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  • R.I.P Evgeny Gik

    Evgeny Gik was a hugely popular Soviet and Russian chess author. He died yesterday, seemingly of a sudden stroke, aged 73. I grew up on Gik's books. His writings covered much more than chess - he wrote about many popular number, word and board g... | Read More

  • Naka vs Magnus PREDICTIONS

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    • chessbrah
    • | Oct 25, 2016
  • Naka vs Magnus PREDICTIONS

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  • Wesley So Vs Harika Dronavalli ! Isle of Man 2016 Round 2

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  • Marina Brunello Vs Welsey So ! Isle of Man 2016 Round 1

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  • Upcoming Games

    Watch for upcoming Slow Chess League games on the live chess server this week:   Upcoming Games Schedule Tue 25th of Oct 2016 20:00 - 110 wannabemaestro1 (0.0,1482) v Joe Otnisky (0.0,1489)  Wed 26th of Oct 2016 12:00 - 207 Victor (0.5,1355) ... | Read More

    • SirIvanhoe
    • | Oct 25, 2016
  • DMV Chess Monday Night Ladder October 24, 2016

    Moves and the result from my game at USCF-rated ladder event on October 24, 2016. Color of pieces was determined randomly. | Read More

  • My Games 17/10/2016 - Day 1 at SMAK 6 Cup

    So today, I was going for a big mission: to defend my title as the champion of SMAK 6 Cup Chess Competition. However, I knew that it won't be anything near easy, since I must be better than the other 15 players (whereas last year's competition was... | Read More

    • williamn27
    • | Oct 25, 2016
  • Позиције

    Позиција,вероватно свима позната. | Read More

  • Hikaru Nakamura vs ChessPanda123 (7 games)

    Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura plays some blitz against an anonymous Grandmaster, likely a super grandmaster, from China with the username chesspanda123. I kibitz 7 blitz games with time control 3|0. The quality of the games is quite high as one migh... | Read More

  • The Cut Off

    How much do we push ourselves in the search for the Chess truth? How easily do you give up on ideas or never search for that extra move. Are you willing to dig and dig? I had such a moment when analysing my game on the White side of the Slav Defe... | Read More

  • The Infinite Game

    This game between Vanna (W) and Rebecca (B) exemplifies all that is Chess. Vanna truly had all the temple because of her play. Rebecca is no match for a YM like Vanna! She is just an I. What should we call this game? I was thinking The Infinite ... | Read More

    • MacMcMc
    • | Oct 24, 2016
  • The Best Defense is a Good Offense!

    The Best Defense is a Good Offense!... ...also a tactic you might not know!   Too often when defending a position we start to go on auto pilot and we may miss active moves for ourselves. Garry Kasparov once said that if you attack an opponen... | Read More


    THE WHITE KING   A White King once reigned from a throne Safe behind walls of high stone. Though his castles were doubled, Still he was troubled, 'Cause his Queen had gone out on her own.   Rob Anderson  (4/22/2010) | Read More

  • You Load Sixteen Tons…

    Two big tactical problems tonight in a French Exchange, and it was all over before 9:00. My only excuse is I was completely exhausted from shovelling dirt all weekend, still, I expected to do much better against my young opponent. He even cleaned... | Read More

    • scsiduck
    • | Oct 24, 2016
  • A.J. (FLchessplayer) looks at chess traps ... ... ...

    In this blog, I will examine a few chess traps ... and what makes them work. OK?  All chess traps are based on several ideas, some of those are: A pre-existing weakness of a square (like f7) or a series of squares; One side fails to get develo... | Read More


    need some admins for new group " DR EMANUEL LASKER "people who will grow the group , you will have to invite people. | Read More

  • Born to Worship

    by HJS I visited Mesa Verde, Colorado when I was still a young boy. I will never forget how I marveled at the Anasazi Indians' homes, their pottery, and their resourcefulness. One of the focal points of the settlement was a Kiva. On the walls wer... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Oct 24, 2016

    IN ANCIENT TONGUES MY TIMELESS PRAYERS   In Ancient Tongues my timeless Prayers Praised the Beauty of Knowledge above all Virtue.  In the Edifice erected to elevate Mind above Emotions  (Where lyric Laughter was scorned And somber ... | Read More

  • The Saga of Mad Captain Creed

    The Saga of Mad Captain Creed I'll tell the tale of Capt. Creed Who lived his life upon the Sea. Though some of it you won't believe The truth, my friend. You shall receive The details of his life and death, From humble birth to his last b... | Read More

  • Terror on the High Briny

    The Captain called "All able hands!" "Man the deck! And spread the sand!" We jumped from berths, and up the stairs Into the sun and cold crisp air. We knew the cause of the alarm, A pirate ship that meant us harm. We'd slipped the noose (or ... | Read More

  • Patterns in Common- Znosko-Borovsky vs. Salwe, St. Petersbutg 1909, Spassky vs. Petrosian, 1966 WC

    Browsing through Lasker's book about the St. Petersburg 1909 tournament, I came upon a position in the game Znosko-Borovsky vs. Salwe that reminded me of a win by Petrosian in his WC match with Spassky in 1966.   As you might know, many times o... | Read More

  • Nathan Chen vs. Nicolas Edels

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    • monkeync
    • | Oct 24, 2016
  • Square Off. The next big thing in the world of chess.

    All the chess lovers would agree that the joy of playing chess on a real board is unparalleled. But what if your friends and family, or at least the ones who love the game as much as you, are miles away and there’s no one around to sit across th... | Read More

    • SquareOff
    • | Oct 24, 2016
  • French defense Exchange variation ,part 1 , 4.Bd3 c5 5.dxc5

    Before we begin a more thorough study , it is important to note that the order of moves is very important in French exchange as it is in every line. 4.Nf3 and 4.Bd3 might eventually transpose but that will happen only if Black wants.     We wi... | Read More

    • jengaias
    • | Oct 24, 2016