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    • My almost draw against Hikaru Nakamura in Blitz + another blitz and bullet

      Having the worlds best blitz and bullet player, as well as your personal chess idol and inspiration unexpectedly accept your challenge never makes the game/s easy to play! Naka played me in two blitz games and one bullet all of which I played open... | Read More

    • WX Primary Schools Chess Challenge

      The next chess competition for children in Co Wexford takes place later this month. The Wexford Primary Schools Chess Challenge happens Thursday, March 26th (6.30-8.30pm) atSt Joseph’s Primary School, Gorey. This has taken over from the annua... | Read More

    • Public Shame

      . . I am writing this post and many others, simply for the goal of publicly shaming myself.  It is like a journal which states the obvious.  The comments I make here, any 7 year old could make, but as keep this journal hopefully some fundament... | Read More

      • Romans920
      • | Mar 2, 2015
    • Battle Maxime! Vachier-Lagrave takes on Twitter!

        It's your chance to play Grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave! Go follow @DefiezMaxime on Twitter now! And make your move against his 1. *d4* by using two asterisks as explained below. Get your first move in before the deadline.  ... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Mar 2, 2015
    • The Evaluation of Material Imbalances

      Every novice soon learns a table of [DH: "average"] material value for the pieces, the most popular being 1-3-3-5-9, but with a bit more experience he learns that this table is not always reliable. There are two reasons for this: one is that an ... | Read More

    • Review: A First Book of Morphy

      So far in my chess journey, I've reluctantly ignored NM Dan Heisman's improvement advice to review thousands of master games. Yes, of course I review master games that have been included in the books I've read, such as How to Reassess Your Ches... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Mar 1, 2015
    • History of CM

      Magnus Carlsen Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (Norwegian: [sʋɛn ˈmɑŋnʉs øːn ˈkɑːɭsn̩] ; born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, No. 1 ranked player in the world and reigning World Chess Champion in classical, rapid and... | Read More

    • History of VA

      VISWANATHAN ANAND (born Dec-11-1969, 45 years old) India [ what is this? ] Vishwanathan Anand ("Vishy" to his fans) was the 15th undisputed World Champion, reigning from 2007 until 2013. He was also FIDE World Champion from 2000-2002. H... | Read More

    • Have you ever wanted to play against a FIDE Master?

      (Looks at the question) Well now you can!! Every Friday (I started doing this last week) I am going to be taking on all comers in 3|0 blitz games in Chess.com's Live Chess Room and streaming myself playing and commentating all the games at the s... | Read More

    • Psychology in chess

      Any experienced player knows how a change in the character of the play influences your psychological mood.  -  Garry Kasparov   The aim was simple: to deprive Karpov of his favourite occupation - standing at the board, staring straight at hi... | Read More

    • ChessTV - "The BIG Show" - CTVM Special Awards

      The BIG Show - CTVM Special AwardsThursday, March 5th (previously February 26th)11am PST/LA, 7pm GMT/London, 12:30am IST/Mumbai As part of the ChessTV Moderator (CTVM) Special Awards, IM Danny Rensch will host a special edition of the "BIG Show... | Read More

    • Rensch Quenches Our Thirst for Chess Entertainment!!

      [Blog History]      Chess.com/TV has come a long way over the past several years. From airing only one or two shows per week, the programming is regular and full, averaging 1-2 shows per day, with the occasional 4 shows in one day! Programm... | Read More

    • Wellington A V Priorslee Lions

      Well with Wellingtons title challenge hanging by a thread this was a really a must win match for them. We are still leading the pack and needing 3points to from a possible 8 to lift the trophy for many years ,we could afford a slip up, but we went... | Read More

    • Play GM Arkadij Naiditsch for Free

      At Grenke Chess Classic-2015 the German #1 Arkadij Naiditsch defeated the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in classical chess, drew the rapid and blitz mini-matches 1-1 each and succumbed only with Black in Armageddon. Now you have a special ... | Read More

    • #LETTER4U

      Message of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei Leader of The Islamic Republic of Iran21st Jan. 2015 In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful , To the Youth in Europe and North America The recent events in France and similar ones in some other ... | Read More

      • asFischer
      • | Feb 18, 2015
    • Strengthen Your Body and Your Mind

      The Grandmaster Diet By FM Mike Klein    From Chess Life, December, 2008 Look at any tournament hall: It is filled with discarded candy wrappers, sugared sodas, and bags of salted snacks.  If you are a culprit, are you missing out ... | Read More

      • 1Chessdoc
      • | Feb 17, 2015
    • What a joke

      This article may portray me as a vindictive person. I take the risk consciously; because, it is a fact that sometimes we are really vindictive. Actually this website facilitates a special sort of socialization around the globe. I enjoy this op... | Read More

      • achintyads
      • | Feb 17, 2015
    • Chess Aporia: Strategic Living

          Bobby Fischer: "Chess is life."     It has long been understood that Chess involved and induces a struggle of will, it contains what has been termed the 'essentials of survival', to strike, to move and to protect. If we strip aw... | Read More

      • kiwi
      • | Feb 16, 2015
    • Bryntse Gambit [3]

      BRYNTSE GAMBIT [3] 1.e4 c5 2.f4 d5 3.Nf3 dxe4 4.Ng5 Nf6 5.Bc4 Bg4 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 I ... | Read More


      The game of chess and real life have many commonalities. Chess has an "openning game," a "middle game," and an "end game." In real life, we begin "our game" through personal development in our childhood years (openning). In time, we enter adu... | Read More

      • MaxRabbit
      • | Feb 16, 2015