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  • The Amateur's Mind - Pawn Structure 2

    Hello Chess Fans, Welcome back to the continuation of the book The Amateur's Mind.  To fully learn the concepts, I recommend you get the book and follow along.  This series is not intended as a substitute for Mr. Silman's work but instead t... | Read More

  • Question Everything!

    Let me show you a classic and often imitated Sicilian Dragon game:  A great game you would most likely agree, no? In fact, this game was basically a world championship game (because Fischer did not defend his title in 1975). So this game was ve... | Read More

  • The Game I Gave Away (Rook Endgames are Hard)

    Okay, folks, Rook endgames are just hard. I played a game today where I outplayed my opponent from beginning to end. I preach about the importance of analyzing one's games and I practice what I preach. I analyzed the game and had given myself a ni... | Read More

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  • my oovoo acount

    do you want to see me? my oovoo account is: luisargent | Read More

  • En passant Rule should Apply to Long Castling?

    Say a Bishop or queen is attacking the Queen Knight square,i.e., b1 or b8, chess rule allow long castling (as long as the king does'nt come under check, castling is allowed). My question to you is "should'nt the rook be allowed to be captured En... | Read More

  • Amendments to the Constitution – stubborn president Poroshenko.

    Amendments to the Constitution – stubborn president Poroshenko. Article from Ukrainian scientist and politologist Petro Oleschuk.   Translate from Facebook article.   If the amendments to the Constitution is not so important, why the ... | Read More

    • Osokor
    • | Sep 3, 2015
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  • "Very good afternoon".

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    • DeepaVenna
    • | Sep 3, 2015
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  • Quite a gg

    http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=1268337704 | Read More

    • thomsjrj
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • Blindside

    Blindside Oh they talk proper with intelligence selling propaganda to the masses, creating massive controversy, animating hatred through social media, we are one color, one governing body, one nation falling divided by the undivided attentions of... | Read More

  • End Game Puzzles

    This first one is 7 moves, but you are trying to position your piece so to force black to move away from the pawn. | Read More

    • Bumper72
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • Is This Guttsey?

         Is it a bad idea for a freshman to as a junior to a dance? I have a mandatory dance in December, and I just wanted to know if anyone thinks asking a junior is a bad idea. | Read More

  • Iowa Open Report

    Last weekend, I participated in the 61st Iowa Open, and won it with a score of 4.5/5. I am in the process of annotating my games, and have completed my round one game, which can be viewed, with notes, here: http://nmpetek.blogspot.com/2015/09/kar... | Read More

    • NM nmpdk
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • Enotate User Guide

    http://www.chessiq.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/enotate_user_guide.pdf | Read More

    • GM_Nikhil
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • Tactics from the Sinquefield CUp

    Super-Grandmaster Tactics at the Sinquefield Cup     Carlsen vs. So, Photo Grand Chess Tour  Here's a look at some of the tactical combinations from the exciting first round of the tournament, which had the rare result of all decisive games ... | Read More

    • GM_Nikhil
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • Why is Carlsen so Dominant? (A Theory)

    Magnus Carlsen at last year's Sinquefield Cup, in Burning Boards by Glenn Kaino, Photo Courtesy WCHOF Throughout the history of chess there have been very few individuals that have managed to dominate the chess world. Among them we can recall nam... | Read More

    • GM_Nikhil
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • Levon Aronian Wins the 3rd Annual Sinquefield Cup

    The 2015 inaugural Grand Chess Tour features three tournaments including Norway Chess, Sinquefield Cup and London Chess Classic. The Grand Chess Tour has quickly established itself as the premier chess circuit in the world, featuring 10 of the top... | Read More

    • GM_Nikhil
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • The Game I Gave Away (Rook Endgames are Hard)

    Okay, folks, Rook endgames are just hard. I played a game today where I outplayed my opponent from beginning to end. I preach about the importance of analyzing one's games and I practice what I preach. I analyzed the game and had given myself a ni... | Read More

    • PaulEChess
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • Big Sean

    "Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan. Big Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam Recordings in 2008 and Roc Nation... | Read More

  • A Classic KIng Hunt!

    I was Black in a recent 15 5 game. Both of us immediately sought control of the center, White with fianchetto bishops, me with stalwart King and Queen pawns. A nice symmetrical opening. But White was over-eager, skipping essential development of h... | Read More

    • Coronus
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • The Old Man and The Lake

    The Old Man and the Lake     We had noticed some dark clouds forming on the lake and we headed our sailboat in to the dock. We had begun to stow our gear when I happened to notice an old man in a small fishing boat gliding into an adjacent doc... | Read More

    • Hippygator
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • A Casual Game With A Friend

         I played a casual game with a friend at school today (during lunch of course).     Minlex is the nickname I was given by Val. | Read More

  • Who was The Strongest Chess Player of All Time?

    Computer Analysis of World Chess Champions,By Matej Guid and Ivan Bratko   We were interested in the chess players' quality of play regardless of the game score, which we evaluated with the help of computer analyses of individual moves made by... | Read More

    • jonate
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • High School Team Tryouts! (Chess)

         So, chess team tryouts were today. I play the current #1 tomorrow for the number 1 table. I played the current #2 today. | Read More

  • NC Open - Round 5

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  • NC Open - Round 3

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  • NC Open - Round 2

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  • 3rd Major Show

    Today at 8:00 p.m. EST I will be broadcasting some of my games from the USCF 3/2 tournament. My twitch username is bulletking0411. Please follow me and watch the stream!!!!  Thanks | Read More

    • rynos0411
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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