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World Senior Team Championships 2017

Apr252017
Creta Maris Beach Resort
World Senior Team Championship 2017 Category 50+ and World Senior Team Championship 2017 Category 65+ are taking place from 24th April to 2nd May at the wonderful Creta Maris Resort in Hersonissos, Greece. Entitled to participate in the category 50+ are players who were born in the year 1967 or earlier. Entitled to participate in the category 65+ are players who were born in the year 1952 or earlier. Both championships will be completed over 9 rounds of Swiss system and each section has 22 teams competing. The total prize fund is 10,000 EUR. A number of world famous Grandmasters are participating: former world
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Nana Dzagnidze is 2017 European Women’s Champion

Apr232017
European Women Championship press conference
Georgian Grandmaster Nana Dzagnidze is the winner of the 18th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship, which was held from 11-22nd April at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Riga, Latvia. In the final decisive round Dzagnidze drew with Russian Natalija Pogonina, and emerged clear winner with 8,5/11 points. Second place was shared between two Russian players Aleksandra Goryachkina and Alisa Galliamova, who scored 8 points each. According to the tie-breaks, silver went to the young Russian, while the bronze went to her older colleague, who defeated Alina Kashlinskaya in the final round. Nana Dzagnidze The event gathered the best female chess players from Europe who
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Commonwealth Chess Championship 2017

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The All India Chess Federation on behalf of FIDE and Commonwealth Chess Association cordially invite your Federation to participate in the Commonwealth Chess Championship 2017 to be held at Hotel Park Plaza, Shahdara, New Delhi, India from 2nd-10th July 2017 organized by 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
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18th European Women's Championship 2017 - Games and Results

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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MindSports World Championships 2017

Apr222017
MindSports World Championships 2017
The 4th MindSports World Championships 2017 will be held from 19-27th August at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) in Doha, Qatar. The competitions in Scrabble, Chess, Go and Esports will offer a record prize fund of 200,000 USD. The chess programme will include: Bughouse – August 19th – Prize pool minimum $3000 Blitz 3 min (+2) – August 19th – Prize pool minimum $3000 Main event – August 20th – 25th – Prize pool minimum $28000 Rapid – August 26th – Prize pool minimum $3000 Blitz 5 minutes (+2) – August 27th – Prize pool minimum $3000 The event will kick off with Bughouse and Blitz
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GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 - Games and Results

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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FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Koror, Palau

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A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized from 12 to 19 May 2017 in Koror, Palau, by the Palau Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Asian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Jamie Kenmure (AUS), FIDE Lecturer. The language of the Seminar will be English. The Seminar will give norms and titles of FIDE Arbiter, according to the FIDE Regulations for the titles of Arbiters. For more detailed information: Robert_flor31154@yahoo.com IA Takis Nikolopoulos Chairman FIDE Arbiters’ Commission
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Levon Aronian wins GRENKE Chess Classic 2017

Levon Aronian ist the winner of the GRENKE Chess Classic with one round to go. The Armenian grandmaster won in the sixth round against Hou Yifan. Fabiano Caruana tried everything to win his game against Matthias Blübaum, to keep a minimal chance to tie with Aronian after seven rounds alive, but he only got a draw. The other games also ended in a draw. Georg Meier was very well prepared today against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and deserved his draw with the black pieces. As expected, Arkadij Naiditsch and Magnus Carlsen played an eventful game, but none of the players had serious
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Chinese Team Championship 2017 - Games and Results

Apr212017
The Chinese Team Championship takes place 18th April to 5th December 2017.
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Shamkir Chess 2017 LIVE!

Gashimov Memorial Shamkir Chess 2017 dedicated to the memory of the great chess player Vugar Gashimov is going to take place April 20 – May 1. In the super-tournament along with local players Shahriyar Mamedyarov and Teymur Rajabov w will take part Wesley So (USA), former world champion Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), Sergey Karjakin (Russia), Michael Adams (England), Pentala Harikrishna (India), Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine), Radoslav Woytaszek (Poland) and Bulgarian ex world champion Veselin Topalov. The favorite of the rating of XXI category tournament will be the representative of the USA – Wesley So, who is currently second in the FIDE rating
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European Women Chess 2017 LIVE!

