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  • How To Break Fortresses

    Dealing with a fortress — especially when you have a significant material advantage — is an infuriating experience. Indeed, what can be more frustrating than completely outplaying your opponent, only to find that he has con... | Read More

  • The Knockout Blow

    At one time or another, all of us have experienced the agonizing pain of drawing or losing a completely winning position. One move — one millisecond of imprecise thinking — can nullify hours of hard work and inspired play. ... | Read More

  • Imbalanced Forces, Part 1

    A material imbalance in the endgame provides an unusual type of play. Here we watch the spectacle of pieces, each with different capabilities, fighting, trying to change the terrain to their own advantage. It is like two knights on horseback fight... | Read More

  • First Saturday Budapest chess tournaments in November 2013

    Two USA player plays in the First Saturday Budapest November event, IM Troff, Kayden W and FM Sevian Sam. The official website of the tournament is: www.firstsaturday.hu | Read More

  • At the European Capital of Culture, Part 2

    In the second part of this article we continue the presentation of the new champions: Without a clear rating favorite of the group (about whom you will read below), the girls under 14 championship was won by M. Mahalakshmi from In... | Read More

    • The End Of One Road, Beginning of Another Part 2

      Now it begins, the change.   Now as I mentioned in Part 1 (which if you haven't read click here: http://www.chess.com/blog/KaydenTroff/the-end-of-one-road-beginning-of-another-part-1), I will now talk about the changes I made from a few tournam... | Read More

    • Wow! It's 4 YEARS Since the Launch of the Chess.com/TV Group!

      [Blog History]      Just last week, on November 11th, was the 4thAnniversary of the genesis of the Official Chess.com/TV Group, with its official “launch” anniversary being Dec. 15th. From its conception, the Group and Chess.com/TV became... | Read More

    • Tournament Adventures: US Masters

      It is a rare pleasure to play in a well organized tournament and innovative tournament. So many touranments feel homogeneous these days. The US Masters was run by an outstanding team of organizers and TDs; special thanks to Walter High and Gary Ne... | Read More

    • Cracking the Top 100

      No chess games or puzzles this time. Just a post celebrating my having cracked the top 100 list in the USA for the first time ever! 1 Nakamura, Hikaru (12641216) NY USA 2855 2 Kamsky, Gata (12528459) NY USA 2799 3 Akobian, Varuzhan (12740522) KS ... | Read More

    • Top 100 Juniors Chess Player July 2014

      Rank Name Title Country Rating B-Day 1  Giri, Anish  g  NED 2750  1994-06-28 2  Rapport, Richard  g  HUN 2701  1996-03-25 3  Yu, Yangyi  g  CHN 2670  1994-06-08 4  Fedoseev, Vladimir  g  RUS 2668  1995-02-16 5  Artemiev, Vladislav... | Read More

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