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  • Play Magnus App Review

    Review by Christine VanCott Play Magnus is a free chess smartphone app available for Apple iOS (and recently) Android. It includes 99 game levels, training videos, and an interactive tournament feature. The app runs quickly ... | Read More

  • University Simul with NM Dane Mattson University Instructor NM Dane Mattson will be playing an online chess simul on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time (PDT) right here on! The games will be played in's Live Chess server. The time cont... | Read More

  • 5 Reasons Losing a Chess Game is Good

    No one sets out to lose a chess game. Before the opening moves, chess players want to win, or at least save a draw if winning chances slip away. But losing is part of the game. Even the best players in the world lose. Play enough games and los... | Read More

  • The 10 Weirdest Chess Sets

    The last two weeks, we looked at the chess pieces most and least likely to survive the game. Most of the time, those chess pieces will be the normal Staunton tournament set we all know so well. When playing online, though, you can choose ... | Read More

  • Double Attack - The Ultimate Tactical Concept

    This week we’ll take a look at the extremely important concept of Double Attack, in which one piece attacks two enemy pieces at the same time (that’s the definition championed by Martin Weteschnik in his magnificent book, CHESS TACTICS FROM SC... | Read More

    • LIVE CHESS: How to Challenge, etc.

      Because I don’t actually play much chess on this site (yes, I know *sigh*), and never in LIVE Chess, I’ve not been very familiar with how that area of works. That’s when roninreturns stepped in and was kind enough to share a bit of... | Read More

    • جلوگیری از تایم اوت

      جلوگیری از تایم اوت واگذار کردن بازی بدون انجام به موقع حرکت و اتمام وقت یکی از بزرگترین عوامل شکست تیم ها و همچنین از بین رفتن انگیزه ه... | Read More

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    • Going Competitive With Team Matches!

      [Blog History]   Hello, everyone!      It's been a while since my activity has flourished, but I come back bringing ideas of competition and glory to you all. When we (myself, Donna (RookedonChess), David (Pruess), & Danny ... | Read More

    • Chess Engines: A personal look (part 2)

      In this post I’ll follow on from my previous post and introduce an engine which is perhaps my favorite engine for training games. It has highly tweakable parameters, a refined and realistic human-like playing style and best of all, is 100% FREE... | Read More

    • Players ho shouldn't be allowed to host tournaments

      Am I glad to have found out that some dudes don't care about a decent sportsmanship - attitude towards their own tournaments and therefore it's less than worth it to even consider joining those events.  Recently I have been in touch with some pl... | Read More