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  • Vision and focus seem to be fading with age

    Something has been growing wrong with my chess play, occurring more frequently. I've been making one-move blunders: putting pieces en prise, leaving pieces en prise, not playing mates in one. Naturally, it means I'm not seeing more two-movers, too... | Read More

  • July Joy - 50% discount on chess coaching with an International Master

    Would you like to get personal help from a professional chess coach? July promotion. 50% discount. Chess Coaching with International Master Attila Turzo for 25 dollars per hour instead 50 dollars. If you would like to start to study with me, then... | Read More

  • Mikhail Tal games

    Some of Tal's games. Amazing! | Read More

  • For You Blitz Lovers Out There

    Do you love blitz, but you also want to improve? Go over your games! Blitz games are a great way to go over your openings. Also since your opponent and yourself have little time, there are many tactics in blitz games. Let me show you how I went ov... | Read More

  • Chessmaster vs Me

    Time limit was 60 min each. It is a king's Indian opening where I am playing black. I survived the opening, probably equalized in the middlegame, but died in the end. Not sure what went wrong actually.  | Read More

    • johndoe007
    • | Jul 25, 2015
  • Season Review 2014/2015

    With the new ECF grades published (I gained 225 Elo points in the year to June 2015), I have written a short review of my past season on my blog. http://becomingachessmaster.com/2015/07/25/season-review-20142015/ | Read More

  • Finais de Rei e Dama vs Rei e Torre

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    • Vcanario
    • | Jul 25, 2015
  • Tactics from a Swindle

    Hi Chess Friends,   Last night I played a five hour game late into the night, against a strong FM in the DC Chess League. After an overly creative (or bad) opening, I was lost for most of the game. Fortunately, despite a missing pawn or two, th... | Read More

  • 17 seats booked, 3 seats are available in the simul

    17 seats booked, 3 seats are available. Come and play a 30 minutes game with International Master Attila Turzo! You can register at: http://www.chess.com/blog/attilaturzo/simul-with-international-master-attila-turzo-for-maximum-20-play... | Read More

  • Chess Structures in Practice - King's Indian Type I

    I write this blog to share some of the ideas from my book Chess Structures - a Grandmaster Guide, published earlier this year by Quality Chess. Each blog posts expands upon some of the concepts shown in my book, by analyzing a recent game amont s... | Read More

  • Conclusion of free Simul with a titled player - 2.0

    Hi all, I will be recapping the free simul with a titled player that has just finished and I have to say that this simultaneous exhibition was twice as difficult as the last one It was a great learning experience for me as I had understood more ... | Read More

  • Get Grandmaster level training at a steep discount!

    Okay, I have a GM who I used to study under named Viktor Gavrikov. He is offering LIMITED classes right now at $15/class! For Grandmaster training you cannot get cheaper than this! I am not sure how many slots he has open, but take advantage of th... | Read More

    • BirdBrain
    • | Jul 25, 2015
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  • Victory (with black) vs Stockfish

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  • English

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    • Iskandar
    • | Jul 25, 2015
  • My opening repertoire

    In this post I am going to describe my opening repertoire: White repertoire: 1. D4 As white I start off with 1.d4 followed mostly by 2.c4 and 3 Nc3. This opening set up leads to a lot of Nimzo Indian, Benoni, Benko and Blumenfeld Gambits for my ... | Read More

    • MonkeyH
    • | Jul 25, 2015
  • chess games

    Hi everyone! My name is Andrey Konovets. I am chess ticher for children. They are very restless and require more fun and interesting activities. I found a way how to combine the benefits and excitement of my studies. It is chess games. One of t... | Read More

    • kaa1992
    • | Jul 25, 2015
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  • Uncooperative Opponent

    One area I have to improve in my chess calculation is thinking that my opponent will cooperate with me.   I tend to find moves for my opponent that will help support my ideas. In effect, I don't work hard enough to find holes in my calculati... | Read More

  • شکار مراد

    مراد، ﯾﮑﯽ ﺍﺯ ﺍﻫﺎﻟﯽ روستایی ﺑﻪ ﺻﺤﺮﺍ ﺭﻓﺖ ﻭ در راه برگشت، به ﺷﺐ خورد و از قضا در تاریکی شب ﺣﯿﻮﺍﻧﯽ ﺑﻪ ﺍﻭ ﺣﻤﻠﻪ ﮐﺮﺩ. ﭘﺲ ﺍﺯ... | Read More

  • My favorite pawn structure

    I've written two magazine articles about the K3-KB2-KN3-KR3 pawn structure, plus a section in my Capablanca book. There's probably a book to be written about it — it's an unsatisfactory shelter for a king, and it arises so commonly.   | Read More

  • Crushing a French gone wrong

    My opponent gets confused about the move order in the French, opening up some crushing tactics on the castled king. I enjoyed finding the winning sequence here. | Read More

    • john4000
    • | Jul 25, 2015
  • music

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  • Playing chess benifits

    Playing increases your memory power, brain power, intelligence. | Read More

    • Lalit0007
    • | Jul 25, 2015
  • The Rudeness continues

    Today, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I had tied for third in an online tournament: March of the Penguins.  To celebrate, I went to the movies.  But before I left, I was wondering what happend to an issue of Harper's Magazine :June 201... | Read More

  • President James: Time Passage 7/23/15 Highlights

    It was a crazy night at Time Passage this week. We had a full crew, and crazy bughouse was flying on one side while people were inventing new ways to drink Canadian Club on the other. Between the new drinks and the games with President James, the ... | Read More

    • sotimely
    • | Jul 24, 2015
  • "Sesungguhnya Manusia Itu Berada Dalam Kerugian.."

    H/L: "Sesungguhnya Manusia Itu Berada Dalam Kerugian.."     "Demi Masa! (1) Sesungguhnya manusia itu dalam kerugian (2) Kecuali orang-orang yang beriman dan beramal soleh, dan mereka pula berpesan-pesan dengan kebenaran serta berpesan-pesan d... | Read More

    • Iskandar
    • | Jul 24, 2015