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    • Dude, Where’s my Caro? Chess.com vs the World Open Day 4

      After 4 days of grueling chess, the Chess.com Team faced its first casualty.  Please honor Patzer24 of the Malicious Matt’s who passed on to tournament heaven after a stirring victory over a 2350 opponent.  His ghost was seen sever... | Read More

      • shaun
      • | Jul 4, 2015
      • | 616 views
      • | 4 comments
    • The Amateur's Mind - Bishop vs Knight Imbalances Part 2

      Hello Chess Fans,   Welcome back to the continuation of Bishop vs Knight Imbalances from the book The Amateur's Mind.  To fully learn the concepts, I recommend you get the book and follow along.  This series is not intended as a substitute f... | Read More

    • European Youth Chess Championship 2012

      Alexey Sarana - Fedor P Polyakov | Read More

    • European Youth Chess Championship 2012

      Alexey Sarana -Van Thai Dai Nguyen | Read More

    • Newsletter #47 ~ 100 Days till Millionaire!

      With exactly 100 days to go till the first round of the 2nd edition of the Millionaire Chess Open, the excitement is already starting to build. Five hundred and twenty-five players including 47 GMs (up from 33 last year) have already thrown their... | Read More

    • World Open, Round 2

      Another round, another teenage girl opponent. This one was from Kyrgizstan, with no USCF rating. She was assigned a rating of 1750 for pairing purposes based on her FIDE rating in the low 1600s, but it is pretty clear that her post-tournament rati... | Read More

    • A quick morning puzzle

      A couple of months ago, I had a rare occasion to play against a fellow Australian in the 4NCL league match weekend in England. The Aussie in question is IM Justin Tan, an extremely talented young player who probably hasn't received the attention h... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Jul 2, 2015
      • | 766 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Creating and Exploiting Targets - Part 2

      Hello Chess Fans, Welcome back to part 2 where we'll continue training your Nose to Sniff-Out TARGETS to use as Focal Points of attack.  It's Your Mission in chess to find Exploitable Weaknesses, either a pawn or a piece, that can be attacked mu... | Read More

    • My Favorite ChessPlayer: Super Nezh!

      RASHID GIBIATOVICH NEZHMETDINOV(born Dec-15-1912, died Jun-03-1974, 61 years old) Russia       Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov was born in Aktubinsk, then part of the Russian Empire and now known as Aqtöbe, in Kazakhstan, into a poo... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Jul 1, 2015
      • | 637 views
      • | 7 comments
    • A Tactical Shot Finishes a Positional Game

      Probably my best tactical shot succeeded in the today's round of the Sparkassen Chess Meeting Open. In a Maroczy Bind structure, I slowly increased the pressure and after the exchanges of rooks, my queen controlled the only open file. Probably the... | Read More

      • kurze15
      • | Jul 1, 2015
      • | 99 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Staff Profiles: Pedro

      This is the eighth in a series of posts to help people get to know the Chess.com team better. Today, we meet a guy who's probably never even seen the "website part" of Chess.com, Pedro Bolaños!! Where do you live? I currently live ... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Jun 30, 2015
      • | 894 views
      • | 7 comments
    • Day 8 of 800 to 2200 Blitz Challenge

      On June 26th I continued with the eighth day of my 800 to 2200 blitz challenge for the month of June! Unfortunately due to some other commitments during June, I will have to continue the challenge a bit into the month of July but I will definite... | Read More

    • Starting Out

      I'm not sure if anyone will ever read this, but I figure it's high time I put some of my writing ability to work and start chronically my journey through chess.   A little about me first though.  I learned how to play chess at the most basic st... | Read More

      • sarkhon
      • | Jun 30, 2015
      • | 151 views
      • | 0 comments
    • You only live your life moment to moment

      As this figure moves across the stones, he steps lightly and non-seriously, and at the same time absolutely balanced and alert. Behind the swirling, ever-changing waters we can see the shapes of buildings; there appears to be a city in the backg... | Read More

    • The Amateur's Mind - Bishop vs Knight Imbalances

      Hello Chess Fans,   Welcome back to the continuation of Bishop vs Knight Imbalances from the book The Amateur's Mind.  To fully learn the concepts, I recommend you get the book and follow along.  This series is not intended as a substitute f... | Read More

    • The Fighting French

      The French Defense has many fans and this blog post is for them. I had a look to some of the games played last week in our beloved opening and decided on this one. There were many other interesting games, featuring experts such as So, Jobava, Agde... | Read More

      • NowInChess
      • | Jun 29, 2015
      • | 129 views
      • | 0 comments
    • RIP GM Walter Browne: GM Alex Yermolinsky Remembered the American Legend

      GM Alex Yermolinsky ¨Uncle Yermo¨ pays tribute to American Grandmaster Walter S. Browne tonight on Old School Analysis. GM Yermo will share a few of Browne's greatest games and his personal recollections of the former U.S. Champ. Please co... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Jun 29, 2015
      • | 899 views
      • | 5 comments
    • The 10th Edmonton International: A Summary

      The 10th Edmonton International Chess Festval was a bit overlooked because of Norway Chess/Capablanca Memorial/Dortmund Sparkassen, but here's a little bit of what happened: Tournamen winner Pendyala Harikrishna earned 7.5/9 after narrowly escapi... | Read More

      • smith8800
      • | Jun 29, 2015
      • | 178 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Carlsen-Morozevich, World Blitz Championship 2012

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wRdgOllrzM | Read More

      • geracarp75
      • | Jun 28, 2015
      • | 208 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Sparkassen Chess Meeting

      Yesterday the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund (Germany) started with some interesting games in the GM tournament. While the favourite Kramnik has already lost a game, Nisipeanu has earned two full points (you can watch the games at https://... | Read More

      • kurze15
      • | Jun 28, 2015
      • | 260 views
      • | 0 comments