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ananthuk2
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Location: Kerala, India
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Shafket_Rasool
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Location: Boulder, CO, United States
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  • The Amazing Chess Illusion

    Most people are fascinated by optical illusions. Indeed it is a very strange feeling that what you see with your own eyes is not exactly what it is. This reminds me of the punchline to the old joke that I already mentioned in this article: "who ... | Read More

  • Overprotection, Decoded

    The concept of overprotection, invented and verbalized by Nimzowitsch in My System, is defined by IM Jeremy Silman as "a strategically important pawn or square that is given more protection than it seemingly needs. Essentially a prophylactic ... | Read More

  • The Paulsen Sicilian: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we looked at the history of the Paulsen Sicilian until the late 1950s.  Around this time, it was accepted that the c2-c4 plan was not terribly dangerous for Black, whose dark-squared bishop was still unimpeded by the pawn. The li... | Read More

  • A Chess Engine Is NOT Your Friend!

    Several years ago I was visiting a friend and he was online looking at live games in a team match event. One game was between a grandmaster (who had the Black pieces) and an international master. A zillion people were using a zillion chess engin... | Read More

  • Chess.com: 1 Billion Games Served

    How many games have been played on Chess.com? OK, so maybe Dr. Evil asked for 100 billion, but we're getting there. A billion is a big number. If one game started every second, 24 hours a day, it would take nearly 32 years to get to a billio... | Read More


    • CENTER OF ALL: A KNIGHT OF DISCOVERY

      Indeed, placing the Knight at the central position is like a devastating cyclone for your opponent. In this Live Chess game, I managed to manipulate the role of a knight at the center.So basically, the purpose of the Knight at the center is to wi... | Read More

    • CHESS BASICS : THE LOOP-8 TACTIC LEADS TO CHECKMATE

      The loop-8 tactic is just one of the other variations in chess from a simple king's knight variations. Loop-8 in the sense that there are 8 variations of this tactic that was made, developed and enhanced by other chess mentors. This tactic takes ... | Read More

    • Help?

      I need a mentor-like person who is willing to answer questions i have. I can't afford chess mentor, so help would be much appreciated. Thanks! | Read More

      • hsjavageek
      • | Sep 4, 2014
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    • 99 Experience Points Earned

           Hello everyone and welcome to my chess blog! First, this blog is my personal experience trying to improve at chess by using material available to a diamond member here on chess.com. I will be writing a new blog about every 100 games to... | Read More

      • HelioRay
      • | Aug 17, 2014
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    • From 1400 USCF to 2000: #10 Tournament Preparation - Kramnik

      The next 2 days are scheduled for "Chess Mentor" lessons, but I also wanted to watch more Kramnik games (The GM I try to emulate) Watching - http://www.chess.com/video/player/becoming-an-expert---part-7-kramniks-center | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Aug 4, 2014
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