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  • July & August Bulletins

    My adventures at the Tromsø Olympiad probably deserve a separate blog post, but meanwhile two new issues of The Master's Bulletin have appeared! I do want to share with you guys what we did this summer. July issue As I wrote before, in ... | Read More

  • How to Solve Chess Puzzles #16

    I share my thoughts while trying to solve 3 chess puzzles via Tactics Trainer. http://youtu.be/1VDUmKQG8VQ | Read More

  • First Ever Blog?!?!

    I've never made a blog post before, but decided to throw some easy annotations on my summer season DC League games and see how it turns out.  These are the only games I would have played between the Ron SImpson Memorial in April and the US Master... | Read More

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  • Cleveland Open Round 1; 94 Moves!

    This was round 1 of the Cleveland Open last weekend. U1800 section.  | Read More

  • Russia, Ukraine

    Do you think that the particular year Russia will enslave the world? | Read More

  • July & August Bulletins

    My adventures at the Tromsø Olympiad probably deserve a separate blog post, but meanwhile two new issues of The Master's Bulletin have appeared! I do want to share with you guys what we did this summer. July issue As I wrote before, in ... | Read More

  • chess puzzle using the pin, #1

    Source: 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations | Read More

    • biffrod
    • | Aug 19, 2014
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  • How To Best Handle Unknown Openings

    What is the best way to handle Openings which you have not prepared for before the Match or what is the best way to handle unknown variations of it?Recently I have been preparing an opening reportoire and I am confused with such questions.Can you ... | Read More

    • Ishan01
    • | Aug 19, 2014
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  • Chess Trophy's Follow Up!

    Hey guys, me again. From my post yesterday no one sent me any trophies! I would just like to say that there are thousands of people here on chess.com and so far out of 40 veiws no one sent any trophies or even commented! Please, If your reading th... | Read More

    • bfos99
    • | Aug 19, 2014
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  • Северное Сомали.

    Александр Роджерс/Сб, 16/08/2014 Вот объясните мне, зачем я работаю, стараюсь, собираю и фильтрую информацию, отслеживаю источники и переп... | Read More

  • Daily Puzzle - 8/19/14 - Mate in 2

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    • chessgm8
    • | Aug 19, 2014
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  • vacation abuse

    the vacation policy is poor to say thee least, i have a game that is one move from checkmate and the person about to lose goes on vacation and has 2 months time, he is a sore loser and wants to be vindictive. Why is this allowed? he can hold up th... | Read More

  • Puzzle #1

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    • vuphong
    • | Aug 19, 2014
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  • Victory without rook against very strong player

    It was 3 minute blitz. Usually, I don't play with such small time control. But it's a very good experience to play against strong players. And I won this game!     | Read More

    • McArchuk
    • | Aug 19, 2014
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  • داستان مخترع شطرنج

    شطرنج یکی از قدیمی ترین بازی های دنیا است و در قرنهای بسیار بسیار دوری اختراع شده است.بنابراین عجیب نیست اگر افسانه های زیادی درباره آ... | Read More

  • Chess in the Movies

    Aladdin (1992) Magic Carpet v. GenieMost likely to win: Magic CarpetIn this game, the carpet plays the brilliant move Qxe8, to the surprise of Genie.Many movies make mistakes as to Chess, this being one of them. 1) there is no White King, and 2)... | Read More

    • kiba13
    • | Aug 19, 2014
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  • Tributo a Karel Traxler

    Karel Traxler (1866-1936) de nacionalidad checa, fué un sacerdote, jugador y compositor de problemas de ajedrez. Su legado al juego es la variante que lleva su nombre en la defensa de los dos caballos, tal vez la apertura más agresiva que haya v... | Read More

  • Does Playing Chess Make You Smarter?

    Chess has evolved into a well-loved strategy game among people of all ages since it was first played in Afghanistan back in 600 AD.  Since the very nature of the game calls for mental acuity and perceptiveness among many other skills, a person’... | Read More

    • kiba13
    • | Aug 18, 2014
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  • 7 Surprising Health Benefits of Playing Chess

    Grandmaster and world chess champion Bobby Fischer is famously quoted as saying, “Chess is life.” But can this two-player game, consisting of a square checkered board and playing pieces that are moved in different ways depending on their royal... | Read More

    • kiba13
    • | Aug 18, 2014
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  • 10 Benefits of Chess regarding health

    10 Benefits of Chess regarding Health Chess is one of the most popular games in world. Chess emerged from southern Europe during the 2nd half of 15th century. It gained popularity to such an extent that nowadays international chess tournaments a... | Read More

    • kiba13
    • | Aug 18, 2014
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  • Five Ways to Improve Your Chess

    Every chess player is constantly looking to improve their game, and there's plenty of debate on the best way to get better. Some players try to play as many games as possible, others solve countless tactical puzzles, and many study theory until th... | Read More

    • kiba13
    • | Aug 18, 2014
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  • L'ouverture Écossaise

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    • brahman99
    • | Aug 18, 2014
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  • music

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    • camiladoce
    • | Aug 18, 2014
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  • t.A.T.u. - 15 Years Anniversary - Retrospective

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    • lavin_arrt
    • | Aug 18, 2014
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  • Japanese art

    gr8 movie !!   | Read More

  • Does Obama Strategy in the Middle East Works

    In a positive perspective, YES it does for the following reasons: 1.  It encouraged the would be cells of extremists to gather in the Middle East; 2. It enables the west to keep tract of covert would be terrorists in their area; 3. Jihadists e... | Read More

    • armhow
    • | Aug 18, 2014
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  • I Could Smell This Checkmate Even while Drunk

    I don't know, but something hit me after 13.f3 and I knew this would be either checkmate or a loss by blundering a piece... Luckily, it was the former...  | Read More

    • beerpatzer
    • | Aug 18, 2014
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  • temp

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    • N0EyeDear
    • | Aug 18, 2014
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