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2020-2021 FIDE Candidates Tournament: Who Are You Rooting For?

TATA STEEL CHESS: Round 6 Recap

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for January 24, 2021. Both Jorden van Foreest and Alireza Firouzja scored wins in round 6 of the 2021 Tata Steel Chess Tournament. With all the other games finishing in draws, Firouzja and Foreest move into the group of sixContinue reading “TATA STEEL CHESS: Round 6 Recap”

TATA STEEL CHESS: Round 2 Recap

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for January 17, 2021. Today was another great day for chess and especially so for Nils Grandelius who is off to a perfect start in the 2021 Tata Steel Chess Tournament. The grandmaster who hales from Sweden is the onlyContinue reading “TATA STEEL CHESS: Round 2 Recap”

Winners of the New Year’s Blitz Chess Extravaganza!

Winners of a $30 gift certificate to Musings Merchandise and American Chess Equipment 1401 nandanj644 28 gryrules 354 Deborah813 158 Dark_Knight_DK14 120 RobynoDude 1141 savitbaranwal 1253 Red900 38 Chessfor107 1142 Sengupta17 1144 Shivensaxena Congratulations to our winners, Coach Chris You can watch the YouTube Livestream HERE Tournament Results: New Year’s Blitz Extravaganza 1 New Year’sContinue reading “Winners of the New Year’s Blitz Chess Extravaganza!”

Master Chess Theatre: The Ever Grünfeld Game

[Event “U.S. Girls Junior Championship”][Date “2019.07.18”][Round “7.1”][White “Wu, Rochelle”][Black “Cervantes Landeiro, Thalia”][Result “1-0”][Annotator WIM Rochelle Wu, Chris Torres] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 {Playing c4 makes perfect sense for white as black did not match their center pawn but e4 is off the table because of the knight on f6.} 2…g6 {This could either lead to theContinue reading “Master Chess Theatre: The Ever Grünfeld Game”

Chess Camp Assignments & Tournaments

First go to DailyChessMusings.com Scroll down to the date. It will not be active until an hour before the camp starts. After you go to the correct day scroll down to your group. To watch the opening livestream for the day click on Opening Message. To join the tournament for the day click on JoinContinue reading “Chess Camp Assignments & Tournaments”

Free Chess Camp with Highly Acclaimed Coaches

Give your son or daughter the gift of chess this Holiday Break by having them train with some of the best chess coaches money can buy… without paying a dime. Whether your child is new to chess, a tournament player, getting ready for international competition, or just looking for the best possible training environment andContinue reading “Free Chess Camp with Highly Acclaimed Coaches”

Free Thanksgiving Break Chess Camp Awards

Watch Here Thank you to all of our participants. I was so thrilled to see how well you did. I am posting the point totals below. Some of them we did not have a name or Chess.com Username for. If you think your points are wrong because we do not have your name or UsernameContinue reading “Free Thanksgiving Break Chess Camp Awards”

Special Guest FM James Eade

November 28, 2020 [Event “Correspondence game 1986 US vs. East Germany”][Date “1986”][White “Heinz Engl”][Black “James Eade”][Result “0-1”] Correspondence game 1986 US vs. East Germany match. Engl was White. 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Be3 Ne4 7.Qg4 g6 8.a3 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 Nxc3 10.Bd3 Nc6 11.h4 Qe7 12.h5 g5 13.Nh3 Bd7 14.f4Continue reading “Special Guest FM James Eade”

Free Thanksgiving Chess Camp Instructions

The start of DailyChessMusings.com Free Thanksgiving Chess Camp is now just days away! Your child will find their assignments in the group they selected as their experience level. Please have him or her join me live on our YouTube page at 10:00 am Pacific for our Welcome Meeting each day of the camp. Immediately after the meeting, students should check their group’s dailyContinue reading “Free Thanksgiving Chess Camp Instructions”

Analyze That! November 13 Games

Here is the notation to go with the games covered in the Analyze That! for November 13 Halloween Blitz Extravaganza 1 Chess.com 2020.10.31 Round 4 White Jollification Black royalknight101 0-1 1.e4 c6 2.c4 d5 3.cxd5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.cxd5 Nf6 5.Qa4+ 3…cxd5 4.Qb3 dxe4 5.Bc4 e6 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.d3 exd3 8.Be3 Nc6 9.O-O-O Be7 10.Rxd3 Qc7Continue reading “Analyze That! November 13 Games”

Winners of the Halloween Blitz Chess Extravaganza!

Winners of a $30 gift certificate to Musings Merchandise and American Chess Equipment 223 ChessWizardDavid 171 royalknight101 234 sparshg 138 winnerkarthik07 5 hellokns 144 ExoticJosh1229 243 NMLimelight2727 174 temiflakes1 126 beatyouanytime 191 Hellocow Congratulations to our winners, Coach Chris You can watch the YouTube Livestream HERE Tournament Results: Halloween Blitz Extravaganza 1 Halloween Blitz ExtravaganzaContinue reading “Winners of the Halloween Blitz Chess Extravaganza!”

A Magnus Opus

[Event “Corus Group C”][Site “Wijk aan Zee NED”][Date “2004.01.24”][Round “12”][White “Magnus Carlsen”][Black “Sipke Ernst”][Result “1-0”][BlackElo “2474”][ECO “B19”][EventDate “2004.01.10”][WhiteElo “2484”] 1.e4 { Magnus opens with a center pawn. } 1…c6 { Ernst Responds with the Caro-Kann Defence. In the Caro-Kann it is black’s intention to confront white’s center with d5. } 2.d4 { When your oponentContinue reading “A Magnus Opus”

What You Need to Know About Our Chess Clubs

Watch the Livestream Here 1.) Requirements  a.) Sign up at DailyChessMusings.com b.) Join Chess.com Membership is free, but we need to know your user name so we can keep track of who is in the tournaments. c.) Join the Daily Chess Musings Club After you join Chess.com, go here and join our club. This letsContinue reading “What You Need to Know About Our Chess Clubs”