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  • Australian Olympiad post-mortem

    The following is more of a diary entry of my thoughts about the Australian team's performance. If you have no interest in Australia's performance at the Olympiad, or the Olympiad, or chess, or my writing in general...Well, there are some photos ... | Read More

  • Blitz vs Applesauce

    Next up... Applesauce... as in Manhattan.       All Time Series Record: (Boston leads 7 - 2) Starts at 7:40 PM EST, Weds., 9/03 Is it too early for a "Must win"... well, maybe... but, this is certainly a "Must not lose" match. Boston Blit... | Read More

  • Update Coming Soon

    Hello everyone. Sorry for the delayed post. I have just moved to Columbus and have been pretty busy. I am working on an extensive post that will go up tomorrow. Please post any games/questions you may have and I may include it in my blog! All t... | Read More

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  • Aindreas HEAPHY blindfold RECord !!

    Aindreas HEAPHY new blindfold CHESS RECord = 20 moves !! | Read More

  • Evan BYRNE drawing vs Trainer!!

    Most meretricious draw of Evan BYRNE vs myself in 1st. round of personal match to the best of 3 GAMes!! Manuel GARDENES (blindfold) vs Evan BYRNE - 2 Sep. 2014 1st. match (best of 3)   1.e4 g6 Long diagonal Ctrl. 2.Bc4 d6 Setting P chain so as ... | Read More

  • BIG Updates for NextLevelChessCoaching.com!

    Hello everyone! As some of you may know, I run the website NextLevelChessCoaching.com which I have mainly used up to now to advertise my 1-on-1 chess coaching lessons. I have some of the most affordable prices for online chess coaching and I ... | Read More

  • Colorado Open U1400 game 5

    Going into the last round I was paired against the top ranked player in the U1400 section named Todd Burge.  I knew I absolutely needed a win to keep pace with the others to battle for 1st or 2nd place.  After a rough start going down an exchang... | Read More

    • Renny54
    • | Sep 2, 2014
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  • Techniques of Positional Play: Technique No. 6

    [Event "?"][Site "St. Petersburg"][Date "1914.??.??"][White "Lasker"][Black "Capablanca"][FEN "r1b1r1k1/1pp1n1pp/p1pb1p2/8/4PP2/1NN5/PPP3PP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 12"][Result "*"] Framework for PGNs so I don't have to deal with chess.com's interface. Us... | Read More

  • Update Coming Soon

    Hello everyone. Sorry for the delayed post. I have just moved to Columbus and have been pretty busy. I am working on an extensive post that will go up tomorrow. Please post any games/questions you may have and I may include it in my blog! All t... | Read More

    • NM zkman
    • | Sep 2, 2014
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  • Colorado Open U1400 game 4

    Hello friends.  I am posting my 4th round game of the Colorado Open playing against the Pirc Defense.  I needed a win this round desperately after losing game 3.  | Read More

    • Renny54
    • | Sep 2, 2014
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  • One look and a game

    In a National Geographic documentary states that the brain is malleable, and studies using a brain scan to the Susan Polgar shows that she uses the same area of the brain to recognize positions on a board, to remember people faces. If this is the ... | Read More

    • alpaso5
    • | Sep 2, 2014
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  • Una mirada y un juego

    En un documental de National Geographic se afirma que el cerebro es moldeable, y que estudios realizados por medio de un escaneo cerebral a la ajedrecista Susan Polgar, demuestran que ella utiliza la misma zona del cerebro para reconocer posicione... | Read More

    • alpaso5
    • | Sep 2, 2014
    • | 65 views
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  • Daily Puzzle - 9/2/14 - TT Puzzle #0000874 - White to Draw

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    • chessgm8
    • | Sep 2, 2014
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  • tactics trainer study, #16: nice attack

    originally found on tactics trainer full game: | Read More

    • biffrod
    • | Sep 2, 2014
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  • Solid Black Openings

    Hello chess friends! Today, I want to share with you two very interesting video lectures about two important topics: 1) How to play against 1.d4 and 2) What to do against the deviations (Tromporsky, etc.). My all-time favorite suggestion for inter... | Read More

  • Blitz vs Applesauce

    Next up... Applesauce... as in Manhattan.       All Time Series Record: (Boston leads 7 - 2) Starts at 7:40 PM EST, Weds., 9/03 Is it too early for a "Must win"... well, maybe... but, this is certainly a "Must not lose" match. Boston Blit... | Read More

  • 2014 Michigan Open (Reserve <1800)

    I shouldn't post in the comments instead of adding to the blog.  Please read from bottom to top below for the time being.  :( So I will start adding the Standard time control games here (rounds 5 - 7).   Round 5:  My first loss.  I hated... | Read More

  • Zu Zu pets/Hamsters

    Me and my friend Galileo22 were at my house we disided to watch the Zu Zu pets. Then we made them battle we they/ the Zu Zu pets do a last stand battle    PLEASE SUSCRIBE ON THIS BLOG | Read More

    • JackWoo
    • | Sep 2, 2014
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  • I hate idiots!

    It was very hard to say what I hate in this life until this very moment. Just found that one "expert" from Italy wrote on my chess coach profile page 3 weeks ago: "I think this profile is no real. I asked him to start a training program, and afte... | Read More

  • (20140831) How overlooking the one single threat from the opponent proved fatal

    ...in my own game. Here is how: I can't explain it. :) Maybe this happened because it was my first tournament in 4 months and I had not really been used to the competitive athmosphere yet. While the opponent was deep in time-trouble (and still w... | Read More

  • selected games of Mikhail Tal, #6

    originally found at The Amazing Combinations of Mikhail Tal 1 by GM Dejan Bojkov Source for entire game: chessgames Attack with Mikhail Tal | Read More

    • biffrod
    • | Sep 2, 2014
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  • Tactics from my games

    Here are 10 tactics from games that i have played on this site. You can try solving them. Please Note: I have manipulated some positions to make them more forced. You can find the actual games below each tactic. Good luck! #1 #2 ... | Read More

    • Flavio1996
    • | Sep 2, 2014
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    • suntzu888
    • | Sep 2, 2014
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  • Techniques of Positional Play: Technique No. 5

    Techniques of Positonal PlayTechnique No. 5III. Capablanca's motif: immobilising the bishop In the following example, keeping the black bishop in a cage works in a slightly different way: after a pawn sacrifice the latter is shunted on to a... | Read More

  • Australian Olympiad post-mortem

    The following is more of a diary entry of my thoughts about the Australian team's performance. If you have no interest in Australia's performance at the Olympiad, or the Olympiad, or chess, or my writing in general...Well, there are some photos ... | Read More

    • GM smurfo
    • | Sep 2, 2014
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  • My Real Pic

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  • Daniela Perez 2

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    • camiladoce
    • | Sep 2, 2014
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  • Oregon Open

    Hey Guys sorry its been so long since my last post.  I have just been so busy working and playing chess over the summer it was tough to find time to do blog posts. Anyhow, even though I have not been posting that much I played a lot of chess ove... | Read More