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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

  • 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

  • Fischer Destroys Fischer

    This article is a continuation of a a previous one (Fischer Destroys the Najdorf) so If you didn't read it I recommend you to see it to better understand this new one. The biggest problem that every chess player face in creating an opening repert... | Read More

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  • Pirate Week

    Three strange pirate-related things happened to me last week. Now there's a sentence you don't see every day. Admittedly, some of the links to buccaneering are a little tenuous, but it still makes for an unusual theme. It started when I found ou... | Read More

    • GM smurfo
    • | Aug 27, 2015
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  • More Coffee House Chess - a 2c3 Sicilian

    At Association in the City of London Chat, Philippians 1, Ephesians 1, prayer and then the chess. | Read More

  • Dutch Defense, General

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    • Sici7ian
    • | Aug 27, 2015
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  • grob's attack

    hi we'll today talk about rare played opening- grob's attack if your playing normal unrated  game thats a good opening for you. why? becuse its really for your oponent strange for your oponent he might think oh what a beginner but there's  a lo... | Read More

    • piotrchess
    • | Aug 27, 2015
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  • 14 od 29 poteza kraljicom

    Ne bih se mogao sjetiti nijednog trenutka iz šahovske škole ili kasnije treninga gdje su nas učii da u prvih 10 poteza partije pet puta igramo kraljicom, a da do 29. poteza ukupno odigramo 14 poteza Njenim Visočanstvom!    A opet, ne bih s... | Read More

    • TigiBorg
    • | Aug 27, 2015
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  • PLAY LIKE MIKHAIL TAL

     In this video, you’ll watch a game from the World Chess Championship – 1960, between the two great chess players, Mikhail Tal and Mikhail Botvinnik. It is a very famous chess game where Tal, the Magician from Riga, who is well known f... | Read More

    • smsugumar5
    • | Aug 27, 2015
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  • CHESS CALCULATION TRAINING

    Today I have some important topic to discuss with you. Its about ‘chess calculation’ So, without further ado, let’s get started! Example Avetisyan – Anton Guijarro Black to move   It’s Black’s turn now in the above position. P... | Read More

    • smsugumar5
    • | Aug 27, 2015
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  • مردی که بازیگر شد

    مرد هر روز دیر سر کار حاضر می شد، وقتی می گفتند: «چرا دیر می‌آیی؟» جواب می‌داد: «یک ساعت بیشتر می‌خوابم تا انرژی زیادتری برای کار کردن د... | Read More

  • Dutch Defense, Classical Variation

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    • Sici7ian
    • | Aug 27, 2015
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  • Dutch Defense, Nimzo-Dutch Variation, Alekhine Variation

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    • Sici7ian
    • | Aug 27, 2015
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  • Dutch Defense, Nimzo-Dutch Variation

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    • Sici7ian
    • | Aug 27, 2015
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  • Liga Brasileira e o time Santa Catarina

    Desde 2014, vários times estaduais e regionais do Brasil disputam um campeonato de xadrez on-line (por correspondência) no site www.chess.com. Se trata da Liga Brasileira, da qual em 2015, participam 8 times: Nordeste, Norte e Centro do Brasil... | Read More

    • GoodPawn
    • | Aug 27, 2015
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  • Pawn Endings 1

    King activity, zugzwang, the body check, etc. | Read More

    • Ronliv
    • | Aug 27, 2015
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  • Interesting endgame

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    • NagyAntal
    • | Aug 26, 2015
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  • X-Ray Tactics

    Hello Chess Fans, Grab your X-Ray glasses and shield yourself with a lead apron as we venture into strengthening your tactical training in attacking and defending with X-Ray Tactics.  Like Superman's ability to see through objects, X-Ray Tac... | Read More

  • First Game of a USCF rated Chess.com

    So today I played my first uscf rated chess.com tournament. It went out decent. I had 4 wins and 3 losses with no draws. Which is quite decent, but there were some instances in which I should have won more games, but as it goes history is history.... | Read More

  • The Thread Inquisition

    It saddens me that forums like religious and political forums not in the Open Discussion, troll threads, and naming and shaming threads exist.We often do nothing to report these threads to staff directly so these threads grow and multiply thus re... | Read More

  • CCD - Second Branch - 3.c4

    In previous articles we saw the lines which can come out of 3.Nf3. We even explored some lines which have not been seen a lot. I believe we have a pretty solid idea on how we would continue in those continuations. Lets cross 3.Nf3 off our chart. ... | Read More

  • Who Will Win?

    Who votes that the birds will win? Or pigs? Cast your vote in the comments. I vote for the birds. Also, I will post another blog that shows the results. | Read More

  • London system.

    hi chess players around the world, Im new to study chess, ive been playing for a few years from time to time, but i never really found an opening that fitted my style of how i whanted to play. here's to the thing i wanna talk about, Ive started ... | Read More

    • ahlin0
    • | Aug 26, 2015
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  • 8/22/15 Memphis Invitational 5-Round 40/2

    I will be using this blog space to upload some games from a recent tournament. Jeff Craft (1426) vs. Brendan Donlevy (990) | Read More

    • Aquilarion
    • | Aug 26, 2015
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  • A Scheme-F Bishop Endgame

    Hi, ChessfanNM posted a good example of a bishop endgame in the forum. At first sight it seems to be a simple win for black, but it is not so trivial. Here is the critical position. Can you find the win? If you solve it, you get acces... | Read More

  • 960 A tactical Benoni

    The lichess.org implementation of live 960 is still ahead of the chess.com implementation, at least in terms of adoption and finding an opponent. Issuing a seek with the same parameters on both servers has resulted in 22 games played at ... | Read More

  • CCD - Second Branch - 3.Nf3

    Second Key Point of the Opening: "White's move 3" *** Directed to Beginners *** The main moves I will cover will be the ones in the below chart. If your opponent plays another move which is not on the chart. It is probably a bad move. Which mean... | Read More

  • weather

    felt chilly today, for august, but still 66F.  | Read More

    • Being
    • | Aug 26, 2015
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