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Chess Video — Improve Your Play


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A chess player must learn something new every day to progress his level of play. For this reason, I recommend you read books that teach you new techniques. It is important, likewise, to watch a video of the best games in chess history, explanations of openings, etc. … Read more


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The best chess coaches in the world


The best chess coaches in the world
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The best chess coaches in the world

There is a big difference between the best chess player in the world and the best chess coaches. The reason why this important difference is emphasized is that it is one thing to be skillful when playing several … Read more


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The top ten of the best chess books. Are you agreed?


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After a great search and my own experience, I have achieved the 10 best chess books. These chess books will help you learn to play and acquire more knowledge. Some of them have already been written a long time ago and have marked the history Read more


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Chess – IM/GM Closed Tournaments are played every 2 months in Spain


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Club Escacs Barcelona organizes closed tournaments every 2 months

According to the statistics, Spain is the country with more chess tournaments in the World. Exactly in Catalonia probably you can play every day in the year without stop and even choose what tournament play because … Read more


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Chessbase 13: The tool for chess players


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Chessbase 13…

Chessbase is one of the largest chess corporations in the world and a major reference in applied technology to chess. They undoubtedly offer unique tools and this has made Chessbase 13 something well-known for all the chess players.

It offers many services and … Read more


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Professional chess player: Pillsbury and The Turkish.


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The professional chess player: Pillsbury

From all indignities that a professional chess player must go through to earn a living, one of the worst would be getting inside a cubicle full of gadgets. Getting inside? Hiding. That was what the great American champion Harry … Read more


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London Chess Classic and the loss of Ivan Bukhavsin.


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London Chess Classic: What some say of others and others, of some…

Recently, there was a dissemination of a video in which the participants in the London Chess Classic gave their opinions on their most qualified opponents. With short answers preferred, if possible, one-word answers.… Read more


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Wijk aan Zee: Carlsen sprints in the Tata Steel tournament.


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Carlsen sprints in Wijk aan Zee…

After a few anodyne rounds in the Wijk aan Zee that ended in draws, Magnus Carlsen, the undisputed number one in worldwide chess, has stepped the accelerator. This kind of performance, which is perfectly known in the performances of the … Read more


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Chess, alcohol and blitz games. A weird combination?


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Chess: Full of alcohol…

It is well known that Mexican writer, Juan José Arreola was a remarkable chess amateur. Less known is that he also had a friendly chess enmity with Mexican poet, Jaime Sabines.

A journalist asked Arreola about the encounter of both … Read more


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Chess tournament: The curious anecdote of Mequinho and the chairs.


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Chess tournament: A chair to “Mequinho”…

In the 60s (1960), a new prodigy appeared in the chess world: The Brazilian Henrique da Costa Mecking, alias ‘Mequinho’. He won the chess tournament in his country when he was thirteen years old. He was classified to the

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