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  • Attacking SLOWLY!!!

       In a chess game, you usually don't normally receive a position where you crush your opponent in a matter of seconds. You must earn that position.     First of all you must locate your opponent's king. Next you should spot weaknesses in... | Read More

  • Schachwitze :D

    "Meine Frau sagt, wenn ich morgen zum Schachturnier gehe, wird sie meine Kinder nehmen und mich verlassen." "Und was wirst du tun?" "e4, wie immer!" ************************** Ein Schachmeister starb. Nach ein paar Tagen hörte einer seiner Freu... | Read More

    • Barlian77
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • Les 3: Penning

    1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. | Read More

    • TSMjeugd
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • Puzzle of the Day, February 10th 2016!

    Welcome to the puzzle of the day! Today's puzzle is pretty and simple...I've posted the hint below in white text. The hint is: Mate in 3! The live ratings today can be found here: We see Anand dropping out of the Top 10, and al... | Read More

  • Special Leap Event

    Signups are now open for our special 2-week Leap Event to begin on Monday, February 22. There's an extra day this year and an extra week before our March tournaments begin. So we are taking advantage by hosting a special 2-week Leap Event. Here's ... | Read More

    • SirIvanhoe
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • La Partita Spagnola

    La partita spagnola o apertura spagnola (chiamata anche Ruy López nei paesi anglofoni) è un'apertura molto popolare del gioco degli scacchi, adottata dai più grandi giocatori di ogni epoca quali Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Keres, Ta... | Read More

  • Hou Yifan en Chile

    La actual jugadora número uno a nivel mundial, la Gran Maestra Hou Yifan,  se encuentra por estos días visitando nuestro país con motivo del llamado Match Bicontinental de Ajedrez organizado en Punta Arenas y que contempla 4 partidas contra el... | Read More

  • Classement Elo

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    • brahman99
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • A Beautiful Puzzle

    I just wanted to store this puzzle somewhere because it is pretty sweet.   Thought I may as well put it here so anyone who is interested can solve it as well. It is rated about 2100 on Tactics Trainer with an average solve time of 2 minutes, or... | Read More

    • MClode
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • Grand prix Attack

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    • brahman99
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • Greville vs Harrwitz. Beware of attacking while poor developed as it backfires

    Don't spend too much time on attacks while your opponent has the better position. He may easily find a defence and at the end your position is in shambles. In this case White started an attack with no piece developed (okay, the Queen is somewhere... | Read More

  • Three wins in a row vs Boris!

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  • Closed situation 1.

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    • NagyAntal
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • Chris Is Getting Better

    This is Chris's second victory against Computer level 2 and wow!  What an improvement!  I'm very happy and impressed with the vast difference in such a short amount of time. There's something very peculiar about this game.  Can you guess wha... | Read More

    • Saoquim
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • Guernsey Championship 9/2/2016

    Here is my game from last night, some interesting points appeared to which I will try to explain certain moves and such.  I was against Kerry Bateman.  The ratings are club ratings. Hope you liked the game. Matt | Read More

  • How to be a Muscular, Tactical God!

    Becoming a good chess tactician is a lot like going to the gym – Going to the gym with the goal of transforming from a thin  and wirey guy, to a guy with a buff and muscular physique. What is required? If we are to remove all of the marketi... | Read More

  • Blitz Chess #341: Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack

    This is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 3|0. The opening was the Sicilian Defense, Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack. White prepares to form an ideal pawn duo in the center with 4.c3. A slight downside is that it costs some time in... | Read More

  • Battle of the Garden Cities. WGC vs LGC

    A reasonably interesting game between me and a lower rated player, I missed more accurate moves which could have given me a comfier advantage. But I managed to exploit his time trouble and lack of exploitation in the end. | Read More

  • Find the Tactic!

     Find the tactic to win the game! First one is on the pin, the second is just orientation or identify the threat.                Here is the second one below,     Hope You enjoyed it and feel free to leave your thoughts in the co... | Read More

  • Tim Just Winter Open: Round 1 (1/16/16)

    Here, I analyze my first round game played at the Tim Just Winter Open, one of the most presitigious annual chess tournaments in my area. Lots of high caliber, quality players were there, and there was a large sum of prize money (none of which I w... | Read More

  • Bring on the Knight!

    I'm back and moving my knight in a circle! After a bad loss in October 2015 I hadn't played in DCCL league play until this past Friday Feb 7th 2016.  I found myself paired with the same opponent for my first game back.  I just wanted to ma... | Read More

    • NM SHoshall
    • | Feb 9, 2016

    Zuhal Topal zavallısını bırakın da biraz da Topal Askeri dinleyin derim. Hüseyin Nihal Atsız'dan: Ey saçları “à la garson” kesik hanım kız! Gülme öyle bana bakıp sen arsız arsız!   Bacağımla alay etme pek topal diye. ... | Read More

    • | Feb 9, 2016
  • 2016 PCC Championship, Round 5

    Unfortunately, not much to say about this week. My opponent made an inaccuracy in the Tarrasch (which was deviating from our previous two games with the same colors), but on move 10, I made a knight move that made it almost impossible to develop t... | Read More

  • What purpose your piece?

    Unlike are we, unlike, O princely Heart!Unlike our uses and our destinies.Our ministering two angels look surpriseOn one another, as they strike athwartTheir wings in passing. Thou, bethink thee, artA guest for queens to social pageantries,With ga... | Read More

  • Easy win using bishop fork - 1 to 10

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    • sjijchess
    • | Feb 9, 2016