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21st Hoogeveen Chess 2017 - Games and Results

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The 21st Hoogeveen Chess tournament takes place 21st to 28th October 2017. There are two matches. Vassily ivanchuk vs Wei Yi and Jorden van Foreest vs Adhiban Baskaran. Alongside is an open.
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Bundesliga 2017-18 - Games and Results

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The German Bundesliga takes place 21st October to 1st May 2018. Baden-Baden are defending champions and top seeds.
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Exciting second round of TCEC Season 10

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Two rounds of TCEC Season 10 are now over. Stockfish, the current champion, is in the lead with 2,0/2 after defeating Chiron and Jonny. Stockfish shares the first position with four other engines – Houdini, Texel, Ginkgo and Hannibal. Full standings and live games at http://tcec.chessdom.com/live.php This is an exciting and unexpected start of a computer championship, as from the twenty four games played the prevailing results are decisive. There are a total of 8 wins for white, nine wins for black, and 7 draws. The current leaders have protagonized the best games of the event so far. After defeating Chiron, Stockfish went
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European Club Cup 2017 - Games and Results

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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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Stockfish starts with a win the defense of the TCEC title

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Stockfish, the open source chess engine by Tord Romstad, Marco Costalba, Joona Kiiski, and Gary Linscott, started with a win its defense of TCEC Grand Champion title. Stockfish, playing with dev version 041017, defeated with black Chiron. The game was Dutch opening and quickly entered in uncharted territory. Chiron was optimistic about white’s position, but deep eval by Stockfish in the middlegame proved advantage for black. Chiron spent quite some time on moves 29 and 30 to adjust its eval and managed to close the position. However, time trouble was ahead, and after several reroutes Stockfish found a way to break
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TCEC Season 10 starts this Saturday at 14:00 CEST

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The premier computer chess event TCEC Season 10 is starting this Saturday, 14th of October, at 14:00 CEST. Once the start is given, TCEC runs 24/7 until all games have been played. One game is played at a time – the next one starts automatically. Follow the games at the official site About TCEC Season 10 – record breaking The Top Chess Engine Championship (TCEC) Season 10 is the annual premier championship for chess software. It is a competition between 24 engines with ELO 3000+ and is divided into two stages and a Superfinal. TCEC Season 10 is a record breaking event in
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TCEC Stage 1 official poll

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The temporary logo of TCEC is actually a puzzle, scroll down for more information
The temporary logo of TCEC is actually a puzzle, scroll down for more informationThe premier computer chess event TCEC Season 10 is starting this Saturday, 14th of October, at 14:00 CEST. Once the start is given, TCEC runs 24/7 until all games have been played. One game is played at a time – the next one starts automatically. Follow the games at the official site A total of eight engines will qualify for the next stage of TCEC. Here is the official poll of stage 1, who will qualify? Vote below by selecting eight of the engines. Once you vote, leave an
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European Club Cup round 2 highlights

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The European Chess Club Cup 2017, one of the most prestigious events in the chess calendar and certainly the strongest competition on club level, will take place in Göynük/Antalya, from the 8th to the 14th of October. After two rounds the favorites continue with the strong performance and lead the standings in both the open and women sections. official website, Live games with analysis will be daily on Chessdom, also on the ChessArena online platform and the mobile application for Android phones All eyes of the chess community were set on the possibility of seeing Vladimir Kramnik in action today but Globus
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World Chess Championship 2018 in London?

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The World Chess Championship 2018 is going to take place in London. This is what the renowned Spanish journalist Leontxo Garcia writes for the chess section of El Pais, quoting two “close sources” to the organization of the match. “The dark management of the AGON company has at least one positive side: their commitment that the venues are very important cities,” says Leontxo Garcia. After the Candidates in Moscow, the World Championship in New York, and the Candidates 2018 in Berlin, the World Chess Championship 2018 seems to be heading to London. AGON says the decision is not official and
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European Chess Club Cup 2017 LIVE!

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The European Chess Club Cup 2017, one of the most prestigious events in the chess calendar and certainly the strongest competition on club level, will take place in Göynük/Antalya, from the 8th to the 14th of October. As in previous years, many of world’s best players will be competing in the 7 rounds event for the title of European club champion. Live games with analysis will be daily on Chessdom, also on the ChessArena online platform and the mobile application for Android phones This year’s edition will see 36 clubs and 254 players in total competing in the open section. Starting from
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44 cores server to power TCEC Season 10

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The premier computer chess event TCEC Season 10 is starting next week with the participation of the strongest chess software. The event will not only be record breaking regarding the ELO and strength of the engines, but also the hardware for S10 will be a 44 core server. Here are the full parameters of the machine for the TCEC S10 event: Dual Xeon 2699 v4 – total 44 cores Supermicro X10DRL-i 64 GB RAM meaning max of 16 GB hash per engine 250 GB Crucial SSD Windows Server 2012 R2 For Stage 1 the server will be limited to 22 cores, from Stage 2 and for the
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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, 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 26, Nov 2nd,
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Russian Team Rapid and Blitz Championship 2017 - Games and Results

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The Russian Team Rapid and Blitz Championship takes 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

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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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Fire – the chess engine releases a new version

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The record breaking season 10 of the premier chess engine championship TCEC is going to start October 10th, 2017. It is a compact three stage championship, involving the current best chess software as well as engines that aim high and continue working for the progress of the computer engine field. Find the full participants list of TCEC here For the past seasons the battle for the medals has revolved around three engines – Komodo, Stockfish, and Houdini. Now Season 10 of TCEC has all the prerequisites to break the trend. With six more engines within the 3200 ELO mark and all of
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chess.com IoM Masters 2017 - Games and Results

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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 -

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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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Isle of Man Chess 2017 LIVE!

