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    • Epixl
    • | Apr 13, 2015
  • On Calculation Visualization, and Positional Analysis

    One of the most critical skills a chess player can have is actually a combination of three other skills.  Let's look at a practical example to demonstrate the concept: This game of mine played at the 2015 Arkansas Open featured a Scotch Gambit... | Read More

    • pawpatrol
    • | Apr 13, 2015

    Hello Chess Fans, Today we will keep your EYE on the prize and continue strengthening your ability to distinguish random pieces on the board from viable checkmate patterns. If you haven't read the first article in this series, I ask that you do s... | Read More

  • "In the face of delay or provocation"

    Patience is one of the things that I'm working on in my chess. Sometimes this is very easy. Once you reach a won position in which you have time to find a good winning plan, you can take your time, use it efficiently, or wait for mistakes from th... | Read More

    • achja
    • | Apr 13, 2015
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  • Arrogance and Rudeness

    Being Irish I have seen my share of leprechauns and trooper fairies. Once I almost found my pot o' gold under the last ray of gold from a gorgeous rainbow one beautiful Spring. However, I have not yet found my groove here on Chess.com because of m... | Read More

    • Irish-Guy
    • | Apr 13, 2015
  • Bittersweet Companionship

    My sweet Mona isn't going to make it. I'm not ready for goodbye, but I can't be selfish. I love that furry queen beyond words. The fun we had was priceless and my life was much more fun and fulfilling thanks to having adopted her. I'll never for... | Read More

    • kittyluv
    • | Apr 13, 2015
  • 2015 US Chess Championships - Learning my fatal flaws! (Part 1)

    US Chess Championships LEARNING MY FATAL FLAWS! (Part 1) This tournament took place in Columbus, Ohio from April 10-12, 2015. I learned a lot about myself and what I need to improve on, which is what I have never learned EVER before from playin... | Read More

  • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.13.2015 - day 124

    World Champion Jose Raul Capablanca beat GH. Hadland in Thornton Heath in 1919: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Garry Kasparon won against D. Cid in a simul in Galicia 1991: White to move and mate in 3: Our reader Alex Prime fr... | Read More

  • Dodgy Chess #1

    One of my dodgy (OTB) games :-) | Read More

    • MrDodgy
    • | Apr 13, 2015
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  • The weirdest stalemate(and the quickest)which you must see

    Hello all chess.com members I am sure you have seen stalemates before(duh, but if not, see on youtube)but this is really weird!!!! You are going to laugh a lot when you see this position. However, here is the youtube video of it.   Okay, you... | Read More

    • neilsam05
    • | Apr 13, 2015
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  • Learning more about the Latvian Gambit

    This time against the computer again...   PS. I tried again, same exact game, except this time I moved 13...Nd4, and the computer actually responded pretty well, putting pressure on that forward knight and bringing his rooks out. In the end I... | Read More

  • There's another Simul!

    http://www.chess.com/blog/Tilicheev_Viacheslav/broadcast-simul-with-the-master-live-commentary--analysis-of-the-game-new-format--practical-ti   But I can't play because I have a club tournament that day.  I'd encourage anyone reading this to... | Read More

    • AnnaEA
    • | Apr 13, 2015
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  • BROADCAST SIMUL WITH THE MASTER! Live commentary + analysis of the game (new format!) + tips = $8

    All fans of chess!  Here is a post about upcoming 5th simul. First of all I should say about innovations in the course of the event: online broadcast - using the TWITCH source, which could be watched both by participants and all comers.  http... | Read More

  • Club Spring Tournament - Round 1

    Today I started "Spring Tournament" which one is a regular yearly tournament in our club. I played a young guy, who has ELO "only 1266" but for children it can be a bit misleading and I have hard time to beat this guy. Today I won, but it was not ... | Read More

    • petrchpetr
    • | Apr 13, 2015
  • I want to share this with you

    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, ... | Read More

  • Getting better at positional chess through the years

    Years ago I would have impulsively pushed that passed pawn from d5 to square d6. But now I first search for options and a plan, before being impulsive. Not every good looking move is good to play | Read More

    • achja
    • | Apr 13, 2015
  • Resultater Runde 2

    Da er resultatene fra runde to i boks. To spennende partier som begge endte nokså brått og uventet, sånn i midtspillet et sted. Ingen lang partianalyse denne gang, men kort oppsumert: Svart nøt en behagelig, om en langt fra klart vinnende for... | Read More

  • Mikhail Tal helped me win a game!

      Just yesterday I studied the beautiful game Tal x Bent Larsen - Montreal 1979. You can see the game below And today I played the following 5 min game: | Read More

    • flaviorcb
    • | Apr 13, 2015
  • Short vs. Kasparov

    As the 'Clash of the Aging Titans' or a 10-game match between Nigel Short and Garry Kasparov draws nearer, I took a look at how their meetings had ended previously. Short - Kasparov: wins 17%, draws 53%, lost 30% Kasparov - Short: wins 64%, draw... | Read More

  • Daily Puzzle - 4/13/15 - Mate in 5

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    • chessgm8
    • | Apr 13, 2015
  • Should you remind your opponent to hit his clock?

    This post is inspired by events that happened in a first round game at the LI Chess Club.  A titled player in his first OTB game in decades forgot to punch his clock with a winning position against a class player and lost on time. Assuming his op... | Read More

  • july music

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  • Albin Alekhine

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  • Opening Principles

    Forget tactical openings when you're a beginner. You will spend too much time trying to learn 20 move deep theory, only for most of your opponents to go out of book by move 2. Instead, learn (or remind yourself of) the opening principles, so that... | Read More

  • Becoming a Chess Master - staying tidy

    I have done some housekeeping on my website, Becoming a Chess Master. There is now a sitemap and better menu options. Some more menus will follow as I add content, but for now the main area is the study plan, where I explain the study plan that ha... | Read More