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Seirawan
Seirawan
Location: International
Joined: 3/19/13
Last Online: 4/30/13
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bocahmushola
bocahmushola
Location: Indonesia
Joined: 8/20/12
Last Online: 8/16/13
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Yasser12
Yasser12
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, United States
Joined: 11/9/11
Last Online: 11/10/11
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alekosjkd
Location: greece, Greece
Joined: 10/22/11
Last Online: 10/26/11
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GMYAZ
Location: Amsterdam, United States
Joined: 8/29/11
Last Online: 7/19/13
Points: 3 points

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 3a

    When a player starts out, he’s told various rules that will help him navigate through the choppy waters of chess. A few basic ones are: Don’t hang your pieces Don’t swallow and talk at the same time Castle as quickly as possible Don’t all... | Read More

  • Sicilian Endgames: exd5

    In this article, I will be discussing another archetypal Sicilian endgame.  This one occurs after White occupies d5 with a knight which is then traded off and recaptured by exd5. This structure frequently arises from the Dragon, Accelera... | Read More

  • Test Your Chess Understanding, Part 1

    Usually an article discusses a particular player, or tactics, or some positional concept. When I teach tactical motifs, you know that all the puzzles are going to be about tactics. If I am discussing a particular idea concerning a pawn structure, ... | Read More

  • The Art of Doing Nothing, Part Two

    In last week's article, we started an analysis of a bizarre game I played ten years ago in the U.S. Championship. The key moment happened around move 15 when, quoting the ChessBase article, Serper "started moving his bishop back and forth between ... | Read More

  • Queen: The Supporting Actress

    About a year and a half ago, I had the honor of working with GM Yasser Seirawan for two days during his visit to the Bay Area. Yasser is a four-time U.S. Champion whose storied professional career spans more than 30 years, and he also possesses th... | Read More


    • Pragmatism and Dogmatism in Chess

                  One of the most effective methods of improving one's chess is to choose a grandmaster and to study their games extensively. Of course, if one wishes to acquire a knowledge of positional maneuvering, Tal would not be a fittin... | Read More

    • Chess Olympiad Trivia

      The first world team competition (called the Chess Olympic Games or Tournament of Nations) took place in Paris, France in July, 1924 to coincide with the 8th Summer Olympic Games. There were 55 players (one player later withdrew) from 18 countries... | Read More

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    • Chess Notebook

      Read it, write it, learn it.                           --Me I'm currently embroiled in studying Winning Chess Combinations by GM Yasser Seirawan. This is the first of his books that I have read, though I have been familiar with t... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jun 1, 2014
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    • Pawn intended (Pun intended )

      Anyone who ever lost to Mr. Flohr in a game i would imagine was Flohr'd ( floored ) >~PAWNACONDA If Mr. Seirawan ever asks you a yes or no question and the answer is yes, just say his first name Yasser (yes sir) >~PAWNACONDA I think Reuben... | Read More

      • PAWNACONDA
      • | May 24, 2014
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    • The Master's Bulletin: January-May 2014

      Hi all, In this second blog post I want to share some information on the latest issues of The Master's Bulletin, one of my main projects here at Chess.com besides providing daily news coverage. It has become a really nice magazine, I must ... | Read More


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  • Karch, Robert

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    Robert Alfred Karch (1930-2010) was born on March 24, 1930.  He was active in organized chess for over 60 years.   Robert played chess for the Lincoln High School team in Tacoma Washington in the 1940s.  He enlisted in the United States Army ... Read More »

  • Corus Chess Tournament

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    The Corus Chess Tournament is a major chess tournament played in the small seaside town of Wijk Aan Zee in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938 for Dutch players only, it became an international event in 1946 and has grown into one of the most presti... Read More »

  • Longest games

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    The longest chess game is 269 moves (Ivan Nikolic - Goran Arsovic, Belgrade 1989) which ended in a draw after over 20 hours of play.  Two other games have gone to 200 or more moves.  In 1988 at the Saloniki Olympiad, Seirawan and Xu Jun ... Read More »