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  • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (5): Can Topalov Beat Carlsen?

    In a previous article Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (4): Can Nakamura Beat Carlsen?, I discussed the likelyhood of Nakamura beating Carlsen during the upcoming Sinquefield Cup. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number five on the sta... | Leggi tutto

    • Waldemar
    • | 26/ago/2014
    • | 661 visualizzazioni
    • | 7 commenti
  • The side effects of studying the openings wrong (part 2)

    This is the continuation of my opening series - the first blog can be found here:http://www.chess.com/blog/linlaoda/overemphasizing-the-importance-of-openings-part-1?ncc=1#first_new_comment In this issue I would like to discuss the consequences o... | Leggi tutto

    • NM linlaoda
    • | 25/ago/2014
    • | 825 visualizzazioni
    • | 4 commenti
  • magic sandwich!

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    • camiladoce
    • | 25/ago/2014
    • | 204 visualizzazioni
    • | 4 commenti
  • Jurnalul Prieteniei

    Motto:,,Un prieten adevarat iti stie slabiciunile,dar iti arata calitatile,iti simte temerile,dar iti intareste credinta,iti cunoaste ingrijorarile,dar iti elibereaza spiritul,iti recunoaste defectele,dar iti subliniaza posibilitatile.''William Ar... | Leggi tutto

    • vasileneagu
    • | 25/ago/2014
    • | 244 visualizzazioni
    • | 10 commenti
  • Studying the Classics: 1889 WCC

    Good time of day to you my chess friends, While I know it has been quite some time since I last updated any interesting material on this blog that was not related to some recent tournament in which I competed, I would like to return to more study... | Leggi tutto

    • RyanMurphy5
    • | 25/ago/2014
    • | 177 visualizzazioni
    • | 0 commenti
  • Techniques of Positional Play: Technique No. 3

    From the book of the same name, these are puzzle-formatted games made with the purpose of helping me to replay through positions "Guess-the-move" style. This is the first game in the chapter, and I will add more as I go through further sections an... | Leggi tutto

    • TheAdvocate
    • | 25/ago/2014
    • | 165 visualizzazioni
    • | 0 commenti
  • Techniques of Positional Play: Technique No. 2

    From the book of the same name, these are puzzle-formatted games made with the purpose of helping me to replay through positions "Guess-the-move" style. This is the first game in the chapter, and I will add more as I go through further sections an... | Leggi tutto

    • TheAdvocate
    • | 25/ago/2014
    • | 152 visualizzazioni
    • | 0 commenti
  • Baltimore Kingfishers' 2014 Week 1 Preview

    St. Louis Arch Bishops vs. Baltimore Kingfishers GM Le Quang Liem (2785) - GM Niclas Huschenbeth (2603) GM Varuzhan Akobian (2758) - IM Levan Bregadze (2530) WGM Anna Sharevich (2367) - NM Jared Defibaugh (2325) Jacob Wilkins (1909) - NM Andre... | Leggi tutto

  • Didn't get back on track

    Finally cracked open the big puzzle book again today and realized it had been a month since I had opened it. My goal was to complete all the 2 movers in 6 months. I don't think my rate of four pages a day is going to get it done now. My last puzzl... | Leggi tutto

  • player

    just remeber that when you play a game be care full that they are hard players but don't be afraid just think what your teacher said to you        Play well! | Leggi tutto

    • pokemon35
    • | 25/ago/2014
    • | 167 visualizzazioni
    • | 0 commenti
  • Here we go, again?

