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  • Staff Profiles: Shaun

    This is the second in a series of posts to help people get to know the Chess.com Team a bit better! Today, we catch up with Shaun McCoy, aka... Shaun! Where do you live? I make my living on the mean streets of South Carolina.  It’s a roug... | Read More

    • webmaster
    • | Apr 27, 2015
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  • USCF Rating Anomalies

    As I was perusing some recent USCF tournaments, I managed to stumble upon some strange anomalies that have occured in tournaments. Here is an example:     Hold on, this kid has a rating of 0 ! Now this makes sense becuase he hasn't played ... | Read More

  • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.27.2015 - day 138

    World Champion Mikhail Tal won against Aleksandrs Koblencs in the USSR in 1965: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Bobby Fischer won against Lhamsuren Myagmarsuren in the Sousse Interzonal Tournament in 1967: White to move and mate i... | Read More

  • Questions that Need Answers

    After losing another game by 'abandonment' on my part, I a question to ask you out there in chess.com land. Since I am a casual member, on a 'free-basis' and not a 'paying member', am I being punished with limited functionality when I play others ... | Read More

    • Irish-Guy
    • | Apr 27, 2015
  • Sunrise and Sunset at Sea

    Some pics I took while sailing on the Blue Seas.... Livorno - Italy, sunrise. Genova - Italy, sunrise. Palma de Majorca - Spain, sunset. Sunrise at sea... Vesuvio - Italy, sunrise. Barcelona - Spain, sunrise. Civitavecchia - Rome, sunset.... | Read More

  • Chess joke! Laugh...or at least die trying, please?

    Yes, yes, I told a joke in this vocaroo. If you laughed you better say so or i'll hunt you down and tell you another! http://vocaroo.com/i/s1QO6JAr7fyP | Read More

  • My KID

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    • mnowotny
    • | Apr 27, 2015
  • Me vs. Medium computer

    I play as black. | Read More

  • Nona Gaprindashvili. A Bow to the Veterans, part 1

    Excerpt from Gaprindashvili's book I Prefer Risk (Предпочитаю риск). A Bow to the Veterans The first woman world champion Vera Menchik was tragically killed on 27th June 1944 during the Nazi bombing of London. After Alexander Ale... | Read More

  • Playing in pain

    last june got hurt at work in march had major surgery on my shouder and the area around it.for the life of me i can not play a good game.but i still like the game cannot focus   | Read More

    • joelegg
    • | Apr 27, 2015
  • Hello!

    I want to blog somthing about what im doing trying to improve my chess. After some bad defeats i came to the conclusion, that something is really wrong with my way of playing chess. I got a copy of Dan Heismans "A guide to chess improvement". Mos... | Read More

  • A Morra gambit game for a change

    Against this fairly strong opponent I had scored -6 +1 =0 in the past. This game was a quick win with some small tactical fireworks. And a similar one : | Read More

    • achja
    • | Apr 27, 2015
  • Dr. Hegdewar Open tournament- Round 2

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    • oshanchess
    • | Apr 27, 2015
  • Beginning of chess year

    Most tournaments in our city are concentrated in winter. The first months of the year (January – March) is the only opportunity for me to play a lot of OTB chess. This year the list of tournaments was not so rich. Despite of this I played in mai... | Read More

    • YurPav
    • | Apr 27, 2015
  • Playing an International Master

    This game was played at the recently concluded Niagara Falls Open April 25-26th (I finished tied for 7th), in the 2nd round I played IM Razvan Preotu, Canada's rising junior star who also has 2 GM norms. Every other game he has slaughtered me but ... | Read More

  • My first game against a GM

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    • oshanchess
    • | Apr 27, 2015
  • Aprendiendo con los GM.

    Lo importante de hoy - Noticias: la masacre de Kasparov. Zakhkadzor R7: la gran lucha por bronce -Chengdú R7: Georgia amplia el liderato-Carlsen gana II Memorial Vugar Gashimov -             Revista Ajedrez Canario Nº 19 -           ... | Read More

  • Learning to Play Chess: Weekly Analysis #5

    Attacking is hard. I have been spending time working on trying to organize and execute midgame-endgame plans and a lot of that has revolved around how to attack my opponents position. Last week in one of my games I showed a fairly good attack but ... | Read More

  • down here on the Digital farm

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  • the Jamaican in me

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  • Tactics puzzle 7

    White to move, checkmate in 5: | Read More

    • vc153415
    • | Apr 27, 2015
  • endgame comedy.

    From Winning to drawing to winning again. Mistake after mistake after mistake. Goes to show that the majority of club players weaknesses are endgame technique. | Read More

  • March 2015 Training Recap

    USCF Rating: 1604 Year to date: +74 March, and the first quarter of the year, ended with me being in the midst of playing in the Philadelphia Open. From a training perspective, on March 16th I put my regular weekly training regimen on hold in... | Read More

    • Chessmo
    • | Apr 27, 2015
  • 10 thoughts for you

    Hi all! Today, 10 briefly clarified thoughts for you. Enjoy, and make the most out of it ^^ 1. I'm a human being.Sure, I'm a 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands with blonde hair, going to college, speaking three languages fluently, and loving... | Read More