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  • Michael de la Maza 1

    I libri sugli scacchi sono molti. Quasi tutti pessimi e illeggibili. Praticamente inutili per un NC. Eppure... ho la mia bella libreria "scacchistica" con una una trentina di titoli. Letti tutti? No. Quelli letti sono stati letti bene? In parte. N... | Read More

    • berlicche
    • | Aug 27, 2014
  • I'm so happy!

    I joined Chess.Com in May of this year.  I had not played a serious game against a human in over 30 years. My youngest daughter is in college, so I have a pretty empty nest.  And the garden can only occupy so much time. So I came back to re-vi... | Read More

  • Live Problem Solving: The Best Move #62, 63, 64, 65, 66

    Due to travels and tournaments, I haven't posted any new problem solving videos from the book "The Best Move" in awhile, but I finally found time to post 5 new ones over this last week. I tried a new video recording format that includes my clumsy ... | Read More

  • Chapter 1 - How to Reassess Your Chess (4th edition) by IM Silman (Part 2)

    The next example demonstrates how basic imbalance dialogue can even help solve double-edged, complicated positions: L.v. Nisipeanu - V. Milov, Warsaw 2005 Diagram 19 - White to move                     White could foc... | Read More


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    • kboyer309
    • | Aug 27, 2014
  • Chapter 1 - How to Reassess Your Chess (4th edition) by IM Silman (Part 1)

    Part 1 - The Concept of Imbalances "A sound plan makes us all heroes, the absence of a plan, idiots." -G.M. Kotov   Imbalances - Learning the ABCs Just about everyone has problems with planning. The typical player does what he feels like do... | Read More

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  • Surprising win against +100, without Q :)

    So, this is my game against a stronger +100 rated player, where (according to the computer evaluation, anyway:) I went down to -9.54 points, miraculously recovered to +9.99 and won with a nice checkmate. Such bullet style saves rarely happen in t... | Read More

    • kroksis
    • | Aug 27, 2014
  • Conferencia Online 30.08.14 "Los Mejores Momentos de Tromso 2014"

    Les invitamos a nuestra próxima conferencia, sábado, 30.08, a las 11 am BRA, ARG y  10 am CHI.  Quienes no puedan participar en VIVO, podrán ver la charla en diferido. El tema será "Los Mejores Momentos de la Olimpíada 2014".  En esta... | Read More

  • How to Solve Chess Puzzles #17

     I share my thoughts while trying to solve 3 chess puzzles via Tactics Trainer. http://youtu.be/JFWkKLeSJ70 | Read More

  • What you shuold play to avoid the fried liver

    The fried liver [which is the position below] is a very dangerous against black if allowed played against him/her because it forks blacks queen and rook plus gives white a tempo because black has to move his queen out of danger. What you sho... | Read More

    • s2125285
    • | Aug 27, 2014
    • | 1 comment
  • 6 Things You Should Always Do in Blitz

    Playing live online chess can be great fun, but sometimes you just want to play another person over the board.     As we all know, playing over-the-board chess has its own set of rules and guidelines that must be followed in tournament pla... | Read More

    • kiba13
    • | Aug 27, 2014
  • *** WARNING*** GRAPHIC ***

    Lol jk aint no graphic, bu hope u like it ;P | Read More

  • FIDE Malaysia 11th International Malaysia Chess Open

    chess.com members playing in this FIDE International chess competition at the Mid Valley Citi tel hotel are welcome to contact me - I've just entered in the Malaysian competition section ( not the international ) and will be happy to meet and gree... | Read More

    • Henryongmy
    • | Aug 27, 2014
  • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (6): Can Vachier-Lagrave Beat Carlsen?

    In a previous article Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (5): Can Topalov Beat Carlsen?, I discussed the likelyhood of Topalov beating Carlsen during the upcoming Sinquefield Cup. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number six on the starti... | Read More

    • Waldemar
    • | Aug 27, 2014
  • Joke term definitions 1:

    I always get jokes and riddles mixed up, but I think I have it now. 1. Riddle: A riddle can be defined as a short question with some kind of pun for an answer. Example: Why did the chicken cross the road? 2. Joke story: A joke story is a short s... | Read More

    • Galileo22
    • | Aug 27, 2014
  • Sensing Danger!, Part 2: Dealing with Danger!

    In part one I reviewed one of my own games where I did not sense the danger and payed heavily. In Part 2, I outline my thought process in another of my own games and outline methods to use in your own games to appropriately Deal with the Danger! (... | Read More

    • NM zkman
    • | Aug 27, 2014
  • game restrcuction

    i play the game fair , but server  /admin   restrict my game after every game  for 5 minutes .  whether i win or loose is it right???? >>>> do they want only paid  members  in this site???  do otehr player  face same problems??... | Read More

    • venkat6963
    • | Aug 27, 2014
  • Book Review: "Journey to the Chess Kingdom"

    By WGM Natalia Pogonina Best FIDE rating: 2508 Journey to the Chess Kingdom, 2014 Publisher: Chess EvolutionAuthors: GM Yuri Averbakh, Mikhail Beilin Edition: Paperback medium ISBN: 978-83-934656-6-8 Pages: 284 Language: EnglishCover price: $26.... | Read More

  • I was told to "burn in hell" for playing chess

    How would you respond if your chat box suddenly told you that? What if it was a child who recieved it? I will be sad for a long time because of it. I was told I was "lagging". It is a 24 hour per move game. Should be able to take 24 hours to make ... | Read More

    • bopow01
    • | Aug 27, 2014
    • | 1 comment
  • A Pseudo Noah's Ark Trap!

    We all know about the Noah's Ark, right? I'm going to show a 5min game with fritz 12 in which fritz traps my bishop, and finds that his own king in mortal danger! | Read More

    • TheVarmint
    • | Aug 27, 2014
  • Yuri Averbakh remembers some old-time players

    Yuri Averbakh is currently the oldest living grandmaster (he's 92 years old). Here are some of his memories about old-time Soviet players. Games were picked by me. Nikolai Mikhailovich Zubarev (1894-1951). A thickset man with shaved head, always... | Read More

  • 'Popeye' - The Chess Hitman ...

    Popeye", started working forColombian drugs lord Pablo Escobar at the age of 18, rising up the ranks to become his most trusted and loyal hitman. By the time he was arrested, in 1992, he had killed 250 people with his own hands – includin... | Read More

    • Henryongmy
    • | Aug 27, 2014
  • Interesting Puzzle #13

    White moves and gets into a winning position. | Read More

  • Emanuel Lasker

    Emanuel Lasker: Denker Weltenbürger Schachweltmeister A book which immediately ranks as one of the finest in chess history has just been published: Emanuel Lasker Denker Weltenbürger Schachweltmeister edited by Richard Forster, Stefan Hansen an... | Read More