Everything is set for the 18th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2017, which will take place in Riga, Latvia, from 10th to 23rd April in the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel. The event will gather the best female chess players from Europe to compete for this prestigious title and the rich prize fund of 75.000 EUR. So far, 146 players registered for the Championship, including seven former European Women Champions. The top seeds of the tournament are Muzychuk sisters – former World Chess Champion Mariya and 2017 World Chess Championship runner up Anna, followed by double European Champion Kateryna Lagno,
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Kortchnoi Open: Five players share 1st place, Eltaj emerges as winner

Apr202017
In the 2017 Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge Master Open, five players shared 1st place after seven rounds: GM Eltaj Safarli, GM Alexander Motylev, GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov, GM Ferenc Berkes and GM Gadir Guseinov. Winner on tiebreak is the Azeri Eltaj Safarli, who drew his last round game against Gadir Guseinov and thus came ahead of the Russian Alexander Motylev, who beat Evgeny Romanov. Best Swiss player was FM Jonas Wyss who finished 18th. Top favorite Alexei Shirov won his last game and finished with 5 points out of seven on rank 12. In the Open Section, the win was shared between
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GM Samuel Sevian wins Philadelphia Open on tie-break

The 11th Annual Philadelphia Open was held over the Easter weekend from April 12-16, 2017, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400 and Under 1100. The main Open Section was a 5-day, 9-round Swiss tournament with FIDE norms possible. 91 players competed. Grandmasters Samuel Sevian (2574 USA) and Angel Arribas Lopez (2498 Spain) shared the first place on 7,0/9 points to claim 5600 USD each. Sevian took the winner’s trophy and additional prize on better tie-break. Open section final standings: 1-2. GM Samuel Sevian 2574 USA
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4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2017 - Games and Results

The 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial takes 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.
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Reykjavik Open 2017 - Games and Results

Apr182017
The Reykjavik Open takes 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
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18th Karpov Poikovsky 2017 - Games and Results

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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Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 - Games and Results

Apr172017
The Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge took place 12th to 17th April 2017. Players: Nakamura, Svidler, Anand, Nepomniachtchi, Kramnik, Gelfand, Oparin and Pelletier. Fast time control of 45m+30spm for the first 7 rounds and then a final day of games at 10 minutes and 5 seconds a move. Hikaru Nakamura took clear first above Ian Nepomniachtchi in the combined standings. Final combined standings: 1st Hikaru Nakamura 15pts/21, 2nd Ian Nepomniachtchi 14pts, 3rd Viswanathan Anand 13.5pts, 4th Peter Svidler 12pts 5th Vladimir Kramnik 11pts 6th Boris Gelfand 9pts, 7th Grigoriy Oparin 5.5pts, 8th Yannick Pelletier 4pts
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US Chess Championships 2017 - Games and Results

Apr102017
The US Chess Championships took place in Saint Louis 29th March to 10th April 2017. Players in men's section: Caruana, So, Nakamura, Robson, Shankland, Xiong, Kamsky, Onischuk, Naroditsky, Akobian, Zherebukh and Shabalov. Leading players in the women's Krush, Zatonskih, Paikidze, Abrahamyan, etc. Wesley So won the title after beating Alexander Onischuk in a tie-break match. Sabina-Francesca Foisor won the women's event.
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19th Dubai Open 2017 - Games and Results

Apr32017
The 19th Dubai Open takes place 3rd to 12th April 2017. Korobov, Areshchenko, Safarli, David Anton, Akopian, Iturrizaga Bonelli, Gawain Jones, Vidit, Sargissian etc
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Shenzhen Masters 2017 - Games and Results

Apr22017
The Du Te Cup Shenzhen Masters took place 23rd March to 3rd April 2017. 6 players Anish Giri, Michael Adams, Pentala Harikrishna, Peter Svidler, Liren Ding and Yangyi Yu. Ding Liren won with 6.5/10.
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1st Sharjah Masters 2017 - Games and Results

