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  • All out Assault

    White throws all his pieces into the attack.   | Read More

  • Collapsing Castle

    White's position collapses like a house of cards after the 'telegraphed' Bxa3 sac. | Read More

  • art of trade 23

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    • tliju
    • | Aug 19, 2015
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  • art of trade 22

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    • tliju
    • | Aug 19, 2015
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  • "Good night"

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    • DeepaVenna
    • | Aug 19, 2015
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  • You aren't defined by your rating (so go ahead and play that tournament!)

    The title of this post easily could have been: Why every tournament matters but typically what keeps most people from playing tournaments tends to be fear of losing rating points   I will like to address this fear as follows: (1) You are not d... | Read More

    • NM linlaoda
    • | Aug 19, 2015
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  • Analysing My Own Games: The Mystery of Compensation

    Compensation is the most intangible of chess qualities for me to appreciate. I've heard Kasparov quote that Chess is about material, time and quality. The first two can be seen, the last magical element seems so mysterious.    I managed to sne... | Read More

  • My band and chess update!

    My band is performing at The Pompton Day festival in Pompton lakes New Jersey on Sunday September 6th at 3pm and playing until 6.The festival is located on the whole street of Lakeside Ave and the band will be performing on the Lake.Most of my fri... | Read More

    • micaman994
    • | Aug 19, 2015
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  • U1800 Marshall Monday August Slow Rd 4

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  • MY BIRTHDAY

    TBCF August 19 Birthday Celebrant   Happy August 19 fighters! Today is the birthday of a person close to my heart, she is  azizimari16! Mari by the name Happy happy 30th birthday miss Mari! From your TBCF family  https://www.youtube.com... | Read More

  • Busted openings #3 - Latvian gambit

    Credit goes to IM Sielecki. These are the lines he analyzed in a recent Youtube video. | Read More

  • Mr. Nobody

    I really need to know WTF is going on in this site: this August 2015 is full of people with Mr. Nobody's accont, meaning poor o null tactics, a bunch of blitz games and another bunch of bullet ones. The bad thing is that often they're playing lik... | Read More

    • gucelli
    • | Aug 19, 2015
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  • Puzzle #60

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  • راز خوشبختی

    تاجری پسرش را برای آموختن «راز خوشبختی» نزد خردمندی فرستاد. پسر جوان چهل روز تمام در صحرا راه رفت تا اینکه سرانجام به قصری زیبا بر فراز ق... | Read More

  • Torneo Lampo Inaugurale

    Salve a tutti. Vorrei condividere la locandina del Torneo Lampo Inaugurale che si svolgerà Sabato 19 Settembre 2015 presso la nuova sede dell'A.S.D. Accademia Scacchistica Don Pietro Carrera, sita in Via Firenze, 107 - Catania (CT). La premiazion... | Read More

    • 4lfiere89
    • | Aug 19, 2015
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  • موضوع چیه؟؟؟

    من میدونم بهم راست نگفتی...موضوع یه چیز دیگه است..هرچه میخواهد باشد باشد من تا آخرش هستم.. | Read More

    • f1375a
    • | Aug 18, 2015
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  • Priorities when calculating variations

    Active moves, Mental flexibility, 3 important ideas: the strongest continuation, New candidate moves, How and when to stop calculating | Read More

    • Ronliv
    • | Aug 18, 2015
    • | 153 views
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  • Game #8: Chess960!

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  • Plycounter Electronic Scoresheet

    Overview PlyCounter is a USCF certified electronic scoresheet designed to record chess games. Moves are entered on the touch screen that displays the board and pieces, using the included stylus. The algebraic notation of the last moves is displ... | Read More

    • GM_Nikhil
    • | Aug 18, 2015
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  • Frustration and losing in Chess

    So I'm sure everybody has their own personal experience with poor tournaments, a poorly played game etc. My question is, what do you do after a bad day of playing? I personally had the worse tournament I have ever played on Sunday in which I lost ... | Read More

    • Chesstismo
    • | Aug 18, 2015
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  • An Aggressive Opening Repertoire

    Lots of people ask for an aggressive repertoire, so I just went ahead and put down a lot of options here. Enjoy. | Read More

  • Quebec Open and first otb game vs GM!!!

    Hey guys! I hope your summer is going well :) I know you haven't heard from me in a while. You can also see my increasing number of timeouts! Recently, I've been spending my time on vacation in Ontario as well as on a site that I discovered call... | Read More

    • yk333218
    • | Aug 18, 2015
    • | 152 views
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  • A good game

    http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=1252176974 | Read More

    • thomsjrj
    • | Aug 18, 2015
    • | 120 views
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  • The Amateur's Mind - Pawn Structure

    Hello Chess Fans, Welcome back to the continuation of the book The Amateur's Mind.  To fully learn the concepts, I recommend you get the book and follow along.  This series is not intended as a substitute for Mr. Silman's work but instead to r... | Read More

  • Pawn sacrifices

    Against a chess engine it is not always so easy to sac a pawn and win. Against human beings it is different, but one needs to first learn a bit about pawn structures, positional chess, attacking, and perhaps a bit of chess psychology (defending is... | Read More

    • achja
    • | Aug 18, 2015
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