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  • The Amateur's Mind - Pawn Structure 2

    Hello Chess Fans, Welcome back to the continuation of the book The Amateur's Mind.  To fully learn the concepts, I recommend you get the book and follow along.  This series is not intended as a substitute for Mr. Silman's work but instead t... | Read More

  • Mutilated chessboard problem - ChessNetwork

    British-American philosopher Max Black proposed the "Mutilated chessboard problem" in 1946 in his book "Critical Thinking". This tiling puzzle is an excellent critical thinking problem to pose to a classroom, teacher, or more generally those who e... | Read More

  • Get your act together!

    (Beat Reporter:  Mark LaRocca)  The Boston Blitz began this season just as they began last season, that is, letting the netted fish slip away and drawing matches that they must win.  If this season is to be a success, they must turn this trend ... | Read More

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  • Sinquefield 09: Aronian wins tournament(Blog please copy and paste to watch games or send me a messa

    2015 Sinquefield Cup This super-GM single Round Robin brings together some of the best players in the world. This is the second leg of the Grand Chess Tour. The players – Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Fabiano Caruana (USA),... | Read More

  • Rook ending, two blockaded passed pawns

    Black has two passed pawns but White is blockading them. It looks hard to make any headway as long as they have the queening squares under control. Moreover the pawns need protection, which means Black's mobility is somewhat limited. How to procee... | Read More

  • Sinquefield Cup 2015 - Round 9

    Last round analysis and round-up of the tournament at http://www.alexcolovic.com/2015/09/sinquefield-cup-2015-round-9.html | Read More


    Ny_Jn is a culprit. He uses Java Script to stall my time and win on time. Itried to remove him from friend-list. I am unable to do it. I want him to be removced from my friend-list. Can administration help me to remove from friend-list? ist2000in | Read More

    • ist2000in
    • | Sep 2, 2015
  • Inner West Swiss - Round 3

    This blog follows my quest for an official FIDE rating.  In this crazy Ruy Lopez game I choose 9...Nb8, the Breyer variation. As we follow the main line I suddenly remember the game Unzicker vs Tal from 1960 http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessg... | Read More

    • taffy76
    • | Sep 2, 2015
  • fight for draw

    this is my new puzzle based on reti endgame strategy... | Read More

  • John Purdy Memorial - Round 2

    This blog follows my quest in obtaining an official FIDE rating.  In this game I try for a Semi-Slav against 1.d4. My opponent, FIDE 1654, obtains a nice position out of the opening before committing a series of positional mistakes that gives aw... | Read More

    • taffy76
    • | Sep 2, 2015
  • Newsletter #51: Satellite Events in USA!

    One of the major goals of Millionaire Chess is to give more and more players the opportunity to play in our big event. While a few satellites tournaments were successfully held abroad, the month of August saw a spurt of three more recently held ri... | Read More

  • New chess raps

    Hey guys, Thanks everyone for all the feedback! I've been working on a few new chess rap songs. I'd recommend you check out Tactics, Positional Chess, and a joke rap called Kasparov. I just redid the Tal's goin freestyle with some better equipmen... | Read More

  • The Amateur's Mind - Pawn Structure 2

    Hello Chess Fans, Welcome back to the continuation of the book The Amateur's Mind.  To fully learn the concepts, I recommend you get the book and follow along.  This series is not intended as a substitute for Mr. Silman's work but instead t... | Read More

  • "Very good morning".

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    • DeepaVenna
    • | Sep 1, 2015
  • Tuesday Night Action 15! Round 5 (9/1/15)

    Tonight I played at the local club in Charlotte, NC. I have not played rated chess, nor have I really studied, since July 7 this year after my short return earlier this year.  I had the black pieces against an opponent I had faced only once befo... | Read More

    • dblackw2
    • | Sep 1, 2015
  • Ratings don't matter, but even so I am happy.

    My blitz rating the last 12 months on lichess.org has hovered between 1600-1700.  In the last 6 days though I have went from 1680 to 1829.  Yes, I think it is possible I could drop down to 1700 any day, but even so...some progress is clearly bei... | Read More

    • Romans920
    • | Sep 1, 2015
  • Pawn Endgames Are Not Easy

    In the above analysis I have mentioned a recent blitz game which taught me the importance of keeping fresh knowledge in your endgame play. By luck I won, but next time I may not be so fortunate.  The deceptively quiet, simplistic endgame re... | Read More

  • Question Everything!

    Let me show you a classic and often imitated Sicilian Dragon game:  A great game you would most likely agree, no? In fact, this game was basically a world championship game (because Fischer did not defend his title in 1975). So this game was ve... | Read More

  • From 1400 to 1500 : Study the chess games of Paul Morphy

    One thing that most 1400 players [1] can learn is that piece development and king safety are sometimes worth much more than material win in chess. And the more experienced a beginner chess player gets, the more likely the material win will be mor... | Read More

    • achja
    • | Sep 1, 2015
  • 2016 Word Chess Championship

    Hello Everyone, As you may know, there is a 2016 Word Chess Championship. The formal WCC, Magnus Carslen, is going to play the person who wins the 2016 Candidates Tournament.  More Updates Later... :) | Read More

  • Chess is to chess960 as ____ is to ____

    Belgian chess master Mark Weeks was the strongest player to write regularly about chess960, and he was also one of the most prolific. Weeks once asked his readers to help wrestle with the problem of suitably analogizing chess and chess960. It's a... | Read More

  • Weekly Puzzle #7: Channeling Alekhine

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  • دختر زیبای ایتالیایی عاشق ازدواج با احمدی نژاد + عکس

    دختر زیبای ایتالیایی عاشق ازدواج با احمدنژاد + عکس قدس آنلاین در گزارشی نوشت: “سیلویا والریو” دختر ۱۸ ساله ایتالیایی و مولف کتاب “ی... | Read More

  • My best chess wins 2

       For this, i will post longer time control wins. Lets look at game 1:                                  An impossible win!                           Beating an 1800 rated player at co... | Read More

    • seanysean2
    • | Sep 1, 2015
  • Weekly Puzzle Week 36: Endgame Puzzle

    This is the weekly puzzle of week 36, with an endgame puzzle. Click here to see the puzzle of week 35. Do you think you can play tactics played by Mikhail Botvinnik? Then click here!  White to move, which knight do we take?   | Read More

    • vc153415
    • | Sep 1, 2015
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  • ''Best games of yours''

    Well,you can boast some of your best chess games played,here.... | Read More

  • Abu Dhabi Masters

    I'm writing this from the lobby of the Sofitel Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The tournament has just finished and at least I remembered how to play a little. Scored 6.5/9 and came 8th. Results. A big congratulations to my friend, Nils Grandelius, who had a ... | Read More

  • Parade

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    • NagyAntal
    • | Sep 1, 2015