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  • botvinnik
    Online Aug 29, 2007

    United States

    Joined: Aug 28, 2007

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    Online Sep 27, 2008

    Mike Botvinnik | Turkey

    Joined: Sep 27, 2008

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    Online Mar 13, 2009

    Mikhail Botvinnik | Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    Joined: Feb 28, 2009

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    Online Apr 4, 2010

    Mikhail Botvinnik | Moscow, Russia

    Joined: Mar 13, 2010

  • gambitthis
    Online Aug 16, 2012

    Brian Botvinnik | New York City, United States

    Joined: Aug 7, 2010

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  • The Opening That Didn't Like Bobby Fischer

    IM Silman Feb 16, 2017, 3:58 AM

    Chess players are always looking for new openings. But picking an opening isn’t easy since there are so many to choose. Sometimes the choice is made by using the openings of your favorite chess hero. And...

  • Carlsen Checkmates!

    GM Gserper Feb 11, 2017, 11:52 PM

    The most shocking chess episode of the year that everyone is talking about happened in the Tata Steel super tournament. Indeed how often does the world chess champion miss a checkmate in three, when he...

  • Who Was The Best World Chess Champion In History?

    IM DanielRensch Jan 3, 2017, 10:12 AM

    What if we had a time machine? What if we could bring all the greatest chess players in history together, removing any advantages of opening theory or other evolved knowledge of our game for a super-tournament? What...

  • Am I Too Old For Chess?

    GM Gserper Dec 16, 2016, 4:44 AM

    I recently received a question from one of our fellow members. Since I've heard this question many times, I decided to share my opinion on the subject. The question goes like this: "I am 25 years...

  • The 7 Most Shocking World Championship Blunders

    NM SamCopeland Nov 22, 2016, 10:04 AM

    Is 51.Qe6? from Magnus Carlsen in game 8 one of the worst blunders in world championship history? Well... probably not  After all, Sergey Karjakin did need to find the incredible only-move 51...h5! to win the...

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  • Paul Keres VI: The Eternal Second by chess24 staff

    sontu1296 Feb 10, 2017, 2:34 AM

    Paul Keres will always be remembered as one of the greatest players never to become World Champion. He never even got to play a match, though as the latest instalment of Joosep Grents’ centennial series on the...

  • Gary Kasparov: 24 Lecciones de Ajedrez (Lección 1)

    nyko1978 Jan 30, 2017, 9:12 PM

    ¡Buen día! Iré compartiendo,  a medida que el tiempo me deje, las primeras publicaciones pedagógicas del gran ajedrecista ruso. Así, a quién les interese, esté atento que van a ir apareciendo poco a poco. Dichas...

  • Vladimir Simagin, A Forgotten Hero

    kamalakanta Jan 23, 2017, 3:08 PM

    This post will be a humble attempt to do justice to Vladimir Simagin (1919-1968). Vladimir Simagin From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Vladimir Simagin (June 21, 1919 in Moscow – September 25, 1968 in Kislovodsk)...

  • The Innovation of Mikhail Tal

    ryan_jackson510 Jan 15, 2017, 4:48 PM

    Widely regarded as the greatest attacking player ever, Mikhail Tal was known for his unpredictability and daring style at the board.  Tal made his mark on the chess world through pure ingenuity and innovation, and...

  • Goal: from 1600 to 2000 within the year of 2017

    Justepov Jan 12, 2017, 4:43 AM

    From 1600 to 2000 within the year of 2017 This blog will be dedicated to my chess training. My goal is to go from 1600 in rating to 2000 within the year of 2017. Each week I will post a blog update about...

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  • World's Top 10 To Play At Norway Chess

    PeterDoggers Feb 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

    This week the organizers of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament announced a most spectacular field for the 2017 edition. The current world's top 10 will be playing. It's the organizers' (and sponsors'!)...

  • Chinese New Year Presents 2017: Test Your Trivia 2!

    Lt2Adnan Jan 27, 2017, 12:08 AM

    It's been more than 2 years since I last had a Test your Trivia. But rather than giving the usual puzzles, I decided to try out something new for CNY here: 15 questions (and one bonus puzzle) designed to test your...

  • A story of doubled pawns: Part 5

    Lt2Adnan Jan 20, 2017, 12:54 AM

    In the fifth and final part of our doubled pawn series, I will wrap up by showing a few interesting games featuring the doubled pawns. Before we begin, let us first summarize what we have learned about them so far:...

  • Dutch Defence

    robertrange Jan 19, 2017, 5:18 PM

    Dutch Defence 1 d4 f5 (D) White to play In a way, the Dutch Defence is the equivalent of 1 e4 c5, the Sicilian. Whereas 1... c5 is the natural alternative to 1... e5 as a reply to 1 e4, in that both moves prevent...

  • Carlsen, Karjakin Draw Game 12; Playoffs Wednesday

    FM MikeKlein Nov 28, 2016, 11:35 AM

    The big question for today's deciding game at the 2016 world chess championship was answered as soon as it was uttered. Tied 5.5-5.5, how much would GM Magnus Carlsen push with White against GM Sergey...


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