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  • Weekly Blog 8/19/14

    Hello everyone,  this is my weekly blog where I will share my chess experience, games, and 1 puzzle. Today I have broke the 1200 barrier and I am so happy :) I went on a like 10 game winning streak and got 50 points in 30 minutes :P Here are so... | Read More

  • First Ever Blog?!?!

    I've never made a blog post before, but decided to throw some easy annotations on my summer season DC League games and see how it turns out.  These are the only games I would have played between the Ron SImpson Memorial in April and the US Master... | Read More

  • Bobby Fischer and Irving Chernev Collections

    I am very excited to have finished creating PGN/Chessbase collections for Bobby Fischer's My 60 Memorable Games and Irving Chernev's Logical Chess Move by Move.  They can be downloaded in either format here. | Read More

  • 2014 US Open Game 8

    I've reached the penultimate round of the 2014 U.S. Open with 2.5 points out of a possible 7. The leaders in the U1600 section had 4 points, and because this was an open swiss, should be paired up against much stronger players in the final round... | Read More

    • Chessmo
    • | Aug 19, 2014
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  • Is Chess.com's live tournaments not fair?

    Alright guys, Here is deal I was playing a 3 minute live tournament with 7 rounds. By the 5th round I only won 3 games and durning some point around that time maybe when the 6th round was about to begin, I was told I could either resign from the t... | Read More

    • bfos99
    • | Aug 19, 2014
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  • Bobby Fischer vs Donald Byrne

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  • Good game - Still a loss

    I used the computer analysis function on the site, as part of my Gold membership, to see where I went wrong.  It lists my blunders, mistakes, and inaccuracies.  No blunders, no mistakes, 4 inaccuracies. I can't feel too bad, the player was 150 ... | Read More

  • Meet the Knockouts

    Hello again chess world! We're back for another exciting season of US Chess League action. 2 new teams, the Atlanta Kings and the Rio Grande Ospreys, have joined the fray with high-powered lineups, increasing the league to 18 teams. This led to a ... | Read More

  • New chess stream on my YouTube channel

    Записал второй стрим по шахматам. Стрим самый настоящий без отбора лучших игр, просто запись всех игр подряд с живыми комментариями к о... | Read More

  • mate in 2

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    • AvetikN
    • | Aug 19, 2014
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  • White to move and win (my first puzzle)

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    • jxiao
    • | Aug 19, 2014
    • | 141 views
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  • Find the Powerful Move #21

    It's back! These next few exercises will be from the recently concluded 3rd Annual Washington International held in Rockville Maryland Aug 9-14, 2014. I can't really say enough how well this tournament was run. It is also a must for anyone seeki... | Read More

  • Défense Philidor

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    • brahman99
    • | Aug 19, 2014
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  • Défense française

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    • brahman99
    • | Aug 19, 2014
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  • Frustration game with a physiological chess game

    Maybe chess is not merely won by talent or practice but by physiology? A good example of one of the worst games and most frustrating games I have ever played.  At the start of the game my opponent blunders a queen and I was so focused on the at... | Read More

    • jokerman17
    • | Aug 19, 2014
    • | 187 views
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  • Carlsen v. Anand (part 2)

    CARLSEN: "You again?"ANAND: "Yes. I am a book of a thousand pages and you have seen but one."CARLSEN: "Well, those pages must all be blank."ANAND: "Funny.  I'll let you in on a secret: you're not Kasparov."    CARLSEN: "Stop your jaw flappin' ... | Read More

  • GOD BLESS AMERISTAN!!

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    • kboyer309
    • | Aug 19, 2014
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  • tactics

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    • chesspro73
    • | Aug 19, 2014
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  • Cleveland Open Round 1; 94 Moves!

    This was round 1 of the Cleveland Open last weekend. U1800 section.  | Read More

  • Russia, Ukraine

    Do you think that the particular year Russia will enslave the world? | Read More

  • July & August Bulletins

    My adventures at the Tromsø Olympiad probably deserve a separate blog post, but meanwhile two new issues of The Master's Bulletin have appeared! I do want to share with you guys what we did this summer. July issue As I wrote before, in ... | Read More

  • chess puzzle using the pin, #1: sac and deflect, followed by checkmate

    Source: 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations | Read More

    • biffrod
    • | Aug 19, 2014
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  • How To Best Handle Unknown Openings

    What is the best way to handle Openings which you have not prepared for before the Match or what is the best way to handle unknown variations of it?Recently I have been preparing an opening reportoire and I am confused with such questions.Can you ... | Read More

    • Ishan01
    • | Aug 19, 2014
    • | 148 views
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  • Chess Trophy's Follow Up!

    Hey guys, me again. From my post yesterday no one sent me any trophies! I would just like to say that there are thousands of people here on chess.com and so far out of 40 veiws no one sent any trophies or even commented! Please, If your reading th... | Read More

    • bfos99
    • | Aug 19, 2014
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  • Северное Сомали.

    Александр Роджерс/Сб, 16/08/2014 Вот объясните мне, зачем я работаю, стараюсь, собираю и фильтрую информацию, отслеживаю источники и переп... | Read More