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  • A Norwegian Adventure

    I just finished the Fagernes International with 7.0/9 and a performance rating of 2770, definitely my best result yet. Remarkably, it was not even enough for first as there was a huge swing in the final round where the other critical game went fro... | Read More

  • Attacking Chess: The Castled King

    Happy Easter! In this special day, I am proud to share with you a lecture on a topic that many beginner and intermediate players want to learn. How do we get to attack against an opponent's king that has castled? How do we utilize the features f... | Read More

  • Magnus Carlsen On His Chess Approach

    [Blog History]    In a recent interview given to Le Monde, a French daily evening newspaper, the new FIDE World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen gives a little insight on how he approaches the game and the traits he learned from his former coach... | Read More

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  • Random game of the day

    Hi friends, here is a game I played with a player rated ~80 ELO points above me. This was a rapid game 30|0, remember no increaments. Had some time trouble in the end, managed to get a winning position, saw a good fork in a few seconds and a goo... | Read More

  • 70 Games in 70 Days

    In 2002, 2003, and 2005, I participated in the World Open tournament in Philadelphia, PA. It was an incredible experience for me, and I loved every minute of it. The hotel just oozed chess players; everywhere you looked, someone was playing or an... | Read More

  • I Win As Black Against Windows 7 Chess Titans

    Here is a win against Windows 7 Chess Titans, Level 10, playing the black pieces. My overall assessment is that Chess Titans really is all about graphics and animation. It's highest level commits suicide. So, I have nothing left to prove here. I m... | Read More

    • scmooney
    • | Apr 20, 2014
  • USCF Expert Don Latzel passes

    Sadly, I got a call today from a mutual acquaintance telling me that Don Latzel was hit by a cement truck on Thursday and passed away - I assume he was driving at the time. Don was about 85. I always remember Don with a kindly smile and a good wo... | Read More

  • French Toasted Twinkies

    Three simple steps and ingrediants to send any diet into a tailspin: Ingrediants: 2 tablespoons butter4 hostess Twinkies (welcome back!)2 eggs, lightly beaten Directions: 1. Melth the butter in skillit over medium heat.2. Dip twinkies in egg, ... | Read More

    • AaronGo
    • | Apr 20, 2014
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  • Exclusive Peek at Modernized: The King's Indian Defense by GM Dejan Bojkov for Chess.com Members

      Metropolitan Chess, Inc, a Los Angeles based-company, has just published its first book under the imprint Metropolitan Chess Publishing:  Modernized: The King's Indian Defense by GM Dejan Bojkov   GM Bojkov is probably very familiar to... | Read More

  • MORE Stupid Players...

    So, if your going to use the four move checkmate DON'T LOSE YOUR QUEEN. This is one of the many stupidly stupid games I have played. It was very pathetic as he resigned straight after the loss. I really didn't see that "sacrifice" coming. Here is ... | Read More

  • Nickelback

    Nickelbacks song, where do i hide, is a song that just has it. Live, its even better. The words and the vocal are perfect. It all comes together. Nickelback 'rock'. I bought the silver side up album, when it first came out. And most of the s... | Read More

  • Platinum blond

    A message to someone gorgoeus. I met you over ten years ago, and back then you were the heart and soul of the team. Your name begins with L . And you went, to an all girls school. You were always beautiful. I don't know if you live in Notting... | Read More

  • The greatest friend!

    Years ago, I met someone, that as a person, is truly class. I miss her, but i know she's doing well, in her legal profession. | Read More

  • Favourite analyzed games from chess.com

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    • Bubele
    • | Apr 20, 2014
  • The Worst Chess Games Ever Played, Episode #7, Tactics Trainer!

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  • 'Seek ME That You May Live': Part Three

    'Seek ME That You May Live': Part Three   ..."If any man is thirsty, let him come to ME and drink. "He who believes in ME, as The Scripture Said, 'From his inner most being shall flow Rivers Of Living Water.'" But this HE Spoke of The SPI... | Read More

  • Greatness!

    Evanescence rock. Thing.'s have been hard for me. Since my family, have always treated me badly. It was always, since i was young. Great music, that got me through the bad times. I've always believed in myself, and got on with it. And thank go... | Read More

  • 'Seek ME That You May Live': Part Two

    'Seek ME That You May Live': Part Two     But The Goal Of our Instruction is Love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 1 Timothy 1:5.   The Goal is the definite point aimed at. The end result of what we are ... | Read More

  • Interactive Opening Lesson - Queen's Gambit Declined - Exchange Variation

    We will explore the various lines and strategies involved in the Exchange Variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined (QGD). Black can recapture the pawn with either 4...Nxd5 or 4...exd5. We look at each move. A. We will discuss three different ... | Read More

    • SCKleene
    • | Apr 20, 2014

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    • kaushikr8
    • | Apr 20, 2014
  • Magnus takes early lead in Gahsimov Memorial

    A strong tournament is being played from today in Azerbaijan in memoriam of Vugar Gashimov, who passed away in January, just before the first round of the Tata tournament started. Chess world was really shoked and I tried to make my own humble tri... | Read More

  • Become a tactical ninja

    Practise makes perfect, you have to put in lots of work to make all kinds of mates and tactics 2nd nature for you. Here on Chess.com the Tactics Trainer is an excellent tool but there are also plenty of other good tools around the net and I use ma... | Read More

    • FM zibbit
    • | Apr 20, 2014
  • R.I.P Annabelle Alonzo

    Unfortunately, my aunt passed recently. She was only 47 years old, and died of a heart attack. She was a great woman, always caring and optimistic. I was very close with her, and she will be missed. I probably won't be on for a while, from school ... | Read More

  • Find the winning move in 2 seconds

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    • sueknowles
    • | Apr 20, 2014
  • My First Five Days in Okinawa

    My First Five Days in Okinawa, Japan   Did I ever tell you that I was granted an international training scholarship by the Japan International Cooperation Agency in years 2007 to 2008?  Well, the training course was about the “Application of... | Read More

    • jocelasi
    • | Apr 20, 2014
  • david vs. goliath : david wins at last

    i started this blog article : david vs. goliath which would cover my games against higher rated guys.here are the few games which have finished,   game 1 : An idea not followed properly. in this game, e5 was my idea however i did a tactical mi... | Read More

  • Monkey's Blog - my slow correspondence game with RoninReturns

    I played a slow correspondence game with RoninReturns over the last few weeks, and I was quite proud of how I played.... barring hiccups in the beginning! I thought it might be fun to share my thoughts, and see what anyone else (depending on wheth... | Read More

    • a-monkey
    • | Apr 20, 2014