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ChessClubLive
ChessClubLive
Location: Finland
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livechess1218
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JLSDPWI97989
JLSDPWI97989
Location: Denmark
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m-s-g-kim
m-s-g-kim
Location: International
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yrugfejdgklshnfgjsph
Location: York City, Iraq
Joined: 8/17/12
Last Online: 3/7/13
Points: 0 points

  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More

  • 6 Reasons You Can't Miss Titled Tuesday Today

    The sixth Titled Tuesday tournament in Chess.com history is set to kick off today at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST, 7 p.m. GMT), and it will feature one of the strongest fields ever. With a prize pool that has ballooned to $2,500 (up from the normal $... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Back In The Game

    Topic for next month: Chess Teaching (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions outside of that theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments. If I get a chance to tackle a different ty... | Read More

  • Chess.com: 1 Billion Games Served

    How many games have been played on Chess.com? OK, so maybe Dr. Evil asked for 100 billion, but we're getting there. A billion is a big number. If one game started every second, 24 hours a day, it would take nearly 32 years to get to a billio... | Read More

  • Titled Player Tuesday Historical Archive

    Titled Player Tuesdays are Chess.com's monthly events only for those with a USCF or FIDE title. They take place on the last Tuesday of every month [Update: Starting March 3, the tournament moves to the FIRST Tuesday of each month.] and t... | Read More


    • My Live Chess Games

      Taking a cue from my friend thordura, I am creating this blog to post all of my live games in one place.  I have been posting selected games in appropriate group forums, based on the openings I've played, or sending them to certain friends who se... | Read More

      • rkd1
      • | Apr 26, 2015
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    • An incredible sacrifice

      I was watching a 90|30 game in Live Chess today, and a position was reached which seemed to be equal - perhaps with a slight advantage for White. However, I had the idea for a very speculative sacrifice. I felt that it would work, but there were s... | Read More

      • WhiteCode
      • | Apr 25, 2015
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      • | 2 comments
    • My Openings

      This is basically a list of the most common openings so I could play them in live chess games. Note that I chose the variations I'm most comftorable with. I know there are databases with all the different kinds of openings and variations. However... | Read More

    • My First Encounter With the Dutch

      This is my first pass at analysis of this game.  I will do some studying of the Dutch after this, and probably put the game through some computer analysis.  It's a Live Chess game at 45|45 time control.  As always, any thoughts and/or advice ... | Read More

      • chester6
      • | Apr 23, 2015
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    • Live chess: a last minute queen comeback

      This was my fourth game of live chess, and though it was still rife with blunders and embarrassing silliness, it finally came together in the end.   I played as white, which worried me at first because I'm normally more comfortable as black when ... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Carlsen, Magnus

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    Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child chess prodigy, was born Nov 30, 1990, and gained the Grandmaster title (2004) at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days.   He became the 2nd youngest GM in chess history, behind only  Sergey Karjakin and Pari... Read More »

  • TOUCH PIECE

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    The 'touch-move' rule is [particularly] used in live 'face-to-face'-type (OTB [Over The Board]) tournament- and/or match-format play.  Its use is less common in most formats of internet-chess.  It most likely evolved not only from 'formal'-... Read More »

  • Kaidanov, Gregory

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    Gregory Kaidanov, born Oct 11, 1959, is a Grandmaster (1988) who was Russian Boys under-14 champion in 1972.  He won the New York Open in 1990.  In 1992 he won the World Open, the US Open, the National Open, and the Novag Grand Prix.&nbs... Read More »