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  • Wait, I play chess?

    That’s how it feels this summer. I’ve been caught up with typical life things called work and family. I haven’t been doing anything chess related since my last post and oddly I’m Ok with that.  I’m working on an interesting medical devi... | Read More

  • Saving the Game Through Stalemate

    Did you know that roughly half of all endgames by Master level players come down to Rook and pawn endgames? If you aren’t a master you will still see these endings quite frequently and even more often you will see the possibility of simplifying ... | Read More

  • Inch by inch.

    Starting USCF 566(p) Current USCF 741 Tournaments this year: 7 Games played: 25   I am bit by tiny bit improving my chess.  My goal is to break 1000 by the end of the year - I'm fairly comfortable that I'll be able to achieve this, as long ... | Read More

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  • Light Square Domination

    This game is hardly free of errors, but I thought the light-square play was instructive. Hope you enjoy | Read More

    • Pligrim
    • | Jul 24, 2015
  • Philosophers on Love

    What is love? Is it desirable? It is the same thing as happiness, or perhaps the opposite? Schopenhauer was perhaps the first mainstream philosopher to write primarily about love, both as a moral emotion and generally how two people fall for each... | Read More

  • On Cliches

    What is a cliche? What isn't a cliche? Can we ever say something truly original? And if so, what is the "magical" line that divides originality from mere imitation?  The answer depends on whether you view people as naturally good or evil. This t... | Read More

  • Do you exist?

    What does ancient Greek philosophy and literature have in common? More than you'd think. They both use what can be called negative demonstrations; that is, they both prove a mode of life by showing how NOT to live. In literature, the character (wh... | Read More

  • My be leaving

    Hello to call my friends here I just like to say I could close my account here because some one on this site says I am hitting on women on this site and says I have been says things nasty I have not said anything nasty in my life I have a lot of w... | Read More

    • Neil666
    • | Jul 24, 2015
  • Two knights checkmate

    I was just analysing a game and found a checkmate with two knights and two bishops involved. Black could have defended better, but I just want to share the pretty checkmate line with you. | Read More

    • achja
    • | Jul 24, 2015
  • The Smothered Mate pictures.

    Ok, it was really hard to get these picture at an angle at which you could really see the mate. Although it was hard I still gave it a go. If you would like to see some colored pictures of this mate just let me know. Please leave comments if you ... | Read More

  • Monthly Blog: July 2015

    Happy July! For this monthly blog, I've chosen an online chess game in which I was black. Please enjoy! | Read More

  • A Good Match

    I haven't lost in awhile.  I lost this one on time, as I'm sure my last few moves will demonstrate.  I'm going to post this before checking with Fritz, so we'll let the humans figure out what happened here. | Read More

    • zirtoc
    • | Jul 24, 2015
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  • K Scott vs S Benzaiia

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    • carlos_b
    • | Jul 24, 2015
  • kopec system

    how do you beat the kopec system | Read More

    • ahemp
    • | Jul 24, 2015
  • Basic endgame (3)

    This endgame position is courtesy of GM Damian LemosGood practice puzzle with the following tasks:a) What is the theme of this position?b) What is white's winning idea?c) White to move; wrrite the complete winning variationPlease post your answers... | Read More

    • CM EugenD
    • | Jul 24, 2015
  • Tactics puzzle 18: pawn endgame tactic 3

    Recently I played a blitz game. Later I analyzed the game and I saw I missed an interesting pawn endgame tactic. If you can't see the commentery/continuation after solving the puzzle, then click on the question mark below the diagram. Black to m... | Read More

    • vc153415
    • | Jul 24, 2015
  • notação de xadrez

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  • たぶん、それは持ち時間によるレベルの違い。

    相変わらず負け続きです。 しばらく僕がレーティング 1500台に戻ることはないと思います。ふと思ったのですが、Chess.com の Live Chess は持ち時間によって同じレーティング帯でもレベル... | Read More

  • bishop vs 3 pawns

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    • tliju
    • | Jul 24, 2015
  • ((Blk Pgss)) What is fear? It wasn't introduced to me

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  • My queen sacrifice mate in 4

    Thanks for watching i hope you enjoy this one | Read More

  • Art of trade 6

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    • tliju
    • | Jul 24, 2015
  • 960: Дуэль на рокировках

    Роман из Екатеринбурга не побоялся бросить вызов - обоюдная атака при разносторинних рокировках (Роман, респект и уважуха!). Причем пос... | Read More

    • Kulinar
    • | Jul 24, 2015
  • Sicillian Variations

    What is your favorite Sicillian Variation? Post it here | Read More

  • My Blitz Game on chess.com and Mate in18 (#18)!

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    • Aliggator
    • | Jul 24, 2015
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  • Welcome to my group "MONIKA"!

    Hi all my friends...,just wanted to let you know that you are all welcome to join my group,which I am running ( with a help of a few great admins!)...If you want to be a part of this rapidly growing group,play team matches or vote chess,take a loo... | Read More

    • WFM monika84
    • | Jul 24, 2015
  • Kasparov vs Deep Blue, Game 6 : analysis

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  • Professional chess coach offering Online lessons

    skype (harish_chess ) for free 30 minutes demoHarish Kumar , International Chess Coach, Offering Chess Lessons at $9.99 per Hour. He won Regional Chess Championship for 6th time and Achieved 2004 Rating at Chess.com and Internet Chess Club. H... | Read More