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  • Gibraltar, Zurich, Jerusalem, Reykjavik

    A long period of traveling is behind me. I'm finally back home after attending the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, the Zurich Chess Classic, the European Championship in Jerusalem and the Reykjavik Open. Yes, in just two months I've crossed Eu... | Read More

  • Round 7 JV

    BdWhiteBlack 1. Richman, Jonothan (5.5,2078) vs Vogel, Steven (4.5,nnnn) 2. Bommannan, Ozzy (5.5,1725) vs Xu, Jingshu (4.5,1726) 3. Henderson, Tommie (4.0,1183) vs Waechter, Mark (4.5,1764) 4. James, Jefferson (4.5,1663) vs Kanoria, K... | Read More

  • Chess Career Highlight

    This may be the highlight of my chess career!!   Tonight I completed a rapid tournament at my club.  The Easter Rapid Championship.   It has been running for the last four weeks, played each Friday night. When the tournament started, I didn't... | Read More

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  • Who's awesome?

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    • fokusziom
    • | Mar 29, 2015
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  • tornado italiano su matty PARTITA

    ANCORA UNA VOLTA...su matty si abbatte un tornado italiano e lo devasta di brutto....la batosta è stata così sonora, così furiosa, che il nostro australiano caso strano non ha aspettato la fine del tempo...dopo essersi fatto spianare a mo di pi... | Read More

    • C1P38
    • | Mar 29, 2015
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  • black ninja

    We are worshipping the gods that keep twisting our thoughts. Every day, a new sensation. | Read More

  • tactics puzzle 2

    White to move: Difficulty: easy | Read More

    • vc153415
    • | Mar 29, 2015
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  • A forgotten masterpiece.

    In 1961, many of the world's best players assembled in Bled (Yugoslavia) for the Alekhine Memorial Tournament. In the end, Tal won the tournament with an impressive late surge.    However, a young (19 years?) Bobby Fischer defeated Tal and lo... | Read More

  • sul team calabria: lettera ai soci

    Carissimi soci, non vi nascondo che con viva e vibrante soddisfazione accolgo non senza emozione la nostra prima vittoria. Sono passati due anni da quando la nostra regione è degnamente rappresentata sia pure come compagine dilettante in questo s... | Read More

    • C1P38
    • | Mar 28, 2015
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  • a novel

    Carl Haffner's Love of the Draw The novel is set mainly in Vienna in 1910. It presents a fictionalised account of a famous 1910 World Chess Championship match between Austrian grandmaster Carl Schlechter and the reigning German champion Emanuel L... | Read More

  • Puzzle #57

    Whoops, Nakamura is black. sorry! Difficulty:Impossible x4 (Unless you are Hikaru Nakamura) | Read More

  • MATTY FACCI SOGNARE

    il nostro amico d oltre oceano ci regala un altra pregevole chicca, contro il rocky degli scacchi americano che naturalmente lo spiezza in due come fece con ivan drago...come al solito senza abbandonare altrimenti sarebbe stato molto chic, invece.... | Read More

    • C1P38
    • | Mar 28, 2015
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  • Game4

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  • ANEDDOTO: l'immortale dell'arroganza

    lo so, lo so non lapidatemi....la prima partita che vi posto dopo aver capito dopo due anni come si fa, prima non riuscivo a mandare nulla,ha un suo perchè!  In realtà è il magico prodotto di quello che definiremmo un cattivo perdente....l'au... | Read More

    • C1P38
    • | Mar 28, 2015
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  • That was close...

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  • partita

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    • C1P38
    • | Mar 28, 2015
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  • Frank Marshall the Legend-3

    The last line I am going to talk about which Frank Marshall created is known as: Marshall Attack/Gambit This line is played with the black pieces. Starting Position Rating Scale: 500-2700 Introduction: The name of the line white is playin... | Read More

  • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.28.2015 - day 108

    World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik beat  Mikhail A Mukhin in Leningrad in 1926: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Bobby Fischer won against Robin Ault in New York in 1959: White to move and checkmates in 3: Our reader Kari... | Read More

  • Puzzle #56

    Don't know if there maybe is a better approach for black. If there is please tell me in the comments. Thank you. | Read More

  • Great Chess Quote

    "If you have made a mistake or committed an inaccuracy there is no need to become annoyed and to think that everything is lost. You have to reorientate yourself quickly and find a new plan in the new situation." - David Bronstein | Read More

    • DKanime
    • | Mar 28, 2015
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  • BRCC March 28th Last Roud

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    • opelliott
    • | Mar 28, 2015
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  • Game3

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  • Those lessons are pretty neat.

    It's especially fun to make a better move than the former chess players had thought of. The annoying part is "go for the obvious move" when it is the least obvious move in your head. I'm also trying to get used to the new lingo (all of the abbrevi... | Read More

  • Game2

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  • Interesting Game

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  • Hmm

    People are either really good or really bad at chess on this website. I'm a little disappointed that my ranking hasn't gone up, even though I won a few times by resignation. I could have completely won the game in a few more moves. *sigh*  I'm s... | Read More

  • J. Kleinman - N. Bellon 1/2-1/2, a pawn sac

    In this game, I sacrificed a pawn with 16...d5, giving me active pieces and central pressure. I later accepted a Queen trade thinking I would be better after the exchange, then we drew in a time scramble at the end with minor pieces and pawns.  ... | Read More

  • OleChess 2015

    Instructors include GM Gregory Kaidanov, GM Jesse Kraai, GM Alex Yermolinsky, WGM Camilla Baginskaite, FM Kevin Bachler, NM Ken Wallach and special lecturer GM Wesley So. | Read More

    • FM KBachler
    • | Mar 28, 2015
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