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    • Increasing Opponents Scope

      Okay, I am going to start blogging more.  First I would have a greater benefit if my analysis was comprehensive from beginning to the end; and I may attempt that later, but more now here are 4 points that jump on one position in the game. . Next,... | Read More

      • Romans920
      • | Mar 2, 2015
    • Who I am?

      I want to share with you interesting things in chess in this blog. I have not title, i just love chess for many years. I was about 1700 when i was very young, but I don't play tourneys nowadays. I analyze openings, games, endings by myself with a... | Read More

      • EpicFreak
      • | Feb 28, 2015
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    • Prodigy Program - March 2015 Registration Open!

      This is a fully updated article regarding Chess.com University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety if you are a new student or a prospective student wanting to join the program in February. Most importantly, registration for a... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Feb 26, 2015
    • Chess Improver of the Week of February 23

      Greetings, fellow chess improvers. Each week, members of the Chess Improver group submit losses for analysis and I choose the most instructive submissions to feature as lessons at that level, as well as a showcase win by the submitter to show wha... | Read More

      • jlconn
      • | Feb 25, 2015
    • Champion Psychology

      REMOTE CHESS ACADEMY ~ Champion Psychology ~ Hello everyone, today GM Igor Smirnov launching his new chess book called Champion Psychology This book analyses typical psychological problems of a chess players• Nervousness before/during a ches... | Read More

      • go13ers
      • | Feb 25, 2015
    • The Best Chess Books Ever Part 1

      This is a huge chess topic. Almost everyone has an opinion on this, and below is mine. PART 1- THE ULTIMATE TOP 10 My System - Nimzowitsch This is most definitely not an unpopular choice. It is hailed by many as the greatest and most influential ... | Read More

    • Learning to Play Chess: First USCF Rated Event

      This weekend I was able to compete in my first ever USCF Rated Event. It was called the Quad 45, and was 3 rounds of 45/5 games. I was excited to see what competitive chess was all about, and it was fun to get to play in a serious environment. My... | Read More

    • Similar positional tactics in the same opening line

      Similar positions can lead to similar looking tactics. I'm showing these games as an example. Perhaps it is inspiring for some of you. Note : I've not analysed these games deeply myself or let Stockfish analyse it. Hopefully it's not f... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Feb 21, 2015
    • Rensch Quenches Our Thirst for Chess Entertainment!!

      [Blog History]      Chess.com/TV has come a long way over the past several years. From airing only one or two shows per week, the programming is regular and full, averaging 1-2 shows per day, with the occasional 4 shows in one day! Programm... | Read More

    • Post Game Analysis - A Simple Approach

      I've recently been asked by a few players how to approach post game analysis. I've finally had time to sit down and put together this blog explaining my approach to post game analysis. The first thing I would like to address is whether or not pos... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Feb 19, 2015
    • Chess Improver of the Week of February 16 #2

      Greetings, chess improvers. Coach Conn here again with part two of our first Chess Improver of the Week presentation. In part one, I covered what I have classified as the beginner and improving beginner levels, and then we looked at a recent loss... | Read More

      • jlconn
      • | Feb 17, 2015
    • Developing Prophylactic Thinking. Part II

      Today's lesson in our opinion primarily will be useful for chess players who stayed at the level of 1400-1500 and did not know how to continue developing in this wonderful game. The first part was focused on tactical view of the problem of prophy... | Read More

    • Developing Prophylactic Thinking. Part I

      In the suggested series (all of it will consist 4 parts), we would like to help to chess players who are faced with the first and annoyed problem during the game - blunders. This mini-course will not help you immediately get rid of this chess viru... | Read More

    • Analysis of a friendly game

      I've played 100's of games with this guy. He usaually opens very strongly and as long has he stays focused he gives me a tough time. But, usually, he gets distracted and blunders. Here goes: Constructive criticism welcome. Thanks! | Read More

    • ONE MOVE BLUNDERS IN CHESS (Chess lessons with akinov 3.0)

         In this Lesson we look at Blunders and their posible causes , there are games where a player has executed his opening play to come out with a good advantage in the middle game and again transit into a winning end game , but many of those game... | Read More

    • Four Training Games

      After spending several hours analyzing a game recently, it became clear that I needed to find ways to save time.  A great resource turned out to be the suggestions in Andrew Martin's column.  He says to look for critical moments.  These include... | Read More

      • SJFG
      • | Feb 9, 2015
    • Triangular Mate

      My favourite Triangular Mate         Other mate patterns here ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkmate_pattern The game is here ... http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=1053494119 Computer Analysis shows blunders and missed mat... | Read More

      • trakoz
      • | Feb 8, 2015
    • #15 1991 NC Scholastic Championships

      <<#14 Phi Kappa Blanca XXXVI -- #16 ???>> Tournament #15 : 1991 North Carolina State Scholastic Championships 3/2-3/1991 Charlotte, NC TD:  CMSCA Section: Open (High School) Time Control:  ??   There a lot of firsts here for me..... | Read More

      • dl_leonine
      • | Feb 7, 2015
    • Monkey chess on Chess.com.

      Yes I know that monkey style chessmen can’t be banned here but I’ll write why playing the way is ugly. What is the monkey chess? When an amateur is developing from Class C to Class B player he minimize his blunders almost to minimum but he s... | Read More

    • A Team Effort

      Chess is a game of strategy, and one of the most obvious strategies is to have your whole team working together. But it's harder than it sounds. Players have to constantly decide where their pieces belong on which squares and which to trade off. ... | Read More