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  • Crazy idea

    Crazy ideas, or in other words sacrifices, seem like a bad idea. Yet they can produce good results. Sacrifices work best if used alongside pins, skewers, double attacks, discovered attacks, and even forks. They need to be planned and executed well... | Read More

  • The "Win a Piece" Variation

    One of the trickiest openings I know, is what I call the "Win a Piece" variation of the Caro-Kann. Full credit for developing the opening should be given to Colorado's infamous NM Brian Wall; developer of such crazy openings as the "Fishing Pole" ... | Read More

  • Chess Pictures! (again, except better)

    So at the beginning of my life I posted my first blog with some pictures of chess pieces. Now that was awhile ago and I now have a better camera and better photography skills. Here are the pictures that I took today. :) | Read More

    • ColeZX4000
    • | Jul 29, 2016
  • There are no right moves in chess

    The entire crux of a game is for fun. Be it chess, cricket, NFL or anything else. Winning is just the byproduct. Yet helicopter parents, along with uptight, hardened (and yes, disllusioned, yes disllusioned) coaches try to instill and inculcate th... | Read More

  • Monthly Blog: July 2016

    I apologize for the delay, but thankfully, it's still July, and now, finally, it's time for my new monthly blog. This game was from a tourney I played. I was white, and please enjoy! | Read More

  • Mr Robot Stalemate Game 1

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    • bugfinda
    • | Jul 29, 2016

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    • Chesspawn5
    • | Jul 29, 2016
  • My first Bullet... I got WRECKED on time?????!!!!!!

    This game taught me something in bullet chess... have fast reflexes! | Read More

    • Chesspawn5
    • | Jul 29, 2016
  • 7/29/16 (Day 1 [or 0, depending on how you look at it])

    As I said in the last post, I plan to update this blog post throughout the day. I'm using a phone to do this at this moment, so my posts may be somewhat short. Checkpoint One: Birmingham, Alabama I'm not sure what time we passed through, but we ... | Read More

  • 2 Rooks mate!

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    • Chesspawn5
    • | Jul 29, 2016
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  • Chess Opening Stats

    Hi! A friend of mine and I just launched our first ever chess website :) It's just in the starting pits and we would really appreciate some feedback from other chessplayers. The concept is like other opening tree explorers -> see statistics ... | Read More

    • karoe
    • | Jul 29, 2016
  • A Difficult Opponent

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  • Poem: Media.

    Media.       The prattle of the TV's blare,   The transfixed masses stare,   24hr news makes it clear,   Don't believe what you hear!       Entwined In the words that they say,   Falsehoods designed to sway,   Who's ag... | Read More


    So cometh the hour so cometh the woman and woe to thee  Red Clown    What is he that builds stronger than either the    mason, the shipwright, or the carpenter?Blue Clown    The gallows-maker; for that frame outlives a    thousand te... | Read More

  • Top 5 Basketball |Players of all Time

    Basketball is growing globally as a sport, and with highly significant history, it is important to explore some of the best players the game has ever seen. Like many sports in recent times, management decisions are increasingly being made by analy... | Read More

    • manseork
    • | Jul 29, 2016
  • How should we annotate our games?

    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  My goals:  1. I want to stud... | Read More

  • 5 Chess Game Fails

    I have put together a list of some mistakes that people make playing chess. If you have any more suggestions, please comment on my profile or at the bottom of this page, and I will post some more. Enjoy!       Attempted Discovered Check   ... | Read More

  • SCL game: an instructive loss.

    So my winning streak had finally come to end.  It was a good instructive game for me to learn from. =) Credit to my opponent, he played well and didn't really give me many chances to take back the game.  enjoy the analysis.)  | Read More

  • The Polgar Method

    GM Susan Polgar has had phenomenal success at chess training, both as a former prodigy and as the award-winning coach of SPICE.  The proof of her method’s effectiveness can be seen in the records she set (including former Women’s World Champi... | Read More

  • Stuff I Plan to Work On

    I've long prided myself on avoiding reliance on fancy preparation and just playing chess, but there is no rational reason to being ignorant in any field of study, so clearly chess shouldn't be any different. Anyway, Tuesday's shocking loss will p... | Read More

  • Winston Churchill And Fate

    by HJS You can see the hand of God guiding, protecting and preserving, long before the world ever takes note of some individuals. Such was the situation described in Robert Lewis Taylor's book on Winston Churchill. At twenty-three, Churchill was ... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Jul 28, 2016
  • 7/28/16 (Day -1)

    It's almost here. Of course, I've already said that. But still. Well, I just put myself on 'vacation' here on I've been doing my study method a lot. And I have a headache. This concludes the negativity portion of this post. Last night... | Read More

  • trying a new blog

    here is something new | Read More

    • Tanners55
    • | Jul 28, 2016
  • I Prefer

    The old gme had a more visable board. | Read More

  • suddently

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    • tliju
    • | Jul 28, 2016