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  • When Your Shoes Don't Match

    by HJS Early one morning I got up and dressed quickly to exercise. I was heading towards the treadmill when I felt something under my left foot. Looking down, I discovered a blue tennis shoe on one foot and a white one on the other. I burst out l... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Sep 27, 2016
  • Tal Memorial 2016 - Round 2

    Round 2 with 2 decisive games. But I have the feeling Round 3 won't have 3. Anand won a very good game against Mamedyarov, after the latter was forced to sac without adequate compensation. Giri beat Gelfand with black, Gelfand's rustiness was ob... | Read More

  • Arlington CC Ladder 9.23.2016 30/90 SD/60 5 sec delay

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    • Spassky69
    • | Sep 27, 2016

    Dün akşam Amerika televizyonlarında başkan adayları Cumhuriyetçi Donald Trump ve Demokrat Hillary Clinton arasındaki büyük münazara vardı. Canlı yayınlandı. Amerikalılar gördüğüm kadarıyla münazarayla çok ilgilenmediler. Gö... | Read More

    • | Sep 27, 2016
  • Hikaru Nakamura vs Vladimir Kramnik World Blitz Championship

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  • Someone once said,"The cure for anything is salt water .......Sweat, Tears, or the Sea." .

    On the chance someone may have never seen these I just had to post them. Be careful not to slip on the floor in here. It might be wet. I wanna thank getwet for finding the awesome quote. Good stuff :) Mop up before you leave, k?  I did. Nuff... | Read More


      In the last few months a new community chess project has been started in Glenrothes, Fife. The aims of the project are to re-introduce chess to the community and to encourage individuals to try chess as a life enhancing and fun opportunity.... | Read More

  • Openings for Development SUMMARY/What You Need to Remember

    Here is a summary of what you need to try to remember:   WHITE 1.e4 e5 (King's Gambit) 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 (4.Nc3) g4 5.0-0 and remember that you need to attack Black's Queen and open lines for our pieces which are ready for action... | Read More

  • Learn Pafu's Beginner's Game - Up Against Power: Games #5-6

    (This post is part of a series on The Beginner's Game, an opening system by Pafu. It is written by Christopher Huff.) A series of posts will follow containing two featured games played by the inventor of the system, including Pafu's own commenta... | Read More

    • chuff
    • | Sep 27, 2016
  • To the Victor Goes the Spoils: RIP Dvoretsky

    Many people have been seduced by the play of the winner. Sometimes to the point of recommending that the victor played perfectly and to emulate this person's play. This is all well and good, until you find out that many an annotator has been misle... | Read More

  • Against Paulsen with early g6

      Recently I was looking at ways to react against the g6 move in Paulsen. This was after my lost game against GM Jakubowski in this variation, where I couldn't find the right plan in the opening.    I looked in the database to find the game be... | Read More

    • andrzej
    • | Sep 27, 2016
  • The Irish Women's Championship 2016

    The Irish Women's Championship 2016 will be held in Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2 from 15-16 October. You can enter online here. Already entered we have the 2015 Champion, Monika Gedvilaite, 2014 Champion, Gearoidin Ui Laighleis as well as four upc... | Read More

    • ICU
    • | Sep 27, 2016
  • فنجان‌ها

    یک گروه از دوستان به ملاقات استاد دانشگاهی رفتند. گفتگو خیلی زود به شکایت در مورد استرس و تنش در زندگي تبدیل شد. استاد از آشپزخانه بازگشت... | Read More

  • Finding Teachable Moments and Cats

    I know I mentioned that this blog would be about success stories with support issues on, but I'd like it to be multifaceted, so that if I run out of success stories, I will be able to write about something else! So today I thought I'd wr... | Read More

    • Calamondin
    • | Sep 27, 2016
  • Dos citas para el ajedrez

    El juego de ajedrez me apasiona por su complejidad y sobre todo porque hay lecciones de vida que se pueden aplicar al juego y viceversa. En el ajedrez como en la vida la estrategia es clave si queremos alcanzar el exito. Sin duda el juego re... | Read More

  • Testting blog

    Why would I need this? | Read More

    • ibnu123
    • | Sep 27, 2016
  • chess players who have no honor

    why is it,,that chess players who play lower ranking chess players that when they are losing or going to lose,,deliberately slow down the match,,and don't have the decency or honor to resign especially when they don't have any possible chance of... | Read More

    • 1955goup
    • | Sep 27, 2016
    • | 1 comment
  • Hardest puzzle ever Mate in 203!!!

    Hardest puzzle ever Mate in 203!!!.This very is hard puzzle.Even some engines cannot solve this puzzle.If you Solve  this puzzle your a world champion in chess.For more chess blogs visit | Read More

  • NAKAMURA VS So Wesley Blitz Chess - Play Off ! Millionaire Chess Open

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  • Reti Opening and Great Endgame

    Hi! This is pete-2  Reti Opening... Black often responses ...d5, ...c5 or ...Nf6. Sometimes Black responses ...Nc6. In this game Black responsed ...d6. It's unusual move. But it's quite logical, because after 2.g3 ...e5 Black's position is good.... | Read More

    • pete-2
    • | Sep 27, 2016
  • Nakamura vs Carlsen ! BLITZ Grand Chess Tour

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  • A rare loss against the Pirc Defence.

    A loss in the Pirc Defence to a really strong player (above 1900 ELO on  Both of us were in time trouble and I was the first to blunder. Again, I'm not too disappointed. Faster time controls are always going to yield blunders.  I pl... | Read More

  • Learn Pafu's Beginner's Game - In Action: Games #3-4

    (This post is part of a series on The Beginner's Game, an opening system by Pafu. It is written by Christopher Huff.) A series of posts will follow containing two featured games played by the inventor of the system, including Pafu's own commenta... | Read More

    • chuff
    • | Sep 26, 2016
    • | 1 comment
  • A Lucky Draw

    Tonight's club game was a real stinker, and I really hesitate to post it - I was (much) worse for most of the game, then managed to escape with a draw, but not before missing a few chances along the way, and a little kerfuffle about the drawing ru... | Read More

    • scsiduck
    • | Sep 26, 2016
  • Magnus Carlsen's Fastest Loss in Classical(Only 15 Moves)

    Black resigned after his 15th move. Can you tell me where did he go wrong in the comments box? | Read More

    • shashwat10
    • | Sep 26, 2016