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  • Space Coast open 2015

    One of my new year's commitments was to succeed at chess which is my passion, as everybody who knows me is aware of. Its been tough to study the last couple of months since I have been too busy with my real job and I have been playing a lot of ... | Read More

  • Men are better than woman in Chess ?

    Nigel Short says men 'hardwired' to be better chess players than women Nigel Short, proof according to one critic that there is clearly no direct link between chess-playing ability and intelligence. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters ... | Read More

    • 1Chessdoc
    • | Apr 27, 2015
  • time cheating

    i was playing a  game, waiting on the oponent to play. the time flip on me and i ;ost on time. someone tell me how in nell that happens unless someone on this site, have their favorite players and cheats for them. this is the second time it happen. | Read More

  • Getting out of Jail #3: ICC 15 minute game against 1800

    Here's todays game in what is becoming my series of getting out of jail games! | Read More

  • My System - Walkthrough

    UNDER CONSTRUCTION   So I've never read My System (Aron Nimzowitsch) before dispite owning a copy and playing chess for a good couple years. One of the problems I have had, is that while reading it provides some positional examples, unless you... | Read More

    • Spartycus
    • | Apr 27, 2015
  • Sicilian Defense Against the Wing Gambit

      Hello Chess Fans, SURPRISE!!  If you're a Sicilian Defense player - be prepared to be "Taken Out of Book" when you come across this Anti-Sicilian Opening - The Wing Gambit. It has tricks and traps you may not be aware of that we'll review to... | Read More

  • Dutch Stonewall

    Just played my first dutch stonewall as black with 5|2 time control: Any tips or comments? Put them down below! Thank you! -ZSGurwitz | Read More

    • Zsgurwitz
    • | Apr 27, 2015
    • | 1 comment
  • Review of the 6th simul in live.chess.com. VIDEO & PUZZLES!

    Hello everyone! It was already sixth simul and I should say that opponents became even stronger! Some games goes on the scenario that I'm not expected, in some I made really tough blunders. My thoughts, my ideas you can find below in the video in ... | Read More

  • Daily Puzzle - 4/27/15 - Helpmate in 3

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    • chessgm8
    • | Apr 27, 2015
  • Unique method of play that actually works!

    We're no strangers to loveYou know the rules and so do IA full commitment's what I'm thinking ofYou wouldn't get this from any other guy I just wanna tell you how I'm feelingGotta make you understand Never gonna give you upNever gonna let you do... | Read More

  • Staff Profiles: Shaun

    This is the second in a series of posts to help people get to know the Chess.com Team a bit better! Today, we catch up with Shaun McCoy, aka... Shaun! Where do you live? I make my living on the mean streets of South Carolina.  It’s a roug... | Read More

    • webmaster
    • | Apr 27, 2015
    • | 1 comment
  • USCF Rating Anomalies

    As I was perusing some recent USCF tournaments, I managed to stumble upon some strange anomalies that have occured in tournaments. Here is an example:     Hold on, this kid has a rating of 0 ! Now this makes sense becuase he hasn't played ... | Read More

  • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.27.2015 - day 138

    World Champion Mikhail Tal won against Aleksandrs Koblencs in the USSR in 1965: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Bobby Fischer won against Lhamsuren Myagmarsuren in the Sousse Interzonal Tournament in 1967: White to move and mate i... | Read More

  • Questions that Need Answers

    After losing another game by 'abandonment' on my part, I a question to ask you out there in chess.com land. Since I am a casual member, on a 'free-basis' and not a 'paying member', am I being punished with limited functionality when I play others ... | Read More

    • Irish-Guy
    • | Apr 27, 2015
  • Sunrise and Sunset at Sea

    Some pics I took while sailing on the Blue Seas.... Livorno - Italy, sunrise. Genova - Italy, sunrise. Palma de Majorca - Spain, sunset. Sunrise at sea... Vesuvio - Italy, sunrise. Barcelona - Spain, sunrise. Civitavecchia - Rome, sunset.... | Read More

  • Chess joke! Laugh...or at least die trying, please?

    Yes, yes, I told a joke in this vocaroo. If you laughed you better say so or i'll hunt you down and tell you another! http://vocaroo.com/i/s1QO6JAr7fyP | Read More

  • My KID

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    • mnowotny
    • | Apr 27, 2015
  • Me vs. Medium computer

    I play as black. | Read More

  • Nona Gaprindashvili. A Bow to the Veterans, part 1

    Excerpt from Gaprindashvili's book I Prefer Risk (Предпочитаю риск). A Bow to the Veterans The first woman world champion Vera Menchik was tragically killed on 27th June 1944 during the Nazi bombing of London. After Alexander Ale... | Read More

  • Playing in pain

    last june got hurt at work in march had major surgery on my shouder and the area around it.for the life of me i can not play a good game.but i still like the game cannot focus   | Read More

    • joelegg
    • | Apr 27, 2015
  • Hello!

    I want to blog somthing about what im doing trying to improve my chess. After some bad defeats i came to the conclusion, that something is really wrong with my way of playing chess. I got a copy of Dan Heismans "A guide to chess improvement". Mos... | Read More

  • A Morra gambit game for a change

    Against this fairly strong opponent I had scored -6 +1 =0 in the past. This game was a quick win with some small tactical fireworks. And a similar one : | Read More

    • achja
    • | Apr 27, 2015
  • Dr. Hegdewar Open tournament- Round 2

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    • oshanchess
    • | Apr 27, 2015
  • Beginning of chess year

    Most tournaments in our city are concentrated in winter. The first months of the year (January – March) is the only opportunity for me to play a lot of OTB chess. This year the list of tournaments was not so rich. Despite of this I played in mai... | Read More

    • YurPav
    • | Apr 27, 2015
  • Playing an International Master

    This game was played at the recently concluded Niagara Falls Open April 25-26th (I finished tied for 7th), in the 2nd round I played IM Razvan Preotu, Canada's rising junior star who also has 2 GM norms. Every other game he has slaughtered me but ... | Read More