Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com FM theMagicRat - Player ProfileName: The Magic Rat Title: FMAge you started chess: 16 Fide rating: about 2300Country: Germany 1) How are you? Is chess keeping you busy? I would be quite busy even without chess. 2) How long have you been playing Chess?   Close to 20 yea...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/fm-themagicrat---player-profileFri, 22 Feb 2013 04:45:12 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/fm-themagicrat---player-profileTop 14 chess books for beginners/newbiesNot my post, I'm just posting here for easier access for me   We play chess because it seduces our intellect, is an analogue to life itself, and represents the ever-elusive quest for mental and emotional elegance.At least that's why I play che...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/top-14-chess-books-for-beginnersnewbiesFri, 08 Feb 2013 08:55:58 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/top-14-chess-books-for-beginnersnewbies1200 v 2200 (Match) He is a great player. Here is my game aganist a rated chess coach. http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/1200-v-2200-matchFri, 08 Feb 2013 08:44:54 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/1200-v-2200-matchHow to DETECT enginesSome awesome advice from Evan Ju   1) The first type of "engine-user" is an account that managed to write an algorithm that directly allows the engine to play the moves on chess.com. I am not sure how this is done. In all of my life, I have nev...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/how-to-detect-enginesFri, 08 Feb 2013 08:37:36 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/how-to-detect-enginesUseful Chess LinksI've just searched the word 'Chess' on Google and I'm going to sort through some of it to see whether or not it is useful.   I really recommend using Chess.com as your primary website for chess and all things regarding chess, everything and I m...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/useful-chess-linksFri, 08 Feb 2013 08:30:44 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/useful-chess-linksBook review : The Right Way To Play ChessSome info about a book I'm supposed to be reviewing. The book is called 'The Right Way To Play Chess' It is a modernised version of a previously published book. Since its first publication in 1950, The Right Way to Play Chess has taught chess to ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/book-review--the-right-way-to-play-chessFri, 08 Feb 2013 07:54:05 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/book-review--the-right-way-to-play-chessMy Chess Career(beginning-present) I have always believed that planning is the key to successful execution.I'm writing this blog to (hopefully) to detail my journey from lowly not-even-master-level to the highest rank of chess.I believe this is something I can achieve in my lifet...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/journey-to-a-title2Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:23:07 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/journey-to-a-title2Journey to a titleI have always believed that planning is the key to successful excecution. I'm writing this blog to (hopefully) to detail my journey from lowly not-even-master-level to the highest rank of chess.I believe this is something I can achieve in my life...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/journey-to-a-titleMon, 04 Feb 2013 11:18:40 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/journey-to-a-titleAnother day..another gameWelcome to my blog where I give you a round of chess games I played recently.Following on from my previous post, today's games were considerably better played, however, the level of play still remains the same. I did fall foul to some creative mot...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/another-dayanother-gameMon, 04 Feb 2013 09:16:55 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/another-dayanother-gameTop 100 chess.com Blitz players FebruaryNameRatingWinLossDrawLast Online FM Eilyisum 2700 2584 (78%) 570 (17%) 140 (4%) online now!  IM CMC-Academy 2673 11 (65%) 5 (29%) 1 (6%) 3 months ago  GM gmwesley_so 2632 13 (65%) 3 (15%) 4 (20%) 3 months ago  camat 2601 51 (78%) 13 (20%) ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/top-100-chesscom-blitz-players-februarySun, 03 Feb 2013 11:13:04 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/top-100-chesscom-blitz-players-februaryRound up of today's games!Welcome to my blog where I give a round of chess games I have played recently. Today wasn't the most successful day for me. I can't recall winning a single match aganist players above 1300+/- (this being a skill level I can normally handle). I di...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/round-up-of-todays-gamesSun, 03 Feb 2013 09:42:55 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/round-up-of-todays-gamesI'm back!Hey guys. It's Fatal1ty from BritishDominance, here to guide you in Chess. I've been playing chess since a young age and with the creation of this account, I can hopefully play more. I will be writing down every step of my journey. As for this int...http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/im-backSun, 03 Feb 2013 05:37:40 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Marktheknife96/im-back