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  • Tis the Season to Level Up Your Chess

    Hello Chess.com users! Here is a game I played this month at the Kings Island Open in Ohio. The tournament was won by US Champ Gata Kamsky. I myself had a good start winning my first three games, here is my second round effort.     I teach... | Read More

  • Pressure: Carlsen-Anand Game 11

    Anand finally cracked a  bit in game 11. He was playing very well and then played one overly-aggressive move, perhaps getting too excited about his position, or perhaps feeling like he needed to overcome his 1-point deficit in this game, and sudd... | Read More

  • Music Video! ~ Taylor Swift

    I love this girl!  She's amazing inside and out. Saw her in concert when she was on her 1st tour. "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-ORhEE9VVg Enjoy!! ~Precious~ | Read More

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  • Puzzle 002

    Another puzzle from one of my games. | Read More

    • Zifre
    • | Nov 18, 2014
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  • Puzzle 001

    A slightly modified puzzle from one of my games. | Read More

    • Zifre
    • | Nov 18, 2014
    • | 96 views
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  • Game 3 - OpenDeal vs Magnus 10 Years Old. Another horrible game

    Another horrible game, even worse than the first two. This time I went for an attack that was failed to begin with... sigh... | Read More

    • OpenDeal
    • | Nov 18, 2014
    • | 108 views
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  • Knight VS Bishop

    Knight serves closed game but Bishop serves open long matches. If you like to use them together as equal power,you should prefer open game strategy rather than closed because knights have a little strong power in closed games. | Read More

  • 2 Incoming BIG brand new chess.com competitions Please read!

    Hi everybody! I should keep announcing this every now and again. I have 2 of now the newest and growing chess.com competitions.  1. The Junior International Cup (Under 18 World League)  The 2015 competition started a few days ago, to make it... | Read More

    • aussiedj
    • | Nov 18, 2014
    • | 113 views
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  • How to Punish The Queens Gambit Declined

    In chess you want to open the position  in the opening if you want to win game. Chess is very Drawish so if you dont open the position in the opening it would be very drawish for the rest of game if both sides play correctly. Now to show a game... | Read More

    • gluestix
    • | Nov 18, 2014
    • | 159 views
    • | 5 comments
  • Gambito smit- morra (1400-1650)

    http://www.chess.com/tournament/entrenando-con-el-gambito-smit--morra | Read More

    • eduardo8
    • | Nov 18, 2014
    • | 114 views
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  • Check it out

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/scholastic-chess/exciting-2014-chess-olympiad-games-part-1 | Read More

    • gluestix
    • | Nov 18, 2014
    • | 114 views
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  • Why do top players prefer 6. Be3 in the Najdorf?

    Why do master players nowadays prefer 6. Be6 to 6. Bg5? I'm wondering if anyone has insight into the thought process of titled players regarding this- maybe a top player themself could answer this best. Do they prefer it because: A: 6. Bg5 would ... | Read More

    • quak170
    • | Nov 18, 2014
    • | 120 views
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  • 2014 World Mind Games Final Game 4 - Gnab whacks Katz to emerge 2014 World Mind Games champion!

    IM Alexander Katz, in a do-or-die attempt to win with Black, repeated his home-concocted 8...Bd7!?  in the Pirc Austrian Attack,  which had paid dividends in the qualifying event against Gnaburits. However, this time, Gnab was well-prepped and w... | Read More

  • Beautiful Chess Compositions #4

    Part IV: What is white's fastest checkmate? Beware of stalemate! (Johannes Kohtz & Carl Kockelkorn, 1875).  MATE IN 5 Part 5 coming soon! Check out my previous puzzles!   | Read More

  • USCF Game 68(L): P.Miller-Kindred

                  It is round 5 and once again I made it to the money round. At the time I thought it was for small money of about a $100 or so, but as it turned out the game was for about $450. Unfortunately for me, my opponent was very ... | Read More

  • YACP 2

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    • iyahdub
    • | Nov 18, 2014
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  • BTCL Round 2 Results and Round 3 Pairings

    Hey friends Here they are at last!  In Round 2 many upsets occurred: UW Oshkosh beat Michigan State 4.5 to 0.5 UMN Twin Cities beat Penn State 4.5 to 0.5 Northwestern upset UW Madison 3.5 to 1.5 U of Illinois CU beat U of M Ann Arbor 4 to 1... | Read More

  • SCU - High School Invitational 2014

    SCU Chess Club held our 2nd High School Invitiational tournament on Fri 14-Nov-2014, with 30 students from 2 local schools competing against a solo club member. The 7 round Swiss-Style competition demonstrated some good play, and great sportsmansh... | Read More

  • Difference between 1700 player and 2000 player

    What do i do to go from 1700 to 2000 | Read More

    • ramyasugan
    • | Nov 18, 2014
    • | 181 views
    • | 4 comments
  • Understanding Critical Squares

    In my newest article on NextLevelChessCoaching.com, I talk about the concept of "critical squares". Critical squares are defined as "any squares on the board that are attacked and defended the same number of times". Read the article to learn how ... | Read More

  • The Ruy Lopez Opening

    A diagram of the Ruy Lopez opening for white. | Read More

  • Interchess #05B

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    • MPe3k
    • | Nov 18, 2014
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  • Opening Theory for Magtown: Anand-Carlsen Game 8

    Magnus Carlsen, known for avoiding opening theory, and prefering to defer the battle in chess to equal middlegames, today rattled off a very well-prepared sequence of moves to achieve a clear equality with black, and a fairly quick draw. Here are... | Read More

    • IM dpruess
    • | Nov 18, 2014
    • | 989 views
    • | 10 comments
  • Display Glitch in Chrome?

    Up until now, my chess.com has been working fine, until a recent game. My d7 pawn was right in front of the White king after he pushed e2-e4. Additionally, any moved with the queen were illegal. Although legal moves were enforced, there was nothin... | Read More

  • Puzzling on how to get that castled king

    It's always nice to pry open files and checkmate a castled king. If you solve the puzzle, you'll get the whole game plus my analysis, and see how black gets into dire straits by a combination of (1) pointlessly attacking my pieces when there is no... | Read More

    • john4000
    • | Nov 18, 2014
    • | 108 views
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  • checkmates

    that is the funniest checkmate | Read More

    • Alec_CA
    • | Nov 18, 2014
    • | 111 views
    • | 4 comments
  • Chess.com - Seven Years

    To celebrate my seventh year on chess.com, enjoy this classic Géza Maróczy game. Maróczy was, at his peak, among the world's top grandmasters. His defensive style spurred him to winning records against the leading attacking players of his day,... | Read More

    • benws
    • | Nov 18, 2014
    • | 521 views
    • | 3 comments
  • Sharks vs Nor'easters Week 7 USCL

    Needed to run the table to make the playoffs the sharks continued to play with momentum in week 7.   Marcel chose not to the play the opening "Manly" but finished the game off like a real brute!  Let me introduce one of our new secret weapon... | Read More