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  • Goose-Stepping Down Under

         This is the story of Kārlis Ozols that should be called, "When Chess Players Go Bad."   The story is one of amazement, puzzlement and disgust.      Kārlis Ozols had been a chess player in his native Latvia.  Like Tal, Ozols was... | Read More

  • Mailbag: How To Improve Your Game

    Chess.com member Nietsoj wrote: “I read your recent post where you answered a question about aiming for a 2000 rating. Just as so many other amateur players, I have the same goal, and I am wondering what a realistic training program would look ... | Read More

  • The Weird And Wonderful Empty Square Sacrifice

    I will not hide the fact that I love to hear the spectators react after a sacrifice of a piece or pawn. I dont think that there is anything bad in such a feeling; no artist or musician is indifferent to the reactions of the public.  -- Mikh... | Read More

  • Saving Chess With The a-Pawn

    The first part of this article has brought a great response and many reader suggestions. But I have a confession to make. It was a totally tongue-in-cheek article and I am surprised that the majority of our readers took it for face ... | Read More

  • How To Play Plus-Equals Mode

    In his excellent work The Seven Deadly Chess Sins (Gambit 2000), Scottish GM Jonathan Rowson introduces a fascinating concept that GM Jonathan Speelman terms plus-equals mode:  If properly understood, the idea of playing only... | Read More


    • 3rd Major Show

      Today at 8:00 p.m. EST I will be broadcasting some of my games from the USCF 3/2 tournament. My twitch username is bulletking0411. Please follow me and watch the stream!!!!  Thanks | Read More

      • rynos0411
      • | Sep 2, 2015
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    • NC Open - Round 1

      The Greensboro Chess Festival is two tournaments in one: the US Masters which consists of players rated over 2200 and juniors over 2000 and the NC Open. I played in the NC Open - in the Open section. There were sections in all: U1400, U1700, U200... | Read More

    • The French of the Week (8) - Sass-Quiring, MacCutcheon Variation

      Games between low rated players can also be instructive. IM John Watson, for example, uses those games when he considers they show important points. In this case, a 16-move game features one of the sidelines mentioned in The French of the Week #7,... | Read More

      • NowInChess
      • | Sep 2, 2015
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    • I played a NM

      I signed up to play a 1/0 tourney[ open ]. I had come 2nd and 3rd in a good few tourneys, but never 1st. Then to my amaze a NM[AngryWeasel] signed up. At the start of the tourney, I was seeded 16th. I lost my first game, but in the next 6 games i ... | Read More

      • IMbelto
      • | Sep 2, 2015
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    • Rating Obsession, Chess Depression

      For the past two years I have been obsessed with 4 digits. A rating. A number. That obsession has lead me to become totally dissatisfied with the game of chess and all of the beauties of this wonderful game. Like many, I strived to improve my rati... | Read More


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  • Deimante Daulyte

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    Deimantė Daulytė (born 1989) is a Lithuanian chess woman grandmaster. She won the women's Lithuanian Chess Championship in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013. She qualified for the Women's World Chess Championship 2014 (eventually played in 2015)... Read More »

  • Dake, Arthur

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    Arthur W. Dake (1910-2000) became a bridge toll collector, then a highway auto controller, and finally an automobile inspector for the state of Oregon after serving in the merchant marines when he was 16.  He learned how to play chess at age 17 ... Read More »

  • Acers, Jude Frazer

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    Jude Acers was born in Long Beach on April 6, 1944.  He is a U.S. senior chess master living in New Orleans who has set several world record simultaneous exhibition records.  He learned to play chess at age 7 and was a master at age 17.  In 1... Read More »

  • Najdorf, Miguel

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    Miguel Najdorf (1910-1997) was a Polish-born player who stayed in Argentina after the outbreak of World War II and became a naturalized citizen of Argentina five years later.  Najdorf escaped the Holocaust, but he lost his wife, child, parents an... Read More »

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

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    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  In 1959 at L... Read More »