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  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Lost In Losing

    Topic for next month: Speed Chess (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.)   Question 1: (Submitted by War... | Read More

  • Coaches Get Off Couches For Death Match 28

    Two of the world's most accomplished chess coaches will put down their red pens and fire up their laptops for Death Match 28. GM Giorgi Kacheishvili, coach of this year's U.S. Women's Champion and U.S. Championship finalist, and GM Simen Agdeste... | Read More

  • Arizona Scorpions Win USCL Opener

    By Steve Farmer My favorite time of year is finally here; cooler weather, football season under way, the World Series is around the corner... as is basketball. But above all else, the US Chess League has already started! Chess.com hosted the US ... | Read More

  • Chess Informant 120 Maracana with Morozevich

    Yet not reading latest Chess Informant 120 Maracana? Seriously?  THE PERIODICAL THE PROS USE Book: Paperback, 340 pages, English language. CD: in ChessBase format (with PGN). Our four times-a-year publication aspires to be an arena that g... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, May 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Shamkir Stones “During the rest day, when I was tortured for hours by pains in my lower left back, I decided to ask for a doc... | Read More

    • The Return of the Blog

      Hmm...how does a blog work again?                It's been a while since anyone's seen a blog post by me.  Roughly 2 and a half years, actually.  So what's inspired me to come out of hiding?  Nothing in particular, actua... | Read More

      • JMB2010
      • | Apr 24, 2015
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    • Fast Time Controls.

         Fast time controls benefit and destroy ones game.  I enjoy playing fast time controls.  Many masters do too as well.      The reason they benefit, is that fast time controls help to learn to see tactics.  And that is an important prin... | Read More

    • Learning to play Chess: Caro-Slav structure

      In an effort to actually get better I have started to learn about pawn structures starting with the Caro-Slav. Starting to study these has been eye-opening by showing just how clueless I am about chess. But I suppose that is natural for everyone s... | Read More

    • Improving your opening play

      Can an amateur chess player contribute to opening knowledge worldwide ? Of course that is possible ! (Technically former chess world champion Max Euwe was an amateur chess player, since he was a teacher at school, playing chess in his spare tim... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 19, 2015
    • Parma Open (4-11-2015)

      This past Saturday I participated in a 4-Round G/45 Swiss ran by the local Parma Chess Club. I played in the U2000 section (with 19 total in the section.) Here are my games, please comment on them if you have any questions or thoughts about them: ... | Read More

      • Zigwurst
      • | Apr 17, 2015

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