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  • A hard fought win.

    It's nice to win a game where both sides played really well. Unfortunately this game was more or less decided by a blunder which my opponent made in time trouble. Even so, it serves to remind me that Chess is 80% tactics.  Enjoy | Read More

  • Cool Way to Win Material

    Hello everyone. This is an example from a game I played that showed a rather good way to win material. It wins 2 rooks for a pawn!                           Lukachess21 | Read More

  • Wow can you win against stronger opponents?

    Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course.  You can read about the past days: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9,  Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day... | Read More

  • FM/WFM Jogja Istimewa Open Chess Tournament 2016

    What an amazing experience that i had from Jogja a week ago. With the time control 90m + 30s, 6 out of 9, not a bad result. Anyway, today i'm going to show you my 3 lost games at the tournament. Take a look!   My first lost game is between Me (... | Read More

    • mazmik25
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • Dean Kamen

      Kamen on one of his inventions, the Segway Born April 5, 1951 (age 65)Long Island, New York, U.S.[1] Residence Bedford, New Hampshire, U.S. Nationality American Known for Invention of the iBot Wheelchair, the Segway and founder of FI... | Read More

  • Don't lead with your Queen

    Check this out white opening allows black to be Queen aggressive. but patience and board strength prevails! 1.e4e6 2.d4Qh4 3.e5Qe4+ 4.Ne2Bb4+ 5.Nc3Qc6 6.a3Bxc3+ 7.Nxc3Ne7 8.Bb5Qxg2 9.Kd2c6 10.Rg1Qxf2+ 11.Be2Qxd4+ 12.Bd3Qxe5 13.Re1Qxh2+ 14.Re2Qh6+... | Read More

  • Fighting Frustration

    by HJS Frustration will always be part of life, yet there are some things you can do to fight back! Here are some guidelines: GUIDELINE 1: Consult with God before you make plans. It is here we often fail. Ignoring Him, we formulate our plan, t... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • Do You Know Your Opening's Main Ideas?: The Classical Dutch Defense

    I've had many a student suggest that they want to change their opening repetoire. They usually state some reason such as: "it's just not my style". When I was a new teacher I'd go along with their request and teach them about this new opening they... | Read More

  • Steinitz tactics, 1867

    Wilhelm Steinitz in 1867 won a blindfold game which I think makes a good puzzle.  Short version Long version  Future World Champion Steinitz was in Dundee to participate in the Dundee, Scotland International.... | Read More

  • The long tactic....

    I've had some luck exploiting positions where there's a tactic there, but it might take a few moves to resolve itself.  If you can spot these, it could make the difference against even strong players.  In this game, I seemingly sacrifice the Kni... | Read More

    • ObiWanCote
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • Some funny ball training..

    In middle of forrest, weak walking shoes and ball has no air at all...selfmade video... | Read More

    • boogie76
    • | Aug 24, 2016
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  • Forced Moves - A Chess Puzzle By RALRAL3333

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    • RALRAL3333
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • Thinking Ahead - A Chess Puzzle By RALRAL3333

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    • RALRAL3333
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • HOW CAN I....

    Hey community, I missed the Carlsen - Grishuk match on Is their a place I can see the whole video of it? Plese post a link on the comment section if youknow where to find the video. Thanks. | Read More

  • LIVE "GM Blitz Battle Championship: Nakamura - Vachier-Lagrave" — ShahMatKanal

      Битва гроссмейстеров: Хикару Накамура (США) и Максим Вашье-Лаграв (Франция). Сегменты с контролями: 90 минут 5+2, 60 минут 3+2, 30 минут 1+1. П... | Read More

  • The third eye!

    Open your third eye by meditating in a quiet room for 15 minutes a day. Do this everyday and soon your third eye will OPEN, giving you knowledge in everything; in life, in chess and in nature. | Read More

    • Leonides22
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • My first tournament win

    Below is my first win achieved in an OTB tournament game, hopefully you'll enjoy. After playing the move 33. Qd3, I had only 4 minutes left, compared to opponent's 30, so I've offered a draw which was declined. Lucky me!  I've tried to sacrifi... | Read More

    • Mediocris
    • | Aug 24, 2016
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  • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave contre Hikaru Nakamura

    Ce soir Mercredi 24 Août vous pourrez suivre à partir de 19h (Paris) en ma compagnie et celle du GMI Fabien Libiszewski le match opposant MVL à Hikaru Nakamura. La vidéo démarrera ci-dessous à 18h45 à l'adresse suivante : | Read More

  • Powerful Choices - An Original Chess Puzzle By RALRAL3333

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    • RALRAL3333
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • What's your setup? Here's mine!

    I've recently been looking at all the different ways to customize, specifically the way my games look and sound. I'd looked though the themes before, but there's so many more options when you individually customize the board and pieces! ... | Read More

    • echosa
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • Longest chess game???

      It was all bad chess, it was rude and stupid and the offender(s) got two accounts closed for causing so much trouble ... but this is still something I am obliged - as a chess journalist - to report. Take a look at the following game: https... | Read More

  • Pawn Structure Explained for Club Players

    Hi chess friends! Get ready for this week’s training on mastering pawn structure. It starts on Saturday (08/27) at 12pm EST. Click here just before noon EST to join the webinar - it's free! If you want to follow the lecture attentively, yo... | Read More

  • Is chess a sport?

    This question puzzles me all the time as I argue about it a lot. SO is chess a sport? In a way it is as you have to exercise your brain to find tactics, strategy etc. You are also exercising your arm and fingers. It's also pretty competive, like... | Read More

    • 11dex-11
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • Cheating Engine Users

         I'm gettg really frustrated lately. All advice I get to improve my play and understanding of chess is, "play longer games, dont pay blitz." That's cool and all, I dont mind the longer games. My problem is, I've noticed the longer the games... | Read More