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Paris Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 2

Jun222017
The second day of the rapid tournament brought another series of games full of excitement, brilliancies and heartbreaks. The leaderboard completely changed, as Magnus Carlsen reminded everyone why he is considered the most dominant chess player in the world. He is now leading the tournament with 10/12. Wesley So’s luck seemed to have ran out and he was only able to draw two games, falling three points behind Carlsen. Nakamura and Mamedyarov had a very successful day and are only one and two points behind Carlsen respectively. Round 4 This was the bloodiest round thus far! All eyes were on So-Carlsen as the leader was
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Team Russia spends free day as a leader

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On June 21, the games of the 5th round of the World Chess Team Championships were played in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the men’s championship team Russia defeated Norway 3:1 (winners were Nikita Vitiugov and Vladimir Fedoseev). Polish team beat Ukraine by the same score. Winning points were supplied by Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Grzegorz Gajewski. India won their match against Egypt by a slim margin. Point-winner was Baskaran Adhiban. All the games of the match Turkey – China ended in draws. Another tied match was USA vs. Belarus. After 5 rounds the leader is team Russia with 8 matchpoints. One step behind them
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Paris Grand Chess Tour, Rapid Day 1

The first leg of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour kicked off in Paris with the rapid portion of the event. After three games, the 2016 Grand Chess Tour winner Wesley So and World Champion Magnus Carlsen are tied for first place with Hikaru Nakamura and Veselin Topalov trailing by a point. The faster time controls (25 minutes per game with 10 second delay) produced exciting and tumultuous games, making the results unpredictable. The next two days promise to bring more fast action melees, leaving the tournament open up for grabs. Round 1 The tournament started with fireworks in the all French match, as
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Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid and Blitz 2017 - Games and Results

Jun212017
The Grand Chess Tour Paris leg takes place 21st to 25th June 2017. 10 players: Carlsen, Nakamura, Wesley So, MVL, Karjakin, Caruana, Grischuk, Mamedyarov, Topalov and Bacrot.
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Paris Grand Chess Tour 2017 LIVE!

The 2017 Grand Chess Tour is taking place June 21-25 in Paris. It is a rapid and blitz competition with the top players in the world. Thanks to the organizers it will be with live video and analysis on the internet, including here on Chessdom.com, with GM Yasser Seirawan, GM Cristian Chirila, and IM Jovanka Houska for studio commentary along with GM Maurice Ashley and GM Romain Edouard who will be reporting live from the ground in Paris. See the 2016 GCT Paris broadcast here / Live now the World Team Championship Live games with Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Maxime
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Russia and China leading in World Team Championship

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On June 20, the games of the 4th Round of the World Chess Team Championships were played in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the men’s event Russia beat Belarus 3:1 (the winners were Ian Nepomniachtchi and Maksim Matlakov). China blew out Egypt 3.5 to 0.5; Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi and Li Chao scored. Team Turkey created another sensation: they defeated leaders from Poland by a slim margin. In the only decisive game Emre Can outplayed Mateusz Bartel. Ukrainians beat Norway; winning points were supplied by Alexander Moiseenko and Martyn Kravtsiv. India defeated team USA by a big score (the winners were Baskaran Adhiban,
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Poland leads the World Team Championship

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On June 19, the matches of the 3rd round of the World Team Championships were played in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the men’s tournament the leaders, team Poland, defeated Egypt three to one (the winners were Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Jan Krzisztof Duda, the other two games were drawn). Russia won the match against Ukraine by a slim margin. The victory was supplied by Jan Nepomniachtchti, who had beaten Anton Korobov on the 2nd board. Team India defeated Belarus 2.5:1.5. The star of the match was Baskaran Adhiban who won his game against Vladislav Kovalev. With the same score Turkey beat Norway. The winning point
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European Amateur Chess Championship concluded in Nis

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The European Amateur Chess Championship was held in excellent conditions from 9-17th June at the Tami Residence in Nis, Serbia. The Championship, organized by the Chess Federation of City of Nis and under the auspices of European Chess Union, consisted of three different rating categories: 0-1699, 1700-1999 and 2000-2300. The champion of the strongest category (2000-2300) is Buyukasik Diyap (TUR 2261) with 7.5 points. He is the sole winner a whole point ahead of Biljanic Ljubomir (SRB 2231) who took the second place with 6.5 points, and Livaja Mario (SRB 2254) who claimed the bronze medal with 6 points on the
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FIDE World Chess Team Championships – Round 2

