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  • Inner West Swiss - Round 2

    In this game I'm facing the King's Gambit and my opponent has a FIDE rating of 1746. Having never learned the accepted lines, I answer with 2...Bc5, the KGD classical defence. For some reason I decide to castle queenside(?!) and quickly find myse... | Read More

    • taffy76
    • | Aug 28, 2015
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  • Two pawns for one minute

    Long time ago, when I was learning to play chess in my hometown of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in Russia, we used to play quite a lot of blitz. We were mostly playing for the fun of it, so the mood was relaxed and talking during the game was n... | Read More

    • ddt_ru
    • | Aug 28, 2015
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  • Through the Eyes of A Hunter

    I yawn and snuggle into my clothes, trying to stay awake. It will be getting dark soon. I hear a twig snap over to my right and look around from my vantage point 20 feet up in a tree. Nothing, I think. Then, right as I am about to fall asleep, m... | Read More

  • Sinquefield Cup 2015 - Meeting the Players

    Satuday, August 22, 2015. A day to meet and greet the Sinquefield Cup players. Event at the Kingside Diner (yellow umbrellas) in St. Louis, Missouri. The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis is in the foreground. Photo below is from... | Read More

    • zealandzen
    • | Aug 28, 2015
    • | 108 views
    • | 3 comments
  • CHEATING

    in Game no 1262757058, eduardo177 cheated me by sending messages on virus to swallow up my time, so that he won on time, though I was in winning position. Admin to take action against the cheater please. Sam Tilak- ist2000in | Read More

    • ist2000in
    • | Aug 28, 2015
    • | 63 views
    • | 2 comments
  • GM game : a beautiful double minor promotion

    Thanks to Evgeniy I heard about this recent GM game where white used a double minor promotion to win. Beautiful ! | Read More

    • achja
    • | Aug 28, 2015
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  • B + N Checkmate Training

    Review before tournament play (just in case ) | Read More

    • Samurai-X
    • | Aug 28, 2015
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  • Worst Game Ever (be the judge)

    Biggest *EPIC FAIL* in recent games:               Now obviously, after 23. Nd4?? black should play 23...Qc5! threatening Qa3-Qb2 mate and just taking the piece. White cannot defend both threats, and black will gain an advantage. ... | Read More

    • Samsch
    • | Aug 28, 2015
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    • | 5 comments
  • Martin verse Waller

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  • The Hurricane Gambit

    Riders on the Storm... | Read More

    • DJ_Breeze
    • | Aug 28, 2015
    • | 114 views
    • | 5 comments
  • Sinquefield Cup 2015 - Round 5 - Li Ruifeng!

    Never heard of the guy, but at least two of the guys have! Plus the Frenchman speaking French. Details at http://www.alexcolovic.com/2015/08/sinquefield-cup-2015-round-5-li-ruifeng.html | Read More

  • Music Problems For A Christian

        So, we all like music. But most of the musicians/singers of the time have vulgarity in their music, or do doping or use drugs.   As Christian I've come across this problem in many ways. So, what do I do?   What is the limit to listen ... | Read More

  • USCF rating update!

    My rating just got updated! Winning my last tournament U1800 section with 5/5.   My new rating is 1837! | Read More

  • 3rd game of US chess

    This was my game from 3rd round, it was a Sicilian Dragon, I had a better position in the endgame but quickly blundered. The opening was normal, but I made an interseting move with ...Bxh6 allowing the queen to come to h6.  | Read More

  • beautiful speech / سخنرانی زیبا

    in the name of God  / بسمه تعالی I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone - if possible - Jew, Gentile - black man - white. W... | Read More

    • mmmmmmmkh
    • | Aug 28, 2015
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  • Opening trap in some openings

    Hello Everyone . I found some of the opening traps in queen's gambit variation. Thank you | Read More

  • Sinquefield Cup 2015: Veselin Topalov vs Fabiano Caruana (Grand Chess Tour)

    This is a round 5 game from the 2015 Sinquefield Cup between Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria, and Fabiano Caruana of the United States. The Sinquefield Cup is held at the Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center in Missouri, USA. This tournament a... | Read More

  • Chess Structures: A Grandmaster Guide

    I was recommended "Chess Structures: A GrandMaster Guide" by Mauricio Flore Rios and after a scan of the book I immediately purchased it.   Some books you read the first page and you instantly feel enthusiatic to work through it. This is one su... | Read More

  • Play like Alexander Alekhine, Part 1

    This series is about How to Play like a famous player--these blog posts will show their games, explain their style, and much more. Why I am not continuing the Thought Process series? Because honestly, it's too much work. Just to get part one a ... | Read More

    • Robert0905
    • | Aug 28, 2015
    • | 75 views
    • | 2 comments
  • Do Do Man

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  • Bullet Win Against IM

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    • ResidentGM
    • | Aug 28, 2015
    • | 55 views
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  • winning material...

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    • tliju
    • | Aug 28, 2015
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  • Cheating

    Cheating Player mag3 cheated me by swallowing up my time and won against me, though I was winning position in game no 1262196224. Please take action against him | Read More

    • ist2000in
    • | Aug 28, 2015
    • | 74 views
    • | 1 comment
  • Why I Returned my Chromebook as a Chess Player

    Like many, I was looking to update my old, slow laptop.  I was attracted to the idea of a Chromebook as an inexpensive, but effective choice.  Thank goodness I was able to return it because after a week of using it, I absolutely hated it, especi... | Read More

  • Cheaters in the game

    I was playing 5/0 tournament on 28th at 7.30am EST. My opponent with ID=ImNewbieFightme used tactics to swalow up my time and won on time, While I was in winning position. Hope Chess,com will take action | Read More

    • ist2000in
    • | Aug 28, 2015
    • | 83 views
    • | 4 comments