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  • Potentially Last Post

    Hello everyone, so I don't have a lot of time right now, so I am typing what I see fit. So for me, it is my Sophomore year and I am really losing time for chess. It is just too much for me. So, with that said, I am going into a state of inactivit... | Read More

  • Analysing My Own Games: Forking Hell

    Post lunch time chess is always dangerous as I have a knack for feeling sleepy.   This doesn't explain missing a tactic in this 10 minute blitz game.   This does give me good awareness of flaws in my thinking ... not getting the balance righ... | Read More

  • Analysing My Own Games: Knightmare

    I managed to fit in a 10 minute blitz game before lunch, which gave me great material to study. Namely, I reached a position on the black side of a Classical Caro Kann upon which I didn't know my plan. I had also become too cute, not respecting ... | Read More

  • Rook Endings: give me space to check

    Check out these two Rook endings. They are identical except for the placement of White's Rook. With Black to move in both cases, in Example 1 Whtie wins but in Example 2 Black draws.   I wanted to understand the difference between the two posit... | Read More

  • RE: Playing Blitz

    Playing blitz well help you as aspiring player to get yourself familiar in instances when you are under time pressure in actual tournaments. | Read More

    • Complain
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  • tactics you must know (12)

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    • tliju
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • mate in 4

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    • tliju
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • tactics you must know 11

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    • tliju
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • mate in 6

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    • tliju
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • mate in 3

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    • tliju
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • Positional Chess

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  • Chess Bloopers

    Chess Bloopers from Popular Media It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-8WKynVsio Knights of the South Bronx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9004eBL-rfo Glee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEGifDN1r6g Da Vinci... | Read More

  • To Draw or not to draw?

    In one of my recent games I've reached the following rooks and pawns ending with white: Which theoretically is a draw but practically is not so easy to hold, especially since we were both down one minute on clock with a five seconds increment. ... | Read More

    • costinst
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • Simul with International Master Attila Turzo on Saturday 5th of September

    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 5th September 2015. The standard entry fee w... | Read More

  • famous players in london system now

    Who are excellent players in London System in the level of grandmaster now? I do not know of them only Gata Kamsky. | Read More

    • faayez
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • advanced tactics #1

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    • tliju
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • Crush xD

    Hi I am in the final class of highschool :) so yeah school started for me :7. On my first day I did not want to go to school again :p but I do not hate it :). So I was walking to school, with my heavy schoolbag with me @_@, afraid of school :o. I... | Read More

    • Sophiexxx
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • #28 Chess Nut XI

     << #27 Phi Kappa Blaca XXXIX -- #29 ?? >>    Tournament #28 : Chess Nut, 11/23/91 Fred A Olds Elementary, Raleigh, NC TD:  Edwin Chamberlain Section:  Open Time Control:  G/60 (No Crosstable)   Yet another training tournamen... | Read More

    • dl_leonine
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • good finnish music !

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    • boogie76
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • Rook Ending Lessons: Minev 1985

    Simple Rook Endings never cease to amaze. A position which appeared so mysterious suddenly in 2 or 3 moves becomes so clear. I think with Rook endings, given how many possible moves there are at each branch, if you don't have a clear plan of what ... | Read More

  • Dione Crosses Saturn's Disk In Spectacular New Image

    Dione Crosses Saturn's Disk In Spectacular New Image The photo was captured from approximately 1.4 million miles away. NASA has released an incredible new image showing one of Saturn's many moons crossing the planet's disk. The moon Dione, ... | Read More

  • Crouching Tiger

    Nothing upsets me more in chess calculation than missing a candidate move.   Take the following tactical training position from Blokh's Combinations Motives.   I had looked at Rxh7, Nxe7, Nf6 and Qe4   See if you can solve the following. ... | Read More

  • Inner West Swiss - Round 4

    This blog follows my quest for an official FIDE rating. My second win on the trot! Still elated from my victory 6 days prior, I face yet another unrated opponent in round 4 at the Sydney Chess Club. This is perhaps the first game where I had a g... | Read More

    • taffy76
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • Intersecting Lines

    I flagged this position in my tactical training as I still have trouble getting to the most important features of this position.   See if you can solve the following:   Blokh's Combinational Motives: Diagram 779, Difficulty 4      W... | Read More

  • Falling in love with material

    One of the deadliest chess sins must surely be materialism. In being blinded by something you can count, I had failed to see alternatives in my daily tactical training.   Take the following example I was trying to solve from Blokh's "Combinatio... | Read More