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The second round of the Team World Championships took place in Khanty-Mansiysk on June 18. The guest of honor of this round was the Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra Natalya Komarova who, together with FIDE Vice-President Javier Ochoa, gave a start to the women’s match between Russia and Vietnam. After that the head of the Okrug made the first symbolic move in the game Svidler – Solak (Russia vs. Turkey match). Following that, the Governor of Ugra Natalya Komarova, President of the Russian Chess Federation, FIDE Vice-President Andrey Filatov, President of Ugra Chess Federation Vasily Filipenko and Director
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Commonwealth Chess Championship – Participants

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The Commonwealth Chess Championship 2017 will be held from 2-10th July at the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in New Delhi, India. The event is organized by the Commonwealth Chess Association, All India Chess Federation and Delhi Chess Association. The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess and FIDE Swiss System with 9 rounds in Open and 7 rounds in each age category events. The age category events are conducted as separate age events for Open & Girls but where there are not enough players (10 players minimum), the organizers have the right to merge section. Winner of the previous two
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Chess Handbook – Book for Arbiters

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IA Zoran Bojovic and IA Branislav Suhartovic 292 pages, Hardback, 1st Edition 2017 Competitive chess is not only about presenting your chess knowledge and turning it into a full point or defending a position for 5 hours and then missing to claim a three-fold repetition just because you are unaware of the chess rules and their proper implementation. Imagine that, no matter how good your coach is, he may have never dragged your attention to explaining some simple cases that could arise in a tournament game. Or worse, say you are a chess professional, but failed to study the latest changes on the
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11th World Team Chess Championship 2017 - Games and Results

The 11th World Team Chess Championship takes place in Khanty-Mansiysk 17th to 26th June 2017.
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5th Norway Chess 2017 - Games and Results

Jun162017
The 5th Norway Chess tournament took place in Stavanger 5th-17th June 2017. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin, and Anish Giri. There was an opening blitz on day one to decide the draw which was won by Carlsen. Levon Aronian won with 6/9 a point clear of Hikaru Nakamura. Magnus Carlsen had a poor tournament winning only one game and losing two.
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52nd Capablanca Memorial 2017 - Games and Results

Jun102017
The 52nd Capablanca Memorial took place 26th May to 6th June 2017. Players: Vassily Ivanchuk Emilio Cordova, Krishnan Sasikiran, Sam Shankland, Kacper Piorun and Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez. There was an open alongside. Krishnan Sasikiran won with 6.5/10 a point clear of Vassily Ivanchuk (defeated in the final round) and Sam Shankland.
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European Individual Chess Championship 2017 - Games and Results

Maxim Matlakov edged out Jobava Baadur and Vladimir Fedoseev on tie-break after all scored 8.5/11. 22 places in the FIDE World Cup were at stake.
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Chess.com Speed Chess Championship 2017 - Games and Results

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The Chess.com Speed Chess Championship takes place May 3rd to December 21st 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, July 20th: Grischuk-Rapport, Aug 23rd: Nepomniachtchi-Aronian, Aug 24th: Caruana-Hou Yifan, Aug 31st: Vachier-Lagrave-Xiong, Oct 5th: Carlsen-Guseinov. Quarter-Finals: Oct 12, Oct 19, Nov 2nd, Nov 9th Semi-Finals: Nov 16th, Dec 7th Final Dec 21st. I have removed
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French Team Championships 2017 - Games and Results

The French Team Top 12 Championships took place 18th to 28th May 2017. Clichy took the title by a point from Bischwiller.
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Chinese Team Championship 2017 - Games and Results

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The Chinese Team Championship takes place 18th April to 5th December 2017.
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Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 2017 - Games and Results

