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    • HOW I WON DHLC-SLOW SWISS TOURNAMENT

      DHLC-the group, where my search for a group in chess.com was stopped.Here i found a very good procedure to improve my chess with the so called -'SLOW CHESS'  eventsof the group.Now as per my busy schedules i could not participate in a tourny in l... | Read More

      • udb_1993
      • | Jan 28, 2015
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    • This is Ukraine today – January 24: Pussian terrorists have attacked densely populated areas o

      This is Ukraine today – January 24: Pussian terrorists have attacked densely populated areas of the city of Mariupol January 24 – Representative of Ukraine to the EU, Ambassador Kostiantyn Yelisieiev has stated that there is a need for an emer... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Jan 27, 2015
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    • ChessIQ January Quad

      For my last tournament in Chicago, I took part in the ChessIQ G60|30 Quads. I played really well* and was for the most part very happy with my games, a nice bit of redemption after my poor performance at the Winter Open. The postings haven't gone ... | Read More

      • Pligrim
      • | Jan 26, 2015
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    • January Thaw - Round 5

      The final round was against Robert Martin, a good-natured and humorous fellow who destroyed me at the Open in Billings two years ago. He didn't remember the game, but I did for the obvious reason that it was painful. It was also instructive. Then... | Read More

      • logosx1
      • | Jan 26, 2015
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    • January Thaw - Round 2

      Round 2 was fascinating as well as heartbreaking. This was the first chance for me to play Mark Anderson in an official, lengthy game, and I had victory in the palm of my hand when Mark found a forced stalemate with only 7 seconds remaining on h... | Read More

      • logosx1
      • | Jan 26, 2015
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    • Beat the Losing Streak

      This has been a rough few weeks for me in online and correspondence chess. I recently matched my live chess losing streak of eight games in standard time control (15|10), which was incredibly disappointing given that I had improved so much over t... | Read More

    • Blitz: My breadth first opening tree (Black vs 1.e4, Main)

      This post contains "puzzles" which help me memorize the first few moves in my blitz opening repertoire with the Black pieces against 1.e4. The lines are recommendations from Gary Lane in his book "Ideas behind modern chess openings: Black", where ... | Read More

      • Pobble
      • | Jan 25, 2015
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    • Looking beyond the basic pawn structures : Advanced D5 chain

      One of the revelations I had at the Boston Chess Congress was that I could get to the middle game in most of my openings going on previous training and some rust removal.  In a couple of games where I played against the King Indian’s defense an... | Read More

    • Base

      http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=1016005570 black http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=1016003872 white http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=1016035490 white http://www.chess.com/analysis-board-editor?diagram_id=2346522 http://www.ch... | Read More

    • January 22, 2015. Turchinov not exclude the near future implementation enemy offensives

      Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov not exclude russians militants in the near future offensive operations.He said the study tour in the war zone, the press service of the National Security Council... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Jan 22, 2015
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    • Combinations Involving Promotion

      Pawn Promotion Pawn Breakthrough Breakthrough Double Attack on a knight along with promotion Tactics | Read More

      • Ronliv
      • | Jan 21, 2015
      • | 87 views
      • | 6 comments
    • 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
      • | 122 views
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    • About Me

      ✌i howl at the moon. then i howl at the sun. these are mine. life is prey and i am a ferocious predator. in the pathetically minuscule spec of worth i have in this unfathomable existence, it is my world. i am her daughter and she my ... | Read More

      • kittyluv
      • | Jan 18, 2015
      • | 296 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Viswanathan "Vishy" Anand (born 11 December 1969) is an Indian chess Grandmaster and forme

      Viswanathan "Vishy" Anand (born 11 December 1969) is an Indian chess Grandmaster and former World Chess Champion. Described by grandmaster and chess commentator Lubomir Kavalek as one of the most versatile world champions ever,[3] Anand has won th... | Read More

      • najmalkhan
      • | Jan 18, 2015
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    • The Eternal Second: Paul Keres (part 2)

      This is the second installment of the blog concerning the well known Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres, by many considered the greatest player to never be world champion. The last installment ended with Keres finishing with a good score in his first... | Read More

      • gara2021
      • | Jan 18, 2015
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    • DAILY REVIEW OF WIJK AAN ZEE 2015. Round 8 - So, Wesley So

      Today, at the tournament was the fighting day. 6 of 7 games ended with wins! It all started with an unexpectedly rapid defeat of one of the leaders of the tournament Ivanchuk by his pursuer So, which by the way after 8 rounds is the only participa... | Read More

    • I Remember Bobby

      My brother and I had a board set up in the same position as Fischer and Spassky’s in far away Reykjavik that summer of ’72.  We sat mesmerized for hours every day, our attention divided equal parts between the board and the endearingly goofy ... | Read More

      • KTZ1
      • | Jan 18, 2015
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    • Shoes

      This blog is probably not what you were expecting.  I want to say a few words about my friend, Geoff (Geoff_Boggler on the site).  He passed away from a heart attack this past November 22nd.  His memorial was held on December 20, 2014. I awake... | Read More

    • Chesapeake Open, Part 2

      (For the first two rounds, see Part 1.) My third-round game was full of errors on both sides. I keep getting bad positions out of the Torre Attack; if I am to continue playing it, I need to understand it better. It started well: 7.h4!?, with whic... | Read More