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ClubTempo
ClubTempo
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lord-of-tempo
lord-of-tempo
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SpeciaL-Tempo
SpeciaL-Tempo
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Jahova1298
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  • Why Do Grandmasters Blunder?

    Over the years I’ve noticed that whenever a grandmaster hangs his face, the masses of fake names go berserk and not only berate the unfortunate player but toss sick (and completely ignorant) accusations his way: “He lost on purpose! It’s a ... | Read More

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Never Good'

    Chess.com fans have marveled at my uncanny ability to play pathetic chess, and yet win all the same. That won’t be the case today. Unlike the first two games featured in this column, this next game boasts the logical and just conclusion of... | Read More

  • The Rubinstein Maneuver

    "A master cogitates carefully, perhaps a half-hour on a move. Finally, he chooses the correct square for the correct piece and places it there. A grand master is much more skillful. He hardly thinks at all; he throws the piece into the air and it ... | Read More

  • How To Save Chess

    In 1920s, the world chess champion Jose Raul Capablanca was at the height of his career. He was so much better than anyone else that he was called "the chess machine" due to the merciless precision of his play. So when Capablanca ... | Read More

  • Who Is The Architect Of Modern Chess?

    I am the proud owner of the obscure volume Pillsbury's Chess Career, published in 1922 by the American Chess Bulletin and written by two English amateurs, Philip Walsingham Sergeant and William Henry Watts. For several months i... | Read More


    • Kings Indian Attack vs Sicilian Dragon

      Hello Chess Fans, Today we'll look at a game between the King's Indian Attack vs the Sicilian Dragon.  We'll evaluate positions and play that take advantage of White's passive opening moves and underdevelopment.  Black was played by Kairav Jo... | Read More

    • Liga Brasileira e o time Santa Catarina

      Desde 2014, vários times estaduais e regionais do Brasil disputam um campeonato de xadrez on-line (por correspondência) no site www.chess.com. Se trata da Liga Brasileira, da qual em 2015, participam 8 times: Nordeste, Norte e Centro do Brasil... | Read More

      • GoodPawn
      • | Aug 27, 2015
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    • CCD - First Branch

      The First Key Point of the Opening: "White's move 2". At this point it is white to move. In the last article I showed the starting position of the Clarendon Court. The starting position happens after white plays 2.d5. However, no one is forcing... | Read More

    • Trying out - Sicilian Kan

      Recently, I have been looking for more aggressive openings to play, I feel I have been playing solid positional lines for quite some time now, and the lack of aggression was starting to hurt.  My coach, IM Attila Turzo, had recommended the Sicili... | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Aug 23, 2015
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    • Another tactic from the Tactics Toddler

      I'm working on it -- I'm trying to go from a tatics toddler to a tactics teenybopper...... At any rate, another lovely little tactic that I saw on chesstempo.com.  It involves one of my favorite moves.  It had a "blitz" tactic rating of 1617 and... | Read More


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  • Englund Gambit

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    The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: 1. d4 e5?!Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn. The gambi... Read More »

  • Saragossa Opening

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    The Saragossa Opening (or Hempel's Opening) is a chess opening defined by the opening move: 1. c3Since White usually plays more aggressively in the opening, the Saragossa is considered an irregular opening, classified as A00 by theEncyclop... Read More »

  • Tempo

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    In chess, tresesponded to. In this case, since both players have "lost" a tempo, the net result in terms of time is nil, but the change brought about in the position may favor one player more than the other.   Gaining tempo may be achieved, for... Read More »

  • Sicilian: What Happens After The Immediate 5... e5?!

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    The Sicilian Defense: What Happens after the immediate 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5?! This is a quite dubious move, trying to steal tempo from white. However, white can "takeback" the tempo by 6. Bb5+! Bd7 7. Bxd7+ Qxd7 whe... Read More »

  • Anderssen's Opening

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    Anderssen's Opening is a defined by the opening move 1. a3.It is named after unofficial World Chess Champion Adolf Anderssen, who played it three times in his 1858 match against Paul Morphy. While Anderssen was defeated decisively, the g... Read More »