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Russian Chess Superfinal 2017 LIVE!

Dec112017
The Russian Chess Superfinal 2017 is going to take place December 3-14. It is the top event for Russian chess and includes GM Sjugirov, GM Inarkiev, GM Matlakov, GM Tomashevsky, GM Fedoseev, GM Rizantsev, GM Malakhov, GM Romanov, GM Vitiugov, GM Svidler, GM Volkov, and GM Dubov. Live games with analysis will be daily on Chessdom with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish. Video stream will also be provided by the organizers, while you can watch the event while chatting to top chess experts at this TCEC section Follow: The Russian Women
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European Women Individual Chess Championship 2018

Dec102017
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European Women Individual Chess Championship 2018 will take place in Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia, from 7th to 20th April. The event will be held in a 4* Hotel Bellevue, located in the national park of Vysoke Tatry, as the official hotel and the playing venue of the Championship. The 19th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship is open to all players who represent the Chess Federations which are listed as the members of the European Chess Union, regardless on their title and FIDE rating. There is no limit of participants per federation. However, only the National federations shall send the applications. The Championship will
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London Chess Classic – Round 8

London Chess Classic - Round 8
Round eight of the London Chess Classic started slowly with three early draws but then took a dramatic turn of events that changed the nature of the tournament. Tournament co-leader Fabiano Caruana felt comfortable with his draw believing that a plus two score is needed to at least tie for first. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who needs to score three more tour points than Carlsen, was not thrilled with his draw with the white pieces but still kept his chances open for taking the overall tour title. The standings were rattled when Magnus Carlsen shockingly blundered a piece then a pawn against
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London Chess Classic to host 2018 Grand Chess Tour Finals

Grand Chess Tour
The 2018 Grand Chess Tour will conclude with an exciting new format at the London Chess Classic. The four top‑scoring players will contest a semi-final and final that will determine the overall winner and top 4 places in the 2018 GCT. The format change has been determined by the GCT Advisory Board and was announced earlier today during the 8th and penultimate round of the London Chess Classic. The revised 2018 GCT schedule will see the GCT players participating in 3 rapid and blitz events as well as the traditional Sinquefield Cup which will maintain its classical format. Four players will
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Interview with Robert Houdart, author of the champion engine Houdini

Dec82017
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Houdini is the winner of Season 10 of the Top Chess Engine Championship. With its gold medal Houdini becomes the engine with most titles in TCEC history. The author of the engine Robert Houdart speaks in an interview with Chessdom.com about the Superfinal of TCEC, Season 10, the future season and a possibility for a match with the new AlphaZero. TCEC live with analysis / Replay all the games / Video conference with the authors / Twitch TV channel Congratulations on winning TCEC! Houdini is the TCEC Season 10 champion. How does it feel to become the engine with the highest number
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Houdini is TCEC Season 10 champion!

Dec72017
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Houdini, by Robert Houdart, is the winner of Season 10 of the Top Chess Engine Championship. After 96 out of 100 games Houdini has collected 50,5 points to secure the title. Houdini’s performance up to game 96 was impressive – 14 wins, 9 losses, and 73 draws – making this Superfinal with one of the highest win rates ever. With its gold medal Houdini becomes the engine with most titles in TCEC history. Robert Houdart shared, “I’ve worked non-stop for the past two years to bring Houdini back to the top level, and I’m really happy that this has resulted in
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London Chess Classic – Round 5

London Chess Classic - Round 5
The day before the rest day saw a lot of action in London Chess Classic. Once again, only Fabiano Caruana emerged victorious and extended his lead to a full point. Magnus Carlsen’s five-and-a-half-hour struggle against Wesley So did not yield the result he was looking for, giving Caruana a full point lead over the rest of the field. Vachier-Lagrave was the only other player who had significant winning chances, but he did not handle the complications in his game well. Tomorrow is a rest day which will give the players an opportunity to fully recover from the first half of
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Chinese Team Championship 2017 - Games and Results

Dec62017
The Chinese Team Championship took place 18th April to 5th December 2017. Shanghai just managed to hold off Chongqing on tie-break after both scored 34/44 points. Many of the strongest Chinese players played all or nearly all the 22 rounds. Yu Yangyi scored 85% on board 1 in 20 games, Grischuk 79% from 12, Wei Yi 70.5 playing all 22 games.
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London Chess Classic – Round 4

