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  • 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


    • Before Premium...

      http://web.archive.org/web/20140527233726/http://www.chess.com/members/view/mauve_penguin That was recorded on May 27th, 2014. Feel free to look at how I played back then without having to go through my archive.         PLAY LEARN SHARE... | Read More

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      • zqTorreno
      • | Jan 7, 2015
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    • Reading List and Downloads Page Updates

      I am very excited to announce some major updates to the Reading List and Downloads pages here at my blog! The Reading List  My goal with the reading list is to offer reviews and purchase opportunities for every chess book I own and/or h... | Read More

    • Chess Poetry and More! The March DHLC Newsletter is out!!

      Chock full of news, anotated games, and spiced up with some chess poetry -- there is something for everyone in this month's edition of our unique DHLC Newsletter!   http://www.chess.com/news/dhlc-newsletter---march-2014-edition-4784 Just click... | Read More

    • Too many games, too fast moves

      I guess I´m not the first one having this problem. It´s already been a couple of weeks I started to play here and on the very first days I just wanted as many Online (correspondence) games starting as possible. And I was (and still I am) pretty ... | Read More


  • Chess.com Welcomes ChessPark Members

    On Dec 21, 2009, Chesspark.com became part of Chess.com. Chesspark members have access to Chess.com using their same login info, but must first login here: http://www.chess.com/chesspark.html to transfer their account to Chess.com. Chess.com did... | Read More


  • Saemisch, Friedrich

    • 21 Reads
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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 »

  • Scandinavian Defense

    • 1561 Reads
    • | 1561 Reads

    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • Horwitz, Bernard

    • 25 Reads
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    Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-born card player(specialized in miniatures) and chess study composer.    In 1845, he settled in England and began teaching chess.  In 1846, he lost as match with Howard Staunton, losing 14 games, winni... Read More »

  • Fred defense

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    Hello. I'm caveatcanis and this message was written by AwesomeXue. There was some sort of message error though.  You'll see this message has zero views but several comments which is pretty hard to do.  Maybe some psychics left messages with th... Read More »

  • Quadrupled Pawns

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    Yes it is possible. In fact, quadrupled pawns have appeared in many games, such as this one: Alekhine went on to win. In many games quad pawns can mean a win since many would be very advanced and have promotion threats. Usually the side with them... Read More »