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    • Hillbilly Attack Fizzles

      The Hillbilly Attack (1.e4 c6 2.Bc4) is not a good response to the Caro-Kann. I generally costs white a couple tempi, and black comes out of the opening with an advantage having completed development first. However, in this game I got over confid... | Read More

      • LearnHard
      • | Jul 26, 2014
      • | 60 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Venus Fly Trap very rare for me to see

      I forget the name of this smothered mate sequence, if I have the wrong name, I apologize, but it is very rare for me to see this in my games.  I was yelling in joy when I stumbled upon it.  It makes up for 400 blunders that I make each day.   | Read More

      • Romans920
      • | Jul 26, 2014
      • | 300 views
      • | 3 comments
    • My First French

      I've never played the French Defense before. I didn't particularly want to play it here. I was hoping to play the Dutch and used the move order recommended by Simon Williams (1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 ), but he warned that e4 could happen and I'd have to le... | Read More

      • LearnHard
      • | Jul 25, 2014
      • | 68 views
      • | 2 comments
    • 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
      • | 83 views
      • | 0 comments
    • 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
      • | 121 views
      • | 3 comments
    • 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
      • | 261 views
      • | 0 comments
    • 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
      • | 161 views
      • | 7 comments
    • 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
      • | 193 views
      • | 2 comments
    • 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
      • | 191 views
      • | 3 comments
    • 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

      • PRINCESTER
      • | Jul 3, 2014
      • | 174 views
      • | 1 comment
    • 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
      • | 979 views
      • | 5 comments
    • 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
      • | 177 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Blunders no 2

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

      • dimis283
      • | Jun 20, 2014
      • | 122 views
      • | 0 comments
    • 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