Dec52017
London Chess Classic - Round 4
After four rounds, there is finally a clear leader! Fabiano Caruana spilled first blood by defeating Sergey Karjakin in a complicated Sicilian. At the beginning of London Chess Classic, Caruana said he would be happy to come out unscathed after four games as he had three games with the black pieces. He now stands in an excellent position to win the event with three whites left in the remaining games. It is ironic that Karjakin is in clear last place now when he could have been leading had he not accepted the draw in a winning position against Aronian yesterday.
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GM Axel Bachmann retires as a professional chess player

Grandmaster Axel Bachmann from Paraguay announced his retirement from chess at the 3rd International Open of Patagonia which finished this Saturday in Neuquen, Argentina. Bachmann didn’t manage to defend his Champion title at the event which he considers as very important in his chess career, but he used the opportunity to declare his decision in the following notes. “Very special and well organized – the 3rd Patagonia International Open concluded yesterday in Nuenquen, Argentina. I didn’t defend the title from the previous years, but I am more than satisfied with the performance I made here. Without any doubts, this is very special tournament
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World School Chess Championships 2018

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The World Schools Individual Championships 2018 will be held from 20th to 29th April 2018 in Durres, on the Adriatic coast of Albania, under the auspices of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) and the Albanian Chess Federation. All member national federations of FIDE and eligible players are invited to participate in the World School Chess Championships 2018 (categories for boys/open and girls under 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 years old). The games will take place in the conference hall of the 4-star “FAFA Resort” Hotel in Durres, 40 km southwest of Tirana airport, an excellent resort on the crystal-clear waters
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70th Russian Chess Championship Superfinal 2017 - Games and Results

Dec22017
The 70th Russian Championship and 67th Russian Women's Championship take place in St Petersburg 3rd to 15th December 2017. The venue is the State Museum of Political History of Russia. Player start numbers(Source): Men: 1. Sanan Sjugirov, 2. Maxim Matlakov, 3. Vladimir Fedoseev, 4. Vladimir Malakhov, 5. Nikita Vitiugov, 6. Daniil Dubov, 7. Sergey Volkov, 8. Peter Svidler, 9. Evgeny Romanov, 10. Alexander Riazantsev, 11. Evgeny Tomashevsky, 12. Ernesto Inarkiev. Women: 1. Aleksandra Goryachkina, 2. Olga Girya, 3. Anastasia Bodnaruk, 4. Alisa Galliamova, 5. Valentina Gunina, 6. Oksana Gritsayeva, 7. Marina Nechaeva, 8. Alina Kashlinskaya, 9. Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, 10. Evgenija Ovod,
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9th London Chess Classic 2017 - Games and Results

Nov292017
The 9th London Chess Classic takes place 30th November to 11th December 2017. Players: Carlsen, Nakamura, Aronian, MVL, Wesley So, Karjakin, Caruana, Anand, Nepomniachtchi, Adams. The main tournament starts December 1st. Alongside are many events, the Pro-Biz Cup, Opens, Rapids and the British KO Championship with Short, Sadler, Howell, Jones, McShane, Hawkins, Rowson and Merry.
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Kings Tournament 2017 - Games and Results

Nov282017
The King's tournament took place 26th to 28th November 2017. This year it was a rapid and blitz event with sections for men's and women's fields. Players Men: Ivanchuk, Karjakin, Wei Yi and Bogdan-Daniel Deac. Women: Anna Muzychuk, Elisabeth Paehtz, Pia Cramling and Corina-Isabela Peptan. Vassily Ivanchuk dominated the men's event winning both sections ahead of Sergey Karjakin, Anna Muzychuk similarly won the rapid and blitz in the women's section.
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Palma de Mallorca FIDE Grand Prix 2017 - Games and Results

Nov252017
The 4th and final stage of the FIDE Grand Prix series took place in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 16th–27th November 2017. Players: Aronian, MVL, Nakamura, Ding Liren, Svidler, Giri, Radjabov, Li Chao, Harikrishna, Jakovenko, Gelfand, Eljanov, Vallejo Pons, Tomashevsky, Rapport, Inarkiev, Riazantsev and Hammer. This was the final event of the Grand Prix series. Mamedyarov and Grischuk were awaiting the results as they lead the standings but didn't play. As it was Radjabov and MVL couldn't improve their scores sufficiently to catch them. FIDE_Grand_Prix_2017 Wikipedia page Dmitry Jakovenko edged out Levon Aronian on tie-break after both scored 5.5/9 and received the trophy, although for the purposes of
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World Juniors 2017 - Games and Results

