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 USCF calendar of eventsHere is the USCF calendar of events: For any other information use the link(s) provided below. http://www.uschess.org/content/view/8329/95 Plan Ahead Calendar North American Directory of Major Tournaments If you have a major event (a USCF Nat...http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/uscf-calendar-of-eventsThu, 28 Mar 2013 23:13:01 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/uscf-calendar-of-eventsHenry's Mind Blast Chess TournamentI will share an article that I read in the Watertown Daily Times. Attorney Henry Leader is sponsoring his annual "Mind Blast" chess tournament in Gouvernuer New York on Saturday 9 March at 10:00am. At the community center in Gouvernuer on Trinity ...http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/henrys-mind-blast-chess-tournamentFri, 08 Mar 2013 19:39:11 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/henrys-mind-blast-chess-tournamentO.C.D.?? I have self diagnosed my problem: Obsessive Chess Disorder. I think many of my friends have this problem also. It can be detected quite easily.  If you have any or all of the listed symptoms then you likely have O.C.D. also. Feel free to add ...http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/ocdThu, 22 Nov 2012 17:02:42 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/ocdWhat is this spider?? This was in my garden with a web over a green pepper plant. Any clue what type of spider it is? Never seen one before. The one in my garden was about the size of my thumb. I have big hands too!! http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/what-is-this-spiderThu, 30 Aug 2012 04:13:33 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/what-is-this-spidervoting signsPLEASE DO NOT VOTE YET. LET'S DISCUSS ALL OF THE OPTIONS; AND REACH A CONSENSUS BEFORE WE GO IN TO THE VOTING BOOTH. THANK YOU.          PLEASE VOTE FOR: http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/voting-signsMon, 13 Feb 2012 18:19:02 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/voting-signsKlokov-Lomov, Leningrad 1973I found this game/puzzle in the book "Imagination in Chess" by Paata Gaprindashvili. All of the puzzles in this book are extremely good. (I highly recommend this book!!) They are designed to teach you to make certain that what seems obvious is a g...http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/klokov-lomov-leningrad-1973Sun, 29 Jan 2012 19:33:13 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/klokov-lomov-leningrad-1973How to Create a PGN Game FileHow to Create a PGN Game File Go to the Chess.com Analysis Board and Editor. Then, click on "Game Editor" on the right side of the browser. After clicking on "Game Editor", press the "Set Begin" button below and then you can start entering all t...http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/how-to-create-a-pgn-game-fileTue, 10 Jan 2012 23:52:20 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/how-to-create-a-pgn-game-file1000 game simul "1000 Bright Minds" with IM Attila Turzo I am posting this to help IM Attila Turzo to gather 1000 opponents 1000 Bright Minds  Would you like to join to the Challenge of the New Year? Be one of the 1000 Bright Minds!  I am International Master Attila Turzo and I will play a si...http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/1000-game-simul-quot1000-bright-mindsquot-with-im-attila-turzoMon, 02 Jan 2012 16:43:50 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/1000-game-simul-quot1000-bright-mindsquot-with-im-attila-turzoGM Serper's tactical super testGM G Serper wrote a couple of great articles with tactical tests. These links will find them: tests: http://www.chess.com/article/view/classical-games-everybody-should-know-tactical-super-test http://www.chess.com/article/view/tactical-super-te...http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/gm-serpers-tactical-super-testTue, 13 Dec 2011 22:02:41 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/gm-serpers-tactical-super-testRook liftThis article in chessopedia shows a few great examples of a rook lift.  http://www.chess.com/chessopedia/view/rook-lift http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/rook-liftSat, 26 Nov 2011 07:55:24 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/rook-liftBlindfolded: Slyusarchuk, A. Vs. Rybka 4 KievI saw this article on chessvibes.com. I have heard about this before. This man is a phenom. Not just in chess, but in everything! Beating a chess computer such as Rybka 4 is phenominal, blindfolded it is beyond the realm of anything normal.  To...http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/slyusarchuk-a-vs-rybka-4-kievSun, 06 Nov 2011 17:44:41 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/slyusarchuk-a-vs-rybka-4-kievMy highest winThis game was the second game of a team match. The first game my opponent won. This game I found an early way to get a slight advantage by forking him with my knight to win a rook. I had to work very hard throughout the match to hold on to this ad...http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/my-highest-win2Wed, 26 Oct 2011 18:48:56 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/my-highest-win2How to enter 960 games in games editor when the fen string fails I did not get an answer yet from chess.com staff or from anyone in forums. So I tried manually entering the position instead of using the fen string. #1). go to games editor, as usual. click game or sequence of moves #2). then go to start with...http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/how-to-enter-960-games-in-games-editor-when-the-fen-string-failsThu, 20 Oct 2011 13:19:27 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/how-to-enter-960-games-in-games-editor-when-the-fen-string-failscartoon chess videosstewie http://en.vidivodo.com/472291/stewie-playing-chess-_-cnbc_e Kung fu chess ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_EYxEaTKJA http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/stewie-playing-chessSun, 16 Oct 2011 22:59:02 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/stewie-playing-chessfork gets skeweredAfter a lengthy brutal beating this position arose and after a few minutes of disgust in myself - I noticed the way to turn the game around. I have seen a very similar position in one of Susan Polgars books. I am not sure which one. I have read a ...http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/fork-gets-skeweredSat, 15 Oct 2011 00:08:29 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/fork-gets-skeweredunique endgameI recently had an endgame that I thought was very unique. My opponent in this game was a very tough player. I had played him once before which ended in a draw by agreement when it became clear that we were about to draw by mutual lack of mating ma...http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/unique-endgameThu, 13 Oct 2011 19:38:03 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/unique-endgameX-ray attack (skewer)Some people call it the "X-ray attack", some call it a skewer. Whatever you want to call it - it is painful on the chessboard. Here is an exerpt from a recent game of mine that shows a good example: http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/x-ray-attack-skewerSun, 09 Oct 2011 23:20:29 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/x-ray-attack-skewerCorrection copy of "The Windmill" in action Here I use a "winmill attack" to gain a mating net.  Sorry about the last blog entry. I am not sure what I did wrong, But I did do something wrong!http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/correction-copy-of-quotthe-windmillquot-in-actionSun, 09 Oct 2011 15:51:37 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/correction-copy-of-quotthe-windmillquot-in-actionThe Philidor Position I found this article by Jeremy Silman. He says it so much better than I do. I will let his article do the talking. If you have used one of the positions listed below, or have an interesting comment about this article please comment! THE ...http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/the-philidor-position2Sun, 02 Oct 2011 18:00:50 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/the-philidor-position2Understanding and achieving"The Lucena Position"Every serious chess player must understand the "Lucena Position" it is one of the most used endgame strategies amongst high level players that exists. Those who do not understand it simply will lose or draw games that should be won.  The first o...http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/understanding-and-achievingquotthe-lucena-positionquot2Sat, 01 Oct 2011 19:02:16 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/RegicidalManiac/understanding-and-achievingquotthe-lucena-positionquot2