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  • Learning from the legends

    Let's start by looking at a game by the great GM Boris Spassky This was a lightly annotated game, and one we should know by heart - it's just so beautiful!   Let's see if we can solve this tactic:Black has just played ...Bxf3?? in a technical... | Read More

    • NM linlaoda
    • | Jul 27, 2015
  • Fischer's Bust to the King's Gambit

    A BUST TO THE KING'S GAMBIT  by U.S. Champion Bobby Fischer  International Grandmaster  The King's Gambit has lost popularity, but not sympathy.  Analysts treat it with kid gloves and seem reluctant to  demonstrate an outright refuatation.... | Read More

  • Analyzing One's Games

    I want to improve by going over my past games, but I'm not quite sure of any good methods to do it. Any advice or strategies? | Read More

  • Seattle City Championships 2015

    (Photo #57752 courtesy of the Seattle Municipal Archives.) I don't think anyone notices who ends up as the Seattle City Champion:  it's just an excuse for another local tournament.  In round 1 a young Expert sacrificed a piece against me: Th... | Read More

    • mkkuhner
    • | Jul 26, 2015
  • A music for you as a gift - J.S. Bach - st Matthew Passion

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  • First Chess Lesson (7/22)

    I want to use this blog to keep track of the things Jeffrey tells me at lessons. This is late, but in the future, I'll be more timely and complete. 1. We worked on the rook-and-king and queen-and-king endgames - Jeffrey with just a king, and me w... | Read More

  • Attack on castled king

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  • My Simult With IM Attila: An analysis of the a6 Slav

    Saturday, I participated in IM Attila Turzo's weekly Simult. Its really a great service that Attila is providing in offering these simults as he gives weaker player a chance to play a longer time control game against a strong opponent. More than t... | Read More

    • jdcannon
    • | Jul 26, 2015
  • LIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #316: Caro-Kann, Exchange

    This is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 3|2. The opening was the Caro-Kann, exchange variation. White aims to restrict black's light-squared bishop. Black however still manages to activate the light-squared bishop, obtain a ... | Read More

  • puzzles

    this is the place to post puzzles | Read More

  • Simul with International Master Attila Turzo on Saturday 1st of August

    I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.   I will play a simul on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. It will starting at 1:00 pm New York time on this Saturday the 1st August 2015. The standard entry fee ... | Read More

  • Gratitude for Adam Orris - a sponsored simul for 21 players

    A friend, Adam Orris asked me to play a simul with 20 players last Saturday the 18th of July 2015. He payed the tickets for the players and made the simul possible.   Thank you Adam!! We had 21 players in the simul.  9 players from USA ... | Read More

  • 3 recent wins

    3 recent wins I like: | Read More

    • MonkeyH
    • | Jul 26, 2015
  • Countering c5 in the Tarrasch French

    Did not know how to counter c5 in the Tarrasch French - now I do...!   | Read More

    • diegoami
    • | Jul 26, 2015
  • difficulty moving pieces

    are there other players experiencing difficulty moving their pieces? as if the board freezes and requires multiple attempts to get a piece to move? i have been having this problem and wonder if its a connection issue or an issue on this site. look... | Read More

  • Vacation

    Sorry I was off for almost 3 days everybody! As soon as I left I rememebred I forgot to go on vacation! I was at grandparents' house and just now got back! Again, sorry! | Read More

  • The line between unsound and stupid

    There's a small group at chess dot com devoted to the 1. d4 Nf6 2. g4 gambit, where a couple of European players shared some very nice games. My kind of folk, so I joined them, though it smacks of the "guild dinkiness" that I railed against as a g... | Read More

  • One Terrible Idea

    Everyone acknowledges that early game Queen moves are a bad idea, because there are so few squares that a Queen can go in the opening that can't be immediately attacked. The end result is almost always a series of Queen moves to get the Queen out... | Read More

    • Anema86
    • | Jul 26, 2015
  • Paleochora Open 2015

    A pictorial report from my last tournament in Crete. Not much chess there though, just a bunch of photos showing what a great place Paleochora is! http://www.alexcolovic.com/2015/07/paleochora-open-2015.html | Read More

  • imitando o "guga"

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  • Fails and Luck at the 2015 Pan American Junior

    Recently I participated in the Pan American Junior (U20) held in San Salvador, El Salvador. Even though I played some horrible chess, I managed to tie for first with 7.5/9 and get second on tiebreaks. Here are some interesting games/positions fro... | Read More

  • I Love Chess.com

    I started play chess online since 2009 in other chess website but this website chess.com is the best of them i learn here tactics, chess mentor, chess videos and watch playing super GM, IM, FM, NM, and CM.. My game of chess was improved here start... | Read More

    • jrandahn
    • | Jul 26, 2015
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    I solved chess, I think. It was a long November month and the rain was pouring down out of the window. The dark and dreary ambiance was overshadowed, hoewever, by my fervor and determination to solve the final problem in my childhood game. I was ... | Read More

  • analysis of my games today part 1

    i haved made this series so that i can post analysis of my games every day and keep record of it.I made this decision after i read this article online "how to anaylaze chess games"by natalie pongiana i dont have the liks so you will have to find i... | Read More

  • Discovered Defence!

    I'm working through Chess Endgame Training by Bernd Rosen and came across this Rook Ending.   Can you solve it?   Exercise 12.16 White to Move (Wotawa 1952)   I had only looked at the thematic inteferrence 1. Rh5 Kxh5 2.... | Read More