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    • Will My Love Fly Back to Me like a Dove?

      Will My Love Fly Back to Me like a Dove? by Roland de Jesus Will my love fly back to me like a dove? One that has loosed its earthly bonds And taken to the sky to soar high among the clouds-- To fly without care or vexation, To roam freely... | Read More

      • Seafever
      • | May 28, 2015
      • | 200 views
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    • National Hamburger Day

      Thursday, 28 May 2015, is "National Hamburger Day" in the United States. In the culinary world, the humble hamburger sandwich is a relatively new creation.  It had its predecessors, certainly, in steak tartare (invented by the Huns, from minced ... | Read More

    • The Davaoeña Morena

      The Davaoeña Morenaby Roland de JesusThe Davaoeña Morena walks towards me and I smile,admiring her smooth chocolate features and her eyes which reflect the enchantment of our homeland!Her long black hair, silky and smooth, like a rav... | Read More

      • Seafever
      • | May 27, 2015
      • | 131 views
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    • Trying to calculate

      Last time I spoke of Kotov's tree of analysis. And it's though a good idea, I've recently found that a lot of people either use a variation of it or a completely different way of thinking all together. One thing we can say for sure is that to cal... | Read More

      • perrybridd
      • | May 26, 2015
      • | 164 views
      • | 3 comments
    • A Middlegame Plan

      Roofslovepizza asked me about creating plans in the middlegame. This is something that I have thought a lot about. Sometimes I know what the plan is and play solidly. Sometimes I wonder how the horsie moves. Here is a game where both happened. Re... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 26, 2015
      • | 237 views
      • | 8 comments
    • I will be 2200! Believe it!! Enter beast mode!!!

      2 hours done today in Tactics Trainer and the problems just keep getting more ridiculously harder.  I'm more determined than ever now to break 2200 in tactics. ENTER BEAST MODE!  | Read More

      • RealS3
      • | May 26, 2015
      • | 111 views
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    • Playing Chess in the Tuscan Countryside

      Raffaello Sorbi (Florence 1844 – Florence 1931) was “one of the most popular Italian artists of the 19th century. He achieved enormous commercial success for his luminous and vivacious depictions of the ‘good life’ set in the beautiful Tu... | Read More

    • I'm going for top 1000! Already a third of the way there!

      Post on my new tactics trainer goal:  http://www.chess.com/blog/RealS3/im-going-for-top-1000-believe-it-new-tactics-trainer-goal 24 hours into the challenge and I've already broken 2100 from 2000!  Tactics trainer is about finding the best mo... | Read More

      • RealS3
      • | May 25, 2015
      • | 194 views
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    • Sea Fever

      Dedicated to all sailors who dream of another voyage, and those sailors who have made the final voyage home. Listen with your eyes closed: https://youtu.be/MU-F45tR3Kk   Sea Fever By John Masefield I must go down to the seas again, to ... | Read More

      • Seafever
      • | May 25, 2015
      • | 106 views
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    • If you love someone, don't wait till tomorrow to tell him/her. Maybe that next day will never come

                                          A Love storyIt all started when I was 6 years old. While I was playing outside on my farm in California, I met a boy. He was an average kind of boy who teased you and then you chased them and b... | Read More

      • 1LovU
      • | May 25, 2015
      • | 196 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Who Killed Your Chess Visual Acuity?

      LS, or Basic Unit of Visual Acuity for Pattern Recognition in Chess Last time we saw that the basics of chess are actually a mindset, a thought process (something that goes true for any domain of human activity). And the basics of the basics, t... | Read More

    • Book reviews: "Liquidation on the chessboard" and "Taimanov: The English Attack"

      That title is pretty horrible, but I'm told it's very "googleable". Let's go with that. I recently received three books from New in Chess. Two of them are your run-of-the-mill chess books: well written, somewhat typical and, simply, good bo... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | May 24, 2015
      • | 2536 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Memorial Day 2015--The Navy Hymn

      In honor of Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, I offer this article on The Navy Hymn, "Eternal Father, Strong to Save". Here is the song sung by The U.S. Navy Band's Sea Chanters: https://youtu.be/Bnm-4kSLKdI The original words were written as a poem ... | Read More

      • Seafever
      • | May 24, 2015
      • | 162 views
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    • Endgame Training

      A few months ago I began working seriously to improve my endgame play. I had been meaning to do this for a long time, but what finally convinced me was losing from a completely won position in a game against my invariably superior but charitably h... | Read More

    • London System

      This Article is not finished yet. Don't mind my ramblings below. I am just getting outline etc. Of things I plan to talk about.   What is the London System? The London System is an opening for white that is ultra solid. The London System i... | Read More

    • Chess Structures in Practice - Carlsbad Structure

      It’s been a while since I finished writing Chess Structures, but I like the topic so much that I keep coming back to it – I know how much it improved my understanding of chess. I follow games on Chessbomb pretty much daily and I really enjoy... | Read More

    • ticket to the blues

      Choo, choo train chuggin' down the trackGotta travel on, never comin' backOh, oh got a one way ticket to the bluesBye, bye love my baby's leavin' meNow lonely teardrops are all that I can seeOh, oh got a one way ticket to the bluesGonna take a tri... | Read More

    • one way ticket by Leann Rimes

          "One Way Ticket (Because I Can)" Standing on the border Looking out into the great unknown I can feel my heart beating faster as I step out on my own There's a new horizon and the promise of favorable wind I'm heading out tonight, traveli... | Read More

    • Playing Against the Sicilian - Rossolimo Attack

      Hello Chess Fans, Black's strongest weapon against 1.e4 is the Sicilian Defence 1...c4. The Dragon and Accelerated Dragon are Black's most direct counterattacking schemes in the Sicilian, where a fianchettoed bishop on g7 exerts a powerful inf... | Read More

    • The shadow and the light or Yours truly as a deputy arbiter

      1. The idea or Our chess dreams Together with my friend Krzysztof, we have thought for a long time about organizing a classic chess tournament in Toruń, a place which, surprisingly, lacks such events, although the town has rapid and blitz tou... | Read More

      • AdamPitula
      • | May 16, 2015
      • | 344 views
      • | 0 comments