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  • More Cracked Grandmaster Tales

    In my first edition of Cracked Grandmaster Tales, I shared stories about Grandmaster Rosendo Balinas, Grandmaster Igor Ivanov, a tribute to Igor Ivanov by Boris Spassky, a short tale about an unknown grandmaster, and a story about the late Wa... | Read More

  • Titled Tuesday: What You Need To Know

    Titled Tuesday is's flagship competitive event, and starting in October 2015, there will be double the fun with two tournaments on the first Tuesday of every month. Any verified titled player may participate for free, with the chance t... | Read More

  • Notation

    "At the root of all advances in the science of chess-play lies the necessity of discovering an intelligible system of notation, by means of which the squares of the board may be easily defined and the moves of the pieces recorded."  — H.J.R. M... | Read More

  • Cracked Grandmaster Tales

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  • 5 Reasons To Watch The Streamers Challenge

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    • Rook vs Bishop Endgames

      Hello Chess Fans,   The King and Rook vs a King and Bishop wins approximately 40% of the time, but you can increase your percentages by knowing the best way of securing a mate. How you ask?  It's a two part answer:  Going for t... | Read More

    • Pawn Structure Chess - The Caro Structure

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    • Prodigy Program - October 2015 Registration Open!

      This is a detailed article regarding University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety if you are a new student or a prospective student wanting to join the program in October. Most importantly, registration for all thr... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
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    • Tiebreaker System - 2015 Chess World Cup

      If there is a tied game after a regular game. The tiebreaker game will be the next game. Here is the format:   Two rapid games (25 minutes + 10 seconds increment per move) If the game is tied after 2 rapid games: Two rapid games (10 minutes + 1... | Read More

    • Rook vs Knight Endgames

      Hello Chess Fans, A King & Knight vs a King & Rook Endgame is a theoretical draw; however there are several RULES you need to know to maintain the draw if you're playing with the knight: 1. Keep the king and knight close together.  I... | Read More

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  • The Oxford Companion to Chess

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    The Oxford Companion to Chess is a reference book on chess written by David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld. The book is written in an encyclopedia format. The book belongs to the Oxford Companions series. Read More »