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  • 5th Annual Potomac Open

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  • Lo que usted siempre quiso saber sobre el Elo y no se animó a preguntar

    La importancia del ranking instaurado por la FIDE para la práctica del ajedrez, que establece una pauta objetiva del propio rendimiento y de la evolución de cada uno de los jugadores.   Cuando en 1970 se organizó un match entre la selección ... | Read More

  • Las reglas fundamentales del ajedrez

    El juego está lleno de reglas que son totalmente lógicas y comprensibles. Las cuatro reglas fundamentales del ajedrez son las siguientes:   La seguridad del rey. El rey es la pieza fundamental del ajedrez, perdiendo este, se acaba la partida.... | Read More

  • decide the game

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    • tliju
    • | Aug 1, 2015
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  • 2015 Monroeville Summer Sizzler

    G/30 is ... interesting. However, although under such a fast (yet still "regular") time control the games will inevitably be of lower quality (more mistakes), to some extent it helps to test intuition, time management, and playing under pressure (... | Read More

  • Newsletter #49: The Bar Rises!

    Fabby joins the party! The biggest news of the past two weeks is the recent entry of Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana into the Millionaire Chess Open. Fabby, as he is affectionately called, is undoubtedly one of the world’s best players, rising to a... | Read More

  • Account closed

    I was playing a live chess with a 2096.When I opened his account while playing it was closed.Wow!Can anyone explain why??? His username is Pablo_221! | Read More

  • What I learnt from my late friend Nicky

    I’d like to share a bit of my personal life with you guys, and tell you about what one incredibly influential friend of mine has done to changed my life, and made me who I am today. I hope that for anyone who reads this can gain something positi... | Read More

    • famer
    • | Aug 1, 2015
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  • Art of trade 7

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    • tliju
    • | Aug 1, 2015
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  • Washington Open 2015

    [Seattle image by Cacophony] By local standards this was a huge tournament--around 200 players, not counting the large scholastic tournament sharing the site.  It was held at the Lynnwood Convention Center, and felt very spacious after multiple ... | Read More

    • mkkuhner
    • | Aug 1, 2015
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  • AJEDREZ MI PASION

    La idea de crear este blogs es compartir en lengua hispana articulos de interes relacionado al mejor juego....El Ajedrez | Read More

    • SanJoaquin
    • | Aug 1, 2015
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  • Saving the Game Through Stalemate

    Did you know that roughly half of all endgames by Master level players come down to Rook and pawn endgames? If you aren’t a master you will still see these endings quite frequently and even more often you will see the possibility of simplifying ... | Read More

    • PaulEChess
    • | Aug 1, 2015
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  • Foreign exchange student

    Hey all! Another important blog! I'm getting a foreign exchange student tomorrow, so I may not be online as much or a few days. That's all, just putting that out there! | Read More

  • MUSIC NEWS: Capital Kings Announce New Album & Release Single

    One of my favorite "bands," Capital Kings, have announced that their next album, II, will be released this October. It is confirmed to be an LP, with a more EDMy sound compared to their debut album. Also, I can confirm Fireblazin and Into Your Arm... | Read More

    • mapayt
    • | Aug 1, 2015
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  • Матчи

    Моя команда Команда-соперник Наименование матча / турнира Лига Соперник Рез Коммент   Moscow - Team Athens. WCL2015 Phase 2 R4 WCL  Zanny88 (1911) Board 10 // 46 Mos... | Read More

    • Kulinar
    • | Aug 1, 2015
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  • MUSIC ANALYSIS: Commentary on Flame’s New Album Forward

    If you're any kind of Christian rap fan, then you most certainly know that Flame has release his revolutionary new album Forward, and with it have come a couple of surprises. For one, this is the first Flame album not to be released of streaming ... | Read More

    • mapayt
    • | Aug 1, 2015
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  • Interesting Position

    Here's an interesting position from a recent tournament game I had. I was black in the following position against a strong young player. Black to move and win.. Black's probably winning in all lines with good play, but for this puzzle, the win... | Read More

  • Breaking Principles #1

    When most people decide to take that step from beginner to novice, they are told "Two pieces are better than the rook and pawn unless in an open endgame with an active rook." In this game, I sacrificed the two pieces for a tremendous attacking pos... | Read More

  • Persistence

    http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=1233615326 | Read More

    • thomsjrj
    • | Aug 1, 2015
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  • Video of the LIVE broadcast of the Simul 08.01.2015

    This is the recorded video of the LIVE broadcast of the simul which was played at 08.01.2015 14 players played in the simul. Thank you for all players for joining to the simul! | Read More

  • Chess coverage: Three recent chess tournaments that inspired me

    By Lennart Ootes It was only a couple of years ago when the live transmission of chess tournaments were - lets say -  still in development. Most websites were a mess, live games had some glitches here and there, live video was just staring up an... | Read More

    • Politeia
    • | Aug 1, 2015
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  • One for the Cambridge Gambit folder

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  • British Chess Championships 2015 U180

    The British Chess Championships 2015 is being held at Warwick University in Coventry. My father and I travelled there for a week to play in the U180 graded section, which, strangely, used ECF grade boundaries but FIDE ratings for seeding. This mea... | Read More

  • Potomac Open, Rounds 1 and 2: I Still Suck at this Game

    Ouch! First two games, two painful losses! The first game was simple, almost boring, heading for a draw until I made a series of wrong decisions: And the second game was worse! I missed a tactic and suffered one of my fastest tournament losses e... | Read More

  • Interesting Puzzle #16

    White moves and draws. | Read More