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  • Not getting out of jail #1: Amateur vs GM

    Here is my latest game from the 15-minute pool on ICC. My opponent is a Internation GrandMaster and is only rated a paltry 660 points above me!  I had a couple of chances to make a better game of it.  Overall it wasn't a terrible performance, s... | Read More

  • playing a chess match

    to all chess players in all my days of watching and playing chess games  there has never ever been nor ALLOWED A VACATION. THIS IS TOTALLY UNFAIR TO THE OPPOSING PLAYER.. if you start a chess match,,and for whatever reason cannot continue the... | Read More

    • 1955goup
    • | May 3, 2015
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  • Stalemate! The Most Aesthetic Swindle

    I am constantly asked by students why stalemate is a draw and not a win. My answer (rightly or wrongly) is that chess is a better game because stalemate is a draw. Narrowly superior positions such as pawn up endings and even equal pawn endings oft... | Read More

  • How does chess make you feel?

    Does chess make you feel relaxed? Does it make you feel stressed? What about worried? Share your thoughts and feelings about chess here! | Read More

    • PlaidPawn
    • | May 3, 2015
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  • Regular 45|45 Tourney #16 (Apr-May) ronde 2

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    • Possador
    • | May 3, 2015
    • | 68 views
    • | 1 comment
  • Prodigy Program - May 2015 Registration Open!

    This is a fully updated article regarding Chess.com University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety if you are a new student or a prospective student wanting to join the program in May. Most importantly, registration for all t... | Read More

    • GeniusKJ
    • | May 3, 2015
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  • Two Puzzles from the Russian Junior Championships

    Perusing the games of the recent Russian Junior Championships (congratulations to Ivan Bukavshin and Alina Bivol!), I came across the following two examples of interesting tactics. Can you solve both puzzles? The first is perhaps more difficult t... | Read More

  • Miracle of Grace:)

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  • Defeating the Titiled player part 2.5

    Hello Chess players here's another game that I forgot to put in part 2 lol!Feel free to leave feadback and questions or analysis about the games. | Read More

  • The warm joy of tactics on our way to ... Avalon :)

    Played 3 games in a row against the same opponent. 2nd game had tactics which filled me with joy. 3rd game had tactics which were fun, and opponent complimented me after the game. (Yes, there are still kind people around with chess on the intern... | Read More

    • achja
    • | May 3, 2015
    • | 75 views
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  • Defeating the Titiled player part 2

    Welcome back Chess fans!In my first article I talked about playing your best possible Chess against GMs,IMs,FMs,ect.Today I wanted to show you what happens when you play your best and use creativity. | Read More

  • Bullet chess - 4 in a row

    I do hardly play any bullet chess, but this week I played a few bullet chess games. I'm going to show a few and annotate them. ... Say What ?!?!?!  Yes  I will show some annotated bullet chess games. Because bullet chess doesn't have to be ... | Read More

    • achja
    • | May 3, 2015
    • | 114 views
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  • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.03.2015 - day 144

    World Champion Mikhail Tal beat John Van der Wiel in Brussels in 1987: Black to move and mate in 1: World Champion Garry Kasparov won against Alex Barakh in a simul in Catonsville in 1997: Black to move and mate in 2: Our reader Christian ... | Read More

  • Mate en 4 moviments

    Aquesta seqüencia de moviments porta a un escac i mat en quatre moviments. L'error de les negres desenvolupant el seu cavall cap a e7 impossibilita el desenvolupament de la resta de peces amb un final desastròs per les negres en tan sols 4 mov... | Read More

  • was this member using a cheat?

    I played one game and he really played quite bad and I won.. he left without any thx or gg... but then moments later he appeared for a game... then as you can see he stuffed me... I believe he is using a cheat in this game... does anyone have any ... | Read More

    • jstinker
    • | May 3, 2015
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  • Groundhog Day - The Pawn Rules the World

    It is amazing how often certain themes crop up over and over. My goal is to continue my prior discussions on the Nimzo Indian, especially this game, but also this one and to show you that although the games are never the same, the ideas are often... | Read More

    • PaulEChess
    • | May 3, 2015
    • | 143 views
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  • Happy Anniversary - My first year on chess.com

    Hi everyone! Today I received a message from chess.com telling me that it was one year since I had joined.One year ago I knew little more than the basic rules of chess. I have improved much since then, but I have only now just started to realise q... | Read More

  • Felix - Jose (0-1)

    [Event "Home"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.05.02"] [Round "1"] [White "Felix Breton"] [Black "Jose Contreras"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "-"] [BlackElo "-"] [Variant ""] [PlyCount "108"]   1. e2-e4 c7-c5 2. Bf1-c4 Nb8-c6 3. Ng1-f3 e7-e6 4. ... | Read More

  • Opening preparation - Alekhine defense (part 1)

    Since a few months I play Alekhine defense with black most of the time. I still need to work on fine tuning my experience and knowledge in some lines. Here's one thing I learned : Here's some game examples : | Read More

    • achja
    • | May 3, 2015
    • | 116 views
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  • The joker blogs

    hi guys:)join my blog,and please watch these if you like the joker: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheJokerBlogs/featured | Read More

  • Maroczy Bind For Black

    If you play the Sicilan as Black, you might find yourself Defending against a Maroczy Bind.  According to Andrew Soltis, the right approach for black is to try to change the pawn structure here.               Black can break with... | Read More

    • flatseven
    • | May 3, 2015
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  • Chess Strategy for Club Players

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    • Bubele
    • | May 3, 2015
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  • video aula 5

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  • Miniature in Kings Gambit.

    I checkmated someone in 9 moves with the Kings Gambit. Even though my checkmate could have been easily prevented and turned into a losing game, with only 1 min each, material doesn't matter as much.  I encourage people to play adventurously in ... | Read More

  • Come scegliere la mossa migliore

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    • Bubele
    • | May 3, 2015
    • | 116 views
    • | 14 comments