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    • Sinquefield 08: Carlsen forgives Nakamura

      Sinquefield 08: Carlsen forgives Nakamura by Alejandro Ramirez 9/1/2015 – Today's round featured three solid draws, after which two very long games were the only ones left in the playing hall. Giri suffered slightly against Caruana as he lost ... | Read More

    • Sinquefield Cup 2015 - Round 8

      A heartbreak for Carlsen, but he has only himself to blame! Perhaps a change of luck for Nakamura? Plus superb prep by Anand and a handful of draws at http://www.alexcolovic.com/2015/09/sinquefield-cup-2015-round-8.html | Read More

    • That knight on e6...

      In a dutsch I allowed a d5 break and it went downhill from there   | Read More

      • diegoami
      • | Aug 31, 2015
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    • Develop Logical Thinking in the Endgame (Intense King and Pawn Study)

      This is probably one of my top-tier blog posts for improving in chess endings. I have several that I am proud of, many that I think are pretty good, and a few others that I wish I could re-do. That is just the nature of studying… we are not at o... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Aug 30, 2015
      • | 958 views
      • | 13 comments
    • Atlantic Open: Day 1

      Hi everyone, I just finished the first day of the Atlantic Open. After taking a break from tournament chess after the World Open in early July, I made my return in the U1900 section. I was feeling pretty relaxed heading into Round 1, which was str... | Read More

    • Through the Eyes of A Hunter

      I yawn and snuggle into my clothes, trying to stay awake. It will be getting dark soon. I hear a twig snap over to my right and look around from my vantage point 20 feet up in a tree. Nothing, I think. Then, right as I am about to fall asleep, m... | Read More

    • Sinquefield Cup 2015: Veselin Topalov vs Fabiano Caruana (Grand Chess Tour)

      This is a round 5 game from the 2015 Sinquefield Cup between Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria, and Fabiano Caruana of the United States. The Sinquefield Cup is held at the Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center in Missouri, USA. This tournament a... | Read More

    • Chess Structures: A Grandmaster Guide

      I was recommended "Chess Structures: A GrandMaster Guide" by Mauricio Flore Rios and after a scan of the book I immediately purchased it.   Some books you read the first page and you instantly feel enthusiatic to work through it. This is one su... | Read More

    • CCD - Second Branch - 3.c4

      In previous articles we saw the lines which can come out of 3.Nf3. We even explored some lines which have not been seen a lot. I believe we have a pretty solid idea on how we would continue in those continuations. Lets cross 3.Nf3 off our chart. ... | Read More

    • Lecture on Bobby, Bruce and Bambaataa at HHCF HQ w/ Special Guest Ryron Gracie

        Hip-Hop, MMA and Chess Unite at Bobby, Bruce and Bambaataa Lecture Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Master Ryron Gracie at HHCF HQ for Q&A on How Martial Arts Promote Peace in Our Community   San Jose, CA, 8/26/15-  The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF... | Read More

    • TIL #2

      Note: This article was also published on my personal blog at http://omgchess.blogspot.com   Today I learned a position in the Lev Alburt Chess Training Pocket Book has an incomplete answer.  The position, which I was checking out during a br... | Read More

    • King Safety

      I've spent a great deal of time playing against Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition, because for a few years I found it to be a pretty good way to get my chess fix. I was playing at instantchess.com, but quickly grew dismayed by the number of people ... | Read More

      • Anema86
      • | Aug 24, 2015
      • | 114 views
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    • MY TIME IS NOW!!!!

      Your time is up, my time is now You can't see me, my time is now It's the franchise, boy I'm shinin' now You can't see me, my time is now! In case you forgot or fell off I'm still hot - knock your shell off My money stack fat plus I can't turn th... | Read More

    • Test your positional play #2

      In chess we are taught to think in general terms and act in a concrete way, often though its the synthesis of elements which fail us and we pursue a wrong positional plan.  In the following there are three plausible scenarios based on positional... | Read More

    • pawn breaks + two connected passed pawns

      in the spirite of Philidor :D sorry for my bad english | Read More

      • danie33
      • | Aug 23, 2015
      • | 147 views
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    • Beautiful Yellowstone

      It feels like forever since I last posted here on chess.com. My wife, kids and I are close to the end of a week-long vacation in Yellowstone National Park and for the most part, I have had no internet access. Normally a week without internet would... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Aug 22, 2015
      • | 696 views
      • | 12 comments
    • Winning an Open

      Winning an Open I won the Spokane Falls Open with a score of 4.5/5. It was my first win of an open Swiss, although I have won club tournaments, quads, and a few invitationals. I also tied for first in the reserve section of the 2006 Washington ... | Read More

      • Ziryab
      • | Aug 21, 2015
      • | 192 views
      • | 3 comments
    • How to Beat the English Attack with the Sicilian Kan

      If White insists on playing the English Attack—Be3, Qd2 and 0-0-0—against the Sicilian Kan, Black doesn't just get an equal but complicated game or just some hopes of going into a promising sideline. No, he gets an out right advantage thanks t... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | Aug 19, 2015
      • | 1374 views
      • | 2 comments
    • My band and chess update!

      My band is performing at The Pompton Day festival in Pompton lakes New Jersey on Sunday September 6th at 3pm and playing until 6.The festival is located on the whole street of Lakeside Ave and the band will be performing on the Lake.Most of my fri... | Read More

      • micaman994
      • | Aug 19, 2015
      • | 178 views
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    • Back Luck Weekend: Rockville

      So over the past 5 months, going from a 1391 to a 1636 and I wanted to play at the Potomac Open, a tournament which I was prepping for all summer. I wanted to do good coming to this tournament but it went terribly wrong. I woke up in the morning f... | Read More