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  • 10 Bad Habits In "Searching For Bobby Fischer"

    It is time for the big national scholastic tournaments here in the U.S., and that means that we are going to witness thousands of kids making similar mistakes on and off the chess board. A clear sign of a person getting older is when he starts c... | Read More

  • Louis Paulsen II

         I'd written about Paulsen several times in different places. HERE is my article at Chess.com of which I'll consider this an extension.      Why write more on Louis Paulsen?  I am fascinated with the 19th century and chess during th... | Read More

  • Today's Guest

         Below is an article published in several periodicals in late 1900. It appeared just shortly after the death of Wilhelm Steinitz and offers some astute appraisals of the chess players who contributed to the development of chess in the 2nd ... | Read More

  • 6 Reasons You Can't Miss Titled Tuesday Today

    The sixth Titled Tuesday tournament in Chess.com history is set to kick off today at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST, 7 p.m. GMT), and it will feature one of the strongest fields ever. With a prize pool that has ballooned to $2,500 (up from the normal $... | Read More

  • The Mysterious Chess Doctor

    There are many famous personalities in the history of chess. People talk about them, write books about them and follow their games. But there is an even bigger number of unknown chess players who never achieved any great tournament results or disc... | Read More


    • Another Latvian Gambit success story

      I've just now started trying to play live online chess. It's a little scary for someone like me who's been playing turn-based for years, and hasn't ever really played against a human with a clock ticking (even if it's 30 minutes and I never come c... | Read More

    • So What?

      For the past week, the chess world has been abuzz with reports of GM Wesley So's involuntary forfeit at the recent US Chess Championships. For the non-chess readers of my blog, the short version of the story basically goes like this: So, the numbe... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Apr 18, 2015
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    • Board 2, Wigston 4 v Hinckley 1, 16/04/15

      All moves in 90 minutes. I swindled a draw from a lost position.  I started with the initative, turned down a draw offer at a point I thought I was losing, but at the time I thought the team needed me to win to avoid losing the match ... then s... | Read More

    • OTB against Ella with Larry aiding. 4-14

      Ella is a beginner, but Larry is probably 100 to 150 points below me.  Larry aided Ella on every single move she made and also commented on every single move I made, tell her exactly my threats, ideas, and possible plans.  85% of the time Larry ... | Read More

      • Romans920
      • | Apr 14, 2015
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    • Should you remind your opponent to hit his clock?

      This post is inspired by events that happened in a first round game at the LI Chess Club.  A titled player in his first OTB game in decades forgot to punch his clock with a winning position against a class player and lost on time. Assuming his op... | Read More


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  • The Stare

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    In chess, as in other games that promote gamesmanship, "The Stare" is a common tactic used by players to intimidate, annoy, confuse and otherwise put an opponant out of his or her comfort zone. It is generally done when a player is trying to thi... Read More »

  • Bardeleben, Curt von

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    Curt von Bardeleben (1861-1924) was a German count and the strongest German player of the late 19th century, an openings expert, and player of Grandmaster strength.  He studied law, but never practiced, preferring to play chess. He was German cha... Read More »

  • Denker, Arnold Sheldon

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      Arnold Sheldon Denker (1914-2005 was a onetime boxer and boxing manager (won three successive Golden Gloves bouts by knockouts).  He won the New York State championship in 1938 and 1939.  He won the Manhattan Chess Club Championsh... Read More »

  • What did Bobby teach you?

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    He was one of the strongest players in the whole world...but little is know about his life. He was born in America (March,9 1943) and he quickly became the first American to win the official World Chess Championship. He was very very young when he... Read More »

  • Bughouse chess

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    Bughouse (also reffered as tagteam and siamese chess) is played with two teams of two, using two sets. Each player on the team plays a different color than their partner.  It begans as normal blitz chess, but every piece a player captures, he... Read More »