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  • The State of - August '13

    The State of is the revival of a monthly segment the CEO used to provide for members on Chess/TV.  The State of was airied on August 14th at 11:30 AM Pacific with Erik,'s CEO and co-founder.  There will b... | Read More

  • Training program for beginners

    Chess training program for ratings < 1200 Disclaimer:These advice are taken from my personal (short) experience. They are written by a novice for the novice. I only release my ideas today to the public. Nobody ever tried these programs and I ... | Read More

  • Draws

    Okay I admit it, I have guilty pleasures. I like to eat ice cream in the middle of the knight, I secretly drink all of our Pepsi. But my biggest confession is that I love draws. Draws by repitition are better than winning at times. I just love mes... | Read More

  • Site Playing Rules: A Guide for the Perplexed

    Resource What is it? Is it permitted DURING Turn-Based (and Vote Chess) play? Is it permitted DURING LiveChess play? Asking another person for advice Includes discussing a game-in-progress in the Forums NO* (except ... | Read More

  • Extended Personal Profile

    Rating is no means the only factor that people consider in selecting an opponent. We also look for someone we can get along with - win or lose. The Extended Profile - described here (originally proposed in this discussion | Read More

    • Adventures and rook sacrifices on my way to 1800 (Online) 通信チェスで1800を超える

      Recently, interesting things are happening to me. I start to play alot more "Online chess" because I got wifi on my mobile devices, and it is easier to create challenges on app than using the website itself. Therefore I started playing a... | Read More

      • Oraoradeki
      • | Dec 2, 2013
    • Blunder leading to Mate in 4?!

      I am just a beginner player but I find somewhat funny writing chess blog reflecting on some of the games I play and analyze. That is interesting how sometimes blunder moves lead to victory. Of course that won't work with GMs and even casual pl... | Read More

    • Pas dy muajsh

      Kaluan dy muaj nga hera e parë që u regjistrova në  Më interesonte të merrja vehten pas kaq shumë vitesh inaktive. Kisha humbur reflekset dhe pamvarsisht nga taktika dhe njohuritë që kam, vendimet shpesh ishin të pasakta dhe ... | Read More

      • Mbretnesha
      • | May 10, 2013
    • Mysterious moves

      In one of my chess games I made some conditional moves & then while I was away from the computer 4 moves were made without my making the moves.  Has anyone experienced this?  Is there a setting that I need to change or is it a programming f... | Read More

      • flinzner
      • | Oct 11, 2012
    • 1400 - Denied?!?

      So WOW....I have had a string of wins, and against some tough opponents.  So much so that I am now on the brink of 1400 rating in Online Chess.  In fact....I *could* have hit 1400 2 hours ago....if it weren't for.... VACATION! Yes - my opponen... | Read More

      • Namssob
      • | Jul 31, 2012

  • Building Part 9 - Opening to Middlegame

    It was three years ago that I first thought that the world needed a global chess community and set my eyes on as the home for that community. Then in June 2007, after more than 2 years of work, was opened to the public. It was ... | Read More

    • erik
    • | Jan 20, 2008
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    • | Misc

  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »

  • Chajes, Oscar

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    Oscar Chajes was born in Brody, Galacia, Austria-Hungary (what is now Ukraine) on December 14, 1873.  In 1909 he was the winner of the U.S. Open in Excelsior, Minnesota.  He became secretary of the Isaac L. Rice Progressive Chess Club.  In 1... Read More »

  • 2 rooks checkmate

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    A checkmate is where you force the enemy in such a way that the enemy king has nowhere to go. Now, a two rook checkmate is an easy way of winning. First, you block the escapade route of the enemy king with one of your rooks. Then you give check t... Read More »

  • Fool's Mate

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    Fool's mate, also known as the "two-move checkmate," is the quickest possible checkmate in the game of chess. One example consists of the moves leading to the position shown... There are eight slight variations on the pattern — White might p... Read More »

  • Tempo

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    In chess, tresesponded to. In this case, since both players have "lost" a tempo, the net result in terms of time is nil, but the change brought about in the position may favor one player more than the other.   Gaining tempo may be achieved, for... Read More »