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  • Simul with International Master Attila Turzo on Saturday 5th of September

    I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.   I will play a simul on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. It will starting at 1:00 pm New York time on this Saturday the 5th September 2015. The standard entry fee w... | Read More

  • Months players london system now

    Who are the months for players in london system level grandmasters now? I do not know of them only Gata Kamsky. | Read More

    • faayez
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • advanced tactics #1

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    • tliju
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • Crush xD

    Hi I am in the final class of highschool :) so yeah school started for me :7. On my first day I did not want to go to school again :p but I do not hate it :). So I was walking to school, with my heavy schoolbag with me @_@, afraid of school :o. I... | Read More

    • Sophiexxx
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • #28 Chess Nut XI

     << #27 Phi Kappa Blaca XXXIX -- #29 ?? >>    Tournament #28 : Chess Nut, 11/23/91 Fred A Olds Elementary, Raleigh, NC TD:  Edwin Chamberlain Section:  Open Time Control:  G/60 (No Crosstable)   Yet another training tournamen... | Read More

    • dl_leonine
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • good finnish music !

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    • boogie76
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • Rook Ending Lessons: Minev 1985

    Simple Rook Endings never cease to amaze. A position which appeared so mysterious suddenly in 2 or 3 moves becomes so clear. I think with Rook endings, given how many possible moves there are at each branch, if you don't have a clear plan of what ... | Read More

  • Dione Crosses Saturn's Disk In Spectacular New Image

    Dione Crosses Saturn's Disk In Spectacular New Image The photo was captured from approximately 1.4 million miles away. NASA has released an incredible new image showing one of Saturn's many moons crossing the planet's disk. The moon Dione, ... | Read More

  • Crouching Tiger

    Nothing upsets me more in chess calculation than missing a candidate move.   Take the following tactical training position from Blokh's Combinations Motives.   I had looked at Rxh7, Nxe7, Nf6 and Qe4   See if you can solve the following. ... | Read More

  • Inner West Swiss - Round 4

    This blog follows my quest for an official FIDE rating. My second win on the trot! Still elated from my victory 6 days prior, I face yet another unrated opponent in round 4 at the Sydney Chess Club. This is perhaps the first game where I had a g... | Read More

    • taffy76
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • Intersecting Lines

    I flagged this position in my tactical training as I still have trouble getting to the most important features of this position.   See if you can solve the following:   Blokh's Combinational Motives: Diagram 779, Difficulty 4      W... | Read More

  • Falling in love with material

    One of the deadliest chess sins must surely be materialism. In being blinded by something you can count, I had failed to see alternatives in my daily tactical training.   Take the following example I was trying to solve from Blokh's "Combinatio... | Read More

  • Sexy Chess...i don't think so...

    Sexy Chess...i don't think so... Although it’s hard to claim having Magnus Carlsen as a photogenic World Champion has catapulted chess into the limelight in anywhere other than Norway there’s been no lack of mass media interest in the royal g... | Read More

    • Alexchex
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • Frame it!

    http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=1269615605 | Read More

    • thomsjrj
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • John Purdy Memorial - Round 3

    This blog follows my quest for an official FIDE rating. *** SPOILER *** After 4 draws and 1 loss, I finally record my first win... against an 11 year old! My opponent is the 2015 NSW Under 12 Champion and despite being unrated for FIDE standard... | Read More

    • taffy76
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • 10 Reasons Why Most People Are Not Good at Chess (and how to fix it)

    About 8.6% of the world’s population or roughly 700 million people play chess. Majority of these players will never reach even 1000 rating level which is considered to be a beginner’s strength. Why is that the case? How to change it? Most p... | Read More

    • Alexchex
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • Prodigy Program - September 2015 Registration Open!

    This is a detailed article regarding Chess.com University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety if you are a new student or a prospective student wanting to join the program in September. Most importantly, registration for all t... | Read More

    • GeniusKJ
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • "Very good afternoon".

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    • DeepaVenna
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • MIKHAIL BOTVINNIK’S WINNING METHOD

    We published a new video lesson “Mikhail Botvinnik’s winning method” for you.  Mikhail Botvinnik was the World Champion for about 13 long years. And there are definitely a lot of things that one can learn from him and his experi... | Read More

    • smsugumar5
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • CHESS – A LOOK AT SHARP TACTICS

    Important as it is to have very well-developed positional understanding and excellent strategic skills in chess, every player must have sharp tactical skills as well. After all, chess tactics and strategy are the main weapons that one use... | Read More

    • smsugumar5
    • | Sep 4, 2015
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  • България - Съединението прави силата!

    Току що гледах отбора...на 51 място е, има над 44000 точки, доста хора има също...Каква ще е съдбата му? Що не се съживи? Може дори да се преимен... | Read More

  • Banter Blitz #1

    Hi All, Click on the video below to watch me (NM Kanthecarowin) play blitz against a 2190 Chess.com player in the Nimzo Indian Defense Sometime soon I will have a day where I will have banter blitz going on live for maybe 1-2 hours where I will ... | Read More

  • Nice Tactic to Win

    To win the game, I used a remove the defender and discovered attack tactic. My opponent resigned soon after. | Read More

    • nputterman
    • | Sep 3, 2015
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  • 960 Altered tactics in French and Slav formations

    At starting position #518, the phrase I keep repeating is "use inactive force". At the other 959 starting positions, I recite "it's just chess". The pawn structures recur from Schnargl (a code to identify a starting position) to Schnargl... | Read More

  • Today is a REALLY SPECIAL DAY!! :)

    I don't usually blog much, usually only for cool tech news and version 3 stuff, but today, September 3, is a VERY SPECIAL DAY and I just HAD to blog!!  Why? Because two very important/special people to me celebrate their... | Read More

    • ChessKingT
    • | Sep 3, 2015
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