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  • India's prodigious kid shines again!!

    Nihal at the prize distribution function of National under 11 chess championship at Pondicherry. He stood second in the championships from among 193 participants. He is to represent India in next year's World Cadet championships at Georgia (select... | Read More

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    • Tanners55
    • | Jul 25, 2015
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    • Tanners55
    • | Jul 25, 2015
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    • Tanners55
    • | Jul 25, 2015
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  • 2015 Allegheny Chess Congress

    Three-round Swiss is really weird... the most common score after the second round was 1.5/2, and one of the three co-champions didn't play any of the top 3 seeds (although I was more concerned with trying to break 2000, which didn't happen). Good ... | Read More

  • Puzzle#6

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  • weather

    warm at 88F today, nice breeze every now and then. Brunch on the porch with friends and family, and dinner too, lovely day. | Read More

    • Being
    • | Jul 25, 2015
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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
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  • 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

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    • Memento8
    • | Jul 25, 2015
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  • Finais de Rei e Dama vs Rei e Torre

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    • Vcanario
    • | Jul 25, 2015
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  • 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

  • Comandante Che Guevara

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    • Memento8
    • | Jul 25, 2015
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  • 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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    • Iskandar
    • | Jul 25, 2015
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  • 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
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  • 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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