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  • So What?

    For the past week, the chess world has been abuzz with reports of GM Wesley So's involuntary forfeit at the recent US Chess Championships. For the non-chess readers of my blog, the short version of the story basically goes like this: So, the numbe... | Read More

  • Don't Fear the Isolated Pawn

    When I was a kid, I attended a few chess camps organized by FM Alex Betaneli, the founder of the Wisconsin Chess Academy. Alex is an amazing coach and organizer. While I was a student the staff included many strong players and experienced coaches ... | Read More

  • How to Solve Chess Puzzles #23

    I share my thoughts while trying to solve 3 chess puzzles. Feel free to quickly pause the video before I share what I'm thinking with each chess puzzle if you'd like to solve them on your own. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOX4hbXaUQo | Read More

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  • Another Latvian Gambit success story

    I've just now started trying to play live online chess. It's a little scary for someone like me who's been playing turn-based for years, and hasn't ever really played against a human with a clock ticking (even if it's 30 minutes and I never come c... | Read More

  • Chess in the middle east?

    With all the oil and money in the middle east. One can only wonder, will there ever be a chess champion in the middle east?  | Read More

  • Texas State Championships 2015 (updated)

    I showed up the the scholastic chess state championships 2015 last month. (March 28-39). I played in the middle school Open group. Rounds 1-4 were 60/5 delay time control, 5-7 were 75/5 delay I once made this blog, but didn't include all games.... | Read More

    • logozar
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • Please anylize my game

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/game-analysis/states-final-round-please-analyze | Read More

    • logozar
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • Mating Net :)

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  • Tactics #5

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  • Disappointing Tournament Results

    Well, today I played in a local USCF rated tournament In Glenwood, Il. The tournament was a 3 round event with a game 45 time control with 5 sec delay. I was hoping to continue my upperwards advancement in ratings points. Sadly, this will not happ... | Read More

    • DocRoy
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • Don't Fear the Isolated Pawn

    When I was a kid, I attended a few chess camps organized by FM Alex Betaneli, the founder of the Wisconsin Chess Academy. Alex is an amazing coach and organizer. While I was a student the staff included many strong players and experienced coaches ... | Read More

  • Computer analysis of a few games of mine

    Here is the computer analysis of how I misplayed the opening.       Play through the game until you get to the blunder.   Here is a sicillian   Here is the same game.  Click over to the end.  I play rook b8 and the computer doesn... | Read More

    • flatseven
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • 1 45 45 loss

    3rd round of 45 45, and here was my first loss. My conclusion at the moment : I played too passive, was too optimistic about the defense, and I also need to work on some opening lines. | Read More

    • achja
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.18.2015 - day 129

    World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca beat Glicco in Mexico in 1933: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Bobby Fischer won against T. Kumro in a simul in Cicero in 1964: White to move and mate in 2: My student Norbert Bodo from Bud... | Read More

  • First over-the-board game!

    As I told you a few days ago, I've joined a Chess Club and I was going to play my first official on-the-board game. The tournament is the XXVII Internacional Vila de Sant Boi. As an starting player in the Catalan Federation I start with a 1700 ra... | Read More

    • sharcashmo
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • les amis

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    • Futon2
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • simpson chess

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    • Futon2
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • Gashimov Memorial 2015 - Round 2

    So drew his first game against Kramnik while Mamedyarov finds it difficult to play at home with Carlsen - perhaps he's too good a host? Analysis of the second round in Shamkir at http://www.alexcolovic.com/2015/04/gashimov-memorial-2015-round-2.... | Read More

  • Fast vs. Slow Chess

    Fast versus slow chess: which is best? Personally, I take the advice of Vladamir Kramnik when he stated that, "Fast chess encourages bad habits." I agree, at least for the most part, and especially for myself. The only way I believe that players c... | Read More

    • Irish-Guy
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • Idiot wind

    i intend to add content in the future http://youtu.be/BbhRHzMWRvs | Read More

  • wolf music...drop the base....

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    • wolfven
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • LOTR's Tournaments

    I will be begining a few LOTR's Tournaments. All are welcome to Join! | Read More

  • How to draw with the King's Indian

    This a game I played last night at the Boca Raton Chess Club (in Boca Raton, FL, USA).  I played the King's Indian against a much higher rated played and got a draw (almost). | Read More

    • chessmunz2
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • The Queen's Gambit Decline, Orthodox Line

    A quick introduction to playing with and against the Queen's Gambit Decline, Orthodox Line , one of the most reliable defenses versus d4. http://youtu.be/LRwd9yhyiFU | Read More

  • Smothered Mate

    Can you solve the smothered mate?  | Read More

  • 6

    Mi sexto avatar. Qué paciencia nos da Dios a los responsables de equipos! | Read More

  • April 16 2015

    [Date "2015.04.16"][Result "0-1"][FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"][White "Mike Burba"][WhiteElo "1950"][Black "Dan O'Donnell"][BlackElo "1524"][Event "April GWCC"][Round "3"] 1.f4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.O-... | Read More

    • plainpavek
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • very funny

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