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Location: California, United States
Joined: 12/19/07
Last Online: 12/10/14
Points: 4489 points

  • USCL 2012 Preview: West

    As I write this, we are just hours from the opening pawn pushes of the 8th US Chess League season. And what an exciting season it will be! One of the major innovations of the season is that the games will be shown on both ICC and Chess.com, and th... | Read More

  • Fire in the Mailbox

    I receive a lot of messages from fellow chess.com members. Sometimes I am frightened when I open my mailbox since I know very well that I won't be able to reply to many of them. There are requests like "I am an attacking player, what opening shoul... | Read More

  • Excitement verse Fatigue

    [if you missed my first piece about this tournament, it is here] As day 2 began at the Western Class Championships, the two day schedule began. Separate schedules is something which may not exist outside of the U.S.-- they allow players to play ... | Read More

  • The Crown Prince of Chess

    Paul Petrovich Keres was born on January 7, 1916, in Narva, Estonia. Keres first learned about chess from his father and older brother Harald. In 1935, Keres became the chess champion of Estonia, defeating Gunnar Friedemann for the title. Keres b... | Read More

  • The Case of the Cover Mystery

    The cover of my new book, How to Reassess Your Chess 4th Edition, contains a secret that might take the skills of a Sherlock Holmes to unearth. The first that notices this anomaly and sends the correct answer to David Pruess (at dpruessatchess.com... | Read More

    • Wow! It's 4 YEARS Since the Launch of the Chess.com/TV Group!

      [Blog History]      Just last week, on November 11th, was the 4thAnniversary of the genesis of the Official Chess.com/TV Group, with its official “launch” anniversary being Dec. 15th. From its conception, the Group and Chess.com/TV became... | Read More

    • Chess Resources

      Chess Resources: It seems that I am not able to publish the links to these places/resources (which is annoying).  I apologize!!  But you can google based on what I've provided to find and use them! Engines/Programs: stockfish [engine/ de... | Read More

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      • | Mar 21, 2014
    • Chess.com TV

      Chess.com is in the first days of rolling out a new and exciting product: internet chess television. Last Monday, we had our first test broadcast with the chess.com community invited to watch live. Erik gave a short message to the community, and t... | Read More

    • A Lesson in Openings

      "If you defend your opponents threat by developing a piece it doesn't lose a tempo." - David Pruess, Development Part 3: Fluid Positions Example: 11. Rb3 in the game below.   | Read More

    • November 22, 2013 Game Against AndBjerk4

      Today, after watching David Pruess' opening video from chess.com's study plan, I played a 30 minute live chess game against AndBjerk4. And I won! Below is the game we played along with the thoughts I had while we were playing. I tried to stick to... | Read More