The World Juniors took place 13th to 25th November 2017. 18-year-old Aryan Tari held top seed Jorden Van Foreest to a draw in the final round to take the title.12 year old R Praggnanandhaa was in the hunt for the title for most of the event but did score a GM norm. He has 3 months to beat Karjakin's record as youngest ever GM. 17-year-old Zhansaya Abdumalik won the girls title.
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Saint Louis Invitational 2017 - Games and Results

Nov182017
The Saint Louis Invitational takes place 17th to 22nd November 2017. Ioan-Cristian Chirila, Julio Catalino Sadorra and Steven Zierk are the leading players in the GM group. Also an IM group alongside.
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Chess.com Speed Chess Championship 2017 - Games and Results

The Chess.com Speed Chess Championship takes place May 3rd to December 14th 2017. 16 top players qualified: Three time controls 5 minutes plus 2 seconds per move, 3 minutes plus 2 second per move and bullet 1 minute plus 1 second per move. Each section ends with a single chess960 game. 1/8th Finals: May 3rd: Nakamura 20.5-7.5 Grigoriants, May 24th Karjakin 19-7 Meier, May 25th So 15.5-14.5 Giri, Aug 3rd: Grischuk 17.5-9.5, Rapport, Aug 23rd: Nepomniachtchi 15-13 Aronian, Aug 24th: Caruana 19-8 Hou Yifan, Aug 30th: Vachier-Lagrave 19-12 Xiong, Oct 4th: Carlsen 20.5-5.5 Guseinov. Quarter-Finals: Oct 23, Oct 24, Nov 2nd,
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Champions Showdown in Saint Louis 2017 - Games and Results

Nov82017
The Champions Showdown took place in Saint Louis 9th to 14th October 2017. There are four matches Hikaru Nakamura vs. Veselin Topalov, Fabiano Caruana vs. Alexander Grischuk, Wesley So vs. Leinier Dominguez and Magnus Carlsen vs. Ding Liren. Three of the matches start on October 9th, The Carlsen-Ding match started two days later. Rapid and blitz without increment 30 minute, 20, minute, 10 minute and 5 minute time controls. Final scores: Caruana 49-43 Grischuk, Nakamura 61.5-30.5 Topalov and Wesley So 47.5-44.5 Dominguez and finally Carlsen 67-25 Ding Liren.
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TWIC issue 1200 - 1200

Nov62017
The 1200th edition of TWIC has been published on 6th November, this seems a surprisingly big number, even to me. It is five years since I moved to supporting the web site with advertising and donations and I'm still going. At the time of that change I was concerned I wouldn't even make it to 1000 issues but it was donations for this landmark and the 20th Anniversary that allowed me to keep going. It hasn't been easy and raising money to pay for my work and time has been the hardest part. If you do use TWIC a lot and find it useful please
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21st European Teams 2017 - Games and Results

The 21st European Team Championship took place in Hersonissos, Greece 28th October to 7th Nov 2017. Leading players: Aronian, Mamedyarov, Grischuk, Giri, Radjabov, Gelfand, Wojtaszek, Nepomniachtchi, Matlakov, Vitiugov, Adams, Navara, Eljanov, Almasi, Duda, Jobava, Naiditsch, Rodshtein, Howell, Short, Kryvoruchko, Kuzubov, Ponomariov, Rapport, Sutovsky, Leko, Mamedov etc. Azerbaijan took first place on tie-break from Russia in the men's event after both scored 14/18 points. Ukraine took bronze on tie-break from Croatia on 13 points. Russia were women's champions with a round to spare and scored 17/18 points 3 points clear of Georgia on 14 points and Ukraine took bronze on 13. Top individual performers were
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Chigorin Memorial 2017 -

Okt312017
The Chigorin Memorial took place 21st to 29th October 2017. Kirill Alekseenko edged out David Paravyan, SP Sethuraman and Alexey Sarana on tie-break after all scored 7.5/9. 13-year-old Nodirbek Abdusattorov became the second youngest player behind Sergey Karjakin to become a GM.
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21st Hoogeveen Chess 2017 - Games and Results