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The Moscow FIDE Grand Prix took place 12th to 21st May 2017. Players: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura, Anish Giri, Ding Liren, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk, Pentala Harikrishna, Michael Adams, Ernesto Inarkiev, Boris Gelfand, Teimour Radjabov, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Hou Yifan, Saleh Salem and Jon Ludvig Hammer. Ding Liren took clear first with 6/9 half a point clear of Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.
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Saint Louis Spring Classic 2017 - Games and Results

Maj172017
The Saint Louis Spring Classic takes place 16th to 24th May 2017. A new series of quarterly events in Saint Louis just below the elite level. All three groups have elements of interest.
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23rd Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2017 - Games and Results

Maj152017
The 23rd Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament took place in Malmo 10th to 14th May 2017. The event returns after a three year hiatus. Players: Pavel Eljanov, Baadur Jobava, Nigel Short, Nils Grandelius, Erik Blomqvist and Dronavalli Harika, Nils Grandelius and Baadur Jobava shared first place on 3/5.
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Chinese Championships 2017 - Games and Results

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The Chinese Championships took place 22nd April to 4th May 2017. Wei Yi won the men's event with 8.5/11 half a point clear of Shanglei Lu and Yang Wen. Tingjie Lei won the women's event with 9/11.
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Russian Team Championship 2017 - Games and Results

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The Russian Team Championship takes place in Sochi 1st to 10th May. Major League and Women's section also.
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German Schachbundesliga 2016-17 - Games and Results

The Bundesliga took place 15th October 2016 to 1st May 2017. OSG Baden-Baden regained their title with a perfect 15/15 record.
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4NCL 2016-17 - Games and Results

The 4NCL took place 19th November 2016 to 1st May 2017. Guildford 1 won the title.
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4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2017 - Games and Results

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The 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial took place 21st to 30th April 2017. Players Wesley So, Vladimir Kramnik, Sergey Karjakin, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Michael Adams, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Veselin Topalov and Teimour Radjabov. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov took clear first with 5,5/9 half a point clear of Vladimir Kramnik, Wesley So and Veselin Topalov.
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Reykjavik Open 2017 - Games and Results

Apr282017
The Reykjavik Open took place 19th to 27th April 2017. Leading players: Anish Giri, Dmitry Andreikin, Baadur Jobava, Zoltan Almasi, Alexei Shirov, Sergei Movsesian, Gawain Jones, Gujrathi Vidit Santosh, Gata Kamsky, Nils Grandelius, Erwin L'Ami, Mustafa Yilmaz, Konstantin Landa, Abhijeet Gupta, Alexander Beliavsky, Jorden Van Foreest, Emre Can, Hannes Stefansson etc. Anish Giri took clear first place with 8.5/10 half a point clear of Jorden van Foreest, Sergei Movsesian, Abhijeet Gupta and Gata Kamsky.
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18th European Women's Championship 2017 - Games and Results

Apr232017
The 18th European Women's Championship took place in Riga, Latvia 10th to 22nd April 2017. Nana Dzagnidze took clear first place with 8.5/11 half a point clear of Aleksandra Goryachkina and Alisa Galliamova.
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GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 - Games and Results

Apr222017
The GRENKE Chess Classic took place 15th to 22nd April 2017. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, Arkadij Naiditsch, Hou Yifan, Matthias Bluebaum and Georg Meier. Levon Aronian dominated the event winning with 5.5/7 a point and a half clear of Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana. There was a strong open alongside starting on 13th April. Players: Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Nikita Vitiugov, Maxim Matlakov, Etienne Bacrot, Richard Rapport, Gata Kamsky, Vladimir Fedoseev, Igor Kovalenko, Yuriy Kuzubov, Sergey Volkov, Anton Demchenko, Hrant Melkumyan, Alexander Moiseenko etc
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18th Karpov Poikovsky 2017 - Games and Results

Apr182017
The 18th Karpov tournament takes place in Poikovsky, Russia 18th to 27th April 2017. Players: Ernesto Inarkiev, Dmitry Jakovenko, Maxim Rodshtein, Anton Korobov, Evgeniy Najer, David Anton Guijarro, Daniil Dubov, Emil Sutovsky, Victor Bologan and Sergei Zhigalko.
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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

Maj112015
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

Maj102015
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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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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