    (Beat reporter: Mark LaRocca) Here we go, again? Is it me?… or is it that time really does fly?  Regardless, in the words of the immortal Ray Charles… “The game’s afoot.”… er,  that is to say… I get to introduce y’all to this y... | Leggi tutto

    • BostonBlitz
    • | 25/ago/2014
    • | 693 visualizzazioni
    • | 3 commenti
  • Reintroduction: Sensing Danger!, Part 1

         Hello! My name is Zach Kasiurak. I am a National Master living in Columbus, OH rated 2273 USCF and 2198 FIDE. I am seriously pursuing my chess career and look to improve rapidly as a player and coach.      I have started my blog to pro... | Leggi tutto

    • NM zkman
    • | 25/ago/2014
    • | 1081 visualizzazioni
    • | 8 commenti
  • How to Improve from 800-1300 Part 2

    Hello friends, opponents, and viewers for another blog on the series: "How to Improve from 800-1300" In our last blog we talked about the three P's Plan, Practice, and Patience. This time we'll be talking about the three T's: Time, Tactics, and To... | Leggi tutto

  • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (4): Can Nakamura Beat Carlsen?

    In a previous article Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (3): Can Caruana Beat Carlsen?, I discussed the likelyhood of Caruana beating Carlsen during the upcoming Sinquefield Cup. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number four on the start... | Leggi tutto

    • Waldemar
    • | 25/ago/2014
    • | 549 visualizzazioni
    • | 1 commento
  • N. Bellon - M. Szabo - 1/2-1/2 - missed opportunity

    Nothing special in this game.  The only thing of note is that I missed 24. Qf4 which would have led to a better endgame.  Analysis below by Fritz 10. | Leggi tutto

    • lichessclub
    • | 25/ago/2014
    • | 164 visualizzazioni
    • | 0 commenti
  • Julian's chess the new variant

    So here are the rules: #1 You start with two chessboards: one is just a normal chessboard and one is empty. #2 If you move any piece (except pawns) into the center on the normal chess board, then it moves to the corresponding central square on ... | Leggi tutto

  • chess and design

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  • chess stamps and the original artwork

    Chess Problem No. 102 - Two Arabs playing chess  Alfonso X's Libros del Axedrez, Dados et Tablas c1283 (folio 62 verso) Chess Problem No. 28  Alfonso X's Libros del Axedrez, Dados et Tablas c1283 (folio 23 verso) Chess Problem 89  Alfon... | Leggi tutto

  • chess positions on stamps

    Capablanca v Lasker, New York, 1924   Botvinnik v Capablanca, AVRO, 1938   Fischer v Benko, USA ch, 1963   Alekhine v Rubinstein, The Hague, 1921   Johner v Nimzovitsch, Dresden, 1926   Spassky v Smyslov, Bucharest, 1953... | Leggi tutto

  • Paul Morphy's greatest hits, #23

    Source: Paul Morphy's Best Games vintage book Morphy's Games of Chess | Leggi tutto

    • biffrod
    • | 25/ago/2014
    • | 156 visualizzazioni
    • | 0 commenti
  • chess puzzle using the pin, #6: winning combination

    Source: 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations | Leggi tutto

    • biffrod
    • | 25/ago/2014
    • | 170 visualizzazioni
    • | 0 commenti
  • My Rapid Game

    Hello everybody, this is my first blog (chess and not chesswise), and I would like to share a game that I played on the FIDE online arena. It was a rapid game with 15 minutes for each player, and it ended up as a nice victory for me (why else woul... | Leggi tutto

    • ChessBusta
    • | 25/ago/2014
    • | 182 visualizzazioni
    • | 2 commenti
  • improve chess technique with lessons

    I never specifically trained chess board game until I tried to exercise on chess.com Initially I was playing chess with my friends at school and at home just attack and block the attack without strategy I never even noticed that the coordina... | Leggi tutto

    • gentaa12
    • | 25/ago/2014
    • | 223 visualizzazioni
    • | 0 commenti
  • game hikaru

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    • amirsose
    • | 25/ago/2014
    • | 367 visualizzazioni
    • | 9 commenti
  • Congrtatulation INDIA

    It was November 2013 and world champion Viswanathan Anand was fighting a losing battle against Magnus Carlsen in their World Chess Championship match. Former women's champion Susan Polgar, who had come down to do commentary, was visiting co-comm... | Leggi tutto

    • Nongsha_A
    • | 25/ago/2014
    • | 543 visualizzazioni
    • | 5 commenti