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    • Wexford Chess exhibition results

      Gorey Guardian, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 WEXFORD CHESS SIMULTANEOUS AT THE TALBOT HOTEL Champion chess event 2 chess champions remained undefeated after taking on 25 challengers in Wexford's 1st. Chess Simultaneous in the Talbot Hotel. Form... | Read More

    • Looking to Improve

      I learned the rules of chess as a kid and played club chess a bit as a kid but that has been about the extent of my abilities but I have always wanted to improve. It is a daunting challenge when you just look at it. I always tended to play very co... | Read More


        MY TEAM MATCH RULES   I lead five small groups and organize many team matches. In order in future to ensure a smooth running I put my personal team match rules.   Rule 1 I don't accept team match challenges, because the most groups put... | Read More

      • Sarah_Gee
      • | Sep 29, 2014
    • Orang-Colorado Gambit

      ORANG-COLORADO GAMBIT 1.b4 e5 2.f4 INDEX 1. Introduction 2. Game with analysis 3. Complete text of the analysis of the game 4. Conclusion 5. Other blogs of mine on this opening   1. Introduction First a small introduction of the... | Read More

    • Game Challenges & Vacations.

         I recently received a game challenge from a member and as I usually do, I checked out his form and recent games. He has one game in progress but, has taken time out and is on vacation, after his opponent has made the first and only move of th... | Read More

    • A10 - English Opening

        The English Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: 1. c4A flank opening, it is the fourth most popular[1][2] and, according to various databases, anywhere from one of the two most successful[1] to the fourth most succ... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Sep 25, 2014
    • USCL Midseason power rankings

      So Greg decided to release his midseason power rankings, meaning I need to one-up/challenge him with my own version :) Unlike Greg's version, in which he ranks the teams by how likely they are to win the championship, I'm ranking teams by how wel... | Read More

    • A book Review: A Review of The Warden and the Wolf King, and the Wingfeather Saga series by Andrew P

       Dear readers, please take note that I am a Christian, so this review reflects some of my religion, so other Christians will make more sense of it, but you can still read it, it just may not make as much sense to you.     First of all, I just... | Read More

    • Sharks save their season vs Gata and the Knights.

      The defending champs had their backs against the wall and it was only week 3. The Sharks had the misfortune of starting 0-2 and were rewarded with the challenge of facing Knights and the great Gata to salvage their season. It took nine games but ... | Read More

    • Carpe Diem and Safari Queen

      Carpe Diem had lost her leader and most precious member.But Vikings still remain strong and can fight against any fool who challenge them.. including team russia | Read More

      • Yedyge
      • | Sep 24, 2014
    • Quick Confessional 001, "But almost every move seemed sort of ok (sob!)"

              In the spirit of confessionals, here is a game with Gunners2004. Yes I got "gunned down" as RandomJeff would say, but with seemingly innocent moves that simply left me helpless. I used this game in a study session with "HTRYC" gro... | Read More

      • hreedwork
      • | Sep 22, 2014
    • Baltimore Kingfishers' 2014 Week 5 Preview

      Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Manhattan Applesauce GM Akshayraj Kore (2543) - GM Robert Hungaski (2551) IM Levan Bregadze (2530) - FM Andrew Shvartsman (2432) IM Tegshsuren Enkhbat (2450) - FM Rico Salimbagat (2286) NM Mark Ashland (2068) - NM Lev... | Read More

    • 30 Day Spartan Tactic Challenge

      Prologue: The Spartan City State (Sparta) produced what is probably the most iconic military in ancient history. The ancient Spartan warriors were known for their bravery, professionalism and tactical skills in and out of combat. At their zenit... | Read More

      • redgoo
      • | Sep 21, 2014
    • 2014 Star City Challenge - November 22, 2014

      Scholastic Chess Tourney with an Open section.  They appreciate adults playing in the open as it helps train the kids for Nationals and other tournies. No money.  Trophies and ribbons for placing.  USCF rated. Please come out and join in the ... | Read More

      • LetsReason
      • | Sep 18, 2014
    • Wexford Chess exhibition...!?

      Gorey Guardian - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 by Maria PEPPER (corrected by myself) CHESS players will have a chance to test their skills at an exhibition taking place in the Talbot Hotel on Wednesday, September 24. 2 internationally-rated playe... | Read More

    • It's nice to feel wanted...

      BUT yea, flirting on here is (1) pointless and (2) creepy. also, if i dont take ur challenge, making several more isnt gonna change my mind. | Read More

    • Evan's Gambit

      The Evans Gambit is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. e4 e52. Nf3 Nc63. Bc4 Bc54. b4Brief Description:The gambit is named after the Welsh sea Captain William Davies Evans, the first player known to have employed it. The first game wi... | Read More

      • Luidefunes
      • | Sep 14, 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
    • Find the Powerful Move #29

      We're still looking at games from the 2014 Michigan Open. This next one I hesitated over including, because the computers are not impressed (the evals do not change much). However, I am fairly confident the decision made in the game was the cor... | Read More

    • A Performance for the Ages: Fabiano Caruana, the winner of the 2nd Sinquefield Cup

      The 2nd Sinquefield Cup took place in St. Louis from August 27th-September 7th at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis featuring a prize fund of $315,000. The 2nd Sinquefield Cup produced the highest average starting rating for any ... | Read More