a bullet versus a good player (rating 2266) and I won in only 8 moves (I think it is the shortest bullet I’ve ever played). I prepared a trick, very simple, but interesting for a bullet game. Also, Chess.co...

Return To Hotel Anibal

Return To Hotel Anibal

GM alexcolovic
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Aug 18, 2018

The venue of the legendary Wimbledon of Chess! I stepped back into the lobby of the Anibal after exactly 16 and a half years! Now the venue of the Spanish Segunda Division, it felt phenomenal to play in the same playing hall as the greats in 200...

'This should be winning.' But how?

'This should be winning.' But how?

NM HanSchut
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Aug 17, 2018

In the seventh round of the Biel Chess Festival Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and David Navarra played a very interesting rook endgame. The commentators GM Daniel King and IM Anna Rudolf stated that ‘It should be winning for White’ but did not...

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