Five of these Omani players will take part in the Chess Olympiad to be held in Norway.
For the first time in the history of Oman, the national chess team will take part in the Chess Olympiad — a biennial tournament in which teams from all over... | Read More
I was the 4th seed of a 10-player field in the Open division of the Mayor's Open; a chess tournament that took place in Hammond, IN on July 19th, 2014 at the Jean Sheppard Community Center. There were other scholastic divisions as well that were n... | Read More
(Morphy, look under every rock..)(True Grit)(Accuracy and speed are the two gates)
- shape and colour: it's all a cartoon
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Read the concepts of the system at: http://www.chess.com/blog/Chuzhakin/chuzhakins-system
Rules for Calculation of Hazardous Elements (HE)
The concept of hazardous elements (HE) is the most important in the system. Hazardous elements show you... | Read More
A new technique for analyzing positions at the interface of strategy and tactics will considerably improve your playing and prevent you from making blunders.
The PDF book is available at: http://www.neoneuro.com/downloads/chuzhakinssystem.pdf
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On June 16, 2014 I visited a popular chess hangout in the heart of New York City called Bryant Park.
Chess activities at Bryant Park are monitored by NYC Parks & Recreation and the Marshall Chess Club. No chess hustlers or gambling all... | Read More
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Hip-Hop Chess Federation Celebrates Grand Opening of Community Center
HHCF Celebrates Community Education Center August 16th
July 16, 2014 - San Jose, CA- ... | Read More
Please take a moment to check out a post made by Adisa Banjoko on Bishop Desmond Tutu's blog. Its about chess, nonviolence and forgiveness:
If Hip-Hop, chess and martial arts have taught me anything, they have taught me that everything has... | Read More
As this site only shows the history for the last month of games that I have played, I thought it best to keep a record of my game victories in chronologically descending order (so that I can access them on this site itself, wherever I log-onto thi... | Read More
In seven days, the most important tournament of the year takes place in Trondheim, Norway. It's the national championship, with nine rounds of chess to be played over eight days.
This blog is a way for me to collect my thoughts and preparations... | Read More
Chess is many things to different people. Some consider it as a great hobby, a tool for keeping the mind sharp. Others love the competitive side, traveling from tournament to tournament testing themselves against quality opposition. Still o... | Read More
My desktop PC has been lately suffering from a chronic inability to load chess.com's live chess server as well as let me move pieces on corrospondence chess, live chess, tactics trainer, chess mentor, et cetera. I tried to remedy this by updating ... | Read More
The following quote from GM Jonathan Rowson's book, "Chess For Zebras" (pg. 187), sums up nicely a good outlook for chess in general.
Intrinsic motivation amounts to the love of doing something for the sake of it, rather tha... | Read More
Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!By annexing Crimea, Russia has carried out an act of aggression against Ukraine. Currently Russia is transferring terrorist and sabotage groups to Eastern Ukraine. Russia aims to prevent legitimate presi... | Read More
>>Main article: Sokolsky/Polish Opening (1.b4). Basic Opening Theory.<<
The following diagram shows the initial set-up of the Ware Defense in the 1. b4 opening - a relatively unpopular continuation for Black:
Black immediately att... | Read More
U.S., UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South AfricaMaidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!By annexing Crimea, Russia has carried out an act of aggression against Ukraine. Currently Russia is transferring terrorist and sabotage gro... | Read More
This was the second 3 person simul held at the Newport chess club (Shropshire) this time the 3 players taking part were Nick Rutter (201), Gavyn Cooper (183) and Toby Neal (182). The night did not go as expected with the majority score going to th... | Read More
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Address of the President of Ukraine during the ceremony of inauguration
Dear compatriots from Lviv to Donetsk, from Chernihiv to Sevastopol!
We, Ukrainians, "are a living spark in the family of Europe... | Read More
Yes, tactics are important. But how many, and what are they good for anyway?
If you play chess primarily for fun, you will pick up tactics in a way best suited to you: through playing.
For those who wish to progress in Chess, there are onlin... | Read More
Many of you who play on the live chess server will be familiar with the metal monstrosity known as Computer4-Impossible. You may have witnessed the destruction first hand, or have watched titled players like myself falter game after game to our nu... | Read More