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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

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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

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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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FIDE World Youth U14, U16 & U18 Chess Championships 2017

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World Youth Chess Championship Uruguay 2017
The FIDE World Youth U14, U16 & U18 Chess Championships 2017 (open and girls) will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 16th of September (arrival) until 26th of September (departure) 2017. The Championships will be organized and held under the auspices of the Uruguayan Chess Federation (FUA), the Confederation of Chess for Americas (CCA) and the World Chess Federation (FIDE). The championships will be held in 5***** “Sheraton Montevideo Hotel” (Víctor Soliño 349). PARTICIPATION I. Invited people – Each National Federation has the right to send one (1) player in each category (under 14, 16, 18 years old, open and girls) who has
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PhosAgro to continue support for chess

PhosAgro to continue support for chess
The Russian chemical holding “PhosAgro” is pleased with the cooperation with the Russian Chess Federation (RCF), the company’s CEO Andrey Guryev stated for TASS. The company provides annual sponsorship to RCF in the amount of 30 million rubles (approx 480,000 EUR). PhosAgro is not directly supporting FIDE, but they have sponsored the last two world championship matches, in 2014 in Sochi and 2016 in New York, and are sponsoring the ongoing FIDE World Grand Prix in Moscow. “We have chosen one of the most serious and undeservedly forgotten sports federations. We have been funding the RSF for past seven years, and through
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FIDE suspended Chess Federation of Iran

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Elista FIDE Office circulated that no Iranian registered players or arbiters can take part in any FIDE rated tournament until further notice. Following the decision of the FIDE Presidential Board, the Iranian Chess Federation’s membership of FIDE has been suspended until full payment has been received by FIDE regarding the Women’s World Championship held in Teheran. Therefore no FIDE rated tournaments can be held in Iran, no titles will be given to Iranians and that no Iranian registered players will be allowed to play or be an arbiter in any FIDE rated tournaments. Tournaments that have already begun will not be
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Grandmasters Mareco and Krysa qualify for FIDE World Cup

FIDE Zonal 2.5 Championship 2017
Argentinian Grandmasters Sandro Mareco and Leandro Krysa have qualified for the 2017 FIDE World Cup that will start from 2nd September in Tbilisi, Georgia. The FIDE Zonal 2.5 Championship 2017 was held from 30th April to 8th May in Villa Martelli, Vicente López, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was organized by Chess Martelli, in cooperation with the Confederation of Chess for Americas and Argentina Chess Federation. 74 players from Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina participated in the 9-round Swiss Open. Official website Final standings: 1. GM Mareco Sandro ARG 2648 – 8 2. GM Krysa Leandro ARG 2518 – 7.5 3. IM Pierrot Facundo ARG 2380
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47th International Tournament Bosna

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47th International Tournament Bosna
The 47th International Chess Tournament “Bosna 2017″ is scheduled to take place from 13-19th May at the Hotel Saraj in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The tournament is sponsored by Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canton Sarajevo, Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry of Civils Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, City of Sarajevo and Center Municipality. The total prize fund is 15,400 EUR, divided in 42 prizes. 160 players from 12 countries are registered to participate. Last year winner was GM Denis Kadric. The tournament format is 9-round Swiss with the rate of play 90 minutes per 40 moves, plus 15 minutes till
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Sergey Karjakin signs another sponsor

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Fonbet
World Championship challenger Sergey Karjakin has signed his seventh sponsorship contract, becoming the ambassador of the brand BC “Fonbet”. Manager Kyrillos Zangalis announced on facebook that another three large corporations are in negotiations with Karjakin team. Zangalis added that nobody could have imagined such success in 2011 when he first talked with Karjakin about the “project Universe”. Recently, Karjakin also became the face of the largest Russian private bank “Otkritie”. Karjakin joked on twitter – “They said it will be fun. And then they sent 700kg of chess sets for autographs!” Karjakin signing chess boards Zangalis and Karjakin
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Croatian Cup 2017

The 2017 Croatian Cup is taking place from 10-14 May, in Mali Losinj, Croatia. The event is a 6-round Swiss team championship and a total of 25 teams will be competing. Top teams are SK Zagreb (Zagreb), SK Liburnija (Rijeka) and GSK Solin-Cemex (Solin). Official website
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Chicago Open 2017

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The 26th Annual Chicago Open will be held over Memorial Day weekend from May 25-29, 2017, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois. The event has 8 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The Open Section is a 5-day tournament (May 25-29) with FIDE norms possible. The Other Sections have either a 4-day schedule (May 26-29), 3-day schedule (May 27-29) or 2-day schedule (May 28-29) to participate in while the Under 1000 Section has either a 3-day schedule (May 28-30) or 2-day schedule (May 29-30)
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New Laws of Chess and Swiss Rules lecture on Internet

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After the approval by the 1st quarter 2017 FIDE Presidential Board of the New Laws of Chess and the New Swiss Rules to be in effect from 1 July 2017, the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission, in cooperation with the FIDE Rules Commission and the FIDE Systems of Pairings and Programs Commission, organized a lecture, in order to present to the Arbiters the new Laws of Chess and the new Swiss Rules that will be in effect from 1 July 2017. The lecture was held on Internet, on 2nd May, 18.00-22.00 Greek Time (GMT+3), in English language. The Lecturer was IA Takis Nikolopoulos (GRE),
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FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Results

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
From 3 to 6 May 2017 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, by the Uzbekistan Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Ashot Vardapetyan (ARM), Chairman of the FIDE Rules Commission and FIDE Lecturer, and Assistant lecturer was IA Husan Turdialiev (UZB). The venue of the Seminar was the Chess Academy of Uzbekistan, in Tashkent. The lectures were in Russian language. Nineteen (19) Arbiters from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan participated in the Seminar. Eight (8) of them participated in the examination test, held after the end of the lectures and the following succeeded
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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

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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

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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

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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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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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18th Karpov Poikovsky 2017 - Games and Results

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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