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  • Battle Maxime! Vachier-Lagrave takes on Twitter!

      It's your chance to play Grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave! Go follow @DefiezMaxime on Twitter now! And make your move against his 1. *d4* by using two asterisks as explained below. Get your first move in before the deadline.  ... | Read More

  • Yes, you can become a chess master, here's how: part 14

    I thought I would share a game of mine in parts. Let you predict my moves. This game was played in the US Amateur Championship in Tucson, AZ last May. My opponent is a young teen who was rated 1700 and is  already over 1900 to date. I'm hoping he... | Read More

    • NM aww-rats
    • | Mar 2, 2015
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  • Disappointment Draw

    The original game is here: http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=104367290 The Game analysis made by Chess.com is below | Read More

    • Rakshic
    • | Mar 2, 2015
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  • wat ek is

    Ek  is  'n  VOORTREKKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | Read More

  • Increasing Opponents Scope

    Okay, I am going to start blogging more.  First I would have a greater benefit if my analysis was comprehensive from beginning to the end; and I may attempt that later, but more now here are 4 points that jump on one position in the game. . Next,... | Read More

    • Romans920
    • | Mar 2, 2015
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  • Blackmar-Diemer Gambit [5]

    BLACKMAR-DIEMER GAMBIT [5] Ziegler Defence 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 (exf3 5.Nxf3 c6)   INDEX 1. Introduction 2. Game with analysis 3. Complete text of the analysis of the game 4. Conclusion 5. Other blogs of mine on this open... | Read More

  • Man, what are you?

    In what sense do we understand man and woman as created “in the image of God”? The human person is created in the image of God in the sense that he or she is capable of knowing and of loving their Creator in freedom. Human beings are the onl... | Read More

  • Going for broke

    In this game white is a piece down and goes for broke sacrificing two more pieces in an attempted mating attack - the concept alas was flawed. A good illustration nonetheless as to why - in so many Karpov games - one sees the prophylactic Kh1 or K... | Read More

  • If I only had a brain .... I'm not afraid of anything ... except a light-ed match!

    "Hooray! - we're off to see a Wizard!" Lyrics   (Scarecrow)I could wile away the hoursConferrin' with the flowersConsultin' with the rainAnd my head I'd be scratchin'While my thoughts were busy hatchin'If I only had a brainI'd unravel any ri... | Read More

    • Henrymy
    • | Mar 2, 2015
    • | 55 views
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  • The Evaluation of Material Imbalances

    Every novice soon learns a table of [DH: "average"] material value for the pieces, the most popular being 1-3-3-5-9, but with a bit more experience he learns that this table is not always reliable. There are two reasons for this: one is that an ... | Read More

  • Don't be stupid chess.com

    In order to grow the game amd chess.com it is fair to expect that many uesrs will have other intested besides blindly playing chess to no end. So please be a little open minded and tolerate people having other interestes.  | Read More

    • fixxinet
    • | Mar 2, 2015
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  • Concentration and focus can mean up to 200 points difference in performance.

    Therefore no point in feeling bad for losing since you can't always be at 100 percent. | Read More

    • fixxinet
    • | Mar 2, 2015
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  • IHSA State - 2015

    Round 6: Dunlap High School | Read More

    • Minkers
    • | Mar 2, 2015
    • | 82 views
    • | 4 comments
  • My sister singing in a russian choir!

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  • Interesting puzzle

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  • TLC

    "TLC is an American girl group whose repertoire spans R&B, hip hop, soul, funk and new jack swing. TLC originally comprised singer Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, rapper Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (until her death in 2002) and singer Rozonda "Chilli" Thoma... | Read More

  • Interesting puzzle

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    • arijit91
    • | Mar 2, 2015
    • | 139 views
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  • King's walk

    An old game from my archive  | Read More

    • Rakshic
    • | Mar 2, 2015
    • | 94 views
    • | 1 comment
  • King Hunt!

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  • Newly published theory: Sicilian Najdork

    Inspired by a typo.   | Read More

    • jakeweeks
    • | Mar 1, 2015
    • | 104 views
    • | 1 comment
  • Better to understand your openings then to memorise

    I really enjoyed winning this game. I kept a good understanding of the position at all times which eventually resulted in a winning combination. Enjoy.  P.S Being a dad is so incredibly challenging and fun at the same time.  | Read More

  • Review: A First Book of Morphy

    So far in my chess journey, I've reluctantly ignored NM Dan Heisman's improvement advice to review thousands of master games. Yes, of course I review master games that have been included in the books I've read, such as How to Reassess Your Ches... | Read More

    • Chessmo
    • | Mar 1, 2015
    • | 151 views
    • | 7 comments
  • Checkmate

    See if you can find the best moves. | Read More

    • joel2007
    • | Mar 1, 2015
    • | 71 views
    • | 1 comment
  • A rather strange game.

    This is a game I played today at the Mindgames chess tournament. It was the final round and I was fornunate enough to get paired with an 1800. The victor of this match would get 2nd place and infinite fame so a lot was at stake. A very poorly pl... | Read More

    • OPRFCT
    • | Mar 1, 2015
    • | 98 views
    • | 1 comment
  • Oak Park River Forest Vs Glenbard West

    First game of the 2014-2015 chess season. I would like to dedicate this victory to Nathan Holzmueller who failed to beat an 1100. Crucial win, we managed to edge out Glenbard West 36-32 with wins on Boards 1,2, 5 and a draw on board 3. | Read More

    • OPRFCT
    • | Mar 1, 2015
    • | 114 views
    • | 4 comments