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WISH_I_WAS_A_GM
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  • Hikaru Nakamura: Rise of the Machines, the Conclusion

    In the first part of this article, we left our Chess Terminator playing countless blitz and bullet games during the last free day of the championship. In the following seventh round, Nakamura had a very tough opponent. By the way, this is a good... | Read More

  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 5

    Unorthodox Chess Players Einet890 asked a few questions, but I will only answer one here, and one other next time I do a Q&A article. Mr. Einet890, I’ll answer this question for everyone, though you’re welcome to use the ans... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman May 16, 2014

    "I am stuck at 1700. Does that make me studid?" "Is there a correlation between chess rating and IQ?" One of the world's leading physicists and expert on string theory is Ed Witten. Ed took up chess for a while and what was his rating? 1700. I d... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Dec 13, 2013

    "I know doing basic tactics puzzles is good for me but I don't have much fun doing them. How can I make them more fun?" A great question. But of course the answer depends on a large part of what is preventing that study from being fun. It might b... | Read More

  • Having Fun With Blunders

    Recently I was involved in a small discussion about blunders and was shocked that the term’s meaning wasn’t as rock solid as I had thought. Everyone is used to symbols like “?” (poor or bad move), “?!” (dubious), “!” (good or exce... | Read More


    • Speed Chess

      I don't know why I'm still not very good at speed chess.  I've been playing for 10 years, and I often take too long to make my moves.  A friend of mine that I play with told me that I should warm up by playing 1 minute blitz.  It works!  So I ... | Read More

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    • Nimzovich Experiment Creates Knock-Down, Drag-Out Fight With Shredder

      I love experimenting with offbeat openings, not only because the regular stuff bores me to tears, but also because the surprise factor often compensates for objective weaknesses. In that vein I've been experimenting with the Nimzovich, which offe... | Read More

      • logosx1
      • | Aug 30, 2014
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    • Overconfidence loses chess games!!

      I ended up moving Bb2 which was a terrible mistake leaving black to march the pawn up to victory.  The game wasn't a total loss, but I flubbered and lost the game.  I'm not even going to bother showing you the moves I played just know that they... | Read More

      • Daybreak57
      • | Aug 15, 2014
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    • How do you experience live chess?

      Pretty much anyone who plays live chess has played an extensive session i.e. several hours of non-stop speed chess. I would love to hear how you experience these sessions. For me, they are pure agony. For some reason, playing chess on the internet... | Read More

      • Bab3s
      • | Aug 6, 2014
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    • The Dark Horse in New Zealand and Live Chess Tournament!

      Hello Everyone! 10/0 Tournament starts at www.chess.com/live on Sunday in New Zealand!   New Zealand date and times:   Sunday, 27 July at 8am, 10am and 12 noon     which equals   Pacific time: Saturday, 26 July at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm... | Read More



  • Kramnik, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Kramnik, born June 25, 1975, is a Russian Grandmaster (1992) and world champion (2000-2007) who defeated Garry Kasparov in 2000 in the Brain Games World Championship in London.This was the 14th World Chess Championship.This was the first ... Read More »

  • Robertie, William

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    Bill Robertie was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on July 9, 1946.  He is a chess master and former winner of the U.S. chess speed championship.  In 1965, he tied for first in the USCF Golden Knights Correspondence Chess Championship, b... Read More »

  • Webb, Simon

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    Simon Webb (1949-2005) was an International Master (1977) and Correspondence Grandmaster (1983).  In 1966 he won the British Under-18 championship.  In 1969 he tied for 1st place (with Richard Eales) in the British Universities’ Ch... Read More »

  • Castling

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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original po... Read More »