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  • Preparations of an amateur V: The importance of checking your opponent's games

    Having just finished with 4/8 in Split Open (including a first ever draw vs a 2000+ player), it is easy to bask in the personal "glory" of doing a lot better than rating would suggest. However, there were plenty of mistakes; 2/6 vs players with an... | Read More

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  • Overemphasizing the importance of openings, part 1

    Openings just aren't as important as you or I probably make it out to be. At least the way I used to study it. Using a computer to come up with which openings have the best "score" is in my opinion not a very productive method of studying.   Ho... | Read More

    • NM linlaoda
    • | Aug 23, 2014
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  • How Chess Benefits Childrens

    It has often been said that chess is a "gymnasium for the mind", but what exactly are the benefits that a child can derive from the Royal Game? Can we go so far as to claim that it can teach children important life skills and boost their academic... | Read More

    • kiba13
    • | Aug 23, 2014
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  • Knight's Tour-like iOS game: Homeless Pony

    Hi everyone, long time no see! I recently made an iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc) puzzle game called Homeless Pony that is inspired by the famous knight's tour, and it just came out on the App Store! Homeless Pony on the App Store This is a game where ... | Read More

  • Староіндійський день!

    Так-то! Обіграв чорними староіндійця в староіндійському стилі. НеОтримав сильну атааку на короля супротивника і незрозуміло для чого ... | Read More

    • Zalazagen
    • | Aug 23, 2014
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  • Chess is Good for Your Mind

    Many people believe, or perhaps hope, that playing the game of chess is somehow beneficial.  Ben Franklin wrote an essay that is widely available on the web about how chess improves one’s moral character.  Let’s consider more broadly what t... | Read More

    • kiba13
    • | Aug 23, 2014
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  • TÜRKMENLER YOK EDİLMEK İSTENİYOR

    TÜRKMENLER YOK EDİLMEK İSTENİYOR      Aşağıdaki satırlar Prof. Ümit Özdağ'ın 21.08.2014 tarihli yazısından[1] alınmıştır: Orta Doğu bölgesel iç savaşında her grubun arkasında bir bölge içi ve dışı devlet var ... | Read More

    • OZEROZGUR
    • | Aug 23, 2014
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  • Alexander Alexandrowitsch Aljechin

    Alexander Alexandrowitsch Aljechin and alcohol A couple of sentences about Alekhine will give the flavour: ‘In a few tournaments he was found in a field drunk. He would urinate on the floor in other events.’ For these dainty tidings no doc... | Read More

  • I'm Back! (kind of???)

    I obviously haven't been on chess.com for a long time, sorry TT^TT i'll try my best to go on it once or twice everyday now! ^w^ I would like to improve my chess skills, heh. feel free to send challenges! since i rarely play chess now, please go e... | Read More

    • chichileek
    • | Aug 23, 2014
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  • My Highest Rated Win - DOCA League 82

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  • Blunder file: winning with luck and running away "like donkey"

    In reponse to a suggestion from a fellow player that I had won "with luck" and, not having had time to play a rematch subsequently "run away like donkey" I thought I'd analyse the game in question.  In summary I probably was a bit lucky - we both... | Read More

    • yucca
    • | Aug 23, 2014
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  • chess puzzle using the pin, #3: strong combination

    Source: 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations | Read More

    • biffrod
    • | Aug 23, 2014
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  • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (3): Can Caruana Beat Carlsen?

    In a previous article Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (2): Can Aronian Beat Carlsen?, I discussed the likelyhood of Aronian beating Carlsen during the upcoming Sinquefield Cup. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number three on the star... | Read More

    • Waldemar
    • | Aug 23, 2014
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  • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (2): Can Aronian Beat Carlsen?

    In a previous blog post Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (1): Can Anybody Beat Magnus Carlsen?, I discussed the possibility of Carlsen being his own worst opponent. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number two on the starting list, Levo... | Read More

    • Waldemar
    • | Aug 23, 2014
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  • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (1): Can Anybody Beat Magnus Carlsen?

    From Tuesday the 26th of August till Tuesday the 9th of September 2014, the second Sinquefield Cup will take place at the STL Chess Club & Scholastic Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The tournament is named after Rex Sinquefield, founder of the ... | Read More

    • Waldemar
    • | Aug 23, 2014
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  • Music! by Sam Smith

    I love this guy! Wow!  Haven't heard a voice like this in a long time!!  He's hot in the UK and currently touring in the USA. This song is a hit in the USA right now. "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n8k_bdOe94   ... | Read More

    • Precious2c
    • | Aug 23, 2014
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  • Music! - Sam Smith

    This guy is phenomenal !!  From the UK and album just came out and every song is awesome!  He's touring in the USA at the moment! His voice is heavenly. Sings soul/R&B/Pop...22 years old and I have a great feeling we haven't seen anything ye... | Read More

    • Precious2c
    • | Aug 23, 2014
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  • DUNBAR CHESS CLUB - The new chess season is starting!

    DUNBAR CHESS CLUB - The new chess season is starting! Our first club night of the new season is this coming Wednesday (27th August). Same time, same place - 7:15pm, Royal MacKintosh Hotel. There is plenty happening this season, whatever suits you... | Read More

    • noahs_dad
    • | Aug 23, 2014
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  • MOBY CHESS

    I DON'T AGREE WITH SOCHI !   Today is the day of RIBENTROP -MOLOTOV pakt  (75 years ago ).Putin's Russia is like Hitlers Germany.I DON'T AGREE WITH MATCH IN SOCHI- chess is not a Putin's political PROSTITUTE. If You don't agree too - say it in... | Read More

    • mobidi
    • | Aug 22, 2014
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  • Arkansas State Championship Round 1

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    • dchurchill
    • | Aug 22, 2014
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  • happy birthday

      happy birthday sina  خدای اطلسی ها با تو باشد پناه بی کسی ها با تو باشد تمام لحظه های خوب  یک عمر بجز دلواپسی ها با تو باشد  سینا جان دوست عزی... | Read More

  • la pods aguada

    hola que tal amigos de ajedrez hoy les voy a hablar de un niño jugue hoy ajedrez contra el y no me supo dar mate con dama y rey y asta el ultimo me dijo "you are a lucky boy" pero soy una niña asta en el nombre lo dice " berthasoleil" entonces k... | Read More

  • Paul Morphy's greatest hits, #21

    Source: Paul Morphy's Best Games vintage book Morphy's Games of Chess extensive and intensive commentary on this game may be found here to help us appreciate the scope of Morphy's genius. | Read More

    • biffrod
    • | Aug 22, 2014
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  • tactics trainer study, #5: assault on the king side

    originally found on tactics trainer full game: | Read More

    • biffrod
    • | Aug 22, 2014
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