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Upside Down Chess variant on Lichess

Lichess had an upside down chess tournament. It was very much fun to watch. Several GMs joined and were streaming. GM Anish Giri streaming upside down chess : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jxu_9eaUz4



Solving chess puzzles can be an interesting and fun challenge. And you get to see gems. This puzzle was such a gem. It shows, to me, that moving forward without fear, by clearly evaluating the options the key to the castle entry can be found…


Instead of capturing the knight on c3 I saw a better move, weakening the e6 square…


With Firefox and this page https://www.stappenmethode.nl/en/puzzle-monday.php I don’t get the chess board right. With other browsers it is fine. Is it a graphic card bug or is the site optimized for other browsers ?..












Free & Open Source chess training

If you want to use spaced repetition for studying openings, Listudy.org is the site for you :) …



June 7th there will be another Stream Team Battle. Various titled players will stream and play in teams where anyone can join a team and play as well. One of the most popular streamers, and playing in this team battle as well, is GM Andrew Tang :…



Candidates tourney cancelled

Today the news arrived that the tourney is cancelled. Some previous round reports with photos : …


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