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  • Back!

    Vacation successful.   We saw Washington DC,  visited the national zoo and saw giant pandas,  did the memorials,  hung out with family,  discovered Ethiopian food, and generally had a grand old time. I'll be getting back to chess business n... | Read More

  • Barbarians in DC! Chess.com vs World Open, Day 6

    After a brief stop to check out the monuments, it was time to return to chess! Outgunned again by over 100 ELO points for my eighth consecutive game as I entered the final round (not sure what the odds on that were) I no longer cared about thi... | Read More

  • "White to Move and Lose" - My Positions in Print

    Hi Chess Friends, This week my friend and fellow chess coach, Kevin Stokker published "White to Move and Lose." It's an interesting and unique book. It includes 40 chess puzzles, asking you to bust what appears to be a promising combination. Am... | Read More

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  • World Open, Rounds 5 and 6

    I took a bye in round 4, not because of a need to recover from two losses, but because I had planned it that way. Last year I was completely exhausted after playing 9 games in 5 days, so this year I decided I would play 7 games in 6 days. In roun... | Read More

  • Playing For a Draw with a Fortress

    Hello Chess Fans, A series on King and Pawn Endgames wouldn't be complete without understanding How to Play for a Draw by Creating a FORTRESS. A Fortress is an endgame drawing technique used by the side who's down in material and out of opti... | Read More

  • Barbarians in DC! Chess.com vs World Open, Day 6

    After a brief stop to check out the monuments, it was time to return to chess! Outgunned again by over 100 ELO points for my eighth consecutive game as I entered the final round (not sure what the odds on that were) I no longer cared about thi... | Read More

    • shaun
    • | Jul 6, 2015
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    • | 3 comments
  • Puzzle#4

    Brancas ganham | Read More

  • "White to Move and Lose" - My Positions in Print

    Hi Chess Friends, This week my friend and fellow chess coach, Kevin Stokker published "White to Move and Lose." It's an interesting and unique book. It includes 40 chess puzzles, asking you to bust what appears to be a promising combination. Am... | Read More

  • Pub Chess Toronto - Toronto's new night out!

      Hi everyone, My name is Yelizaveta Orlova - I am a WCM and WNM. I used to play competitively but now I've taken up teaching mostly. My friend and I love chess so we have started our own business in Toronto, Canada! If you know anyone who live... | Read More

  • تخصص گام به گام جلد. 4:جادوی آخربازی

    دوره تخصصی شطرنج گام به گام جلد 4 آموزش آخربازی شطرنج جادوی آخربازی!! محصول چس بیس زمان آموزش 4 ساعت یکی از بهترین فیلمهای آموزش حرفه ای ... | Read More

    • Roholla-r
    • | Jul 6, 2015
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  • World Open U2000 Round 2

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    • hbeck
    • | Jul 6, 2015
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  • The French of the Week (2)

    Even if we find famous veterans as Jussupow and Atalik in the list, there were not so many big names playing the French Defense this week. That said, chosing the game for this post was not difficult either, a 19-move win in the Exchange Variation... | Read More

  • graphenecords

    you need to develop a little more perspective. this is bullet chess with thousands of people to play. try not to take it so personally and have fun. | Read More

  • 3rd Budapest Chess Holiday at 10-17 August 2015

    10-17 August 2015   Budapest, Hungary     Organized by International Chess Master Attila Turzo, the  Budapest Chess Holiday is an event that brings chess players from around the world together with the mission of improving their skills an... | Read More

  • Berlin Defense

    Besides the quick endgames and early queen trades, what is the logic behind the berlin(example:the doubled pawns in the berlin)? | Read More

    • kalpak27
    • | Jul 6, 2015
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  • Dutch Championships R1 & R2

    The place where Van Wely said he knew what he would say to Giri if he beat him... The results for Round 1 were as follows: Benjamin Bok 1-0 Sipke ErnstLoek Van Wely 1/2-1/2 Erwin L'AmiRoeland Pruijssers 0-1 Robin Van KampenAnish Giri 1/2-1/2 Ser... | Read More

    • smith8800
    • | Jul 6, 2015
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  • На сянка под Черешата

    На сянка под Черешата...пейка...седящ на нея младеж...но чувствайки се като 80 годишен дядка, поради великия си житейски опит, най накрая от... | Read More

  • Mates Are Rare in Standard Chess

    Actually, you (or your opponent) resign in standard chess before you get mated. However, in my last tournament, the Sparkassen Chess Meeting Open (that ran besides the GM tournament), I even checkmated twice! In the first game I am not sure why... | Read More

    • kurze15
    • | Jul 6, 2015
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  • Aggressive..

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    • colazero13
    • | Jul 6, 2015
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  • Weekly puzzle week 28

    This is the weekly puzzle of week 28, this is the first weekly puzzle. White to move and checkmate in 5:  | Read More

    • vc153415
    • | Jul 6, 2015
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  • Kuzuluk may 2015

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    • aliozdemir
    • | Jul 6, 2015
    • | 96 views
    • | 5 comments
  • May 2015 Shangai-China

    May 2015 Shangai-China | Read More

    • aliozdemir
    • | Jul 6, 2015
    • | 168 views
    • | 9 comments
  • Back!

    Vacation successful.   We saw Washington DC,  visited the national zoo and saw giant pandas,  did the memorials,  hung out with family,  discovered Ethiopian food, and generally had a grand old time. I'll be getting back to chess business n... | Read More

    • AnnaEA
    • | Jul 6, 2015
    • | 166 views
    • | 4 comments
  • Casual Game - Thunder Bay

    Analysis of another skittles game. Again, without computer assistance. This was at an informal club in Thunder Bay, which meets on Sundays from roughly 1pm-4pm in the Starbucks at Chapters. I had not visited this club before, but I think I will ag... | Read More

    • mvonkeit
    • | Jul 6, 2015
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  • Sac, sac, sac Mate.

    Whether white's concept is sound or not, I don't know. A more trenchant defence might have been offered by Ng6 instead of taking the third piece which led to a forced mate. (not sound at all according to the engines. So perhaps the title should r... | Read More

  • Monday Chess

    Online 5|0 Open Tournament http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=1207082185 Online 5|0 Open Tournament http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=1207090932     | Read More

    • Crocker710
    • | Jul 6, 2015
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  • Compassionate727 vs. Eiky

    This was a very tense game. Combined with the fact that I wasn't completely awake, it's no wonder I lost. I'm actually surprised I held on as long as I did. | Read More

  • FREE CHESS IMPROVEMENT

    Hey Chess.com Users, Join the group -> Master Chess analysis (Link Below) http://www.chess.com/groups/home/masterchessanalysis for free chess analysis of games by a National Master... Any game posted in the group or sent as a message to NM K... | Read More