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  • Oh, tho thweet

    True romance on the board. Black's 35th move breaks my heart. | Read More

  • Does A Bear Play Chess in the Woods?

    Getting ready for our annual camping trip up north .... its bear country, but with some common sense precautions there is really nothing to worry about ..... No food in the tent, wash the dishes after every meal, all garbage and recycling (empty ... | Read More

  • Ruy Lopez, Marshall Attack

    Learn how to play with and against the Ruy Lopez with the Marshall Attack, a very sharp gambit resulting in positional compensation for Black.   Subscribe  @  http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tyrone0ferrara   Jo... | Read More

  • Amazing missed tactic

    I missed an amazing tactic and played ...Bc8 here.  The game eventually was a draw.  What should I have played?   | Read More

  • Ruy Lopez, Zaitsev Variation

    Learn how to play with and against the Ruy Lopez with the Zaitsev Variation, one of the most important variations of the Ruy Lopez.   Subscribe  @  http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tyrone0ferrara   Join me on Fa... | Read More

  • 2014 US Open Round 3: Brightman-Madison

    This one probably doesn't need much commentary. Won in 13 moves. Up to 2.5/3.0 now and will probably be playing some form of master in round 4. | Read More

    • MrMash
    • | Jul 28, 2014
  • Ruy Lopez, Smyslov Variation

    Learn how to play with and against the Ruy Lopez with the Smyslov Variation, a line similar to that of the Zaitsev Variation.   Subscribe  @  http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tyrone0ferrara   Join me on Facebook... | Read More

  • Ruy Lopez, Karpov and Kholmov Variation

    Learn the Karpov Variation of the Ruy Lopez, played several times in the  1990 World Championship match between Karpov and Kasparov.   Subscribe  @  http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tyrone0ferrara   Join me on ... | Read More

  • Coffee with Jesus - "Gloss and Dross"

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  • Great Upset!

    Can you believe it? I don't know how I won!!! | Read More

    • VS2003
    • | Jul 28, 2014
  • 100 years ago today

    100 years ago today, "the war to end all wars" began, when the Empire of Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, after the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife, by Serbian nationalists, one month earlier. There is no one left alive wh... | Read More

  • Learn The Sicilian Dragon!

    A new Chesscademy course was released today that serves as an introduction to the Sicilian Dragon. This course is quite special to me because I started playing the Dragon at the tender age of 8 and continue to play it to this day. The opening comp... | Read More

  • Chess Traps #9: Elephant Trap - Queen's Gambit Declined

    The Elephant Trap is a chess trap for black out of the Queen's Gambit Declined. If white tries to exploit a pinned knight on f6 as early as move 6, they will have fallen for the Elephant Trap. The end result is white loses a minor piece and only h... | Read More

  • Israel warns Gazans around Gaza City to leave

    The Israeli army has warned thousands of Palestinians living near Gaza City to leave their homes, as Tel Aviv threatens to escalate its war on the besieged Gaza Strip. A statement from the army said on Monday that phone calls were made and text... | Read More

  • Half-hearted game

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    • c3230
    • | Jul 28, 2014
  • The Beatles - "I Should Have Known Better"

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  • 2014 US Open Round 2: Madison-Oshiro

    I played pretty well in the second game, but just couldn't get quite enough to pull out the win. | Read More

    • MrMash
    • | Jul 28, 2014
    • | 1 comment
  • In dedication to my friends

    This is for everyone who are the best online friends I've ever had (Not in any order)   Pranjal557 SpotlessStar White_Fang3 WestSlopeKid AngelcoolZorro youngpro Lyrical12 FunnyRockyBunny martineau13 chessnurse DrawMaster Cla_12 knot... | Read More


      CUSTOMIZED CHESS One of the first pieces I look at in a Chess set is the Knight (are they not the most iconic symbol of the game?). Sometimes they are as worthless as a dumb ass (donkey), and at other times they are as terrifying as a killer ... | Read More

    • Lyrik2
    • | Jul 28, 2014
  • Ruy Lopez - Breyer Variation

    Learn how to play with and against the Ruy Lopez with the Breyer Variation, adopted and made popular by Boris Spassky.   Subscribe  @  http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tyrone0ferrara Join me on Facebook @ Tyrone Fer... | Read More

  • Ruy Lopez - Chigorin Variation

    Learn how to play with and against the Chigorin Variation, the primary defence to the Ruy Lopez for more than fifty years.   Subscribe  @  http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tyrone0ferrara Join me on Facebook @ Tyr... | Read More

  • Ruy Lopez - Bogolijubow Variation

    Learn the reason why White usually plays 9.h3 instead of 9.d4 as in the Bogolijubow Variation of the Ruy Lopez.   Subscribe  @  http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tyrone0ferrara Join me on Facebook @ Tyrone Ferrara... | Read More

  • Ruy Lopez - Pilnik Variation

    Learn the main idea behind the Pilnik Variation of the Ruy Lepez chess opening.   Subscribe  @  http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tyrone0ferrara Join me on Facebook @ Tyrone Ferrara    | Read More

  • Ruy Lopez - Trajković Variation

    Learn how to defend the Ruy Lopez with the Trajković Variation, An alternative to 7...d6. In this line, Black sacrifices a pawn to activate it's pieces.  Subscribe  @  http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=tyrone0ferrara ... | Read More

  • C-Pawns: Asset or Liability? Ha!

    Tense endgame as White leads to a win for me thanks to doubled isolated C-pawns out of a homebrew Rossolimo with a time control of 5/2. Nimzovich is turning in his grave. | Read More