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  • pole position

    Hello chess friends, I had received a question about the difference between tactical and stratigic positions. Positions where you need to calcuclate versus positions where only general ideas can be helpful. First, let's look at two positions, wi... | Read More

    • perrybridd
    • | Jun 21, 2015
    • | 186 views
    • | 1 comment
  • hinos da ccb

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  • Zombie Jesus

    Espectro ambulante resultado de un intento de resurrección chapucera que hizo Dios con Jesús de Nazaret. Un poco más coñazo que el anterior, todos los sermones de este se limitaban a decir Aaaaaaaa! con cara de pocos amigos. Además no era... | Read More

    • Jaketxelo
    • | Jun 21, 2015
    • | 114 views
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  • October 3, 2014 (Benko/Hungarian)

    This was my first try with the Benko, or Hungarian, opening.  After this game, I went back to the KIA. | Read More

    • rkd1
    • | Jun 21, 2015
    • | 197 views
    • | 1 comment
  • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 06.19.2015 - day 191

    World Champion Alexander Alekhine won against Antonio J Torres in a simul in Spain in 1922: Black to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Cathy Forbes in the National Open in Chicago in 1988: White to move and mate in 3: Our... | Read More

  • Tom Lehrer: The Elements

    Okay, so this has nothing to do with chess except for brains. I can do the song and really helps me in remembering the elements in the Periodic Table. So, I think this was a big accomplishment because I am only 10 yrs. old. | Read More

    • nantaro
    • | Jun 21, 2015
    • | 183 views
    • | 1 comment
  • October 2, 2014 (KIA)

    Here's a game I lost as White with my favorite opening. | Read More

    • rkd1
    • | Jun 21, 2015
    • | 211 views
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  • selected games for facebook

    I decided to post up some of my chess games for my facebook page. These games are all against the computer. You might wonder why not share games against other people. My reason for not doing that is computers tend to play with a more clear cut pl... | Read More

  • No idea how I lost this one...

    I got a crushing advantage in this game, but still, I managed to lose. Worst game ever !   | Read More

    • diegoami
    • | Jun 21, 2015
    • | 127 views
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  • Norway Chess 2015 - Round 5

    It's good to have rest days. The players returned crazier than ever and plethora of blunders followed: Hammer pre-moved (!!!) and lost, Grischuk was slow as usual and couldn't solve the usual Carlsen problems and Caruana misjudged an endgame. The... | Read More

  • September 30, 2014

    In the interest of completeness, I'm going to continue posting my live games from last year.  This one was really stupid.  Sometimes I forget to wear my thinking cap, apparently. | Read More

    • rkd1
    • | Jun 21, 2015
    • | 118 views
    • | 1 comment
  • Twice Satisfied: Norway Chess Day 5

    I should've marked this as day 6, but it is day 5 of the actual games, so... I am indeed twice satisfied, once because of Magnus's win (it was going to happen, and we all know that) and again because of Levon Aronian's shocking win over Fabiano C... | Read More

    • smith8800
    • | Jun 21, 2015
    • | 221 views
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  • Might happen to higher level chess gamers

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    • colazero13
    • | Jun 21, 2015
    • | 186 views
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  • Intuition

    This article is going to be completely about quick intuition to hopefully accurately read a game. All players who have played or who have the ability to play well in a rated tournament must be able to accurately calculate positions. But what happe... | Read More

  • blitz

    Hi everyone, I played 9 blitz games with 3|2 and recorded them. My rating is a bit low, that's why I have won many of them, check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7YtVZYewpY&list=PLpBLHiy_4vf0dmpZxAjvvFzST-St204Y5&index=1 | Read More

    • gbnmvfx
    • | Jun 21, 2015
    • | 170 views
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  • Playing to Play Vs. Playing for a Result

    Hi Chess Friends,   Yesterday I posted a few puzzles from a recent game of mine in the DC Chess League. You can find those here: http://www.chess.com/blog/CoachJKane/a-few-tactics-from-last-night.   Today's post focuses on the endgame, whic... | Read More

  • Open Games: Italian Game (Giuoco Piano)

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    • DAlbanesi
    • | Jun 21, 2015
    • | 278 views
    • | 9 comments
  • I've tried to play Bullet on 25 times better connection today. It is still not enough!

    I've tried to play Bullet via a 25 times better connection today. It is still not enough! Dear Chess.com administration, make Live chess less resource-demanding, please!!!  | Read More

  • Nantaro vs Paul **: Pattern Recognition

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    • nantaro
    • | Jun 21, 2015
    • | 148 views
    • | 2 comments
  • Slow chess and bad manners

    I have been playing 30 minutes games or 30/30 and the manners have been quite poor. Apart from the no resigning guy, I had three disconnections out of 6 games. I would like to know if there is a group for slow games in a casual way. I have found s... | Read More

    • Pablo-L
    • | Jun 21, 2015
    • | 268 views
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  • Live!Chessdom has a *GREAT* format for watching Norway 2015! Computer analysis and game times

    http://www.chessdom.com/norway-chess-2015-live/ They do every major event, from the world championship to others typically covered on websites like http://www.2700chess.com/  Another plus is they don't pretend like no other website exists and ... | Read More

    • GmPrice
    • | Jun 21, 2015
    • | 348 views
    • | 2 comments
  • Bullet draw against personal highest ranked opponent

    Draw due to time expiring - this is the highest ranked opponent i ever played one on one (Daniel Ransch is the absolute highest - but those were simuls) http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=1190760678 Tactic on move 35 allowed to get ahead  | Read More

    • vmay1072
    • | Jun 21, 2015
    • | 174 views
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  • Felce Cup 2014

    In 2014 I played in the Felce Cup for the first time in 4 years after illneses and personal struggles stopped me from playing in the tournament after 2010. Here are the games for my first ever blog on chess.com. Enjoy! | Read More

  • hymns of the Christian Congregation Church in English

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  • Test your positional instincts

    In the following position, Black looks to be slightly worse with fewer pieces developed, but is this so?     Did you find a strong move for Black? Try out your move in the puzzle: This is the sort of problem that someone with strong posit... | Read More

    • NM linlaoda
    • | Jun 21, 2015
    • | 1244 views
    • | 10 comments