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Chess.com Isle of Man 2017 is going to take place 23 September to 1 October 2017 in Douglas, Isle of Man. The event is an open tournament with an amazing field including Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Hikaru Nakamura, Michael Adams, Boris Gelfand, Pavel Eljanov, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Zoltan Almasi, etc. Scroll down for the list of the top 100 participants in Isle of Man 2017, the list includes over 70 GMs and many more titled players. The Chess.com Isle of Man 2017 is going to take place parallel to the 2017 World Chess Cup final between Ding Liren
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Saint Louis Fall Classic 2017 - Games and Results

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The St Louis Fall Chess Classic took place 6th to 14th September 2017. Georg Meier edged out Yaroslav Zherebukh on tie-break after both scored 5.5/9. Josh Friedel won the B-Group.
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Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017 - Games and Results

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The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz tournament took place 14th to 19th August 2017. Two time controls rapid 25 minutes with a 10 second delay each move and blitz 5 minutes with a 3 second delay. Garry Kasparov plays for the first time since the 2016 Ultimate Blitz Challenge. Players: Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, David Navara, Le Quang Liem, Lenier Dominguez and Garry Kasparov. Final combined standings (rapid games counted double): Aronian 24.5, Karjakin 21.5, Nakamura 21.5, Nepomniachtchi 20, Dominguez Perez 16.5, Caruana 16.5, Le 16.5, Kasparov 16, Anand 14 and Navara 13. Levon Aronian
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5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 - Games and Results

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The 5th Sinquefield Cup took place 2nd to 12th August 2017. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand, Wesley So, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian and Peter Svidler. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won with 6/9 half a point clear of Magnus Carlsen.
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3rd Wenzhou Grandmaster Match 2017 -

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The 3rd Wenzhou Grandmaster Match took place 8th to 11th August 2017. Anish Giri beat Ding Liren 2.5-1.5 in a four game match.
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Gelfand-Inarkiev Match 2017 - Games and Results

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Tower of Concord Chess Festival took place 2nd to 13th August 2017. The main event is an 18 game match between Boris Gelfand and Ernesto Inarkiev over one classical and two rapid time controls. Gelfand won the Classical section 4-2 but lost both rapid matches.
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104th British Chess Championships 2017 - Games and Results

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The 104th British Chess Championships took place in Llandudno, Wales, 29th July to 6th August 2017. Leading players: David Howell, Gawain Jones, Luke McShane, Jonathan Hawkins, Nicolas Pert, James Adair, Mark Hebden etc. There was a four way tie on 7/9 leading to a rapid tie-break. Gawain Jones beat Craig Hanley in the first round and Luke McShane in the final to take the title.
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50th Biel Chess Festival 2017 - Games and Results

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The 50th Biel Chess Festival took place 23rd July to 2nd August 2017. Players main GM event: David Navara, Pentala Harikrishna, Etienne Bacrot, Ruslan Ponomariov, Peter Leko, Alexander Morozevich, Hou Yifan, Rafael Vaganian, Nico Georgiadis and Noel Studer. There was an initial 8 player Rapid tournament including Anatoly Karpov. Hou Yifan scored the finest result of her career in taking clear first place with 6.5/9. For a similar result by a woman one would have to go back to Judit Polgar's shared first at the Essent tournament of 2006 or even Polgar's first place alone in April / May 2000 in
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Xtracon Chess Open 2017 - Games and Results

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The Xtracon Chess Open takes place 22nd to 30th July 2017. Players: Vitiugov, Jobava, Sasikiran, Short, Motylev, Hammer, Ivan Sokolov, Saric, Bosiocic, Agdestein, Vocaturo etc
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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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Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2017 - Games and Results

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The Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting took place 15th to 23rd July 2017. Players: Nisipeanu, Bluebaum, Vachier-Lagrave, Wojtaszek, Wang Yue, Andreikin, Kramnik, Fedoseev. There was a large open alongside. Radoslaw Wojtaszek needed to beat Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu in the final round to secure clear first place, he was half a point clear of Vladimir Fedoseev and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The final round saw all four games finish decisively.
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Yu Yangyi vs Grischuk Match 2017 - Games and Results

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The China-Russia Chess Grandmaster Summit is a four game match between Yu Yangyi and Grischuk in Jiayuguan 20th to 24th July 2017. If the match is tied there will be rapid and then blitz tie-breaks.
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8th Danzhou Super GM 2017 - Games and Results

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The 8th Danzhou Super GM tournament took place 9th to 18th July 2017. Players: Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi, Vassily Ivanchuk, Le Quang Liem, Vladimir Malakhov, Arkadij Naiditsch, Ruslan Ponomariov, Wang Hao and Lu Shanglei. Wei Yi scored his first major tournament victory with an undefeated 6.5/9 a point clear of Le Quang Liem.
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Learn how an early pawn sacrifice could be beneficial with the Budapest Gambit - GM James Plaskett ... and more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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