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    • The Principles of the Opening -- for Beginners!

      Top Ten Rules to the Opening!  There are many rules and principles for the three different stages of a chess game, but the focus of this article is how to "get out of the gates" in a hurry!    Rule #1 - Develop Your Pieces! Development mean... | Read More

      • Krish_01
      • | Dec 21, 2014
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    • Avenues of Attack: Cut Them Open or Cut Them Off?

      The secret of war lies in the communications. –Napoleon Bonaparte In a combat situation when lives are on the line, the lines of communications may mean life or death. Open and secure lines of communication are vital for any (military, chess... | Read More

    • Boys Don't Cry by The Cure

      Lyrics:I would say I'm sorry If I thought that it would change your mind But I know that this time I've said too much Been too unkind I try to laugh about it Cover it all up with lies I try and Laugh about it Hiding the tears in my eyes 'cause ... | Read More

    • Viswanathan Anand: Winner of London Chess classics 2014 !!

      Five-time World Champion ,  and Chess legend Super GM Viswanathan Anand  won the 2014 edition of the London Chess classics , his first London Classic title after defeating British Grand master Michael Adams in the fifth and final round on Monday... | Read More

    • Power in Check: chess n US Presidency

      Chess has influenced the American presidency since the administration of George Washington. While a game replete with Kings and Queens might at first seem antithetical to democratic leadership, commanders-in-chief have continually appreciated ches... | Read More

    • lebesgue72 vs. rahimshajirati: Ruy Lopez: 12/19/14

      Hi all! This is another game I played today. I don't know much about the Ruy Lopez, and when there was the possibility for that, I went into it. One issue I don't have alot of experience with, and don't understand, is how to exploit/play against b... | Read More

      • lebesgue72
      • | Dec 19, 2014
    • Here we go again

      I want to thank Jason Oliphant ( at http://www.thegreatpatzer.blogspot.com/) for helping to chisel me out of some sticky amber with his question on whether there is still anyone out there keeping tabs on Adult chess improvement seekers (ACIS) or l... | Read More

    • Here is a Good Read to Fire Your Chess Imagination

      Mikhail Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita DISCLAIMER: Read at your own risk because (1) eruptions of imagination in this excerpt from one of the best novels of the 20th century may cause disruptions in logical pathways of your brain disabling for... | Read More

    • Deflation and other such nonsense

      In economics, deflation is a decrease in the general price level of goods and servicesDeflation occurs when the inflation rate falls below 0% (a negative inflation rate) So granted our "good fortune" in the Chapions League drawWhat next during ... | Read More

    • Chess Club Updates

      My chess kids are doing so well! Most have managed to have perfect attendance - we meet every Tuesday. Their first semester is over and they'll be on winter break soon. We've accomplished creation of three teams, Varsity, Junior Varsity and Practi... | Read More

      • LaCiCaDa
      • | Dec 16, 2014
    • When Chess was Art

      GM Vladimir Simagin: A Chess Artist Every field of human endeavor has its heroes and legends. Some of them are praised a lot and gotten kind of cult status, like the World champions and the highest-tier members. But sadly, many other great minds h... | Read More

    • shakkar wanḍaan re

      شکر ونڈاں رےshakkar wanḍaan reI give out sweets in joyous celebration مورا پیا موسے ملن آیوmora piya mose milan aayoMy beloved has come to meet me! شکر ونڈاں رےshakkar wanḍaan reI give out sweets in joyou... | Read More

      • mian_125
      • | Dec 15, 2014
    • Back to the puzzles

      Okay that break lasted much longer than planned. Back to the grindstone - up to puzzle 1116. Down to less than 30 days of the sixth month plan. No plans to play during that time so no reaching the 2000 goal. Maybe some time during the next year. ... | Read More

    • Beauty of Chess Design

        When you play a game of chess it is like designing something or constructing a mechanism of some kind by which you win or lose. –Marcel Duchamp. We saw before that chess masters build up their position by setting up pieces harmoniously.... | Read More

    • Exploding in Time Pressure

      We've all done it - even though some of us weren't foolish enough to broadcast it on a chess.com blog.  I completely melted down in time pressure in a very much won game.  It's good to analyze these types of things, but not for the sake of the m... | Read More

      • heister
      • | Dec 15, 2014
    • Opening,Middle game and End game..

      OPENING : #1 "Move Every Piece Once Before You Move Any Piece Twice" - unless it is required by a tactic.... Believe it or not, most players absolutely cannot follow this guideline no matter how hard they try! #2 "It is usually MUCH bet... | Read More

      • MEV_d_LM
      • | Dec 15, 2014
    • Overconfidence kills

      Josh Waitzkin, the subject of the movie searching for Bobby Fischer, tells his story in his book on the Art of Learning of how overconfidence basically killed his early chess career.  You can also buy chessmaster software and look at the physchol... | Read More

      • Daybreak57
      • | Dec 14, 2014

      Referees barred private toilets on Friday for the two grandmasters fighting for the world chess championship title in southern Russia after the contest was plunged into scandal over the frequency of one player's restroom breaks, ITAR-TASS news age... | Read More


      Undisputed World Champion from 1985-1993. World Champion of a 'rival' organization to FIDE from 1993-2000. Kasparov has had a peak rating of 2851 in July of 1999 and by many is considered the greatest of all-time. But he helped in the break-up of ... | Read More


      The Zen of Chess From The Dhamma Encyclopedia Dr. David Snyder with one of his chess sets Note: The following is adapted from articles that were previously written and published in Chess publications, authored by Dr. David N. Snyder. T... | Read More