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  • Exploiting Structural Weaknesses - Isolated Double Pawns

              Hello Chess Fans, Structural Weaknesses on the chess board refer to a Weak Pawn Structure.  They come in many forms, isolated pawns, pawn islands, backward pawns and double/triple pawns.  The focus of today's article wil... | Read More

  • Significant Olympiad milestones in China's path towards becoming World Chess conquerors!

    The great Chinese juggenault has never been more apparent than in recent months. After their national team had won the Tromso 2014 Olympiad event, Chinese players have gone on to seize the top prizes in significant events around the world. Lu Shan... | Read More

  • Mate in 2 (really hard)

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  • ~~ (T)HugLife ~~

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  • How is it going?

    Have a wonderful day!   | Read More

  • Guaranteed Way to Become a Grandmaster in Six Weeks

    Do you want to become a Grandmaster in six weeks? Okay, maybe that is too tall an order... maybe six months? Wait, maybe six years? How many hours do I need to study? What is the best method? Do I have to memorize openings? Study endgame... | Read More

    • PaulEChess
    • | Jul 27, 2015
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  • Memes

    post tons of Memes ! | Read More

  • The ROOK!!!! 02

    !!!FOR ALL PEOPLE WHO THINK THE ROOK IS THE BEST PIECE ON THE BOARD!!! I decided to take more pictures of the rook (in color and in b&w) except the pictures had a blank background. Let me know what you think and enjoy, thanks. Chase. | Read More

  • Juegos brillantes de maestros.

    Algunos juegos interesantes de maestros. | Read More

  • Adolf Anderssen's Belief Regarding Sacrifices

      One of the themes of Adolf Anderssen's game that I have followed for quite some time is speedy and quick development.  Adolf Anderssen believed that as long as this goal was acheived, potential for extremely potent attacks exist.  I recently ... | Read More

    • goutes
    • | Jul 27, 2015
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  • This is impossible :)

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    • hamdii
    • | Jul 27, 2015
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  • A draw against a Master

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    • Coinkidink
    • | Jul 27, 2015
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  • Puzzle, white to move

    Try to solve and comment it, next month we will explain the solution | Read More

  • A game against a master

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    • Coinkidink
    • | Jul 27, 2015
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  • Book Review: Sergey Kasparov's Swamp

    “A Cunning Chess Opening For Black” – Sergey Kasparov New in Chess   “Lure your opponent into the Philidor swamp!” promises the subheading on the book’s cover, accompanied by a ghastly green-and-brown photo of – literally – a s... | Read More

    • GM smurfo
    • | Jul 27, 2015
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  • IM Yaacov Norowitz teaches harmony in chess (Part 1)

    Hey guys, this is IM Yaacov Norowitz. As many of you know, I have a unique approach to chess, which I use in my own games as well as to teach my students. I call it the Dacha Approach. It's based on building light and dark in harmony, With the p... | Read More

    • IM Yaacovn
    • | Jul 27, 2015
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  • Dutch defense in action

    Here is a recent 3 min blitz game of mine in dutch defense. I annotated the game. If you have ideas for improvement or any question about misteries parts of the game, share it with me.   At move 17 it was way more better to play Rd8, white is... | Read More

    • TCSPlayer
    • | Jul 27, 2015
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  • Ken Block vs Ken Box!

    Ken Block.... ... and.... Ken Box!   and btw you mclaren lovers (or losers ).... say what you will, but Italians build them better, and when matched with German Pilots, it's magic! Vettel will continue where Schummy left.....wait and see! ... | Read More

  • My introduction to chess.

    I learned to play chess in the workplace. It seemed that at my station all I had to do was display a chess set and players would appear like magic! I was never very good at it, but I soon discovered that the comeraderie associated with the game wa... | Read More

    • Hippygator
    • | Jul 27, 2015
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  • Chess Castle Summer Classic

    I played my first tournament this past weekend since my break about two months ago.  My games are definitely starting to be more positional but my familiarity with the minor pieces still leaves a lot to be desired. My first game was against one ... | Read More

    • Shi_Tou
    • | Jul 27, 2015
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  • Bxh2 Attack Theme B

    Theme B: Bxh2+, Ng4+ and Qh4 | Read More

  • Bxh2 Attack Theme A

    Theme A: Rook lift to f6-h6-g6. | Read More

  • Seattle Seafair Open

    The Seattle Seafair Open is, of course, the largest SCC tournament each year. I entered the 2 day schedule with a ~1360 rating. (The USCF screwed up, taking 10 days to rate the ECO so it would not affect my rating this month!) In the first round I... | Read More

  • July 24, 2015 (KIA)

    This is the first lunch hour game I'd played in a week, I guess, and knowing I was playing in two simuls the next day, and would have White in both games, I decided to practice my favorite opening.  I won this one, but, as will be seen later, it... | Read More

    • rkd1
    • | Jul 27, 2015
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  • July 18, 2015 (KID)

    This game is from a simul with NM Kanthecarowin.  I was actually up 2 pawns, but I panicked on move 39 and made a couple of unsound sacrifices, thinking I needed to do something desperate, when in fact, I was much better and probably would have w... | Read More

    • rkd1
    • | Jul 27, 2015
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