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Playing Against Mittens

I reached an interesting endgame against Mittens by playing the Brooklyn Variation of Alekhine’s Defense (1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Ng8). Check out my game vs @chesscom diabolical cat bot here: 

Playing Chess with a Student 1/5/2023

In tonight’s live chess stream, California chess coach Chris Torres uses the infamous “center fork trick” in a training game against a talented student. The chess game takes on a surprisingly tactical flavor and both players are forced to avoid threats of checkmate while in time trouble.

Chess Photos from the 2022-23 CalChess Grade Level Championship

I had a blast attending the 2022-23 CalChess Grade Level Championship hosted by Bay Area Chess. From the enthusiasm of the young competitors to getting to hear from many fans of my Daily Chess Musings YouTube Channel, I could not have ask for a better way to spend my birthday weekend. I look forward toContinue reading “Chess Photos from the 2022-23 CalChess Grade Level Championship”

Birthday Simul 2022 + Special Emory Tate Chess Lesson

As is my annual tradition, I took an opportunity to play several young chess players in a simultaneous exhibition to celebrate my birthday. This year’s Birthday Simul took place on December 20th (not December 18th) so as not to conflict with The Calchess Grade Level Championships which took place on my actual birthday. The eventContinue reading “Birthday Simul 2022 + Special Emory Tate Chess Lesson”

Winning Chess Moves: Vokhidov vs. Wojtaszek, 2022

The FIDE World Team Championship for 2022 consisted of 12 nation teams and included many illustrious players who are recurring stars on the Daily Chess Musings blog including Anish Giri, Vasyl Ivanchuk, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teymur Radjabov, Nihal Sarin, and Alexei Shirov. However, the best finishing move of the event did not occur inContinue reading “Winning Chess Moves: Vokhidov vs. Wojtaszek, 2022”

Halloween Blitz Chess Extravaganza 2022

October 29, 2022 – The first night of the Extravaganza! October 30, 2022 – Night two of the Extravaganza! Winners We will message you on Chess.com for your address so you can receive your prize! MahatAr 113 Tylman 119 chuppecat 125 Sophiafeifei0 190 ThunderingKavin 204 Participants Tylman 100 KrishMathimaran 101 luckylol3 102 Sophiafeifei0 103 KowarenaiContinue reading “Halloween Blitz Chess Extravaganza 2022”

Blitz Chess Mondays with Lauren Goodkind 6/20

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 67

When well composed, mate in 2 chess problems are highly enjoyable which is why I share so many of these gems with the Daily Chess Musings community. Tonight’s puzzle was definitely well composed and although I had never heard of Gyula Andre before, I now have a deep respect for his talent as a composer.

Blitz Chess Mondays with Lauren Goodkind 6/13

The Free Online Summer Chess Camp Starts Tomorrow!

See you tomorrow (June 13) at 9:00 am Pacific on The Daily Chess Musings Twitch Channel … for the start of The June 2022 edition of The Free Online Summer Chess Camp!

Blitz Chess Mondays with Lauren Goodkind 6/6

Chess Shorts on YouTube

The fast paced nature of modern life make learning chess on your time in any convenient location the preferred choice for many. This is why I started offering so many chess lessons on YouTube in the first place. However, I have noticed that vertical videos have grown in popularity thanks to smartphones and social mediaContinue reading “Chess Shorts on YouTube”

Blitz Chess Mondays with Lauren Goodkind 5/30

Blitz Chess Mondays with Lauren Goodkind 5/23

Blitz Chess Mondays with Lauren Goodkind 5/16

Blitz Chess Mondays with Lauren Goodkind

May 09, 2022

The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic 2022: Preliminary Results

Below are the preliminary results for The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic. Official results will be announced after all of the FairPlay checks are completed. In the meantime, please enjoy watching the official event broadcast hosted by FM James Eade. This does not show correct tiebreaks or the uncombined sections for prizes. Sameera GadiyaramContinue reading “The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic 2022: Preliminary Results”

Important Information About The Eade Foundation Spring Scholastic Chess Classic 2022

Dear Chess Parents, Thank you for registering your child for The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic. By participating in this event, your child is helping further The Eade Foundation’s mission of increasing chess excellence and chess literacy around the globe. Please take a moment to learn more about The Eade Foundation by visiting their website: https://eadefoundation.org/about/. Now a few notes about tomorrow’s event:Continue reading “Important Information About The Eade Foundation Spring Scholastic Chess Classic 2022”

Blitz Chess Mondays with Lauren Goodkind

Blitz Chess Mondays with Lauren Goodkind

Announcing a new weekly chess tournament hosted by the Daily Chess Musings Club on Chess.com. Blitz Chess Mondays with Lauren Goodkind will pair your chess moves with Lauren’s coaching skills which is sure to create lots of exciting chess as well as teaching moments. The Daily Chess Musings online chess club was founded on JulyContinue reading “Blitz Chess Mondays with Lauren Goodkind”