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    • Speed Chess Culture

      There is a problem on Chess.com. Maybe some of you have been victim to it, and maybe some of you contribute to it. Regardless, it is a blight affecting the whole site.  Players here (particularly lower-rated players) primarily play bullet and bl... | Read More

      • jslonim
      • | Jul 24, 2014
    • XVIII IRT Hebraica

               XVIII IRT Hebraica - Julho/2014               Foi um bom torneio, consegui boas posições em todas as partidas, mas fiz dois grandes "blunders" que causaram minhas duas derrotas, mas o importante é aprender com os erros, po... | Read More

      • MFCapelo
      • | Jul 22, 2014
    • chess and culture #4 Samuel Reshevsky

      Samuel Reshevsky, age 8, defeating several chess masters at once in France, 1920. Samuel Reshevsky learned chess when he was 4 years old. He became known as a child chess prodigy and was playing simultaneous games of chess against adults when he... | Read More

    • Chuzhakin's System

      A new technique for analyzing positions at the interface of strategy and tactics will considerably improve your playing and prevent you from making blunders. The PDF book is available at: http://www.neoneuro.com/downloads/chuzhakinssystem.pdf ... | Read More

      • Chuzhakin
      • | Jul 19, 2014
    • Learn From Your Mistakes, Come Back Stronger

      A few months ago, I played in a big open tournament and played horribly. The format was a swiss with 5 rounds, 90 min. time limit for the first two rooms, and 120 min. for the last 3 rounds. I showed up to the tournament with high hopes and a goal... | Read More

    • My Lord I am rusty, but... that doesn't mean I can't win.

      It's been a while since I've written a blog, and a lot has changed. My last blog post was about breaking the 2000 barrier, and this new one is on rustyness. (http://www.chess.com/blog/SuperJudenSauce/my-best-israel-games-breaking-the-2000-barrier)... | Read More

    • Playing one minute online: Learning from a thrashing

      When we play bullet games, we get those lopsided games. Though a lot are due to mouseslips and blunders, some are due to the exploration of openings. In this game I usually get the position after move 3 as white. Sometimes I would play 4. exf5 bu... | Read More

      • yk333218
      • | Jul 14, 2014
    • The greatest chess match of all time

      From The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene. The Soviet Union's masterful Boris Spassky versus America's unpredictable Bobby Fischer was the greatest chess match of all time. At the time, it was a proxy for the cold war between the U.S. and Russi... | Read More

    • Sharp Karo-Cann

      The Karo-Cann has a reputation for being a very solid opening. But this one got very sharp and tactical. I enjoy sharp tactical games, but they do keep ones ego in check. When there is so much going on it is easy to miss things, and I missed a lot... | Read More

      • LearnHard
      • | Jul 7, 2014
    • Good Positional Chess

      I'm very happy with this game. I played good positional chess, slowly accumulated advantages. I think I avoided any big blunders or at least if I missed something my opponent did too. I kept my position solid while collecting weaknesses from whit... | Read More

      • LearnHard
      • | Jul 5, 2014
    • Chess Quotes

      Chess Quotes What is chess? Chess is a fairy tale of 1001 blunders - Savielly Tartakower Chess is a beautiful mistress. - Larsen Chess is life - Bobby Fischer Chess is like life - Boris Spassky Chess is everything - art, science, and sport. - Kar... | Read More

      • | Jul 3, 2014
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    • New trends in chess according to Dubai World rapid and blitz championship. First part.

      Magnus Carlsen won both championships. He was lucky, but the strongest players have usually more luck anyway. This tournament was unique, because in short time of period it provided so many games between top players. In circumstances where player... | Read More

      • Malev212
      • | Jun 25, 2014
    • Bobby Fischer Video Series

      BK Academy of Chess presents the game of Bobby Fischer in a nine part video series which includes traps, sacrifices, questions to test your tactics, and much more. It even includes one of my games... Bobby shows us how to play the King's Gambit wi... | Read More

    • Blunder file: Bishop sac

      In an occasional series I look at blunders I've made - in the hope of remembering not to make them again.  Here I think I've seen the classic bishop sac pattern Bxh2+ Kxh2 Ng4+ and that it's winning.  It isn't.  However, we both failed to spot ... | Read More

      • yucca
      • | Jun 21, 2014
    • Blunders no 2

      Black played ...Qd5 but this loose,can you find it? | Read More

      • dimis283
      • | Jun 20, 2014
    • wonderful sacrifice ending with surprise

      This was one of those games that surprises you with the late discoveries and complexities...of course blunders along the way, but that's the game...  post me what your next move would be, I would love to play it out with a live person... the per... | Read More

    • Barely Chess

      Now, I'm going to be completely honest here: this blog post is partly a shamless plug for my youtube channel...   Chess is normally associated with long intense thinks at each move, but as time progresses, time controls are becoming faster and ... | Read More

    • Blunders

      Why we do blunders?Many times the reason is that we play quickly or we do not analyse properly the position.At this position black played 11. ...Qd7 and he has overlooked some simple. | Read More

      • dimis283
      • | Jun 15, 2014
    • Milestone Game!

      Finally! I have won a championship OTB game against my #1 nemesis, Edgar!  He is rated over 2100 and I am currently rated 1750 (ACF). In this game, I played a very high number of "Best Moves" according to Houdini, played no blunders, and very f... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Jun 13, 2014
    • Sacrifice? But why? 6/12/2014

      I started playing chess when I was around 8 years old, but I havn't really started playing consistently till around 2004-2005.  I guess if you only count the time I started playing consistantly around the year of 2004ish that would add up to abou... | Read More

      • Daybreak57
      • | Jun 12, 2014