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  • An imprisoned bishop by chessbase

    An imprisoned bishop by Karsten Müller 9/3/2015 – Every week ChessBase magazine author and renowned endgame expert Karsten Müller presents a remarkable or particularly instructive endgame in his blog. A click on the diagram opens a larger boa... | Read More

  • Cheating at the Hedgeware Open

    Rakesh tells the story of the latest episode, that comes just two weeks after a player was caught using his smartphone, which was hidden in a toilet cubicle during the Dubai Open, to enhance the quality of his moves. The player, Gaioz Nigalidze, ... | Read More

    • GM_Nikhil
    • | Sep 3, 2015
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  • For the love of the game of chess

    I play for beauty and joy in chess. If I can play one exciting or nice game out of 100 games with 99 "boring" games, then I am happy. After having played like a beginner patzer for most of the time in the last 2 days, today finally featured such ... | Read More

    • achja
    • | Sep 3, 2015
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  • Opening Practice for All

    This post is for me to practice the openings recommended by chess.com.  All are welcome to play as well, enjoy. Soon I will post openings 1. d4 from blacks vantage as I'm not a 1. d4 player.  Also I play the Caro Kann and Sicilian so... | Read More

    • Bumper72
    • | Sep 3, 2015
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  • Lichess Tournament Position

    I had found this move sequence in a tournament game against a player who was 1750 and I was only 1535 (lichess ratings). I had 30 seconds on the clock and I had been winning for the past 6 moves. I felt he was still really dangerous if I played on... | Read More

  • Abierto pensado 2015 #1

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    • sundunga
    • | Sep 3, 2015
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  • Rentrée au CÉM

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    • Possador
    • | Sep 3, 2015
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  • my oovoo acount

    do you want to see me? my oovoo account is: luisargent | Read More

  • En passant Rule should Apply to Long Castling?

    Say a Bishop or queen is attacking the Queen Knight square,i.e., b1 or b8, chess rule allow long castling (as long as the king does'nt come under check, castling is allowed). My question to you is "should'nt the rook be allowed to be captured En... | Read More

  • Amendments to the Constitution – stubborn president Poroshenko.

    Amendments to the Constitution – stubborn president Poroshenko. Article from Ukrainian scientist and politologist Petro Oleschuk.   Translate from Facebook article.   If the amendments to the Constitution is not so important, why the ... | Read More

    • Osokor
    • | Sep 3, 2015
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  • "Very good afternoon".

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    • DeepaVenna
    • | Sep 3, 2015
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  • Quite a gg

    http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=1268337704 | Read More

    • thomsjrj
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • Blindside

    Blindside Oh they talk proper with intelligence selling propaganda to the masses, creating massive controversy, animating hatred through social media, we are one color, one governing body, one nation falling divided by the undivided attentions of... | Read More

  • End Game Puzzles

    This first one is 7 moves, but you are trying to position your piece so to force black to move away from the pawn. | Read More

    • Bumper72
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • Is This Guttsey?

         Is it a bad idea for a freshman to as a junior to a dance? I have a mandatory dance in December, and I just wanted to know if anyone thinks asking a junior is a bad idea. | Read More

  • Iowa Open Report

    Last weekend, I participated in the 61st Iowa Open, and won it with a score of 4.5/5. I am in the process of annotating my games, and have completed my round one game, which can be viewed, with notes, here: http://nmpetek.blogspot.com/2015/09/kar... | Read More

    • NM nmpdk
    • | Sep 2, 2015
    • | 63 views
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  • Enotate User Guide

    http://www.chessiq.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/enotate_user_guide.pdf | Read More

    • GM_Nikhil
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • Tactics from the Sinquefield CUp

    Super-Grandmaster Tactics at the Sinquefield Cup     Carlsen vs. So, Photo Grand Chess Tour  Here's a look at some of the tactical combinations from the exciting first round of the tournament, which had the rare result of all decisive games ... | Read More

    • GM_Nikhil
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • Why is Carlsen so Dominant? (A Theory)

    Magnus Carlsen at last year's Sinquefield Cup, in Burning Boards by Glenn Kaino, Photo Courtesy WCHOF Throughout the history of chess there have been very few individuals that have managed to dominate the chess world. Among them we can recall nam... | Read More

    • GM_Nikhil
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • Levon Aronian Wins the 3rd Annual Sinquefield Cup

    The 2015 inaugural Grand Chess Tour features three tournaments including Norway Chess, Sinquefield Cup and London Chess Classic. The Grand Chess Tour has quickly established itself as the premier chess circuit in the world, featuring 10 of the top... | Read More

    • GM_Nikhil
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • The Game I Gave Away (Rook Endgames are Hard)

    Okay, folks, Rook endgames are just hard. I played a game today where I outplayed my opponent from beginning to end. I preach about the importance of analyzing one's games and I practice what I preach. I analyzed the game and had given myself a ni... | Read More

    • PaulEChess
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • Big Sean

    "Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan. Big Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam Recordings in 2008 and Roc Nation... | Read More

  • A Classic KIng Hunt!

    I was Black in a recent 15 5 game. Both of us immediately sought control of the center, White with fianchetto bishops, me with stalwart King and Queen pawns. A nice symmetrical opening. But White was over-eager, skipping essential development of h... | Read More

    • Coronus
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • The Old Man and The Lake

    The Old Man and the Lake     We had noticed some dark clouds forming on the lake and we headed our sailboat in to the dock. We had begun to stow our gear when I happened to notice an old man in a small fishing boat gliding into an adjacent doc... | Read More

    • Hippygator
    • | Sep 2, 2015
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  • A Casual Game With A Friend

         I played a casual game with a friend at school today (during lunch of course).     Minlex is the nickname I was given by Val. | Read More