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  • The Accelerated Dragon

    The Accelerated Dragon is a popular variation of the Open Sicilian. In the Sicilian, after 1.e4, Black begins the fight for the center of the board by 1...c5. This immediately breaks the symmetry of the position. White has more control on the king... | Read More

    • knoller
    • | Aug 3, 2015
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  • Tactic on the dark squares

    When learning about color complexes, we can first think tactically: oftentimes a weakness on one color leads to tactics based on that color:   | Read More

    • NM linlaoda
    • | Aug 3, 2015
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  • Weekly puzzle week 32: triple sacrifice!

    This is the weekly puzzle of week 32 with a triple sacrifice (one declined), click here to see the puzzle of week 31.   White to move and checkmate in 7:     | Read More

    • vc153415
    • | Aug 3, 2015
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  • The Kaufman Repertoire for B&W: The Dutch Defense

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    • Sinecka
    • | Aug 3, 2015
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  • Girlss

    Where exactly is their weakness? Look at the perfect composition of the team. Seven players means that they always have one player who can rested. Four players from Maharashtra means that there is flexibility over here too.            ... | Read More

    • munnu_jain
    • | Aug 3, 2015
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  • Sunday, May 24, 2015...

    MCL 2015: Bigger, better, stronger!   Over the past few weeks Amruta and I have been traversing different countries in Europe. The wonderful thing in European nations, apart from having some superb open tournaments, is the culture of have having... | Read More

    • munnu_jain
    • | Aug 3, 2015
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  • 2015 bolg

    Rudolf Spielmann, The Art of Sacrifice in Chess, 21st century edition, revised and expanded by Karsten Mueller. (Russell Enterprises, 2015.) 272 pp., $24.95. Reviewed by Dennis Monokroussos. Austrian grandmaster Rudolf Spielmann (1883-1942) was ... | Read More

  • British Chess Championship Major Open

    A nice win from one of our A team in the Major open...  Annotations by Andy. | Read More

    • yucca
    • | Aug 2, 2015
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  • LIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #317: Sicilian Defense, Kan w/ 5.Nc3

    This is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 3|2. The opening was the Sicilian Defense, Kan variation. Both sides find it difficult to improve their position in this delicate middlegame position out of the Sicilian Defense, Kan v... | Read More

  • Simul with International Master Attila Turzo on Saturday 15th of August

    I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.   I will play a simul on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. It will starting at 1:00 pm New York time on this Saturday the 15th August 2015. The standard entry fee wo... | Read More

  • Chess in GBR

    The Guardian newspaper of GBR, which is recommended for the students of IIM Calcutta observed that 24 year old GM David Howell of England may soon overtake GM Michael Adams of England as their highest rated chess player. Soft-spoken, polite and m... | Read More

    • chess24x7
    • | Aug 2, 2015
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  • Chess in GBR

    The Guardian newspaper of GBR, which is recommended for the students of IIM Calcutta observed that 24 year old GM David Howell of England may soon overtake GM Michael Adams of England as their highest rated chess player. Soft-spoken, polite and m... | Read More

    • chess24x7
    • | Aug 2, 2015
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  • Sharp Chess Played by GM Alexei Shirov

    Hello Chess Fans, GM Alexei Shirov has graced the halls of chess for almost thirty years, becoming the World Champion Under 16 in 1988, the World Vice Champion Under 20 in 1990 and earning the title of Grandmaster in 1990.  He has since won ma... | Read More

  • Biel GM tournament 2015

    GM Maxime Vachier Lagrave of France won his 4th title and 3rd consecutive title at the Biel GM chess tournament in Switzerland in July 2015. However, this tournament will be remembered for the thoroughly prepared opening and King march up the che... | Read More

    • chess24x7
    • | Aug 2, 2015
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  • How Chess Rating Reflect the Ability of the Player ?

    from Yahoo Best Answer:  Chess ratings roughly reflect the following hierarchy of ability and commitment to the game: 1000-1200. Corresponds to average casual players, for example, players who have never participated in a tournament, or read a ... | Read More

    • lavin_arrt
    • | Aug 2, 2015
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  • SC Players at the Denker, National Girls Invitational, and Barber - Round 1

    For non-US players, the Denker, National Girls Invitational, and Barber are tournaments to which the top K-12, K-8, and top female players, respectively, from each state are invited. Usually, they win their spot at their respective state scholasti... | Read More

  • have u seen something wierd?

    Well recently weird things have been happening and people get confused and i want to know what u saw so if u see something strange like a ufo come here. | Read More

    • Riptidejr
    • | Aug 2, 2015
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  • Evan's Gambit Game

    This is a game that I thought I played fairly well; any comments/suggestions are much appreciated. | Read More

    • hlgchess
    • | Aug 2, 2015
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  • HHCF Auctioning Lost Boards signed by Waitzkin, RZA, GZA and Rakaa

    For Immediate Release: PR Contact: Meek Gaborski (657) 229-2787 memg@hiphopchessfederation.org Hip-Hop Chess Federation Auctions Lost Autographed Chessboards by Wu-Tang Clan Arts and Education Non-profit Raising Money for New Community Cent... | Read More

  • Amy Winehouse / The untold Story

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  • Winning Pawn Structures: The Rook Lift with the IQP: Part 2

    Welcome to Part 2 of Rook Lifts with the IQP where we explore more instances of the Rook lift proving too much for the Black defenses to handle. If you are just joining us, this recent blog series is following the games of Baburin's Winning Pawn S... | Read More

    • jdcannon
    • | Aug 2, 2015
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  • nice mate in 2

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    • tliju
    • | Aug 2, 2015
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  • Improving is Painful

    Let's face it folks, improving is painful. If it were easy, everyone would be a Grandmaster and we wouldn't have such a huge market for videos, books and lessons. The painful element is especially true when you are older and have hard wired a lot ... | Read More

    • PaulEChess
    • | Aug 2, 2015
    • | 264 views
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  • Inch by inch.

    Starting USCF 566(p) Current USCF 741 Tournaments this year: 7 Games played: 25   I am bit by tiny bit improving my chess.  My goal is to break 1000 by the end of the year - I'm fairly comfortable that I'll be able to achieve this, as long ... | Read More

    • AnnaEA
    • | Aug 2, 2015
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  • 3 minutes per game

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    • IM IMcoach
    • | Aug 2, 2015
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