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  • TM.C.L. 2015 DIV A R3--25 May

    http://www.chess.com/groups/team_match?id=525398 | Read More

    • 5hasan
    • | May 4, 2015
  • How to submit a ticket?

    Hello, how do we submit a ticket if we think someone is cheating? | Read More

  • Garland, Texas, Muhammad Art Festival

    "My favorite drawings at the Muhammad cartoon festival in Texas were the two chalk outlines out front." Je suis Charlie | Read More

  • Tactics puzzle 8: pawn endgame tactic 1

    Tactics puzzle 8 and 9 are pawn endgame tactics, this is the first pawn endgame tactic: Black to move and win: | Read More

    • vc153415
    • | May 4, 2015
  • Game against Ruy Lopez exchange variation - only a draw

    Played on chess.com live chess server, time control was 90+30. Against an weaker rated opponent i should have some winning chances somewhere in the game. I don`t see where i had winning chances. Maybe don`t exchange too much pieces, especially the... | Read More

  • Mate de Legal

    El mate de Legal és una seqüencia de moviments similar a la jugada per Legal- Sant Brie a Paris el 1750. Aquesta jugada es caracteritza pel moviment d'un cavall clavat que possibilita la captura de la dama blanca i aboca a les negres a l'escac ... | Read More

  • Horrible Start of my chess carrier

    A horrible start of my chess carrier. I was playing my first USCF rated tournament and this was my first ever match. I don't know why I was unable to think at that time. I was doing blunder after blunder.  | Read More

    • usmansk
    • | May 3, 2015
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  • The Fighting French: Advance Variation a3 without g4

    I'm not going to lie, sometimes the French Defense can be a snooze fest. If White wants to fight for an advantage though, he can come up against some mean counterplay! Let me show you what I'm talking about:  But first let's see what happens if ... | Read More

  • 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
  • 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
  • Regular 45|45 Tourney #16 (Apr-May) ronde 2

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    • Possador
    • | May 3, 2015
    • | 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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