Club Creation Free For 90 Days, Run Chess Events Online

Club Creation Free For 90 Days, Run Chess Events Online

CHESScom
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Currently, chess clubs around the world are closed due to coronavirus, but even in the best of times, clubs often struggle with venue access issues and finding ways for their chess community to connect online. Chess.com clubs provide tons of features to help you organize communities and host events online, and we are excited to say that as of Tuesday, March 31, anyone can create and manage clubs. We've made this typically premium feature free for the next 90 days to help federations, event organizers,...

French Chess Players Return Home After Quarantaine In Murmansk

French Chess Players Return Home After Quarantaine In Murmansk

PeterDoggers
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A group of young French chess players was quarantined in Murmansk, Russia when one Irish participant of their tournament was tested positive for the coronavirus. After two weeks, the French players were finally able to travel back home. The tournament, called Polar Gambit 2020, was a three-day international youth event with about a hundred participants from countries such as Estonia, France, Ireland, and Russia. It started on March 15, two days before the Russian Ministry of Sport canceled all international...

The Great Siegbert Tarrasch: Puzzles And Games

The Great Siegbert Tarrasch: Puzzles And Games

IM Silman
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Siegbert Tarrasch was born in Germany, March 5, 1862. Parents always dream that their children will be super-special, but Tarrasch really was! He excelled in school and, after that (in 1880), he moved to Halle, studied medicine and opened up his own flourishing medical practice. He loved medicine, he loved helping his patients, but he also had another love: chess. Of course, most people have a job and play chess whenever they can. But Tarrasch wasn't one of those guys. Instead, he was one of the...

How To Defend: The Key Priorities

How To Defend: The Key Priorities

GM dbojkov
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How do Grandmasters avoid losing, even when they get into trouble? Join GM Dejan Bojkov, as he demonstrates an instructive example of how to reach a fortress and survive down an exchange in the endgame.

Webinar 27. The Technique of Open & Semi-open File Play

Webinar 27. The Technique of Open & Semi-open File Play

FM Gertsog
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Dear Chess Friends! Knights need strong-points, bishops – open diagonals, but rooks – open (or semi-open) files! Every chess player knows that if there is an open file and no other good moves, occupying this open file with your rook can be a really good idea! Why? It’s because your rook can be active there: you can penetrate into the enemy camp or just control the file preventing any enemy pieces’ maneuvers through this file. What if the file is semi-open (one pawn is located...

Grand Chess Tour Cancels 2020 Season Due To COVID-19

Grand Chess Tour Cancels 2020 Season Due To COVID-19

PeterDoggers
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The 2020 Grand Chess Tour has been canceled. The Saint Louis Chess Club stated that events planned for August-September in St. Louis might still happen if the situation has improved enough by that time. After a meeting on Friday, the Grand Chess Tour organizers distributed a press release in which they regretfully announced the cancellation of its 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. "The Grand Chess Tour’s priority is the health and well-being of our participants, spectators, staff...

How To Defend

How To Defend

CHESScom
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How do grandmasters avoid losing, even when they get into trouble? Join GM Dejan Bojkov as he demonstrates his five key strategies for defending bad positions: recognizing key priorities, fortresses, stalemates, perpetual checks, and "the sticking defense." Try The Challenges! Not what you're looking for? Go back to the video guide. How To Defend: Key Priorities This video shows how to prioritize different defensive strategies. What should you look for when you're down material and don't...

A Pictorial Look-Back At The Candidates

A Pictorial Look-Back At The Candidates

PeterDoggers
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Much has been said about the FIDE Candidates Tournament, the postponement of the second half and the situation regarding GM Teimour Radjabov. It's easy to forget that chess fans saw a marvelous (half) tournament, one that provided a wealth of great pictures. Before looking at the photography, we'll first share some more content that might provide some extra entertainment during the coronavirus crisis. First, here are all games that were annotated by GM Dejan Bojkov: And here's a playlist of...

How Do I Start Streaming On Chess.com?

How Do I Start Streaming On Chess.com?

CHESScom
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Chess.com is thrilled to bring chess fans around the world more options to watch their favorite players live. To grow the chess streaming ecosystem, Chess.com is offering a number of benefits to chess streamers of all skill levels who want to get involved on Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and other streaming platforms! How do I start streaming on Chess.com? First, create a streaming account on Twitch, YouTube, or any other streaming platform. Next, you'll need to download streaming software....