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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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Staff Profiles: Mike

News Apr 10, 2017

Here is another installment in a series of posts to help you get to know the Chess.com team a little better! Today, we get to know FM Mike Klein, whom we thank for his tireless efforts keeping us informed with Chess.com News and he does so much fo...

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Team championship weekend preview

IM attilaturzo Apr 10, 2017

The games went well, I played 2 draws, one against a strong International Master and the other against an over 2400 junior. I will post the games soon. Today morning was very busy, We bring our daughter to a regular check for the doctor. She is ve...

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Assessing the Players' Dominance with Rating

Spektrowski Apr 9, 2017

I've already compiled stats on the most dominant players in history. But during the long discussion in the CAPS thread ("Who was the best world champion?"), I also thought about rating inflation over the years. Fischer was head and shoulders ahead...

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US Championship 2017 - So or Who?

GM alexcolovic Apr 8, 2017

Things happened in Saint Louis, but it all seems to be going So's way. The way Caruana lost is unbelievable, the way Nakamura lost is incredible. And So's combination against Xiong is wonderful. Read the full report here.

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Round 7: When speed matters

IM attilaturzo Apr 8, 2017

Today I played with the young swedish FIDE-master Tom Rydstrom  He played a new system where we castled the opposite side. I got a very good, possible winning position, but I falied in calculation and in the time trouble I made a queen move which...

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Chess.com - Nine Years

benws Apr 7, 2017

A quick little post today. Here's a game I recently saw with a pretty cool final sequence from Fabiano Caruana. See if you can spot it!

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Round 6: Victory with 2 pieces against the rook

IM attilaturzo Apr 7, 2017

Yesterday the game started with a suprise for me. This was the free day when instead of round 6 game we played round 7 game, so instead of being with white I needed to play black. I totally forgot about it. I just rememberd the day before yesterda...

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Round 5: Powerful Play against the Petroff

IM attilaturzo Apr 6, 2017

My opponent said, the Petroff was a suprise for him. He used a lot of time in the opening to find moves to exchange pieces and go for an equal position. I refused the queen exchange and eveloped my pieces, but my normal looking castle was a mist...

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US Championship 2017

GM alexcolovic Apr 5, 2017

One of the most interesting national championships, the US Championship is under way in Saint Louis. So is ahead followed by a lot of players, should be exciting until the end. Here's my analysis of the first 6 rounds - http://www.alexco...

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