Okt262017
The 21st Hoogeveen Chess tournament took place 21st to 28th October 2017. There were two matches. Vassily ivanchuk beat Wei Yi and Jorden van Foreest beat Adhiban Baskaran 2-0 in tie-break blitz matches after the matches were tied 3-3. Alongside is an open with the top four qualifying for a knockout on the final two days.
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SPICE Cup Open 2017 - Games and Results

Okt222017
The SPICE Cup Open takes place 21st to 26th October 2017. Players: Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Jorge Cori, Ray Robson, Aleksandr Shimanov, Dariusz Swiercz, Vasif Durarbayli, Yunieski Quesada, Samuel Sevian, Peter Prohaszka, Emilio Cordova, Illia Nyzhnyk etc.
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Bundesliga 2017-18 - Games and Results

Okt202017
The German Bundesliga takes place 21st October to 1st May 2018. Baden-Baden are defending champions and top seeds.
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European Club Cup 2017 - Games and Results

Okt152017
The European Club Cup took place in Antalya, Turkey 8th to 14th October 2017. Leading players: Kramnik, Mamedyarov, Grischuk, Karjakin, Giri, Nepomniachtchi, Korobov, Khismatullin (these 8 all play for the overwhelming top seeds Globus from Russia) Ding Liren, Svidler, Yu Yangyi, Wojtaszek, Fedoseev, Harikrishna, Matlakov, Vitiugov, Navara, Eljanov, Jakovenko, Andreikin, Naiditsch, Najer, Rodshtein, Inarkiev etc. Globus did eventually capture the title but only after a couple of scares. Odlar Yurdu should have defeated them in round 5, Kramnik and Grischuk escaped with draws from lost positions, after being held to a draw in round 6 as well by Alkaloid
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Russian Team Rapid and Blitz Championship 2017 - Games and Results

Okt32017
The Russian Team Rapid and Blitz Championship took place in Sochi 3rd to 5th October 2017. Leading players: Mamedyarov, Sjugirov< Fedoseev, Kamsky, Andreikin, Jakovenko, Riazantsev, Artemiev, Dubov, Popov, Savchenko, Shirov, Alekseev, Motylev, Pridorozhni, Grachev, Potkin, Rublevsky, Morozevich, Kovalev, Timofeev etc Men's and women's events.
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Russian Rapid and Blitz Championship 2017 - Games and Results

Okt22017
The Russian Rapid and Blitz Championship took place in Sochi 29th September to 1st October 2017. It is almost immediately followed by a similar team event at the same venue. Leading players: Sjugirov, Inarkiev, Andreikin, Fedoseev, Jakovenko, Artemiev, Dubov, Tomashevsky, Popov, Alekseev, Savchenko, Motylev etc. Alexander Motylev won the men's rapid with 9/11 and Vladislav Artemiev the blitz with 15.5/20. In the women's events Anastasia Bodnaruk won both titles.
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chess.com IoM Masters 2017 - Games and Results

Okt12017
The chess.com Isle of Man Masters took place 22nd September to 1st October 2016. The World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen headed up an extremely strong field aided by the sponsorship of the Scheinberg family. Leading players: Carlsen, Kramnik, Caruana, Anand, Nakamura, Adams, Gelfand, Eljanov, Vallejo Pons, Almasi, Naiditsch, Vidit, Howell, Short, Rodshtein, Sutovsky, Leko, Kasimdzhanov, Rapport, Movsesian, Adhiban, Hou Yifan, Gawain Jones, Riazantsev, Akobian, Fressinet, Granda Zuniga, Grandelius, Sargissian, Xiong, Shirov, Bok, Sethuraman, Erwin L'ami, Ivan Sokolov, Bogner, Bindrich, Huschenbeth, Svane, Tregubov, Tari etc A novelty was that the first round draw was entirely random producing the strong pairings Caruana-Kramnik and
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FIDE World Cup 2017 -

Sep292017
The FIDE World Cup took place Sunday 3rd to Wednesday 27th September 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen headed a very strong field but departed in the 3rd round losing to Bu Xiangzhi. 5th seed Levon Aronian beat 11th seed Ding Liren in the final 4-2. Both players qualified for the Candidates by reaching this final. Ding Liren went undefeated until the very final day of the event where he lost both rapid tie-break games. This is Levon Aronian's second title 12 years after his first in Khanty-Mansiysk in 2005 where he beat Ruslan Ponomariov.
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Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James Plaskett ... and more

