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    • Attempting a Basman opening

      Yesterday I wrote about how I'd played chess in my school days. In those days I got involved with the UK Chess Challenge, not as a player, but doing section control (e.g. the pairings) and board marshalling. This competition was run by a man calle... | Read More

      • ArkadyE
      • | May 28, 2015
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    • I'm going for top 1000! Already a third of the way there!

      Post on my new tactics trainer goal:  http://www.chess.com/blog/RealS3/im-going-for-top-1000-believe-it-new-tactics-trainer-goal 24 hours into the challenge and I've already broken 2100 from 2000!  Tactics trainer is about finding the best mo... | Read More

      • RealS3
      • | May 25, 2015
      • | 191 views
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    • A little announcement

      Hello Everyone, School is drawing to a close (10 School Days) and I am planning on becoming more active once it ends. But for now until June 5, I will not be active, so please do not challenge me to any games or leave any notes, if you really wis... | Read More

    • What Happens @ Chess NYC Summer Camp

      Countdown & 2015 Summer Camp Guide Chess Fun & Training....& a Whole Lot More! Limited Space Upper East Side |West Side | Greenwich Village | New Brooklyn & New Hamptons Locations Too ! What Happe... | Read More

      • nycchess
      • | May 19, 2015
      • | 217 views
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    • master

      I would love to play a master , please somebody challenge me | Read More

    • Win a Gold Membership - Trivia

      I came across this while doing research on a game I played. For a chance to win a one-month gold membership, follow the instructions below:   1) Friend me and private Message me with the answer. Do NOT post it here... doing so will results in n... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | May 16, 2015
      • | 305 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Chess Grand Prix 2014-2015: What is going on?

      I saw this article on chessbase:  http://en.chessbase.com/post/khanty-rd3-caruana-beats-tomashevsky  It's about the final grand prix event for the current cycle. I then realized I had no clue what that meant. So for everyone else that doesn't ... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | May 16, 2015
      • | 1283 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Fear, Hate & Love

      the gift of value is the absensence of fear. people who live with fear grow up standing at the end of every line. people who live with praise learn to stand alone and lead their parade, even it's raining. people who are spoiled with indulgence and... | Read More

    • Pogonina Becomes the Official Ambassador of Chess Heroz

      May 15, 2015            ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ Natalia Pogonina, the Vice Women's World Chess Champion, becomes the offi... | Read More

    • 2014-2015 Garden State Chess League Playoffs

      The Garden State Chess League has a history online going back as far as 2009. The Lehigh Valley Chess Club has a history of being included in this league since the 2013-2014 season. Thanks to the discussion that started at the 2013 USATE Champions... | Read More

      • srdiamondd
      • | May 14, 2015
      • | 241 views
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    • That Was Fun! About Rap Songs & Dinosaurs - Bullet Brawls with IM Daniel Rensch - May 13, 2015

      IM Rensch said, "This show is about rap songs and dinosaurs." It's also about exciting chess and sparkling commentary.  You be the judge. Here's today's show.  http://www.twitch.tv/chess/v/4997885     It's Bullet ... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | May 13, 2015
      • | 537 views
      • | 1 comment
    • April 2015 Training Recap

      USCF Rating: 1624 Year to date: +94 After a successful first quarter both training-wise and competition-wise, I've decided to continue my current training regimen unchanged through the second quarter. I am continuing to use Anki on a daily ba... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | May 11, 2015
      • | 273 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Grandmaster Valeriy Aveskulov's Simul

      Grandmaster Valeriy Aveskulov will be playing an online chess simul on Sunday, May 10th, 2015 at 1:45 PM Pacific Time (PDT) right here on Chess.com! The games will be played in Chess.com's Live Chess server. The time control is 45|45; that is, 4... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | May 9, 2015
      • | 1760 views
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    • FACE 2 FACE WITH IM DIPTAYAN GHOSH - INTERVIEW

      IM Diptayan Ghosh is the youngest chess player in the list of top-20 players of our country - India. He is the highest rated International Master from our country. He is much ahead of many well known Grand Masters in ratings. He is a boy from West... | Read More

    • Smith-Morra Gambit: Paulsen Formation

      A teammate at The Unsound Openers recently challenged me to a correspondence game, and was willing to let me play the Smith-Morra Gambit. After my previous try-out with this opening, I was eager to discover other variations and ready to dive into ... | Read More

      • Ultraman81
      • | May 8, 2015
      • | 221 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Improve Your Visualization and Your Chess: Play Blindfold!

      Improve your visualization skills and your chess in general with some blindfold chess! Here's a good blog about the benefits of blindfold chess: http://improveyourchessornot.blogspot.ca/2013/04/the-black-art-of-calculation-blindfold.html To play B... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | May 6, 2015
      • | 1768 views
      • | 14 comments
    • Ten Etiquette Guidelines for Online Chess

      These Guidelines were originally posted by Jayant Ahuja. One should not take the assistance of a chess engine to explore next best moves. Chess engines are for pre-match preparations or for post-match analysis, not for use as a cheating tool. On... | Read More

      • SamTzu
      • | May 6, 2015
      • | 302 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Pandolfini's Chess Challenges #3

      The following exercises are for the students of KLA Chess Club, of Keiller Leadership Academy, a title I  K-8 charter public school located in San Diego, CA. Chess is offered as an everyday class for middle school students and as an after school... | Read More

    • HELLO!

      Hey everybody testing out this blog feature :)Looking forward to playing with people! Actually the best at my local club already so maybe here people can play at my level ;) (probably much better!) You can add me if you want, I'm sorta lost on t... | Read More

    • Stalemate! The Most Aesthetic Swindle

      I am constantly asked by students why stalemate is a draw and not a win. My answer (rightly or wrongly) is that chess is a better game because stalemate is a draw. Narrowly superior positions such as pawn up endings and even equal pawn endings oft... | Read More