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  • Some interesting games.

    To people that have arrived at my blog:  Hi, people who are here to look at my openings for an upcoming tournament. Enjoy!  Hi, people who are here out of curiosity of my games. Enjoy!  These are just some games from ICC, I'll be adding more ... | Read More

  • DAYTON CHESS FESTIVAL July 27th-August 2nd

    Your Chess Summer Ends with a Bang! www.DaytonChessFestival.com www.OhioChessAcademy.com is a proud sponsor of a new chess event! This event will make for a great learning experience for up & coming players as many strong players from the ... | Read More

  • A quick morning puzzle

    A couple of months ago, I had a rare occasion to play against a fellow Australian in the 4NCL league match weekend in England. The Aussie in question is IM Justin Tan, an extremely talented young player who probably hasn't received the attention h... | Read More

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  • South Miami Chess Club 2015-06-27

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  • Planning in Chess

    How a beginner plays, how a master plays, typical plans, Redundant pieces | Read More

    • Ronliv
    • | Jun 27, 2015
  • Evaluating the Position

    Essential factors, position of the King, Material Advantage, Open Lines | Read More

    • Ronliv
    • | Jun 27, 2015
  • 2015 Monroeville June Zephyr

    Today was a really strange day for me. To be honest I'm not really amused at the results, but maybe someone reading this will disagree. As far as I know this is the only Monroeville tournament of the year with monetary prizes, which may have aide... | Read More

  • Nothing is so healthy as a thrashing at the proper time

    I've been on a roll lately, winning some games in good style, and winning many others with luck and tenacity. Even with the losses through inattention, I was nearing my "best" standard and 960 ratings at FICS, but I knew a speed bump was coming. T... | Read More

  • Tribute to GM Walter Browne

    I just found out that Mr. Six Time has passed away just a couple of days ago, in Las Vegas. I am referring to Grand Master Walter Browne. Condolences to his family. Although I am not family or a close friend; and I did not know Mr. Browne outside ... | Read More

  • Alex.Morgan13

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    • kiarash_mt
    • | Jun 27, 2015
  • Bad Blitz Habits

         When I became a member on Chess.com, the professor who referred me to the site advised me to stick to 15 minute games or longer if I wanted to truly improve my chess ability. His reasoning being that longer games provide enough time to stu... | Read More

    • dillarse
    • | Jun 27, 2015
  • I play trumpet

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  • DW vs SW

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    • carlos_b
    • | Jun 27, 2015
  • Steinitz Defence (1)

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    • thomasmoss
    • | Jun 27, 2015
  • Dame c/ pion passé sur la 7e rangée

    La position :- un des joueurs ne possède plus qu'une dame ;- l'autre joueur a :* un pion passé sur la 2e/7e rangée ;* son roi à proximité du pion ;- le trait est au joueur qui a une dame. C'est de la colonne sur laquelle sur se trouve le pio... | Read More

  • The Rope-A-Dope

    Muhammad Ali used a famous technique called the "rope-a-dope" to defeat opponents much bigger and stronger than he was. He would absorb the opponent's flurry of fierce punches and put his back against the ropes, encouraging the opponent to waste ... | Read More

    • logosx1
    • | Jun 27, 2015
  • High 5

    Hello everyone, I played 5 blitz games today, I liked them and for me there even is a highlight in it, but see for yourself: playlist. Have a nice day | Read More

    • gbnmvfx
    • | Jun 27, 2015
  • Queen vs a passed pawn on the 7th rank

    About the position:- one side only has a queen remaining;- the other side has:* a passed pawn on the 2nd/7th rank,* their king in close proximity to the pawn;- it's the side with the queen to move. The result of the game depends on which file the... | Read More

  • 涙、涙の連敗続き・・・

    最近は 15|10 で対戦しているのですが、連敗続きです。レーティングも 1400台半ばまで落ちました。対戦相手が異常に強く感じ、対戦中に相手の隙を見つけることが出来ません。で、結... | Read More

  • Naiditsch Conquers Kramnik City: Dortmund R1

    There was some despair in the first round of Dortmund's Sparkassen Chess Meeting, but there was enough happiness to balance it out. At the end of a wonderful 57-move-long game against Vladimir Kramnik, German No. 1 Arkadij Naiditsch earned a poin... | Read More

    • smith8800
    • | Jun 27, 2015
  • Regular 45|45 Tourney #17 Round 5

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    • Possador
    • | Jun 27, 2015
  • Rethinking chess pieces

    I am reading a couple of books these days, one of them 'Rethinking chess pieces'  by A.S. ...It's good to play a lot of chess and read simultaneously... | Read More

  • My First Scandinavian Defense With Black

    On Friday I played in a regional evening tournament (you play seven rounds on seven Friday evenings). As usual in the first round, you will face either a much stronger or, as it has been in my case, a much weaker opponent because of the large fiel... | Read More

    • kurze15
    • | Jun 27, 2015
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  • Ongoing harassment.

    So yesterday, I went to the post office to pick up something that I bought on the internet.  I turns out the tracking information said that my mail was "Delivered to Individual", but the mail had not been delivered.  I spoke with the mail carrie... | Read More

  • Day 7 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

    On June 17th I continued with the seventh day of my 800 to 2200 blitz challenge for the month of June! I had previously been very busy with Chess.com University work so I wasn't able to post the videos or blog until now. Here's my favorite game... | Read More

  • Converting a Space Advantage into a Win

    Hello Chess Fans, Do you think you have a winning advantage when your pawns occupy the center early - Think again.  Having Space Advantage MUST be preserved, guarded and expanded upon.  How to accomplish that is the subject of this next arti... | Read More

  • Let's see the future

    If you like to play for your team against other teams keep reading. I made a program that can predict which team will win and by how many points in a team match played here on chess.com. I named it pydamus (as in python and Nostradamus) you can re... | Read More