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    • Hikaru the Champion

      Hikaru Nakamura represents the best chance for the United States to one day regain the World Chess Championship.  Can he do it?  He didn't even qualify for the candidates match in 2013.  In truth, I think was a good thing.  As we observed in t... | Read More

      • seanahan
      • | Apr 16, 2014
    • No, your opponent didn't cheat...

      It seems a lot of players break out the "he cheated" refrain whenever they lose, particularly online.  If a lower rated player wins, "he cheated." If he seems to be moving fast, yet accurately, "he cheated."  Upsets and good play happen all the ... | Read More

    • Idiot in the Kitchen 6. Tomato Bruschetta.

      Tomato Bruschetta. Such an easy starter or snack, any idiot can do it. You will need:- Slice/slices of French bread. Handful of Cherry Tomatoes or Small Plumb Tomatoes.  (Large tomatoes tend not to be sweet enough and have little flavour). ... | Read More

      • kayak21
      • | Apr 15, 2014
    • Who would you carve into the Mount Rushmore of chess?

      I heard an interesting conversational question the other day - "Who would you carve into the Mount Rushmore of X." Where X can be any category of interest - e.g. chess. Naturally, I couldn't help but mull over who my choices would be. I think this... | Read More

    • My Local Games! Tournament - 1. Surat

      Hey Guys! I'm thinking to post my games of the local tourneys in which i have played or going to play. i will make a series of Blog's post which can be never ending as i'm gonna play countless tourney's in future.  Anyways, Today, as it's my fir... | Read More

      • Warrior200
      • | Apr 15, 2014

      I found this checklist online on steps to follows BEFORE making your move. PRE-MOVE C H E C K L I S T   1.     Material - Always check the material balance before commencing analysis! (The strategic  implications here are very clear. If ... | Read More

      • CHESSUSA39
      • | Apr 14, 2014
      • | 1 comment
    • Alien invasion

          Alien invasion    No one saw them coming. It was a mystery where they came from. Only one thing was clear. They were here.  A cube suddenly came out of nowhere, a hundred meters across. It had landed right on top of some houses in K... | Read More

      • D_Gray
      • | Apr 14, 2014
    • 5 chess game best of three zuccotti park

      t’s six in the morning in Zucotti Park. Quiet hours started at eleven, but that isn’t stopping the kid behind me from singing and playing Bob Dylan’s greatest hits on his guitar. I politely tolerate it until he starts to play “Rainy Day Wo... | Read More

    • Job hunting sucks

      Hi world,So, after soccer yesterday, and then again this morning, my parents had me go out and collect job applications. Let me tell you a bit about me first. lol, well first off, i'm only 17, and have never held a job before. So, i have no experi... | Read More

    • Problem playing on chess.com in chrome

      When I'm playing chess.com games on google chrome, the game breaks for some reason. I make a move and it's fine but then when my opponent makes a move I can hear him make it but I can't see it. So the only thing I can do is a) refresh the page whi... | Read More

    • My experience about the Analysis Board

      I am very grateful for the chess.com team. They built up a wondeful platform where people can play and learn. They made available for chess coaches like me to teach students from all over the world. I can help people from the comfort of my home by... | Read More

    • Taiwan Nationals 2014: part 6 -- Final day 1

       The final first day was today. The format is three 90+30 games in a day, which is almost inhuman. The allocated time per game is 4h, and if your game is still going on when the next round starts -- you are granted a 15 minute break. Not nearly e... | Read More

      • Tapani
      • | Apr 12, 2014
      • | 1 comment
    • Break down defenses with pawn storms?

      http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=759840137 One thing I get pwned is when castling opposite wings, pawn storms quickly break up my castled position followed by a devestating attack. In this lively game, I managed to win material with a pawn ... | Read More

      • Big_Shark
      • | Apr 11, 2014
      • | 1 comment
    • Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 15 (Enhanced)

      Apr. 12 Players Club of NJ Championship (two sections) Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 15 (Enhanced) Somerset Holiday Inn, 195 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ (exit 10 off I-287). 4-SS. G/60 d5. $$ Top Gtd.: $200-150-100-50. Minimum b/18: $50 each to... | Read More

      • micaman994
      • | Apr 11, 2014
    • 09.04.2014. PAAP Resolution 1988 (2014) Provisional version Recent developments in Ukraine: threats

      Recent developments in Ukraine: threats to the functioning of democratic institutions Author(s): Parliamentary Assembly Origin - Assembly debate on 9 April 2014 (15th Sitting) (see Doc. 13482, report of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligat... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Apr 10, 2014
    • The moon isn't harsh

      The moon is here. We live here. We live in Colony 2557. I am not from here. I am from NY. When I left it was raining. A large downpour hit the lower Queen streets. It rained so hard that day. Surprisingly the sun peeked through some off-shoot cl... | Read More

    • try

      Break go too       !!!!       nnn!! it's moveir look      yas!yes! end | Read More

    • My first attempt at creating a tournament

      http://www.chess.com/tournament/-punk-960-1000-1300 Punk 960 1000-1300   TD: Strummer-man Starts ASAP Registered: 1 of 10   Time Control: 48 hours/move Max Group Size: 5   Rating Range: 1000-1300 # Advance: ... | Read More

    • Lessons from Club Play

      I haven't posted in a few months, but have played quite a few games at my club. I'm hoping that writing this post will help me synthesize some of the important lessons from my last two losses, which have come after failing to convert an advantage ... | Read More

      • scsiduck
      • | Apr 7, 2014
    • 1st Art of War Intramural

      As there was no Swiss tourney during March it was decided that members of the Art of War team would hold their own intramural tournament to hone their skills for future DHLC events. As it turned out, it was a great event, the result of which was o... | Read More