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The Chess Blunder — Why We Blunder And Fixing It


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Practicing tactics is a critical way to improve at chess, on top of studying chess books, finding the right coach, playing practice games, etc. However, it is important to realize that no chess player is perfect. We all have this disease holding us back from … Read more


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Guimaraes Chess Open 28/08-01/09: The tournament that you can’t miss!


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When I reach the end of summer now I only think in the Guimaraes Chess Open. It’s becoming a tradition. I’m always eager to play it. I played it last year and was awesome.

I’m going to tell you 5 reasons why I love to 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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Do you know the First Saturday chess tournaments? They are played in Budapest, monthly, valid for GM and IM.


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First Saturday chess tournaments

These days I was surfing on the Internet when I saw “The First Saturday Chess Tournaments”. What was this? They are tournaments played in Budapest the first Saturday of each month and are valid for GM and IM norms!

They are … Read more


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Chess in schools


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Every day, people become more aware of the benefits of playing chess. This is one of the reasons for the use of the chess in schools. It’s being implemented as an activity for students to practice during class and during breaks.

However, the beginning … Read more


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Online chess websites: The top 10 according to Google.


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Discover the best online chess platforms

Chess is a sport meant to be practiced by 2 players. It’s one of the most popular sports in the world. The majority of people that play chess online do it to have fun. Tournaments are played; money is … Read more


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My next tournament: Guimarães Chess Open 2018! (04 a 07 de Outubro)


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My next tournament will be the Guimarães Chess Open (Portugal)

Hello friends! Yes! The next chess tournament that I will play will be in Portugal! I will play the Guimarães Chess Open 2018! 

The tournament is very strong with lots of Grandmasters and International Masters. … Read more


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Closed tournaments: Nuno and Laszlo promoting the chess on Budapest!


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Closed tournaments

If in a previous article (read it here), I wrote about the interesting closed tournaments for FM, IM and GMs that they were organizing every month on Budapest. Without knowing it, now I have discovered that one of the best … 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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Bobby Fischer, Spassky, Capablanca and Tal. The best anecdotes!


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Bobby Fischer reads the future to Tal…

In the big Bled tournament of 1961 gathered the best players of the time: Tal, Petrosian, Keres, Geller, Bobby Fischer, Gligoric…

In the opening ceremony, Bobby Fischer wanted to act as a fortune-teller and asked Tal for

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