Jun142015
Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James PlaskettPosted on June 11,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Gambit a pawn for aggressive piece play! In the video "Budapest Gambit" by GM James Plaskett, we are shown an attacking opening that starts with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5. Black sacrifices a pawn on the second move of the game, planning on getting it back with good attacking chances and active piece play. Sometimes Black will not regain his material, but
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Pawn Endgames: The Breakthrough. Part 3 ... and more

Jun132015
Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James PlaskettPosted on June 11,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Gambit a pawn for aggressive piece play! In the video "Budapest Gambit" by GM James Plaskett, we are shown an attacking opening that starts with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5. Black sacrifices a pawn on the second move of the game, planning on getting it back with good attacking chances and active piece play. Sometimes Black will not regain his material, but
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Pawn Endgames: The Breakthrough. Part 1 ... and more

Jun122015
Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James PlaskettPosted on June 11,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. Gambit a pawn for aggressive piece play! In the video "Budapest Gambit" by GM James Plaskett, we are shown an attacking opening that starts with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5. Black sacrifices a pawn on the second move of the game, planning on getting it back with good attacking chances and active piece play. Sometimes Black will not regain his material, but
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Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 3 ... and more

Jun112015
Pawn Endgames: The Breakthrough. Part 3Posted on June 10,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles. In this final part on the breakthrough in pawn endgames, I would like to start with a beautiful example. This position was created by Bething in 1905. White to play As in all compositions, the solution is unique and eye-catching. 1.Ke1!! (Against 1.Kf2 Kh2 2.Kf3 Kh3 draw; if 1.Ke2 Kg2 2.g4 fxg4 3.f5 g3 4.f6 gxf6 5.h6 f5 6.h7 f4 7.h8 (Q) f3 8.Kd3 f2 draw) 1...Kg2 (1...Kh2? would not work because of 2.Kf2! White wins the opposition and the
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Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part I) ... and more

Maj262015
Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 1Posted on May 20,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles. In this article I would like to show you “shouldering,” an endgame strategy that in my opinion is not given enough attention in specialized books. Most books covering the endgame are full of matters concerning “zugzwang,” “opposition,” etc., leaving this topic, which is no less important, to always take a back seat. In the endgames, something quite peculiar happens between both kings. They are the only pieces that cannot directly threaten or capt[...]Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part III)Posted on
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Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 1 ... and more

Maj252015
Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 1Posted on May 20,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles. In this article I would like to show you “shouldering,” an endgame strategy that in my opinion is not given enough attention in specialized books. Most books covering the endgame are full of matters concerning “zugzwang,” “opposition,” etc., leaving this topic, which is no less important, to always take a back seat. In the endgames, something quite peculiar happens between both kings. They are the only pieces that cannot directly threaten or capt[...]Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part III)Posted on
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Mastering the Opening Series - Repertoire for Black 2 ... and more

Maj242015
Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 1Posted on May 20,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles. In this article I would like to show you “shouldering,” an endgame strategy that in my opinion is not given enough attention in specialized books. Most books covering the endgame are full of matters concerning “zugzwang,” “opposition,” etc., leaving this topic, which is no less important, to always take a back seat. In the endgames, something quite peculiar happens between both kings. They are the only pieces that cannot directly threaten or capt[...]Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part III)Posted on
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Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 1 ... and more

Maj232015
Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 1Posted on May 20,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles. In this article I would like to show you “shouldering,” an endgame strategy that in my opinion is not given enough attention in specialized books. Most books covering the endgame are full of matters concerning “zugzwang,” “opposition,” etc., leaving this topic, which is no less important, to always take a back seat. In the endgames, something quite peculiar happens between both kings. They are the only pieces that cannot directly threaten or capt[...]Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part III)Posted on
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Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part III) ... and more

Maj222015
Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 1Posted on May 20,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles. In this article I would like to show you “shouldering,” an endgame strategy that in my opinion is not given enough attention in specialized books. Most books covering the endgame are full of matters concerning “zugzwang,” “opposition,” etc., leaving this topic, which is no less important, to always take a back seat. In the endgames, something quite peculiar happens between both kings. They are the only pieces that cannot directly threaten or capt[...]Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part III)Posted on
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Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part III) ... and more

Maj212015
Endgame Techniques: Shouldering. Part 1Posted on May 20,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles. In this article I would like to show you “shouldering,” an endgame strategy that in my opinion is not given enough attention in specialized books. Most books covering the endgame are full of matters concerning “zugzwang,” “opposition,” etc., leaving this topic, which is no less important, to always take a back seat. In the endgames, something quite peculiar happens between both kings. They are the only pieces that cannot directly threaten or capt[...]Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part III)Posted on
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How to Play When Behind in Material: Part 2 ... and more

