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    • Hey! Add me to your friend list so we can stay in touch...

      Some of the language on this website is a little too casual. For example the friend request text is the way you would talk to someone you already knew very well and not the way you would talk to someone you just met online and would like to includ... | Read More

      • Jamalov
      • | Jan 25, 2013
      • | 552 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Dynamic game formats

      Here is something that happens a lot. In the middle of a 3-day OTB game the opponents find that they are both online and they begin to play the OTB in the same way they would a live game except that the communication of the move information is ver... | Read More

      • Jamalov
      • | Jan 24, 2013
      • | 306 views
      • | 3 comments
    • The joys of retirement

      I am over 65 and retired and took up chess as a retirement activity. I thought it would be fun to connect with other seniors here and to form our own little community. So I formed a group for people over the age of 65. It is called "Seniors Chess"... | Read More

      • Jamalov
      • | Jan 22, 2013
      • | 506 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Grandmaster in the broom closet

      My friend Chris who used to play on his company's chess team about thirty years ago in London says that one day the janitor, a wisened old man, said something about having been a Russian grandmaster. Unfortunately for the company chess team no one... | Read More

      • Jamalov
      • | Jan 7, 2013
      • | 330 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Too slow for tactics trainer

      I guess I am too slow for the tactics trainer. Is this kind of speed really that important in chess? What's the big hurry?  | Read More

      • Jamalov
      • | Dec 31, 2012
      • | 450 views
      • | 6 comments
    • The Death Opening

      Chess.com member Daeth says that he has invented a new opening that ends with 6. g4 (there are alternative lines to 6. g4 but only the mainline is shown below). I tried it out and it works against the engines. After 6. g4 white is ahead and no mat... | Read More

      • Jamalov
      • | Dec 27, 2012
      • | 2139 views
      • | 12 comments
    • Jose Raul Capablanca

      Here he is, age 4, playing his first chess game with his father in which he won. The only guy in the history of the game to have won his first game. Or so the legend goes. | Read More

      • Jamalov
      • | Dec 17, 2012
      • | 702 views
      • | 2 comments
    • How to play chess on skype

      here's a youtube video that shows you how to play chess on skype. during the game you can turn on video so you can see and hear each other. i hope chess.com implements this video technology soon. it will take care of the cheating problem once and ... | Read More

      • Jamalov
      • | Dec 17, 2012
      • | 11200 views
      • | 1 comment
    • The future of online chess

      I have seen the future of online chess and it is Skype. Go to the tools menu of skype and select "apps". then download the app called "firearc arcade". you can now play chess with your contacts while in a video conversation. cool, no?  | Read More

      • Jamalov
      • | Dec 16, 2012
      • | 395 views
      • | 2 comments
    • The very cruel tactics trainer

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      • Jamalov
      • | Dec 16, 2012
      • | 446 views
      • | 1 comment