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    • It happened; 12M members on Chess.com!

      Image from DeepGreene's Twitter Staus. It Finally Happened! Today, Chess.com reached 12M members! The announcement was spread widespread when Chess.com Project Manager DeepGreene tweeted the words we've all been waiting to hear:   ... | Read More

      • ChessKingT
      • | May 26, 2015
      • | 194 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Sea Chantey

      Sea Chantey O! Blow ye winds, hi-ho! A sailing I will go! I’ll stay no more upon the shore, So let the music play! I’ll cross the Spanish main, I’ll fight the hurricane! No more to stay, I sail today, Ten thousand miles away!   ... | Read More

      • pikachu4u
      • | May 25, 2015
      • | 138 views
      • | 0 comments
    • If you love someone, don't wait till tomorrow to tell him/her. Maybe that next day will never come

                                          A Love storyIt all started when I was 6 years old. While I was playing outside on my farm in California, I met a boy. He was an average kind of boy who teased you and then you chased them and b... | Read More

      • 1LovU
      • | May 25, 2015
      • | 158 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Book reviews: "Liquidation on the chessboard" and "Taimanov: The English Attack"

      That title is pretty horrible, but I'm told it's very "googleable". Let's go with that. I recently received three books from New in Chess. Two of them are your run-of-the-mill chess books: well written, somewhat typical and, simply, good bo... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | May 24, 2015
      • | 1715 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Memorial Day 2015--The Navy Hymn

      In honor of Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, I offer this article on The Navy Hymn, "Eternal Father, Strong to Save". Here is the song sung by The U.S. Navy Band's Sea Chanters: https://youtu.be/Bnm-4kSLKdI The original words were written as a poem ... | Read More

      • pikachu4u
      • | May 24, 2015
      • | 122 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Endgame Training

      A few months ago I began working seriously to improve my endgame play. I had been meaning to do this for a long time, but what finally convinced me was losing from a completely won position in a game against my invariably superior but charitably h... | Read More

    • Man vs Machine

      Many Grandmasters vs stockfish 5 week per move: who wins? Back in 1999, Gary Kasparov took on the entire world in a chess match over the internet.  It was an epic battle lasting for four months that he barely won.  He said, "It is the greatest ... | Read More

      • killercrab
      • | May 23, 2015
      • | 271 views
      • | 9 comments
    • Saved by Peter Svidler

      Have you ever spent time working on your opening repertoire only to discover your results get worse instead of better? Having recently put a lot of effort into studying the Gruenfeld, I was optimistic about a new thematic tournament on Chess.com i... | Read More

    • London System

      This Article is not finished yet. Don't mind my ramblings below. I am just getting outline etc. Of things I plan to talk about. My outline topics: http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/are-openings-important-recommendation?page=4      ... | Read More

    • Hippopotamus Defence

       This Article is not finished yet. Don't mind my ramblings below. I am just getting outline etc. Of things I plan to talk about. What is the Hippopotamus Defence? The Hippopotamus Defence is a line played with the black pieces which is consi... | Read More

    • Rook endings tricks

      It can be very tricky to evaluate rook endings on a chess board. Sometimes the position looks totally won, but then the rook ending can end in a draw or even a loss. Here's 10 rook ending tips from a pretty strong chess player (2200+ FIDE) : A... | Read More

      • achja
      • | May 20, 2015
      • | 246 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Playing Against the Sicilian - Rossolimo Attack

      Hello Chess Fans, Black's strongest weapon against 1.e4 is the Sicilian Defence 1...c4. The Dragon and Accelerated Dragon are Black's most direct counterattacking schemes in the Sicilian, where a fianchettoed bishop on g7 exerts a powerful inf... | Read More

    • FLIRTING

      “Red Lantern is a unique and special place on chess.com. The atmosphere here is warm and welcoming, and friendly chatter is routinely the order of the day. The aim is for everyone to feel comfortable and happy to contribute to discussions, jokes... | Read More

      • gypsymindy
      • | May 19, 2015
      • | 681 views
      • | 33 comments
    • pawns are the soul of chess

      http://in.video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A8tUwXHtFVtVNhQADnUM9olQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByZWc0dGJtBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQDBGdwb3MDMQ--?p=pawns+are+the+soul+of+chess&vid=1f923eee07ccfe345958ae61adff085b&l=10%3A02&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts4.... | Read More

    • Queen's Indian Defense

       Hello Chess Fans,  Today we will review a well respected defense for Black against the 1.d4 opening - The Queen's Indian Defense.  It was a favorite of World Champion Jose Capablanca and continues to be played in Master tournaments today. ... | Read More

    • 5 things that set masters apart (hint: not IQ!)

      What differentiates a less experienced player from a strong master? I've been flipping through a bunch of games of strong masters on chessgames.com recently and, in contrast to watching the games of club players, have noticed some patterns of dist... | Read More

      • eltenedor
      • | May 17, 2015
      • | 250 views
      • | 4 comments
    • 45 45 (6) - The last one

      The last 45 45 team match game of this TL competition. One day in advance I went through the games of my opponent and saw that he apparently likes trading queens, and then go on and on in equal looking endings. Since I felt a bit tired, and I al... | Read More

      • achja
      • | May 17, 2015
      • | 154 views
      • | 0 comments
    • A very exciting Icelandic Championship

      A very exciting Icelandic Chess Championship for the year 2015 is underway. This year we probably have one of the strongest if not the strongest editions ever! A remarkable 6 GM's are participating in this 12 players round robin. This tournament ... | Read More

      • zibbit
      • | May 16, 2015
      • | 944 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Shame on Cheaters!

      Digital morons killed chess. Not only creativity, intuition and other non-tangibles are the first victims, the use of technology is opening up all possibilities for cheating, so chess is ruined on its tournament, competitive side as well. Nimzo... | Read More

    • Depression

      I have depression. I lost my job 5 years ago and since then I've been struggling with boredom. It is annoying and sometimes unbearable but there are ways to diminish it. First you should have a good plan of activities that you like best that could... | Read More

      • kontownik
      • | May 14, 2015
      • | 175 views
      • | 4 comments