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 A Deadly Rook LiftI have to be fair with you : I played a 10/0 game against this opponent, and he crushed me with unbelievable defense skills (i could show you the game but my ego is still suffering after such a winning position). I was so mad that on the replay ma...http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/a-deadly-rook-liftFri, 07 Nov 2014 02:55:06 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/a-deadly-rook-liftTactics MasterHello everyone ! If you solve this one from beginning to end you have my respect. This is just brilliant. http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/tactics-masterMon, 10 Mar 2014 18:37:45 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/tactics-masterMy Best Win OTBHello everyone ! Yesterday I had a game against a strong opponent and I won . It is my first win over 1800 and I am proud of it. After analyzing it with Houdini, I made only one move which decreased my advantage, and it was echanging rooks (I shou...http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/my-best-win-otbMon, 10 Feb 2014 04:17:58 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/my-best-win-otbA Saving MoveHello everyone ! I think what happened to me today is a good example of why you should never give up and fight until the end, even at the level 1800. In this game, my opponent had a totally winning position but he was obsessed by blocking me with ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/a-saving-moveMon, 04 Feb 2013 13:39:16 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/a-saving-moveFirst Game & First WinHello everyone ! Here you will find my two first games in an official competition, playing for my club in Lille, France. The timing was 90min+30s increment/move for the first 40 moves with an additionnal 30min+30s increment/move for the rest of th...http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/first-game-amp-first-winMon, 26 Nov 2012 09:36:28 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/first-game-amp-first-win3 Mate in 3Hello everyone ! Please find below 3 nice little mate in 3. What I like about them is the fact that of course there are tactics, but understanding the position is necessary too. Enjoy !                         http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/3-mate-in-3Wed, 21 Nov 2012 16:21:00 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/3-mate-in-3Beauty of ChessHello everyone. Last night I found a famous study of an endgame and I want to share it because it is beautiful and brilliant.White to move and win. Enjoy ! http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/beauty-of-chessFri, 19 Oct 2012 03:22:07 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/beauty-of-chessAre you an Aggressive Player ?Hello everyone ! Today I would like to share the final decisive attack of the game between Chernin and Van der Wiel (1997). Can you find the breakthrough ? Try to understand the position and find the weaknesses before to start, you will learn a lo...http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/are-you-an-aggressive-playerSun, 27 May 2012 19:50:38 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/are-you-an-aggressive-playerA Strong MoveHi everyone ! Here I want to share a move that one of my opponent did in a live game 15/10 against me. He was rated around 1600. Of course the move I have done before is a terrible mistake, but what a move, I really did not expect that. Enjoy ! Â...http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/a-strong-moveSat, 12 May 2012 06:47:52 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/a-strong-moveThe Power of the DiagonalHello everyone ! Here another basic knowledge but i thought it could be very useful (because it is for me). Can you solve this puzzle ? http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/the-power-of-the-diagonalSun, 25 Mar 2012 01:24:30 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/the-power-of-the-diagonalPetrov Defense Basic TrapHello everyone ! Today I played a 10 minutes blitz chess game against a 1375 Elo opponent and i have been surprised how he could missed a basic trap. So I just want to share it. Enjoy  !   http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/petrov-defense-basic-trapThu, 15 Mar 2012 12:04:14 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Sycret/petrov-defense-basic-trap