Maj202015
Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part III)Posted on May 19,2015 By GM Levan Aroshidze in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles, Beginner's Corner. In the final part of this article series, I would like to show some examples when the corner pawn attack is used in the endgames and may have a decisive impact on the result of the game. In the endgames, the corner pawn advance can hardly have the same direct attacking purposes against the rival's king, but it may be used as a positional/strategic resource. Smyslov - Karlsen, 1982 After the first look at the
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Mastering the Opening Series - Repertoire for Black 2 ... and more

Maj192015
Mastering the Opening Series - Repertoire for Black 2Posted on May 18,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos. An interesting idea from a common opening position! In the video "Mastering the Opening Series - Repertoire for Black 2" by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili, we see an opening for Black that Roman has studied for over one hundred hours. This opening begins with the moves 1.d4 g6 2 c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5. This center-attacking opening comes with has many interesting ideas and is a good choice for anyone interested in mixing things up. Throughout
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How to Play When Behind in Material: Part 2 ... and more

Maj182015
Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part I)Posted on May 12,2015 By GM Levan Aroshidze in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles, Beginner's Corner. Many players (including myself) like the fianchetto setup. It gives wide possibilities to the bishop on the long diagonals. Furthermore, when the castle is made on the fianchetto's side, king feels more protected. However, there are spots even on the Sun. For example, if a fianchettoed bishop is exchanged, a complex of weak squares will appear around the fianchetto pawn structure. It is a very logical and popular idea to expose the fianchetto set[...]Free Chess
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My Best Games from the Spice Cup Invitational - GM Eugene Perelshteyn ... and more

Maj172015
Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part I)Posted on May 12,2015 By GM Levan Aroshidze in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles, Beginner's Corner. Many players (including myself) like the fianchetto setup. It gives wide possibilities to the bishop on the long diagonals. Furthermore, when the castle is made on the fianchetto's side, king feels more protected. However, there are spots even on the Sun. For example, if a fianchettoed bishop is exchanged, a complex of weak squares will appear around the fianchetto pawn structure. It is a very logical and popular idea to expose the fianchetto set[...]Free Chess
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My Best Games from the Spice Cup Invitational - GM Eugene Perelshteyn ... and more

Maj162015
Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part I)Posted on May 12,2015 By GM Levan Aroshidze in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles, Beginner's Corner. Many players (including myself) like the fianchetto setup. It gives wide possibilities to the bishop on the long diagonals. Furthermore, when the castle is made on the fianchetto's side, king feels more protected. However, there are spots even on the Sun. For example, if a fianchettoed bishop is exchanged, a complex of weak squares will appear around the fianchetto pawn structure. It is a very logical and popular idea to expose the fianchetto set[...]Free Chess
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Free Chess DVD - Most Aggressive Attacks in History! ... and more

Maj152015
Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part I)Posted on May 12,2015 By GM Levan Aroshidze in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles, Beginner's Corner. Many players (including myself) like the fianchetto setup. It gives wide possibilities to the bishop on the long diagonals. Furthermore, when the castle is made on the fianchetto's side, king feels more protected. However, there are spots even on the Sun. For example, if a fianchettoed bishop is exchanged, a complex of weak squares will appear around the fianchetto pawn structure. It is a very logical and popular idea to expose the fianchetto set[...]Free Chess
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Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part I) ... and more

Maj142015
Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part I)Posted on May 12,2015 By GM Levan Aroshidze in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles, Beginner's Corner. Many players (including myself) like the fianchetto setup. It gives wide possibilities to the bishop on the long diagonals. Furthermore, when the castle is made on the fianchetto's side, king feels more protected. However, there are spots even on the Sun. For example, if a fianchettoed bishop is exchanged, a complex of weak squares will appear around the fianchetto pawn structure. It is a very logical and popular idea to expose the fianchetto set[...]Free Chess
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How to Play When Behind in Material: Part 2 ... and more

