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  • My memorable/instructive games - part 1 (Look farther ahead)

    Everyone knows being able to look farther than your opponent is a big advantage in Chess. Following game was a best demonstration of this within my own games. | Read More

    • vjekpleh
    • | Apr 19, 2015
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  • naruzoの「電王戦」

    結局今年は電王戦を一局も見なかった。 結果は、人間の勝ち越し。 ここでちょっと考えてみた。 第一回電王戦 ガチ勝負。人間負け。(米長) 第二回電王戦 今度はガチで団体戦。... | Read More

    • naruzo
    • | Apr 19, 2015
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  • My 1st chess tournois

    This summer I will play my first tournaments; one in Italy one in Russia. Any advices? How will it be and what to work on? Merci :) Jeanne S | Read More

    • lilles
    • | Apr 19, 2015
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  • puzzle number 5

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    • piotrchess
    • | Apr 19, 2015
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  • Slick puzzle...

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  • The attacking prowess of IM Dr Colin Crouch (1956-2015)

    I have learnt yesterday from IM Gary Lane's and GM Simon William's twitter that one of my favourite chess authors, Dr IM Colin Crouch has just passed away. His writing style is more thematic, discussive and commentary-laden (- a style which the B... | Read More

  • My Instructive Failures #1: Karpov Counters b5 (Queen's Gambit Declined)

    Learning the Exchange Queen's Gambit Declined was an Aha! moment for me. I first read about the opening in John Shaw's "Starting Out: The Queen's Gambit." In his introduction, Shaw bemoans White having to wonder which of all the different variatio... | Read More

    • jdcannon
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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    • | 2 comments
  • "Lost in tactical-lation"

    Exciting tactics, too tempting to not play. After the dust cleared, the time trouble was there. And, oh fear, oh fear, defeat was near. | Read More

    • achja
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • Playing the Sicilian Accelerated Dragon - Part 1

    Hello Chess Fans, Black's strongest WEAPON against 1.e4 is the Sicilian Defense 1...c4, which uses a flank pawn to attack the center squares.  Although there are several variations of the Sicilian Defense, today we will specifically be reviewin... | Read More

  • Shamkir round three SPECIAL EDITION

    Special edition with predictions for round three and girls : https://youtu.be/xNmG7Xg4AHk | Read More

  • Another Latvian Gambit success story

    I've just now started trying to play live online chess. It's a little scary for someone like me who's been playing turn-based for years, and hasn't ever really played against a human with a clock ticking (even if it's 30 minutes and I never come c... | Read More

  • Chess in the middle east?

    With all the oil and money in the middle east. One can only wonder, will there ever be a chess champion in the middle east?  | Read More

  • Texas State Championships 2015 (updated)

    I showed up the the scholastic chess state championships 2015 last month. (March 28-39). I played in the middle school Open group. Rounds 1-4 were 60/5 delay time control, 5-7 were 75/5 delay I once made this blog, but didn't include all games.... | Read More

    • logozar
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • Please anylize my game

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/game-analysis/states-final-round-please-analyze | Read More

    • logozar
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • Mating Net :)

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  • Tactics #5

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  • Disappointing Tournament Results

    Well, today I played in a local USCF rated tournament In Glenwood, Il. The tournament was a 3 round event with a game 45 time control with 5 sec delay. I was hoping to continue my upperwards advancement in ratings points. Sadly, this will not happ... | Read More

    • DocRoy
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • Don't Fear the Isolated Pawn

    When I was a kid, I attended a few chess camps organized by FM Alex Betaneli, the founder of the Wisconsin Chess Academy. Alex is an amazing coach and organizer. While I was a student the staff included many strong players and experienced coaches ... | Read More

  • Computer analysis of a few games of mine

    Here is the computer analysis of how I misplayed the opening.       Play through the game until you get to the blunder.   Here is a sicillian   Here is the same game.  Click over to the end.  I play rook b8 and the computer doesn... | Read More

    • flatseven
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • 1 45 45 loss

    3rd round of 45 45, and here was my first loss. My conclusion at the moment : I played too passive, was too optimistic about the defense, and I also need to work on some opening lines. | Read More

    • achja
    • | Apr 18, 2015
    • | 123 views
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  • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.18.2015 - day 129

    World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca beat Glicco in Mexico in 1933: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Bobby Fischer won against T. Kumro in a simul in Cicero in 1964: White to move and mate in 2: My student Norbert Bodo from Bud... | Read More

  • First over-the-board game!

    As I told you a few days ago, I've joined a Chess Club and I was going to play my first official on-the-board game. The tournament is the XXVII Internacional Vila de Sant Boi. As an starting player in the Catalan Federation I start with a 1700 ra... | Read More

    • sharcashmo
    • | Apr 18, 2015
    • | 189 views
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  • les amis

    oh gg | Read More

    • Futon2
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • simpson chess

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    • Futon2
    • | Apr 18, 2015
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  • Gashimov Memorial 2015 - Round 2

    So drew his first game against Kramnik while Mamedyarov finds it difficult to play at home with Carlsen - perhaps he's too good a host? Analysis of the second round in Shamkir at http://www.alexcolovic.com/2015/04/gashimov-memorial-2015-round-2.... | Read More