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playchic
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ParaQuant
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blitz-c
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BlitzObe
BlitzObe
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  • The Master’s Bulletin, September 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes The chess city that never sleeps “The location of the Olympiad was a special one: Tromsø, a city north of the Arctic C... | Read More

  • 5 Ways Chess Can Boost Your Resumé

    Working on your chess doesn’t have to translate to results solely over the board. Experience in chess can go a long way in applications, university personal statements, and job interviews. However, you have to highlight the right skill... | Read More

  • Review: The Secret Life of Bad Bishops

    A former team member of mine has a favourite phrase which he likes to sing during blitz sessions with a big grin on his face: "gute Läufer, schlechte Läufer!" Referring to the legendary German grandmaster Wolfgang Uhlmann's similarly titled 1980... | Read More

  • Two Gold Medal Winners in Death Match 27

    After a brief summer break, Chess.com's Death Match returns less than three days from now with a battle between two gold medal winners.  GM Wang Yue (China, FIDE 2713) will take on GM Aleksandr Lenderman (USA, FIDE 2584) in D... | Read More

  • The 5 Craziest Places to Play Chess

    Most chess players have found themselves lost deeply in a game, so consumed by the position on the board — or the tactics brewing in their heads — that they all but ignore their surroundings. Usually these games are played ... | Read More


    • USCL Week 4 preview/predictions

      We managed to climb back into the discussion last week, but with the divisional race extremely tight it's hardly time to let up. Tonight we face off against the struggling New England Nor'Easters. One of the 2010 expansion teams, New England took ... | Read More

    • "Boor Bounty" After Party Swiss Double Event Tournament

       Chess Earth Cincy Tornado: "The After Party: Swiss Double"- speed chess tourney $20EF afterwards  Saturday,  Sept  20th,  2014New Start Time: 9:00 am 1st Round Cincinnati Monthly Chess Tournament Our Cincy Tornado's have a n... | Read More

      • Boorchess
      • | Sep 17, 2014
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    • Slaying the Sciilian

      At the time of writing, time is 11:30pm Ist. I am upendra. 1704- FIDE It has been somtime since I have started chess seriously. Just finished exams. 1.e4 c5 The scicilian is a very common opening among top grandmasters and a lot of theory has b... | Read More

      • upen2002
      • | Sep 17, 2014
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    • Chess Opening Trap #3: Albin’s Counter Gambit – f2 Accident!

      Hi all, Time for another accident on the f2 square! We will take a look at a trap from the Albin’s Counter Gambit. It is useful to study the typical tactical patterns that make this trap possible. Be aware of someone playing this against you i... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Sep 16, 2014
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    • The differential widens

      Am I approaching a chess.com record? The difference between my Blitz and Online ratings is almost 600 points. I was pleased to break 2000 online, while my Blitz game (apparently) continues to deteriorate. Is this because Blitz is a measure of yo... | Read More


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  • 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 »

  • Karjakin, Sergey

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    Sergey Karjaki is a Ukrainian Grandmaster, born in simferopol, Ukraine on January 12, 1990,later moved to russia.   On August 20, 2002, at the age of 12 years and 7 months, he was the youngest grandmaster in history.  He was the world champion ... Read More »

  • Joshua Waitzkin

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    Joshua Waitzkin (born December 4, 1976) is an American chess player, martial arts competitor, and author. As a child, he was recognized as a prodigy, and won the U.S. Junior Chess championship in 1993 and 1994. He is the only person to have won th... Read More »