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    • Compulsive Chess Games Getting In the Way of Life

      What is your intent of playing chess? Sure we all like the game, otherwise we wouldn't be here. But what is it that always makes you want to hit REMATCH or NEW GAME? I have a rising concern addressing this issue. This is my story: For me, I am ... | Read More

      • donald999
      • | Mar 18, 2013
      • | 571 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Winning Combinations

       I recently played  and lost a 3minute game against some Belgian.  After the game, I looked back and noticed an amazing tactic that I missed that would have won me the game!  I decided to make a puzzle out of it so go ahead and give her a ... | Read More

      • donald999
      • | Feb 4, 2013
      • | 335 views
      • | 2 comments
    • King's Indian Defense: Taking Advantage of White's Mistakes

        The King's Indian has always been my favorite response to the common 1.d4 from White. The opening demonstrates hypermodernistic ideas first introduced by players like Alexander Alekhein in the early 1900s, and later made famous by players lik... | Read More

      • donald999
      • | Jul 24, 2012
      • | 756 views
      • | 1 comment