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    • Sensing Danger!, Part 2: Dealing with Danger!

      In part one I reviewed one of my own games where I did not sense the danger and payed heavily. In Part 2, I outline my thought process in another of my own games and outline methods to use in your own games to appropriately Deal with the Danger! (... | Read More

      • zkman
      • | Aug 27, 2014
      • | 1 comment
    • Emanuel Lasker

      Emanuel Lasker: Denker Weltenbürger Schachweltmeister A book which immediately ranks as one of the finest in chess history has just been published: Emanuel Lasker Denker Weltenbürger Schachweltmeister edited by Richard Forster, Stefan Hansen an... | Read More

    • How Chess Benefits Childrens

      It has often been said that chess is a "gymnasium for the mind", but what exactly are the benefits that a child can derive from the Royal Game? Can we go so far as to claim that it can teach children important life skills and boost their academic... | Read More

      • kiba13
      • | Aug 23, 2014
    • I'm Back! (kind of???)

      I obviously haven't been on chess.com for a long time, sorry TT^TT i'll try my best to go on it once or twice everyday now! ^w^ I would like to improve my chess skills, heh. feel free to send challenges! since i rarely play chess now, please go e... | Read More

      • chichileek
      • | Aug 23, 2014
    • How to improve from 800-1300 Part 1

      Hello friends, opponents, and viewers! I have really enjoyed blogging so here's another blog on how 800-1300 can improve their Chess. Many of my friends are under 1300 or just passed 1300 recently and I'm sick of it. They need their Online Chess ... | Read More

    • How To Lose Against the Best Bullet Player in the World in 18 moves

      In a rare sighting, Hikaru Nakamura decided to log on to chess.com to beat up on some patzers. However, there weren't any players on that were rated higher than 2505 in bullet. Being rated an absurd 3105 himself, he would need to play against an o... | Read More

      • AchiIles
      • | Aug 17, 2014
      • | 1 comment
    • bad connection

      I have played on chess.com on various computers over the past 3 yrs or so, and the only prob/complaint I have is that my connection almost always starts in the red or goes to red after a few games -- is this some kind of punishment or incentive to... | Read More

      • akibubba
      • | Aug 15, 2014
      • | 1 comment
    • Playing All the Marks

      Hello everyone, Playing Chess is fun and exciting and usually it's just a game, but for me I like to talk with my opponent if he/she replies as well. Sometimes it's a simple "Hi" or other times it goes deeper into "what's it like living in (count... | Read More

    • Minor Piece Battle: 2 Knights Caged and Slaughtered in a Closed Position

      At a gig, upon learning I play chess, I was challenged to a 3-day correspondence game by my musical colleague Bill.  Little did I know he is competitive USCF player with a live tournament rating of over 1900!  This slav game (Schallop Defe... | Read More

      • Mixologist
      • | Aug 13, 2014
    • 2014 Southern Congress 5-SS - Thoughts

      Overall I really enjoyed playing at the 2014 Southern Congress in Atlanta this past weekend.  I played in the Amateur section, under 2000, which I fell in the U1600 group this tournament.  It was nice to see everybody again.  A couple things t... | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Aug 12, 2014
    • Astrological interpretation of why Kramnik is a more unfavourable opponent to Kasparov than vice ver

      1. Introduction   Chess is a mind game where a positive end result is highly influenced by the choice of the best possible moves, which are based particularly on theoretical knowledge in chess, intuition, strategic and tactical competence, crea... | Read More

      • MilosRR
      • | Aug 9, 2014
    • How Chess Benefits Children

      It has often been said that chess is a "gymnasium for the mind", but what exactly are the benefits that a child can derive from the Royal Game? Can we go so far as to claim that it can teach children important life skills and boost their acade... | Read More

      • | Aug 7, 2014
    • Fun with Photos

      Chess.com is a great site, not just for playing chess. There's articles, chess news, endless quizzes, forums and a lot of other features. Recently I discovered the photos section. To my surprise, most photos were completely unrelated to chess; i... | Read More

      • yk333218
      • | Aug 6, 2014
    • Belligerent Players

      Don't try to intimidate your opponent by trying to insult, swear at, request draws. It only means you are being challenged and you can't handle it. It makes me curious why someone would be this way. Why insult where that person lives and ask for a... | Read More

      • LadyLuck49
      • | Aug 4, 2014
    • A sunny week in June

      Early June I played in the Swiss Rapid Chess Masters, a well organised one day tournament in Pfaffikon on Lake Zurich. I received a pleasant surprise on arrival with a gift of a bag of Swiss chocolates waiting for me in my room. The weather was ... | Read More

      • VerdeNotte
      • | Jul 31, 2014
    • DHLC simul vs NM GargleBlaster

                On Saturday July 26th NM John Chernoff, aka GargleBlaster decided to run a Simul against various members of the Dan Heisman Learning Centre. All games were 45 minutes with 45 second per move bonus. In the end 11 members of t... | Read More

    • Baby born after mother killed in Israeli war on Gaza

      The relentless and merciless pounding of the Gaza Strip by Israel has left the Palestinians little cause for celebration and jubilation, yet the birth of baby girl of a mother who had been killed by Israeli shelling can be seen as a symbol of h... | Read More

    • Chess Simul with GM Levan Aroshidze

      1995 World Under-10 Chess Champion GM Levan Aroshidze will be playing an online chess simul on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 2:00 PM PDT (5:00 PM Eastern). The games will be played in Chess.com's Live Chess server. The time control is 30|30; that... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Jul 26, 2014
    • Leaving the Politiks behind

      It's not like me to write about chess politics (i.e. my last post), but I'm sure I'll have no choice at the Olympiad next week. Not to mention Australian politics; these days, it's hard for me to read the politics section of The Australian witho... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Jul 25, 2014
    • This is Ukraine today – July 24: The parties ''UDAR'' and ''Svoboda'' have withdrawn from the

      Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep of Great Britain and France when they gave up Czechoslovakia to Hitler in 1938. War is happening right here at home and not in faraway Europe – the U... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Jul 25, 2014