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commonplayersRIS
commonplayersRIS
Location: Kandy, Sri Lanka
Joined: 4/21/15
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WALNUT-PLAYERS
Location: United States
Joined: 1/11/15
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PLAYERORDER
Location: Turkey
Joined: 10/13/14
Last Online: 10/13/14
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xplayers3
Location: United States
Joined: 5/9/14
Last Online: 5/10/14
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Zip-Him-Up
Location: North Hollywood, United States
Joined: 4/9/14
Last Online: 4/27/15
Points: 843 points

  • Is Magnus Carlsen The LeBron James Of Chess?

    Who is the LeBron James of chess? The National Basketball Association playoffs are in full swing, and the best players in the world are battling it out, hoping to win an NBA championship. LeBron James fell just short of a championship last sea... | Read More

  • Surprise Your Opponent!

    The Benko Gambit is one of the most popular openings among club players. It is indeed very appealing to grab the initiative early in the game playing Black against your opponent who likes to play positional chess. Why do I assume that your oppon... | Read More

  • 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Tactics!

    Do you find yourself getting a good position only to spoil it by missing a simple tactic?  How about getting a promising attack but failing to find a forced mate or win of material?  I hope these five simple tips will help to sharpen y... | Read More

  • Beware Of Alekhine's Gun

    The 1930 San Remo International was a rather one-sided affair. World Champion Alexander Alekhine stormed through the field, winning 13 games and conceding only two draws. Yet this tournament is remembered not for Alekhine's magisterial performance... | Read More

  • How To Play The Mar del Plata

    Dear readers: I will be continuing to cover opening variations in my column, but a slight shift will be made. Rather than looking at the historical developments of whole openings, I will be covering specific lines -- and not as much from a histori... | Read More


    • Nona Gaprindashvili. A Bow to the Veterans, part 1

      Excerpt from Gaprindashvili's book I Prefer Risk (Предпочитаю риск). A Bow to the Veterans The first woman world champion Vera Menchik was tragically killed on 27th June 1944 during the Nazi bombing of London. After Alexander Ale... | Read More

    • Hello!

      I want to blog somthing about what im doing trying to improve my chess. After some bad defeats i came to the conclusion, that something is really wrong with my way of playing chess. I got a copy of Dan Heismans "A guide to chess improvement". Mos... | Read More

    • Beginning of chess year

      Most tournaments in our city are concentrated in winter. The first months of the year (January – March) is the only opportunity for me to play a lot of OTB chess. This year the list of tournaments was not so rich. Despite of this I played in mai... | Read More

      • YurPav
      • | Apr 27, 2015
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    • endgame comedy.

      From Winning to drawing to winning again. Mistake after mistake after mistake. Goes to show that the majority of club players weaknesses are endgame technique. | Read More

    • 45 45 (4)

      This time a really long game of more than 3 hours. I was happy that I didn't make any serious mistakes at the end. For my preparations I looked at the slow time control chessgames from my opponent, but also a bit at the statistics (scored good or... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 26, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Chess

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    Chess is a world-famous game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64-square board of alternating colors (black and white, or, most commonly, light and dark). The earliest known ancestor of modern chess ... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    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 »

  • Latvian Gambit

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    The Latvian gambit would begin 1.e4-e5 2.Nf3-f5 creating a kind of reverse King's Gambit as Black. It is generally a less used gambit for its potential difficulties with king's side attacks from White, as well as its conflicts with some theoretic... Read More »

  • The Stare

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    In chess, as in other games that promote gamesmanship, "The Stare" is a common tactic used by players to intimidate, annoy, confuse and otherwise put an opponant out of his or her comfort zone. It is generally done when a player is trying to thi... Read More »

  • ruy lopez (spanish)

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    the ruy lopez is a very old and still awesome opening widly used through the world. E.lasker used it before, and it is still very popular. It is still loved by chess players. Read More »