Mar312017
The 1st Sharjah Masters took place 23rd to 31st March 2017. Wang Hao edged out Adhiban, Kravtsiv, Kryvoruchko, Sethuraman and Salem after all scored 7/9.
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PRO Chess League 2017 - Games and Results

Mar272017
The PRO Chess League was a rapid chess tournament taking place on the chess.com website, it ran 11th January to 26th March 2017. 48 city based teams from throughout the world start in four groups with matches being held every Wednesday. There are four players per team and they play each member of the opposition once (although substitutes are allowed) for a total of four games. The top six teams in each group qualify for the next stage. The final four play in a decider on the weekend of 25th-26th March. Time control 15 minutes plus 2 seconds a move.
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St Louis Winter Classic 2017 - Games and Results

Mar202017
The St Louis Winter Classic took place 11th to 19th March 2017. There were two all-play-all event. The A-Group was won by David Howell alone on 6/9. after a final round win against Ruifeng Li. The B-Group was won by Andrey Baryshpolets on 6.5/9.
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German Schachbundesliga 2016-17 - Games and Results

Mar182017
The German Schachbundesliga takes place Saturday 15th October 2016 to Monday 1st May 2017. Probably the strongest chess league in the world.
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7th HD Bank Cup 2017 - Games and Results

Mar172017
The 7th HD Bank Cup takes place 12th to 17th March 2017. Wei Yi, Le Quang Liem, Bu Xiangzhi, Ivan Cheparinov, Wang Hao etc Second seed Le Quang Liem took clear first with 7/9 half a point clear of 7 players including Wei Yi who recovered reasonably after his terrible round 2 loss.
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FIDE Women's World Chess Championship 2017 - Games and Results

Mar32017
The FIDE Women's World Chess Championship took place in Tehran 11th February to 4th March 2017. This event is being held in a knockout format and defending champion (winning via a match) Hou Yifan was not playing. Top seeds were Wenjun Yu, Anna Muzychuk, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Dronavalli Harika etc, In the final Zhongyi Tan won the second rapid tie-break game against Anna Muzychuk to become the new champion.
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Aeroflot Open 2017 - Games and Results

The Aeroflot Open took place in Moscow 21st February to 1st March 2017. Yu Yangi, Vitiugov, Inarkiev, Matlakov Zvjagintsev, Jobava etc. Vladimir Fedoseev took clear first place with 7/9. This also qualifies him to play in Dortmund later in the year.
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Sharjah FIDE Grand Prix 2017 - Games and Results

Feb272017
The Sharjah FIDE Grand Prix took place 18th to 27th February 2017. Players: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Pavel Eljanov, Michael Adams, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk, Li Chao, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Dmitry Jakovenko, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Richard Rapport, Alexander Riazantsev, Saleh Salem, Hou Yifan and Jon-Ludvig Hammer play in this the first of four Grand Prix to decided two Candidates places. Each Grand Prix is an 18 player 9 round Swiss and players will each appear in three of the four tournaments. Organised by AGON for FIDE. The remaining players who appear later in the series are: Peter Svidler, Anish
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Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2017 - Games and Results

Feb22017
The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival took place 24th January to 2nd February 2017. Leading players: Caruana, Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura, Ivanchuk, Adams, Svidler, Topalov, Yu Yangyi, Vitiugov, Gelfand, Naiditsch,Matlakov, Cheparinov, Kovalenko, Zvjaginsev, Short, Shankland, Fressinet, Ganguly, Howell, Iturrizaga etc Hikaru Nakamura won the event for the third year running after winning the tie-break. He beat Yu Yangyi in the semi-final of the tie-breaks and then David Anton in the final.
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Wesley So wins the Tata Steel Masters 2017 - 13

Jan292017
Wesley So started 2017 just as he finished 2016 with a major tournament victory in the Tata Steel Masters. So was playing black against Ian Nepomniachtchi and it was seen as likely someone would catch him after a draw. All those calculations went out of the window as Nepomniachtchi played the Trompowsky as white, got it completely wrong and was lost after just 9 moves. So didn't make any mistake. It's taken So a little while to settle after his move to the US but he is now clearly one of the main prospects to be Carlsen's next challenger. So is very much a self made man and deserves
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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

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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

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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

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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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