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    • Newsletter #49: The Bar Rises!

      Fabby joins the party! The biggest news of the past two weeks is the recent entry of Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana into the Millionaire Chess Open. Fabby, as he is affectionately called, is undoubtedly one of the world’s best players, rising to a... | Read More

    • Матчи

      Моя команда Команда-соперник Наименование матча / турнира Лига Соперник Рез Коммент   1.    Moscow - Team Athens. WCL2015 Phase 2 R4 WCL  Zanny88 (1911) Board 10 ... | Read More

      • Kulinar
      • | Aug 1, 2015
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    • Destroying the Bird Again (or don't misplace your rook)

      I had another game against the Bird opening. I used my earlier game (http://www.chess.com/blog/LearnHard/destroying-the-bird) as my guide. My idea is that the bird is essentailly the Dutch opening with colors revesed, so I focused on doing 2 thing... | Read More

      • LearnHard
      • | Jul 31, 2015
      • | 60 views
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    • Sprinkle some more L❤VE [Music blog]

      SONGFACTS This is one of several tracks that was produced by Stefani's fellow Voicementor and longtime collaborator Pharrell for her third solo album. Speaking with AMP radio's Carson Daly, the singer explained the story of the song. "He's... | Read More

    • Titled player Correspondence Simul!

      Hello Chess friends, I am hosting a correspondence Simul for titled players .If you are a titled player and are interested in this simul send me a 3 days per move challenge . In this simul I will play as many titled players as I can.So far I am... | Read More

    • hi.i'm giorgia....

      hi everybody! I'm Giorgia! I'm ten years old... I'm italian,I live in Asti. I love chess,it's so funny! if I want to challenge you do well, I can not wait to play against one of you! bye bye! | Read More

      • GiorgiaZ
      • | Jul 29, 2015
      • | 87 views
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    • Camping Trip 5.0!

      So, I'm back! What I come back to: 63 moves, 53 messages, 2 friend requests, 1 challenge. Pros of home: chess.com, full power, internet connection. Pros of camping: swimming, fresh air, peacefulness. I choose home, because I will be on chess.c... | Read More

      • mkelowna
      • | Jul 29, 2015
      • | 244 views
      • | 6 comments
    • School Chess Championship

      My Story: In 2014 a new guy came to school who shall remain nameless and we quickly became friends. One thing that changed with his arrival is that he beat everyone in our school in chess even though i would later find out he was only around the 1... | Read More

    • Tactical Combinations With Discovered / Double Attacks

      Hello Chess Fans, Welcome back to another episode of Chess Tactics, designed to develop and challenge your Tactical Vision.                                       In previous articles we covered Pins, Forking T... | Read More

    • How to Cheat at Chess

      Cheating in chess is widely deemed to be the greatest threat to the future of chess. Many amateurs and even many professionals regularly state that cheating is rampant. Accusations pervade every level of chess from the lowest levels of online ches... | Read More

      • SamCopeland
      • | Jul 28, 2015
      • | 1847 views
      • | 25 comments
    • Real game tactics 18: an instructive endgame

      This is an instructive endgame played by Robert James Fischer (FIDE-rating January 1971: 2740) played in 1971 against Mark Taimanov (FIDE-rating January 1971: 2620), this match was one of the matches played in the quarter final of the candidates t... | Read More

      • vc153415
      • | Jul 28, 2015
      • | 132 views
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    • Significant Olympiad milestones in China's path towards becoming World Chess conquerors!

      The great Chinese juggenault has never been more apparent than in recent months. After their national team had won the Tromso 2014 Olympiad event, Chinese players have gone on to seize the top prizes in significant events around the world. Lu Shan... | Read More

      • juniortay
      • | Jul 27, 2015
      • | 598 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Simul with International Master Attila Turzo on Saturday 1st of August

      I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.   I will play a simul on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. It will starting at 1:00 pm New York time on this Saturday the 1st August 2015. The standard entry fee ... | Read More

    • Tactics With Pins

      Hello Chess Fans, Welcome back to another episode of Chess Tactics, designed to develop and challenge your Tactical Vision.                     In previous articles we covered Double Attacks, Forking Tactics and Discovered... | Read More

    • Deep... Hungred... Thoughtfulness...

      "Be your biggest competitor, challenge yourself each day to be better than you were yesterday" | Read More

    • FREE CHANCE TO PLAY A TITLED PLAYER - CLOSED @ 9:40 AM EST - 18 PLAYERS - 2.0

      Hi all, I would like to host a FREE Simultaneous Exhibition (simul) TOMORROW (Saturday July 25th @ 10:00 AM EST). This simul will host UP TO  (NO MORE THAN) 20 PEOPLE and is a free chance for YOU to play against a titled player (2280 USCF and 21... | Read More

    • Simul with International Master Attila Turzo for maximum 20 players

      I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach. I will play a simul on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. It will starting at 1:00 pm New York time on this Saturday the 25th July 2015. The standard entry fee would be ... | Read More

      • attilaturzo
      • | Jul 23, 2015
      • | 1393 views
      • | 23 comments
    • Reciprocal Playing: Challenge a Friend!

      Try playing each diagrammed position against a friend or computer. After you're done playing the diagrammed position compare your moves with given in the analysis right below each diagram. Good luck! Color Complex Play White to Move Knights... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Jul 22, 2015
      • | 875 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Pawns vs Rook endgame (2)

      This endgame position is courtesy of GM Damian LemosI have been fascinated by this position for quite sometime. Looking at it with an engine does not interest me and prefer the challenge to figure it out on my own. Now GM Lemos said that white sh... | Read More

      • EugenD
      • | Jul 21, 2015
      • | 202 views
      • | 4 comments
    • A French Defense Explained Move by Move

      I have been playing the French Advance for quite a while now. It fits in nicely with my Sicilian Alapin and also exposes me to some of my weaknesses in chess, namely playing a little bit of defense in exchange for a space advantage. However, givin... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Jul 18, 2015
      • | 874 views
      • | 20 comments