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  • Sounds of music

    I have to do this being a music buff.. while I can't keep away my earphones as I make my moves ..let's post something musical - which song are you listening to right now? Or, which one would you like to?! :-) | Read More

  • 2015 Thanksgiving Open - Part 4

    Another draw, this time with GM Ashwin Jayaram.  The game was quite staid with lots of trades.  The best way to try for an advantage was to play 7.Ne2 with the idea of 8.0-0-0.  I must admit, I didn't think of that. I need to win the last roun... | Read More

  • 2015 Thanksgiving Open - Part 3

    I drew quickly in round 4 against a 2295 from Germany.  I was slightly worse in a King's Indian.  I am hoping to get 3 wins and 3 draws and tie for 3rd or so.  Playing is tough, but drawing quickly is okay.  I will need to score 1.5 out of my ... | Read More

  • 2015 Thanksgiving Open - Part 2

    MATT LARSON I was able to win my third round game agaist Matthew Larson.  I offered a draw early, and was thinking I could watch the 2nd half of Michigan-Ohio State.  Matthew declined, which was lucky for me on both fronts, since I won, and Mic... | Read More

  • USCL Season

    Hi Everyone! It's been quite a while since I've done an article, so I figured I would write one about my debut season in the US Chess League. I played for the New England Nor'easters, primarily as a Board 4. I will be posting all 4 of my games f... | Read More

    • NM SidArun
    • | Nov 29, 2015
  • My Goal of 1500

    My current playing level strength is approximately 1100-1200 Elo, and rising fast. I have set a goal of a 1500 USCF rating by the end of August 2016. My current study plan mainly consists of: Studying Endgames 25% Tactics 50% Playing games 25... | Read More

    • mocl125
    • | Nov 29, 2015
  • How to Build an Attack in the Benoni?

    The ETCC in Reykjavik saw more than one amazing game. The attack that Pavel Eljanov created in round eight against Grzegorz Gajewski can be a good rival of Tomashevsky's jewel. In a typical Benoni-type of position the Ukrainian GM managed to open... | Read More

    • GM dbojkov
    • | Nov 29, 2015
  • Hiya

    I am looking for a nice active group :) do you guys know a cool group for me? :) I am bored, invite me xO | Read More

    • Sophiexxx
    • | Nov 29, 2015
  • A blunder fiesta in a gambit game

    Sometimes blunders in chess can create a smile. The smile can become a friendly laughter when it is a serie of blunders. | Read More

    • achja
    • | Nov 29, 2015
  • Chess Quotes (Box opened from 30th Novembet 2015 )

    QUOTE OF THE DAY!!! (29/11/15) ‘It’s a great huge game of chess that’s being played – all over the world – if this IS the world at all, you know. Oh, what fun it is! How I WISH I was one of them! I wouldn’t mind being a Pawn, if o... | Read More

  • What to play against d4

    I am wondering what to play against d4. I currently play the  Leningrad dutch defence and either get a crushing game or a cramped game. I have thought about the grunfield but decided there is too much theory. I have also tried the stonewall but... | Read More

  • Today terrorism is our common worry

    In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful   To the Youth in Western Countries, The bitter events brought about by blind terrorism in France have once again, moved me to speak to you young people.  For me, it is unfortunate that such in... | Read More

  • How I turned my chess career around part two.

    This was first seen on my blog which you can find here: Wednesday, 4 November 2015 How I turned my chess career around- part two. A timeless classic? Ok so we've gotten to the part where I ... | Read More

  • Most amount of Queens in a Grandmaster Game!?

    My last competitive game of chess was a completely bonkers affair; during the course of the game six different Queens made an appearance on the board!! This got me thinking about certain chess records and bizarre chess facts: Some of which we wil... | Read More

  • checkmate with a rook and pawn

    a very lucky and funny game :)  | Read More

  • Study by D. Petrov 1st prizewinner

    This study formed part of a lecture by David Fredgood at a meeting of the British Chess Problem Society last week entitled 'Some favourite light weight studies', which I am told was very good. I had no idea how to solve it so a small clue is that ... | Read More

  • tournaments

    i think might be cooler if you put in money to join 1 of the tournaments and 98 of so percent of the money is for prizes the rest keeps that way within time 'll improve a lot a lot | Read More

    • YOAJM
    • | Nov 29, 2015
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  • Famous Combinations #15

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  • Ending #9:A Pawn ending of Russians, really good calculation!

    In this endgame I am going to show you an excellent Pawns endgame, taken from Russian games. I don't know the players name but this endgame is brilliant. The position is: And Black played a "Blunder" here: You "may" think that this is not ... | Read More

    • Harish73
    • | Nov 29, 2015
  • Something

    Something | Read More

  • Step by step...

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    • Podaryonka
    • | Nov 29, 2015
  • Dutch Defence A80 1. d4 f5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bg5 d5

    Unravelling Chessbase Magazine 169 sees the 3rd highlight as GM l'Ami video presentation of the Dutch Defence (ECO A80). Admittedly I'm not one to delve deeply into opening analysis, but there is simply a wealth of thematic ideas in an opening I d... | Read More

  • TOurnament

    If you want, you can join my tournament | Read More

    • Elking138
    • | Nov 29, 2015
  • "The Red Arrow" (train between Moscow & St. Petersburg)

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    • Podaryonka
    • | Nov 29, 2015
  • Muzio Miniature

    To Clem and Clem's Mum: thanks for helping out. Much appreciated. A piece down and a piece 'en-pris', white places a second piece 'en-pris'. | Read More