Maj132015
Corner pawn crushing the fianchetto structure (Part I)Posted on May 12,2015 By GM Levan Aroshidze in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles, Beginner's Corner. Many players (including myself) like the fianchetto setup. It gives wide possibilities to the bishop on the long diagonals. Furthermore, when the castle is made on the fianchetto's side, king feels more protected. However, there are spots even on the Sun. For example, if a fianchettoed bishop is exchanged, a complex of weak squares will appear around the fianchetto pawn structure. It is a very logical and popular idea to expose the fianchetto set[...]Free Chess
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My Best Games from the Spice Cup Invitational - GM Eugene Perelshteyn ... and more

Maj122015
Free Chess DVD - Most Aggressive Attacks in History!Posted on May 07,2015 By GM Damian Lemos in All Articles w/ Videos. I am excited to announce the publication of my newest 10 DVD courses for Empire Chess Volumes 71-80!!!! To celebrate the launch of this HUGE project, I am going to give you one of the $29.99 DVDs for FREE! This is my favorite video of this new 10 DVD set because I only focus on examples of crushing attacking chess so that you can start dominating your opponents immediately. I will teach you how to think like a Grandmaster.
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How to Play When Behind in Material: Part 2 ... and more

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Free Chess DVD - Most Aggressive Attacks in History!Posted on May 07,2015 By GM Damian Lemos in All Articles w/ Videos. I am excited to announce the publication of my newest 10 DVD courses for Empire Chess Volumes 71-80!!!! To celebrate the launch of this HUGE project, I am going to give you one of the $29.99 DVDs for FREE! This is my favorite video of this new 10 DVD set because I only focus on examples of crushing attacking chess so that you can start dominating your opponents immediately. I will teach you how to think like a Grandmaster.
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Taking Advantage of Mistakes in 1. e4 e5: Part 3 ... and more

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Free Chess DVD - Most Aggressive Attacks in History!Posted on May 07,2015 By GM Damian Lemos in All Articles w/ Videos. I am excited to announce the publication of my newest 10 DVD courses for Empire Chess Volumes 71-80!!!! To celebrate the launch of this HUGE project, I am going to give you one of the $29.99 DVDs for FREE! This is my favorite video of this new 10 DVD set because I only focus on examples of crushing attacking chess so that you can start dominating your opponents immediately. I will teach you how to think like a Grandmaster.
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How to Play When Behind in Material: Part 2 ... and more

Maj92015
Free Chess DVD - Most Aggressive Attacks in History!Posted on May 07,2015 By GM Damian Lemos in All Articles w/ Videos. I am excited to announce the publication of my newest 10 DVD courses for Empire Chess Volumes 71-80!!!! To celebrate the launch of this HUGE project, I am going to give you one of the $29.99 DVDs for FREE! This is my favorite video of this new 10 DVD set because I only focus on examples of crushing attacking chess so that you can start dominating your opponents immediately. I will teach you how to think like a Grandmaster.
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Free Chess DVD - Most Aggressive Attacks in History! ... and more

Maj82015
Free Chess DVD - Most Aggressive Attacks in History!Posted on May 07,2015 By GM Damian Lemos in All Articles w/ Videos. I am excited to announce the publication of my newest 10 DVD courses for Empire Chess Volumes 71-80!!!! To celebrate the launch of this HUGE project, I am going to give you one of the $29.99 DVDs for FREE! This is my favorite video of this new 10 DVD set because I only focus on examples of crushing attacking chess so that you can start dominating your opponents immediately. I will teach you how to think like a Grandmaster.
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How to Play When Behind in Material: Part 2 ... and more

Maj72015
How to Play When Behind in Material: Part 2Posted on May 06,2015 By FM Dalton Perrine in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles. In the previous article, we talked about the first way to play when behind in material. That way involved taking advantage of whatever benefits and possibilities your position offers you. It involved a lot of self-confidence and positive thinking in order to figure out what advantages, however small, you have in a situation. The second way of playing when behind in material that we're going to talk about, is to cause as many problems and create
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A Poisonous System Against the KID Fianchetto - IM Bryan Smith ... and more

Maj62015
My Best Games from the Spice Cup Invitational - GM Eugene PerelshteynPosted on April 27,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos, General Chess Articles. The Averbakh variation Krushed! My Best Games from the Spice Cup Invitational: Presenter GM Eugene Perelshteyn from ChessLecture. Perelshteyn - Krush features the King's Indian Defense, Averbakh and Eugene's favorite response 5...Na6. Beginners will enjoy Eugene's positional evaluations, while advanced players will like his explanation of how he takes advantage on the king side (normally by deflecting the f3 knight to the central square d4 with e[...]Taking Advantage
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