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    • LIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #306: Queen's Gambit Declined, Slav w/ 4.e3

      This is a blitz chess game I played against a friend who sent me a challenge while streaming at twitch.tv/ChessNetwork. Time controls are set at 3 minutes per player with a 2 second increment. https://youtu.be/GEQNQuwFTZo | Read More

    • Losing a Won Game

      Well, I think I'm learning about the challenge that "winning a won game" can be...    Got so caught up in what I was doing I failed to see mate.  Argh. | Read More

      • MattHoyle
      • | Mar 25, 2015
      • | 1 comment
    • Challenge the center with c5 in the openning

      When ahead in pawns exchange pieces...get out of the pin... | Read More

      • Ronliv
      • | Mar 25, 2015
      • | 1 comment
    • In Conversation with Woman International Master Alexey Root!

      (This interview was initially published in March 2015 on our blog; view it here!) A phenomenal chess player, renowned lecturer, and prolific writer, Woman International Master Alexey Root does it all. Indeed— not only has Dr. Root won a myria... | Read More

    • LIVE Blitz Chess Commentary #305: QGD Semi-Slav, Stoltz variation

      This is a blitz chess game I played against a friend who sent me a challenge while streaming. Time controls are set at 3 minutes per player with a 2 second increment. https://youtu.be/YDodPn1Olwk | Read More

    • friends

      can someone please tell me how to remove  `friends` i have accepted, but whom have never accepted a second challenge? pretty please? | Read More

      • near-gorm
      • | Mar 19, 2015
    • challenge tips

      when you ask for challenge to other player you can set the number of days. which color you play. Opening moves for the new challenge or standard chess opening. | Read More

      • Pro7777
      • | Mar 18, 2015
    • Developing Principles--Taking the Center

      Kids, The starting point of all openings, whether the complex openings used by grandmasters or the more simple classic lines that we are practicing, is an attempt to capture space in the center of the board.  A chess board, as we have discussed,... | Read More

      • 9_milli
      • | Mar 17, 2015
    • Confessions of a ChessAddict: I'm Nervous

      Gonna play some face to face games with a friend later this week. I never play face to face.  I have gotten so accustomed to playing electronically that I cannot see basic mating patterns.   In a way, lets say my chess-esteem is a bit ... | Read More

    • Simultaneous Chess Exhibition w/ Live Commentary #23: 5 Opponents

      This is a simultaneous chess exhibition I played while streaming. Time controls are set at 25 minutes per player with a 10 second increment. I accepted 5 game requests from the list of friends who sent challenges. https://youtu.be/Chp3o_m0SQw | Read More

    • Magnus Carlsen (Sixteenth/Current World Chess Champion) Bio

      Magnus Carlsen Sixteenth World Chess Champion     Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chessgrandmaster, No. 1 ranked player in the world and reigning World Chess Champion in classical, rapid and blitz. He was born November 30th 1990 in Tønsberg... | Read More

      • Apache15
      • | Mar 14, 2015
    • Viswanathan Anand (Fifteenth World Chess Champion) Bio

      Viswanathan Anand Fifteenth World Chess Champion       Viswanathan Anand was the fifteenth World Chess Champion. He was born December 11th 1969 in Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu, India. Anand became India's first grandmaster in 1988. He was th... | Read More

      • Apache15
      • | Mar 14, 2015
    • Vladimir Kramnik (Fourteenth World Chess Champion) Bio

      Vladimir Kramnik Fourteenth World Chess Champion     Vladimir Kramnik was the fourteenth World Chess Champion. He was born June 25th 1975 in Tuapse, Krasnodar Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.Kramnik is a Russian chess grandmaster. He was ... | Read More

      • Apache15
      • | Mar 14, 2015
    • Plateaus and walls: Asking the right questions

      A couple posts back I touched on the topic of George Leonard’s work on Mastery. The Dabbler, Obsessive and Hacker were mentioned.  Just revisiting this made me more aware lately on how I approach things when I hit the wall or am stuck on a plat... | Read More

    • Yuri Averbakh: How I fell out with Korchnoi and Karpov

      An interesting insight as to why Korchnoi was disliked by Soviet authorities and chess society in 1970s. He didn't exactly make many friends. How I fell out with Korchnoi and Karpov In 1973, there were two Interzonals in Leningrad and Petropolis... | Read More

      • Spektrowski
      • | Mar 14, 2015
    • Played my first "rat-ho"

      Played my first "ratings whore" or "rat-ho" as I call them.  Here's the jist of what happened. First, about me.  I'm a total hack.  My ratings reflect my skill level.  I hopefully "may" get better with time but fairly certain I'll never appro... | Read More

    • I am moving!

      I am getting out of this mold infested, ill maintained, wall stressed, foundation cracking hovel that I've been complaining about for  years. I am getting out of this rat trap, crime ridden, filthy delapidated neighborhood to a neighborhood where... | Read More

    • February 2015 Training Recap

      USCF Rating: 1658 Year to date: +128 I continued my beginning of the year training momentum into February, following my revised study plan that I put together for the first quarter of the year. In my tracking chart, pictured below, everyt... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Mar 8, 2015
    • Beware the chess.com bottom feeder: jpeaceman

      It was a pretty good weekend for some chess, or so I thought.  Well, who am I kidding, it's always a good day for chess!  I noticed I had a few people on my friends list that were online at the time I logged on to chess.com.  Well, let's hit '... | Read More

    • 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