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  • Stop Making The Same Mistakes Over And Over

    In the movie Groundhog Day (1993), Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, a weatherman who inexplicably starts repeating February 2 every day in the groundhog-crazed town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Connors spends an unknown amount of time stuck i... | Read More

  • Sicilian Endgames: Three Pawns for the Piece

    In various lines of the Sicilian, Black plays ...a6 and ...b5, which sometimes gives White the chance to sacrifice a minor piece on b5. The knight that ends up on b5 subsequently captures on d6, the queens are traded, and a typical endgame arises.... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #35 - The Good Knight

    Professor: Good day, class. Would you rather be a knight? Or would you rather be a bishop? Zephyr: That’s quite a “hello,” Professor. Lucian: I’m fine. How are you? Professor: I’m doing OK. Forgive me for getting right into matt... | Read More

  • Mysterious GM Moves

    When you hear the word "brilliancy," what comes to mind? A dazzling combination with multiple sacrifices? A captivating tactical melee in which both players display their calculational expertise? Without a doubt, brilliancy has a tactical connotat... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #10 - E for Excellent

    “You’re doing very well,” Professor Pando said to Lucian. “Come grading time, I may even give you an E for excellent!” --- “But first you must “play detective.” Consider the following position, with the pieces outlining a capit... | Read More

    • More lucky than good at 960

      I've entered and won two of the regularly-scheduled (1600 server time on Tuesdays) 960 events at FICS, for being more lucky than good, though it's always fun to beat the #1 seed. Annotating this game, I wondered how White achieved a 2300 rating. ... | Read More

    • Final preparations for the Quebec Open

      Hey everyone! There is only one more week before the 2015 Quebec Open, the largest chess tournament in the Province of Quebec. To spice things up, this year the QO has merged with the 3e rencontres internationales des échecs francophones, a tourn... | Read More

      • yk333218
      • | Jul 10, 2015
    • Partie d'entrainement sur FICS

      Retour sur FICS car je ne peux plus jouer des partie Live avec mon iPad 1... Je suis svengali. | Read More

      • Possador
      • | Jul 5, 2015
    • Nothing is so healthy as a thrashing at the proper time

      I've been on a roll lately, winning some games in good style, and winning many others with luck and tenacity. Even with the losses through inattention, I was nearing my "best" standard and 960 ratings at FICS, but I knew a speed bump was coming. T... | Read More

    • Another example of why 960 is for thinking chessplayers

      When I login to FICS, I make my seek "Fischer Random, time control 15 minutes plus 10 second increment", and wait. Somedays I don't play at all, because time controls slower than "lightning" or "bullet" aren't popular, and players don't like Fisch... | 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 »