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blitz-krieger
blitz-krieger
Location: Goris, Armenia
Joined: 8/26/15
Last Online: 8/27/15
Points: 2 points
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blitz1099
Location: International
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jmartz1111
jmartz1111
Location: United States
Joined: 7/18/15
Last Online: 8/5/15
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Sergey_Blitz
Sergey_Blitz
Location: Moscow, Russia
Joined: 7/15/15
Last Online: 8/27/15
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xXMaxBlitzXx
Location: Malaysia
Joined: 6/19/15
Last Online: 6/26/15
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  • Why Do Grandmasters Blunder?

    Over the years I’ve noticed that whenever a grandmaster hangs his face, the masses of fake names go berserk and not only berate the unfortunate player but toss sick (and completely ignorant) accusations his way: “He lost on purpose! It’s a ... | Read More

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Never Good'

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    Chess.com member Mahilewetsll asked: “Hello. I’m almost 17 years old. What can I reach in chess? How long will I need to do it?” Dear Mr. Mahilewetsll, I get this kind of question a lot (from people 10 to 60). Think about this in a logical ... | Read More

  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

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    • My first FIDE rated standard tournament

      Do you remember that feeling when you got into your first tournament... How you were looking forward for it... How painful every loss was... Or how nice it felt to become positioned in top half of the tournament... Well, a month ago I would have ... | Read More

      • Poryg
      • | Aug 25, 2015
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    • LIVE CHESS: How to Challenge, etc.

      Because I don’t actually play much chess on this site (yes, I know *sigh*), and never in LIVE Chess, I’ve not been very familiar with how that area of Chess.com works. That’s when roninreturns stepped in and was kind enough to share a bit of... | Read More

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    • King Safety

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      • Anema86
      • | Aug 24, 2015
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    • MASSIVE MONDAY MARATHONS on CHESS TV!

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  • Mieses Opening

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    The Mieses Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: 1. d3The opening is named after the German-British grandmaster Jacques Mieses. It is considered an irregular opening, so it is classified under the A00 code in the Encyclop... Read More »

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

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    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  In 1959 at L... Read More »

  • ALL IN vs FRENCH DEFENCE

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    A lot of players choose to play the french defence in order to slow down the action in the center and hope to play a quiet position. Ladies and gents, here's how you can go ALL IN against the french, especially in blitz! Read More »

  • Tal, Mikhail

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    Mikhail Tal (1936-1992) was a Grandmaster (1957) without being an International Master first.  Tal was not an IM when he won the 24th USSR championship in Moscow in 1957 at the age of 21.  FIDE made an exception to the regulations and aw... Read More »

  • Mexican defence

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    This defence was introduced by the Mexican grandmaster Carlos Torre. The first game with this opening happened in a blitz session between the U.S. Champion Frank Marshall and Carlos Torre, and was played on a ship in their route from U.S. to Baden... Read More »