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  • Another Crazy Pawn Lunge By Shirov

    The article I wrote last week, "The Shabalov-Shirov Gambit" reminded me of another, more radical g2-g4 move, also largely developed by the aggressive Latvian player Alexei Shirov. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.g4!? The so-called "Li... | Read More

  • 5 Things You Think When Playing A Grandmaster

    [UPDATE: You can play GM Anish Giri and support the Nepal earthquake recovery effort. Details here.] My first game of online chess was against a grandmaster. Decades ago, I had signed up for a now-defunct website, and logged in to play for my ... | Read More

  • More Ways To Battle The Caro-Kann

    Last week, we discussed the first few options to fight against Black's Caro-Kann.  Now let's take a look at some of the most important ways White can respond to this opening. The Advance Variation: The line 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 has... | Read More

  • You Can Play Hikaru Nakamura This Saturday

    UPDATE: This article, written for the first "Nakamura's Knockout" event in March. NEXT Nakamura's Knockouts is this Saturday, April 18th at 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern. Have you ever wanted to take on the best chess player in the United States and... | Read More

  • Chess.com University Simul with NM Dane Mattson

    Chess.com University Instructor NM Dane Mattson will be playing an online chess simul on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time (PDT) right here on Chess.com! The games will be played in Chess.com's Live Chess server. The time cont... | Read More


    • June Livestream Challenge: Raise Blitz Rating from 800 to 2200

      Wow I haven't written one of these blog post things in a while... Hey everyone! I am setting up a bit of a challenge for myself during June. The goal is to raise a 2nd account's blitz rating from a starting point of ~800 (non-provisional) to 220... | Read More

    • Chess Grand Prix 2014-2015: What is going on?

      I saw this article on chessbase:  http://en.chessbase.com/post/khanty-rd3-caruana-beats-tomashevsky  It's about the final grand prix event for the current cycle. I then realized I had no clue what that meant. So for everyone else that doesn't ... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | May 16, 2015
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    • Fear, Hate & Love

      the gift of value is the absensence of fear. people who live with fear grow up standing at the end of every line. people who live with praise learn to stand alone and lead their parade, even it's raining. people who are spoiled with indulgence and... | Read More

    • 2014-2015 Garden State Chess League Playoffs

      The Garden State Chess League has a history online going back as far as 2009. The Lehigh Valley Chess Club has a history of being included in this league since the 2013-2014 season. Thanks to the discussion that started at the 2013 USATE Champions... | Read More

      • srdiamondd
      • | May 14, 2015
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    • April 2015 Training Recap

      USCF Rating: 1624 Year to date: +94 After a successful first quarter both training-wise and competition-wise, I've decided to continue my current training regimen unchanged through the second quarter. I am continuing to use Anki on a daily ba... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | May 11, 2015
      • | 279 views
      • | 5 comments

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  • 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 »