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  • Why is Carlsen so Dominant? (A Theory)

    Magnus Carlsen at last year's Sinquefield Cup, in Burning Boards by Glenn Kaino, Photo Courtesy WCHOF Throughout the history of chess there have been very few individuals that have managed to dominate the chess world. Among them we can recall nam... | Read More

    • GM_Nikhil
    • | Sep 2, 2015
  • Levon Aronian Wins the 3rd Annual Sinquefield Cup

    The 2015 inaugural Grand Chess Tour features three tournaments including Norway Chess, Sinquefield Cup and London Chess Classic. The Grand Chess Tour has quickly established itself as the premier chess circuit in the world, featuring 10 of the top... | Read More

    • GM_Nikhil
    • | Sep 2, 2015
  • The Game I Gave Away (Rook Endgames are Hard)

    Okay, folks, Rook endgames are just hard. I played a game today where I outplayed my opponent from beginning to end. I preach about the importance of analyzing one's games and I practice what I preach. I analyzed the game and had given myself a ni... | Read More

  • Big Sean

    "Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan. Big Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam Recordings in 2008 and Roc Nation... | Read More

  • A Classic KIng Hunt!

    I was Black in a recent 15 5 game. Both of us immediately sought control of the center, White with fianchetto bishops, me with stalwart King and Queen pawns. A nice symmetrical opening. But White was over-eager, skipping essential development of h... | Read More

    • Coronus
    • | Sep 2, 2015
  • The Old Man and The Lake

    The Old Man and the Lake     We had noticed some dark clouds forming on the lake and we headed our sailboat in to the dock. We had begun to stow our gear when I happened to notice an old man in a small fishing boat gliding into an adjacent doc... | Read More

    • Hippygator
    • | Sep 2, 2015
  • A Casual Game With A Friend

         I played a casual game with a friend at school today (during lunch of course).     Minlex is the nickname I was given by Val. | Read More

  • Who was The Strongest Chess Player of All Time?

    Computer Analysis of World Chess Champions,By Matej Guid and Ivan Bratko   We were interested in the chess players' quality of play regardless of the game score, which we evaluated with the help of computer analyses of individual moves made by... | Read More

    • jonate
    • | Sep 2, 2015
  • High School Team Tryouts! (Chess)

         So, chess team tryouts were today. I play the current #1 tomorrow for the number 1 table. I played the current #2 today. | Read More

  • NC Open - Round 5

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  • NC Open - Round 4

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  • NC Open - Round 3

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  • NC Open - Round 2

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  • 3rd Major Show

    Today at 8:00 p.m. EST I will be broadcasting some of my games from the USCF 3/2 tournament. My twitch username is bulletking0411. Please follow me and watch the stream!!!!  Thanks | Read More

    • rynos0411
    • | Sep 2, 2015
  • NC Open - Round 1

    The Greensboro Chess Festival is two tournaments in one: the US Masters which consists of players rated over 2200 and juniors over 2000 and the NC Open. I played in the NC Open - in the Open section. There were sections in all: U1400, U1700, U200... | Read More

  • The French of the Week (8) - Sass-Quiring, MacCutcheon Variation

    Games between low rated players can also be instructive. IM John Watson, for example, uses those games when he considers they show important points. In this case, a 16-move game features one of the sidelines mentioned in The French of the Week #7,... | Read More

  • Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You

    I try to be respectul to other players and I know that everyone hates to loose, but is it worth cussing someone out when you loose? Is that really the way that you would like to be treated? I have found that it is much easier just to move on when ... | Read More

  • Del Tiempo y Otras Yerbas

    He sentido muchas veces el riesgo taciturno de las mañanas angustiosas de un mayo desolado. He perdido la cordura en una ráfaga violenta en los crudos inviernos de tu hastioso junio. He disfrutado el placer que trae la compañía de la soledad e... | Read More

    • prometeo94
    • | Sep 2, 2015
  • My thought process

        What do low rated players think during a game? well, here it is: | Read More

    • seanysean2
    • | Sep 2, 2015
  • Video: could b5 and e5 co-exist in King's Indian Defense?

    The game we analyze in this episode, started with the King's Indian Defense and ended in a draw. However, Black had serious problems after the opening stage. So, we try to understand why it happened and come up with some insights that will be usef... | Read More

  • I played a NM

    I signed up to play a 1/0 tourney[ open ]. I had come 2nd and 3rd in a good few tourneys, but never 1st. Then to my amaze a NM[AngryWeasel] signed up. At the start of the tourney, I was seeded 16th. I lost my first game, but in the next 6 games i ... | Read More

    • IMbelto
    • | Sep 2, 2015
  • puzzle of the day

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  • Pawn Sacrifice (Movie)

    Pawn Sacrifice is an American biographical thriller film directed by Edward Zwick and written by Steven Knight. The film stars Tobey Maguire asBobby Fischer, Liev Schreiber as Boris Spassky, and Lily Rabe as Joan Fischer. The film i... | Read More

    • GM_Nikhil
    • | Sep 2, 2015
  • رئیس بیمارستان

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