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 Puzzle #42 - Self-pinshttp://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-42---self-pinsWed, 12 Nov 2014 05:56:26 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-42---self-pinsA blindfold game against Droidfishhttp://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/a-blindfold-game-against-droidfishWed, 12 Nov 2014 05:26:04 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/a-blindfold-game-against-droidfishRidiculous differences between ratingsWhen playing an online (correspondence-style) game, do you ever look, out of curiosity, at your opponent's profile, only to find that they have ridiculously huge gaps between their ratings on the different time controls? Being 1200 in blitz and 17...http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/ridiculous-differences-between-ratingsFri, 07 Nov 2014 07:09:47 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/ridiculous-differences-between-ratingsPuzzle #41http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-41Wed, 05 Nov 2014 06:46:55 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-41Beating a 1700, at last!My highest rated win in blitz in a long, long time. http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/beating-a-1700-at-lastTue, 04 Nov 2014 08:26:06 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/beating-a-1700-at-lastPuzzle #40 - Morozevich - Bologan, 2004http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-40---morozevich---bologanTue, 04 Nov 2014 07:37:26 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-40---morozevich---bologan{OTB Tournament game} Semi-Slav defensehttp://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/otb-tournament-game-semi-slav-defenseTue, 04 Nov 2014 06:52:08 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/otb-tournament-game-semi-slav-defensePuzzle #39 - Trappedhttp://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-39---trappedFri, 31 Oct 2014 08:12:10 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-39---trappedPuzzle #38 - Bishop endinghttp://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-38---bishop-endingFri, 31 Oct 2014 08:07:06 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-38---bishop-endingPuzzle #37http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-37Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:49:52 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-37Busted openings #1 - Budapest gambit, Farajowicz variationThis series of blog posts shall deal with refuted openings that are still played regularly, especially in short time control games. Here are a few lines and ideas to show why the Farajowicz is unplayable for Black. http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/busted-openings-1---budapest-gambit-farajowicz-variationThu, 30 Oct 2014 07:32:05 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/busted-openings-1---budapest-gambit-farajowicz-variationPuzzle #36 - Keres - Spassky, 1955 http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-36---keres---spassky-1955Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:39:05 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-36---keres---spassky-1955Puzzle #35http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-35Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:34:08 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-35Puzzle #34 http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-34Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:22:27 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-34An old gem - the windmill tacticThis is a game I played two years ago on this website when I was a beginner. The amount of blunders on each side is overwhelming, but it was the only time I ever got to employ the famous windmill tactic. http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/an-old-gem---the-windmill-tacticWed, 15 Oct 2014 05:19:16 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/an-old-gem---the-windmill-tacticPuzzle #33 - Mate in 7http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-33---mate-in-7Sat, 07 Jun 2014 09:04:52 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-33---mate-in-7Puzzle #32 - Mate in 2http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-32---mate-in-2Sat, 07 Jun 2014 06:05:53 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-32---mate-in-2Puzzle #31 - Mate in 2http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-31---mate-in-2Fri, 06 Jun 2014 08:48:14 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-31---mate-in-2Puzzle #30 - The thornhttp://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-30---the-thornMon, 02 Jun 2014 19:13:34 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-30---the-thornPuzzle #29 - Weak back rankhttp://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-29---weak-back-rankMon, 02 Jun 2014 07:39:44 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-29---weak-back-rank