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    • Voynich manuscript/Are you be able to translate for me

      From wikipedia The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codexhand-written in an unknown writing system. The vellum in the book pages has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century (1404–1438), and may have been composed in Northern It... | Read More

      • lavin_arrt
      • | Sep 17, 2014
    • USCL Week 4 preview/predictions

      We managed to climb back into the discussion last week, but with the divisional race extremely tight it's hardly time to let up. Tonight we face off against the struggling New England Nor'Easters. One of the 2010 expansion teams, New England took ... | Read More

    • The differential widens

      Am I approaching a chess.com record? The difference between my Blitz and Online ratings is almost 600 points. I was pleased to break 2000 online, while my Blitz game (apparently) continues to deteriorate. Is this because Blitz is a measure of yo... | Read More

    • Crazy tactics with a queen down!

      Last Saturday I participated in one of my favorite rapid tournaments of the year in Delft. Compared to most one day tournaments it has the advantage (in my opinion) the tournament starts only at 3 pm, so that players don't have to hurry on saturda... | Read More

      • RobertRis
      • | Sep 15, 2014
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    • This is Ukraine today – September 14: The strength of our enemy is in our weakness

      This is Ukraine today – September 14: The strength of our enemy is in our weakness 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 Hi... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Sep 15, 2014
    • Thai Chess

      When I am not playing chess or gracing the Chess.com forums with my presence, I am either programming or teaching. Yesterday I saw one of my students was playing checkers (Makot in Thai) on his phone. I asked him about it and he said he plays eve... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Sep 13, 2014
    • Andrea Begley Sings Angel

      Music   "Angel" Spend all your time waiting for that second chance for a break that would make it okay there's always some reason to feel not good enough and it's hard at the end of the day I need some distraction oh beautiful release memori... | Read More

    • On the hypothetical Botvinnik/Alekhine match

      Article by chess historian Sergey Voronkov. http://www.chesspro.ru/_events/2008/voronkov_rc45.html Right after the 13th USSR Championship, the first wartime chess conference took place. All the points of its agenda were fair for the time: intens... | Read More

    • An instructive rapid game

      Hi everyone!   It has been a while since my last post, my apologies for that! I hope that with this new blogpost I find more motivation keep you posted on a more regular base! In my summer holidays I didn't spend too much time on my chess and i... | Read More

      • RobertRis
      • | Sep 12, 2014
    • Find the Powerful Move #30

      Please see #1 in the series Find the Powerful Move if you are unsure of what to look for. Find the Powerful Move is going to take a break until I play in some more tournaments. I hope people are enjoying this series. Cheers! | Read More

    • Golden Gambits Introduction

      Welcome friends, viewers, and opponents to a new series called Golden Gambits! We will be looking at many gambits and asking the question: Are they worth playing and truly golden? We'll go deep into each gambit and give it an extensive analysis. H... | Read More

    • New top blog 2014

      Body-adapted Wearable Electronics From Google Glass to the Fitbit wristband, wearable technology has generated significant attention over the past year, with most existing devices helping people to better understand their personal health and fitne... | Read More

      • munnu_jain
      • | Sep 8, 2014
    • Endgame FENs: Spare Tempo, Blockade, Breaking Up, & Breakthrough

      These positions are meant to be played against a computer with a tablebase. I'm using Scid vs Mac with tablebases from ChessLib, which can be found here: ChessliB - Nalimovs endgame tablebases. It would probably be smart to play these positions ... | Read More

    • Reader Request: 1.c4 Nf3 2.Nc3 D4

      Reader Request: What to Play after 1.c4 Nf3 2.Nc3 d4 A Holistic View of the Opening. Disclaimer: I am an admitted amateur, who is attempting to study and learn this game myself. I am not qualified to provide solid analysis or move recommendation... | Read More

    • 2014 Week 2 Review: Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Carolina Cobras

      Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Carolina Cobras 1-3 IM Tegshsuren Enkhbat (2450) - IM Kassa Korley (2486) 0-1 View Game GM Larry Kaufman (2405) - NM Ilker Bozkurt (2383) 0-1 View Game NM Jared Defibaugh (2325) - NM Kevin Mo (2334) 0-1 View Game NM A... | Read More

    • 2014 Sinquefield Cup: Catch it while it lasts

      I'm taking a (very) short break from my opening series and going to point out that a historic tournament is going on: 2014 Sinquefield Cup   I like how there is live commentary - perhaps this is a foreshadowing of how chess can be played on TV ... | Read More

      • linlaoda
      • | Sep 5, 2014
    • banimentos....

      Polemicas  sobre   banimentos: O objetivo deste fórum é analisar, sugerir, discutir e se informar sobre a punição e como evitar ela, sempre respeitando opiniões diferentes e promover uma discursão que traga beneficio para o grupo, uma da... | Read More

      • camiladoce
      • | Sep 5, 2014
    • Chess puzzle #1: Good bishop versus bad bishop

      Chess puzzle #1: Good bishop versus bad bishop I have often wondered how to proceed in endings or middlegames where one side has a bad bishop and the other has a good one. Here I offer a position that has a lot of interesting ideas:   ... | Read More

      • Playdane
      • | Sep 5, 2014
    • Isn’t it good to be lost in the wood or The tournament in Barbarka

      Barbarka, formerly a small settlement in the wood, currently incorporated into the city limits of Toruń, takes its name from saint Barbara. The chapel dedicated to the saint, rebuilt many times, still stands in the heart of the settlement, sur... | Read More

      • AdamPitula
      • | Sep 4, 2014
    • Caruana - Who'd have guessed?

      The chess world is watching in awe as Fabiano "the fabulous" Caruana is crushing in the Sinquefield cup. With a perfect score after seven rounds, his achievement is already historical. Who would have thought this would happen. Well, as it turns ou... | Read More

      • Nietsoj
      • | Sep 4, 2014