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    • Baby born after mother killed in Israeli war on Gaza

      The relentless and merciless pounding of the Gaza Strip by Israel has left the Palestinians little cause for celebration and jubilation, yet the birth of baby girl of a mother who had been killed by Israeli shelling can be seen as a symbol of h... | Read More

    • Oh, tho thweet

      True romance on the board. Black's 35th move breaks my heart. | Read More

    • Learn The Sicilian Dragon!

      A new Chesscademy course was released today that serves as an introduction to the Sicilian Dragon. This course is quite special to me because I started playing the Dragon at the tender age of 8 and continue to play it to this day. The opening comp... | Read More

      • Matetricks
      • | Jul 28, 2014
    • #2 in DC

      After a disastrous performance in NewYork, I had few days to recoup my thoughts and energies for the 2nd DC International from June 26-30, 2014. This tournament is technically considered as a warmup for the World Open, but looking at the prize fun... | Read More

      • aspired
      • | Jul 27, 2014
    • My favourite all time TV Series ... 1990

      Twin Peaks - the first show grabbed you and then... you HAD to know who killed Laura .. . in 1990... the show was shown in September of 1990 in Malaysia although it premiered in April of that year in the US ... how and why she had to die... and th... | Read More

      • Henryongmy
      • | Jul 27, 2014
    • B70 - Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation

      Before reading this, I would suggest reading about the Sicilian: http://www.chess.com/blog/kleelof/b20---the-sicilian-defense           http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicilian_Defence,_Dragon_Variation     This video is quite ... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Jul 26, 2014
    • The Dark Horse in New Zealand and Live Chess Tournament!

      Hello Everyone! 10/0 Tournament starts at www.chess.com/live on Sunday in New Zealand!   New Zealand date and times:   Sunday, 27 July at 8am, 10am and 12 noon     which equals   Pacific time: Saturday, 26 July at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm... | Read More


      Improve your Chess Many chess fans have gone years without making any significant improvement, even after studying many chess books, courses or hiring personal chess teachers. Many players get stuck below or around the 2100 rating and, little by l... | Read More

      • GMAditya
      • | Jul 26, 2014
    • The Advertisers

      "I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.""There's nothing more dangerous than someone who wants to make the world a better place." | Read More

      • elwill
      • | Jul 26, 2014
    • B20 - The Sicilian Defense

      By advancing the c-pawn two squares, Black asserts control over the d4-square and begins the fight for the centre of the board. The move resembles 1…e5, the next most common response to 1.e4, in that respect. Unlike 1...e5, however, 1...c5 ... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Jul 25, 2014
    • Leaving the Politiks behind

      It's not like me to write about chess politics (i.e. my last post), but I'm sure I'll have no choice at the Olympiad next week. Not to mention Australian politics; these days, it's hard for me to read the politics section of The Australian witho... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Jul 25, 2014
    • This is Ukraine today – July 24: The parties ''UDAR'' and ''Svoboda'' have withdrawn from the

      Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep of Great Britain and France when they gave up Czechoslovakia to Hitler in 1938. War is happening right here at home and not in faraway Europe – the U... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Jul 25, 2014
    • John Keats - words that touch from inside

      its so tragic poem ------- un poema tan trágico.La palabras de este escritor han logrado tocar partes de mi interior que jamas habian sido tocadas ---- I cry your mercy—pity—love!—aye, love!    Merciful love that tantalizes not, One-... | Read More

    • Sacrifice after double fault

      I wanna introduce you one of my online games I finished a few days ago. In the position you see below I moved the white pieces. Luckily I sometimes do find some combination we can practice every day by the daily puzzles of chess.com! Do you also f... | Read More

      • Glondo
      • | Jul 24, 2014
    • World Open

      Last fall, I decided I was ready to get back into tournament chess. I had played some tournaments in the mid-2000's, but took a break for a while while I finished school, moved, married, and started a family. But after all those years, I was still... | Read More

    • Parthenon Marbles-Statues

      It is the Golden Age of Athens. A unique window of time that gives birth to Western ideals of Beauty, Schience, Art and a radical new  form of government, the Democracy.   To immortalise those ideals the Greeks built what would become the ve... | Read More

    • So I've learned I will be a father

      Blogs start with few words about the author, so here it goes. First of all, English is not my native language, so for all of you stumbling upon this part of internet, it might not be best place to satisfy your hunger for good reading. I will make ... | Read More

      • cleemeck
      • | Jul 18, 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

    • Richard Reti vs Savielly Tartakower (1910) Vienna

      White : Richard Reti                        Black : Saviely Tartakower   Caro-Kann defence 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf65.Qd3 e5 6.dxe5 Qa5+ 7.Bd2 Qxe5 8.O-O-O Nxe4 9.Qd8+ Kxd8 10.Bg5+ Kc711.Bd8+  This i... | Read More

      • axanmami
      • | Jul 18, 2014
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    • Chess & its Regional Variations

      In Orthogonal/Diagonal, UCLA alumna Nova Jiang redesigns regional chess variants from Asia and elsewhere, by creating game pieces that sculpturally convey their rules of movement and relative power on the board. Eight of these games were 3D-printe... | Read More