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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


  • Dake, Arthur

    • 53 Reads
    • | 53 Reads

    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

    • 4 Reads
    • | 4 Reads

    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

    • 21 Reads
    • | 21 Reads

    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

    • 21 Reads
    • | 21 Reads

    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 »