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    • 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
    • Chess in Black and White Issue 17: Revival Edition

      Now that I have finished student teaching I will restart my blogs. I realize this is a long post, but it was been a while. Today I will summarize my chess since my last blog. We left off in the spring when I was in the upper 1600’s. I had spent ... | Read More

    • Ruy Lopez Declined and Accept by Force.

           Decline the Morphy....decline the Berlin....decline the Steinitz....Accept the default strategy.       Hello everyone and have happy chess moments! Yes the above written by me is the point of the game i am gonna share with y... | Read More

      • Stavros_34
      • | Dec 16, 2014

      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

    • A Jump in Skill has Occurred.

      Recently, I have played in a K-12 tournament and have emerged from it victorious. After that tournament, I noticed my game had gotten slightly better as I was playing people better than the Joe on chess.com. I was required to think ahead way more ... | Read More

    • New UPDATES / EDIT : Challenge Magnus Carlsen on Chess.com

      UPDATE / EDIT: Contest is over! See full list of those who qualified here, and look for FM Mike Klein's preview post in a couple days!  PRESS RELEASE -- Chess.com LLC has partnered with World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen and his company Play ... | Read More

    • Youth Coaching Strategies: Relating Chess to Everything & Basic Drills

      I've had success coaching my chess club (grades 1-7) by using some rather developed methods. The intention is two-fold; hold the student's attention and make the right presentation. At least in my club's age group they are not totally familiar w... | Read More

      • LaCiCaDa
      • | Dec 9, 2014
    • Matches

      Open Matches NameOpponentPlayersRating RangeDays/MoveActionArgentina Chess Group vs Team Jamaica  Team Jamaica 1+ Open 3 days View Argentina Chess Group vs Nicaragua  Nicaragua 1+ Open 5 days View Argentina Chess Group vs Team Scotland  Team S... | Read More

      • geracarp75
      • | Dec 5, 2014
    • Pressure Points

      - http://www.theguardian.com/travel/learn-latin-american-spanish - http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1018916 ---> http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/every-appearance-james-brown-ever-made-on-soul-train.html - http://www.che... | Read More

    • an ocean of opportunity

      Join this group. A group for all levels of players, just looking for fun, advancement, challenge, analyze and to learn. We will have constant vote chess, team matches, tournaments, and many other things. If you are looking for growth or just fun o... | Read More

    • Nation of Friends

      I have tried to play someone from every country on Mother Earth. This is all I have so far. If your country is not on this list, PLEASE challenge me to a match. I am still learning.   Afghanistan Albania Argentina Armenia Australia Austria... | Read More

      • Kem_Nebu
      • | Dec 4, 2014
    • Is Chess Losing Public Appeal?

      Read the original post on OffMyChess.comEarlier today, GM Susan Polgar posted an interesting excerpt from a BBC News article that asks a very pointed question: Does anyone still care about chess? The article starts out with a recap of the gl... | Read More

    • Anatoly Karpov 2007 Ukrainian TV interview. Part 2 - Kasparov and other events

      Read part 1 here.   I TOLD YAKOVLEV: "YOU LIKE KASPAROV? OK, YOU CAN BUILD HIM A GOLDEN PALACE OR SOMETHING, BUT WHY DO YOU BADGER ME?" I think that your confrontation with Garry Kasparov was also very sharp and political. You've already menti... | Read More

    • New UPDATES: Challenge Magnus Carlsen on Chess.com

      UPDATE: See tournament schedule below, upgrade to a Diamond Membership for one month, and try to qualify to Play Magnus Carlsen! PRESS RELEASE -- Chess.com LLC has partnered with World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen and his company Play Magnus, w... | Read More

    • In Conversation with Grandmaster Maurice Ashley!

      (This interview was initially published in August 2014 on our blog; view it here!) Maurice Ashley has always been one to make history. Whether it was becoming the first African-American Grandmaster or organizing a chess tournament with the lar... | Read More

    • Improving

      I have recently taken a new approach to playing chess. In the past trying different approaches and variations of the same approach has worked to steadily improve my game. Like making endgame study the main element I use to train in the recent pa... | Read More

      • Ches-Sage
      • | Nov 27, 2014
    • Anatoly Karpov's 2007 Ukrainian TV interview. Part 1: Fischer and Korchnoi

      http://www.gordon.com.ua/tv/a-karpov/   There was always much more politics than sports in the Soviet chess. For the ruling Communist regime, chess has become a symbol of unrivaled intellectual prowess. The whole big country, from Moscow to far... | Read More

      • Spektrowski
      • | Nov 26, 2014
    • An Opening Guide

      This guide is for anyone who would like to brush up on their openings and defenses. Remember: A good opening strategy is to reach a playable middlegame. Protecting your king, controlling the center, development and mobility are all essential par... | Read More

    • Titled Tuesday! - Definitely 'too weak, too slow'.

      I took part in my first Titled Tuesday event which ended 7.5 hours ago and got pulverized 1.5/8 before the Chess.com pairing program mercifully gave me a last round 1 point bye for a final score of 2.5/9 (40th position out of 70 players). I could ... | Read More

      • juniortay
      • | Nov 25, 2014
    • The Fried Liver Attack (How to use and play against)

      This is an attack played at the lowest levels of chess (generally players rated less than 1500). If you want to get past these levels you will need to know how to defend this opening, and maybe you can even try it against someone less experienced.... | Read More