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    • Evaluation Shorthand

      Last year, after deciding to begin studying chess, I read Reassess Your Chess by Silman. To be honest, I didn't get far. Mostly because I didn't have any real chess skills yet that could be reassessed. I do plan to get back to within the next 6 ... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Aug 9, 2014
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    • CUSTOMIZED CHESS

        CUSTOMIZED CHESS One of the first pieces I look at in a Chess set is the Knight (are they not the most iconic symbol of the game?). Sometimes they are as worthless as a dumb ass (donkey), and at other times they are as terrifying as a killer ... | Read More

      • Lyrik2
      • | Jul 28, 2014
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    • My Game Analysis IHSA Team Round 5

      So in my attempt to write a blog that resembles those of Silman's as much as possible, here I present to you my round 5 game from the 2014 IHSA State Chess Tournament.  Leading up to this game, I was having a pretty bad tournament. The first rou... | Read More

    • Books from My Past, Part 3

      I had started playing chess casually as a sailor while on deployments aboard a nuclear submarine in 1990-1991 but I didn't know about basic things such as pins or forks and so lost most of my games. But I vowed to one day be good enough to beat ... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jul 17, 2014
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    • Books I've read on Chess so far.

      This Blog will be continuously updated on all the books I've read on Chess. So far the books I've read are- 1. Reassess Your Chess by IM Jeremy Silman (I recommend!) 2. Complete Endgame Course by IM Jeremy Silman (I recommend!) 3. Chess Tactics... | Read More

      • windmill64
      • | Jul 15, 2014
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  • 2012 Holiday Puzzler Answers and Winners

    Many thanks to all the Chess.com members who entered the 2012 Chess.com Holiday Puzzler! There were 18 chess related questions, and a total of 29 marks to earn, but how many did you answer correctly? As always the standard of entries was excelle... | Read More

  • Appreciation

    Dear Chesscom Community -I have some bad news: There is a very good chance that one of our beloved and long-standing Chess.com Columnists will no longer be writing for our site. World renowned chess author, International Master Jeremy Sil... | Read More

  • 2009 Holiday Puzzler Answers And Winners

    So how well did you do in the 2009 Chess.com Holiday Puzzler? There were 20 chess related questions, and a total of 32 marks to earn, but how many did you answer correctly? The standard of entries was extremely high, and Chess.com would like to ... | Read More

  • IM Jeremy Silman Joins Chess.com Columnists

    Chess.com is sorry to see IM Andrew Martin move on. His "Your Questions Answered" columns have been extremely good and well-appreciated here. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors. We are lucky to welcome another excellent columnist to ... | Read More

  • Mental Domination by IM Jeremy Silman

    Chess is a perfectly mathematical game where steel-cold calculation wins and emotions are irrelevant, right? Wrong! International Master and famed chess author Jeremy Silman says: "Much has been made of psychology in chess, but rarely have I seen ... | Read More

    • erik
    • | Sep 2, 2008
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  • Mating Patterns Part 2

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    Have you read Chessking47's (CK47's) article named Mating Patterns? If not, please head over there and solve the puzzles. I would've have never knew this if it weren't for IM Silman! First, I left off with Legall's Mate, so I will do Morphy's Mat... Read More »

  • Tactical Devices

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    Hi, this is Chessking47 writing on tactical devices. I guess you know the basic forks, pins, and skewers, but there are more. First of all, the Clearance Sacrifice.  You might love to play a powerful move, but can't because one of your pieces a... Read More »

  • Alekhine's Gun

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    When two rooks are in front of a queen on a file, it is called Alekine's Gun. It is called this because Alekhine used this strategy against Nimzovich in a known game. Idea from "The Complete Book of Chess Strategy" by IM Jeremy Silman Read More »