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  • SCU - Rivers P-12 Challenge 2015-T3

    SCU Chess Club helped run the inaugural Rivers P-12 Chess Challenge at Kadina High School on Tue 01-Sep-2015. Jake Lowe won the day with 6½ points from 7 rounds. With a mix of 93 primary and high school students from 8 schools all in one competi... | Read More

  • B+B vs R endgame from Carlsen-Nakamura game

    Looking at the final moves of Carlsen-Nakamura game from the 8th round of the Sinquefield Cup, I could not help but feel déjà vu, as a few years ago I had exactly the same endgame in a game in a German open! Thanks to some mistakes by my oppon... | Read More

    • ddt_ru
    • | Aug 31, 2015
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  • Tactical Madness in the Grob

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  • Get your act together!

    (Beat Reporter:  Mark LaRocca)  The Boston Blitz began this season just as they began last season, that is, letting the netted fish slip away and drawing matches that they must win.  If this season is to be a success, they must turn this trend ... | Read More

  • More Chess Luminaries in St. Louis for Sinquefield Cup

    Chess fans, here are some pictures from Aug 22, Round 1 of Sinquefield Cup at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis. Final round tomorrow. Ultimate Moves to follow. Attend if you can or watch on ChessTV! It's a cozy venue and the ch... | Read More

    • zealandzen
    • | Aug 31, 2015
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  • WEI YI, MIKHAIL TAL IN THE MAKING

    Looks like chess is exciting again.  Games played by Wei Yi is amusing.  It reminds me of Mikhail Tal ways of defeating his opponents in a marvelous way. Is this Mikhail Tal reincarnated. Watch Wei Yi's 2015 considered as game of the year 20... | Read More

    • armhow
    • | Aug 31, 2015
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  • My New Class

              Hi. Nice to meet you all. I just started to learn chess, so this is kind of new to me. Chess is hard and challenging, but it's fun. I have learned only a little, but it is still pretty fun. I hope that I improve more in chess as... | Read More

  • Tricky Moves in Chess and Life

    Hi Chess Friends,   I haven't been playing much lately because I had a recent wedding and honeymoon, followed shortly by a lot of work and a move of apartments. The picture above is Mrs. CoachJKane, with some of our many moving boxes.  I rela... | Read More

  • Joy and sorrow

    No 5 0 or 3 0 this time, but some 10 0 games that I played today. I wanted to play some slower time control games for a change, as training. First one went pretty okay. I was very pleased about the non materialistic finish. Then a very bad g... | Read More

    • achja
    • | Aug 31, 2015
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  • That knight on e6...

    In a dutsch I allowed a d5 break and it went downhill from there   | Read More

    • diegoami
    • | Aug 31, 2015
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  • Названия шахматных фигур

    Названия шахматных фигур на разных языках http://shogipro.com/chesspieces.html | Read More

    • sopov
    • | Aug 31, 2015
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  • BUCC 2015: Nottingham vs Aberystwyth "Battle of the Archers"

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  • BUCC 2015: Imperial vs. Aberystwyth

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  • Tripled Pawns!

    I am down a pawn in this game, but my opponent has tripled pawns.  I don't remember ever seeing this before.  We'll see how this turns out. | Read More

    • msp430
    • | Aug 31, 2015
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  • BUCCs 2015: Aberystwyth vs. Imperial "Striking the Empire"

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  • Super-Grandmaster Tactics at the Sinquefield Cup

    Levon Aronian currently leads the Sinquefield Cup by a full point! Photo Credit Austin Fuller 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

  • BUCCs 2015: Durham vs Aberystwyth

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  • tips and tricks

    hello and thanks for viewing my blog :)      Today we will be looking at the Magnus Smith trap   and now for the tip: when playing agianst the sicilian remmeber the anti-sicilian  I hope you injoyed this weeks post make shure to view mo... | Read More

    • jbent02
    • | Aug 31, 2015
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  • Блус

    Светът е баси (ба-ссссси чуйте го, чинелчета ;-) ) магията. Няма празно. Много силен ден! Сутринта отидох с един приятел, естествено шахмат... | Read More

    • Nqmaime
    • | Aug 31, 2015
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  • SCC Tornado

    Yesterday, I went to the Seattle Chess Club Tornado event, an event held every 4th Sunday of the month. It was my third tournament since I moved to Washington. My published rating was 1671, even though I was actually only 1597 at the time.  The ... | Read More

  • The Rebellious Rooks

    This post comes after a really long time. This is because school has been busy and so have the kids, who were engaged in exams. Over this time though, a lot has occurred. Two of the kids played a zonal tournament and returned with surprising resu... | Read More

    • aayush1998
    • | Aug 31, 2015
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  • Game - 69

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  • FANTASTICAL CHESS DEFENSE

    Firstly, this is really a great and exciting position. Secondly, it’s a very useful lesson for you to hone your defensive skills. Please take a look at the position below:   Bitman – Alexeev, 1969 Black to play How would you play her... | Read More

    • smsugumar5
    • | Aug 31, 2015
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  • Free Master Simul with live commentary! Wednesday 2 September! Join now!

    Hi everyone, I'm happy to invite you at my simul wednesday 2 September, all can play (if you are new to chess, if you are expert, no problem! we play just for fun!) and it's completely free. I can play 30 games at the same time, so is importan... | Read More

  • Shortest Decisive Games

    There have been 2-move, 1-move, and even 0-move draws. Here I'll show the shortest decisive games. Shortest Game:   Shortest Possible Checkmate:    Shortest Serious Game:   Shortest Serious Checkmate:     | Read More

    • GM_Nikhil
    • | Aug 31, 2015
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