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  • The Match Of The 21st Century

    GM Gserper Mar 25, 2017, 8:44 PM

    When chess players say "match of the century," usually they refer to the famous match between the USSR and the "rest of the world" that took place in Belgrade in 1970. In reality, many famous chess competitions...

  • Oddities In The Classic Bishop Sacrifice

    IM Silman Mar 23, 2017, 12:53 AM

    Every chess player knows about the classic bishop sacrifice. And everyone wants to smash that light-squared bishop into h7, drag the screaming-in-terror enemy king from its pawn cover, and execute it as its army...

  • The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

  • PRO Chess League Top Performers

    IM dpruess Mar 16, 2017, 7:39 PM

    Here we try to keep track of some of the best performances of the 2017 season of the PRO Chess League. Points Scored # Name Team Pts 1 Meier, Georg Stockholm Snowballs 29.5 2 So, Wesley Saint...

  • Anatoly Karpov's Best Game Prizes

    IM Silman Mar 15, 2017, 7:10 PM

    My last two articles were about the best game prizes for Mikhail Tal (who won the most prizes — 15) and Rashid Nezhmetdinov, who came in tied for 3rd and 4th with Anatoly Karpov (10 prizes; Garry...

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  • Sharjah Masters 1-2: Prodigy watch by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Mar 26, 2017, 4:36 AM

    The inaugural Sharjah Masters got off to a bumpy start on Thursday with no shows and forfeits, but it’s a fascinating event to watch. In Shakhriyar Mamedyarov’s absence Radek Wojtaszek is the top seed, but the...

  • Chess

    Sadeesh2006 Mar 26, 2017, 4:10 AM

    This is one of the many ways to checkmate your opponent. This one here is a simple checkmate used by many players around the world. Here, white uses his king effectively. Here White has checkmated Black again....

  • Chess Players and Play like them Part 1

    Shravani_Patil Mar 25, 2017, 7:11 PM

    This is my first blog without a chess position. This is all about great chess players. Let us start. Alexander Alekhine Capablanca Joe Raul Emanuel Lasker Steinitz Willihem Max Euwe Mikhail Tal Mikhail Botvinnik Tigran...

  • Ups and downs with the English attack

    andgranath Mar 25, 2017, 4:27 AM

    Its been a long time now since my last post, mostly because my computer has been in and out of service. But now it is time once again. I do these posts to motivate me to analyze my games more and learn from my mistakes. Today...

  • The Elusive "Plan".

    doxprezi Mar 24, 2017, 3:55 PM

    Anyone who is serious abut improving their chess has heard about the importance of planning. Masters and Grand-masters stress the point of planning, coining phrases like "It is better to have a bad plan than no...

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