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    • Game Review

          [Event "Live Chess"][Site "Chess.com"][Date "2015.01.23"][White "ST_ONE"][Black "drexy"][ECO "C57"][ChesscomGameID "1038344205"][Annotator "Chess.com Computer Analysis"][Result "0-1"][WhiteElo "880"][BlackElo "957"][TimeControl "10|0"][Te... | Read More

      • ST_ONE
      • | Jan 24, 2015
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    • My first live victory!

      I just played my first live Standard game on this site and I won! This also happens to be my first live victory ever! I have been playing Correspondence games for a few months while studying a few books by Jeremy Silman and thumbing through a few ... | Read More

      • Curlaub
      • | Jan 22, 2015
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    • The very heart of chess

      You might think that tactics or strategy are the essence of chess. Yet even if you employ perfect tactics and strategy, the game will still be a draw, provided your opponent makes no mistakes. All games that do not end in draws are the result of t... | Read More

      • soler97
      • | Jan 21, 2015
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    • DAILY REVIEW OF WIJK AAN ZEE 2015. Round 9 - The Secret Ingredient

      Constant attributes of Norwegian super GM.Photo © | http://www.tatasteelchess.com  Magnus Carlsen just one step away from the possibility to give a series of a convincing victories, which in the recent time achieved Caruana - seven wins in a ... | Read More

    • Absolute destruction

      When I lose I'm finding it's mostly to tactics and I'm beginning to limit outright blunders. This game was handed to my opponent, in an unfamiliar position I started to make quick moves with no thought. The opponent was a good few rating points ah... | Read More

      • zeedo
      • | Jan 20, 2015
      • | 207 views
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    • A good way to start learning

      Its been almost a year and a half since I joined this site.  I remember joining only to play seady matches with my brother, but since then Ive made a semiformal comitment with myself to improve my chess skills, knowing full well that I would neve... | Read More

    • A Surprising Victory

      So yesterday, I competed in the regional K-12 championship in my area. Due to my age I had to play in the full K-12 section, not the K-8. I started out as the fourth seed; the third seed was about 75 points higher, and the first seed was a full 15... | Read More

      • mattch00
      • | Jan 19, 2015
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    • vs. kbabyy (919) - 1/18/2014 - LIVE

      There were a lot of blunders, though. EDIT: Not a Fried Liver. Sorry! I'm being dumb. But still. Nice fork, huh? | Read More

      • Iy13n
      • | Jan 18, 2015
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    • Games from Raider Tournament

      Round 1 - vs Northside Prep I blunder. And then he blunders. And then he blunders again. I win Round 2 - vs Naperville North HS Round 3 - vs Plainfield South HS Round 4 - vs Sterling HS | Read More

      • Minkers
      • | Jan 17, 2015
      • | 440 views
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    • DAILY REVIEW OF WIJK AAN ZEE 2015. Round 7- The King and The Queen

      Today's round was one of the most long and difficult in inflame of the struggle. Paid special attention to itself battle between two champions. Photo © | http://www.tatasteelchess.com Gaining in this tournament progress Magnus Carlsen almost... | Read More

    • Wijk aan Zee 2015 - Round 7

      Carlsen wins again, and Jobava wins too! They meet tomorrow, now that should be exciting. Blunders galore otherwise - Saric, van Wely, Wojtaszek and even Ivanchuk (who was lucky not to lose). Read the full report at http://www.alexcolovic.com/2... | Read More

    • Fortune favours the Blundering Bold!

      White blunders away the exchange but then black finds his king's side paralysed. | Read More

    • vs. tyzxhou (1792) - 1/8/2015

      So anyways, according to the computer analysis, I made 36% blunders. Ouch. | Read More

      • Iy13n
      • | Jan 15, 2015
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    • Wild fiesta mess

      A wild blitz game after which adrenaline level was high. According to chess engine analysis after the game both players produces 11 blunders total. It was great fun and exciting though. | Read More

      • achja
      • | Jan 12, 2015
      • | 179 views
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    • The Remainder Of The Tournament

      Over the last two nights I have played a mini-tournament. Basically I took my set in front of the computer and played four games as similar to an actual tournament as possible. Although my opponents did not know this, I was playing it like it was ... | Read More

      • mattch00
      • | Jan 11, 2015
      • | 128 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Jon Ludvig Puts The 'Hammer' Down

      [Blog History]      "The Other Norway GM" as he was jokingly referred to in the Official Chess.com/TV Group and on older Chess.com/TV shows like Pardon Our Blunders (Not the new versions, but the original show with IMs Danny Rensch and D... | Read More

    • First win against a titled player

      It was just a friendly - but it is still a milestone. Going over it with an engine identified two major White blunders - in successive moves - after which it really was all over. | Read More

    • IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE LAST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH OR "ANAND VS ANAND"

      In this article I would like to shortly highlight the main critical moments in finished match between world champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger for the crown Viswanathan Anand. Probably, immediately raises the question: "Why in the name of arti... | Read More

    • oh a quick question ? what is the single biggest thing of all that makes all the great chess players

      think about it, what do Polgar and Capablanca have in common ? Alekhine and Tal ? Kasparov and Karnov ? Anand and our current "king" ? Simply one thing; let me explain, at the start of any game the board is balanced. Staticically white wins 55... | Read More

      • crok
      • | Jan 8, 2015
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    • Romantic Sacrificial Play in King's Gambit Blitz Games

      The King's Gambit is generally accepted to be unsound by the sort of people who write chess books and tutor 6 year-olds on how to play the Breyer variation of the Ruy Lopez. However, if you are a terrible player like me, you will likely find great... | Read More

      • jakeweeks
      • | Jan 7, 2015
      • | 175 views
      • | 1 comment