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 Under 1500 uscfHello I just played in the under 1400 section at the southern california class championships and went 5 and 1 with a loss to a 1527 (his published rating was 1370). My rating went up to 1450. I am just curios to know if I think class d and e are e...http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/under-1500-uscfThu, 20 Jun 2013 18:55:10 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/under-1500-uscfBest opening to beat club playersWe all love to win  games in 20 moves. Rather then have a long game where you win because you have a 2 to 3 pawn majority compared to your oppent who has a 3 to 4 pawn majority. So to win out of the opening you need to stump your oppent with an o...http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/best-opening-to-beat-club-playersTue, 04 Jun 2013 20:41:11 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/best-opening-to-beat-club-playersLagI need to to stop having lag wher my oppents time will be running and it will go back to my turn with less time on my clock. For example in a one minute game my oppents clock will go from 1 minute to 40 seconds and it will be my turn and my oppent...http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/lagSat, 11 May 2013 17:35:34 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/lagTournementIf you are looking for a small tournament then sign up for Pushy pawns. Rated games 3 day per move with vacation. All ratings allowed. If you have trouble fing Pushy Pawns then leave a comment saying you want to play and I will invite you. http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/tournementThu, 09 May 2013 16:17:25 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/tournementUscf tournementsI am currently rated 1270 uscf but am under rating my performance in my last tournement was 1692. I would likr to know what it the best way to get a higher rating and be a stronger player. Also if you haoppen to know what grad prix points tell me http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/uscf-tournementsThu, 02 May 2013 22:34:31 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/uscf-tournementsThe bird sachttp://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/the-bird-sacSun, 26 Aug 2012 18:39:05 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/the-bird-sacMembers wanted to join My new group Chess RockingHi I just made a new group and would like more people to sign up. If you are interested in joining a small group and have fun. Then this is the group for you. We will also have team matches and vote team chess. Please join Chess Rocking. You will ...http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/members-wanted-to-join-my-new-group-chess-rockingSat, 25 Aug 2012 18:01:55 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/members-wanted-to-join-my-new-group-chess-rockingThe Awesome Marshal gambit I recently pluged the marshall gambit into the computer expeting it to be fefuted like most pawn sacs on a computer are but fritz gave the perfect lines and it held to draw. But your oppent will not make perfect moves.This mean you will probably ...http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/the-awesome-marshal-gambitWed, 22 Aug 2012 14:14:27 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/the-awesome-marshal-gambitBetter TaticsDon't you just hate it when you lose material from a tatic in blitz because you could not see it fast enough or even not see it at all. Now think about how many games you have lost because of a simple tatic in blitz. Now imagen you fell for only 1...http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/better-taticsMon, 20 Aug 2012 11:27:35 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/better-taticsHow to Improve at Bulet chessI want to get a rating of 1500 or higer at bulet chess. My current rating is 1321. I like 2 minutes with 1 second bonus. I would like to know how to get better at bulet chess in spefic things such as:tatics,using a certain opening. And how to stud...http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/how-to-improve-at-bulet-chessSat, 18 Aug 2012 18:16:15 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/how-to-improve-at-bulet-chessLive chess problemI have a major problem which makes it almost impossible to win a blitz or bulet or even standard game. The problem is each time i play a game I keep losing time that I don't know enen know I'm losing. Let's say it is a one minute game. So I make a...http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/live-chess-problemThu, 16 Aug 2012 15:54:24 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/live-chess-problemPlaying against e4,c5,Nf3,Nc6I get this alot in blitz games and do not like playing againist, because I do not know it well. If anyoneknows how to play this well and know some of the ideas help would be greatly appericated. Thank you     http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/playing-against-e4c5nf3nc6Wed, 15 Aug 2012 19:02:46 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/playing-against-e4c5nf3nc61800 uscf needs help getting higher ratingHi, acorrding to solitar chess in chess life I scored in 1800 and my chess teacher who is 2000 strength said that I am 1800 strength and should be able to get my blitz ranking up to 1800 on chess.com. The biggest problem I have is winning and fall...http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/1800-uscf-needs-help-getting-higher-ratingTue, 14 Aug 2012 22:26:03 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/1800-uscf-needs-help-getting-higher-ratingBoring Basic PositionsHow many times have you came to a symetrical positions shuch as the four knights. (see below) Symetrical positiong often ouccur in the Italian game. Above you see what happens to me in the Petroffs. Not to metion that I play the Italian Game. No...http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/boring-basic-positionsMon, 13 Aug 2012 17:15:32 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/boring-basic-positionsUscfI have alway wanted to do a uuscf tournament and might be able to do one. I would like to know about how the unrated section play are they like 1100 or 1500. If someone guess that you about a 1400 could you crush the unrated section. Please leav a...http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/uscfFri, 26 Aug 2011 21:07:26 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/uscfI kept losing on time.I kept losing on time when I'm usually winning. If I make my moves fast I will lose. I don't have time to play a standard game so how should I play to win without losing on time. Please leve a comment. http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/i-kept-losing-on-timeMon, 06 Jun 2011 20:38:32 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/i-kept-losing-on-timePawn TroublesI have been have trouble with pawns in lately. What happends is that my oppoent gets a pawn to the six or seven rank then I just end up sacking my pieces and then loseing a rook advantage.The pawn they are getting to the end is usually not even a ...http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/pawn-troublesSat, 23 Apr 2011 21:57:33 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/pawn-troublesWinning the game earlyI made this blog to see if anybody could tell me a way to win the game early. There is the fried liver but that does not work for two reasons. One, it's risky to play the fried liver because you're either going to win the game easily or lose badly...http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/winning-the-game-earlySat, 16 Apr 2011 20:07:23 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/winning-the-game-earlychess.com tournament.I just signed up to be in a chess.com tournament. I signed up to have a fun time and enjoy myself in a bunch of online games. I really like online games tho I just started playing them. This is my first tournament and I would like to know if yo...http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/chesscom-tournamentSat, 02 Apr 2011 10:29:32 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/chesscom-tournamentWhat is the best opening.When playing chess you must decide which opening to play. I don't know what opening to play. I like queen pawn openings. I want to know more queen pawn openings. I know the queens gambit. If you know any really good queen pawn openings please tel...http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/what-is-the-best-openingTue, 22 Feb 2011 20:23:23 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/cdoyle100/what-is-the-best-opening