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  • Pattern recognition is important, but misunderstood

    Chances are you've heard that chess is all about pattern recognition. That said, one shouldn't say that they have to have seen the pattern to be able to find it. IMHO chess strength is not only based on how many patterns you know, but also whether... | Read More

  • How Nakamura Beats Carlsen

    July 13th 2016 will be remembered as Independence Day for Hikaru Nakamura as he stopped years of torment at the hand of Magnus Carlsen. In round 1 of the Bilbao Super GM tournament, the 28 year old American defeated the world champion at classical... | Read More

  • Twitch Stream tomorrow

    Hey chess people, I wanted to let you know that I'm trying out a twitch channel. Tomorrow (Friday) I will be streaming chess from 10 am to 2 pm pacific time. The schedule will be (approximately) 10 am: Tactics Trainer 10:30 am: Blitz w/ Comm... | Read More

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  • Progress to 1700 (Part 2)

    Progress to 1700. Hey everybody, and welcome to the second part of my blog. if you haven't read the first part and would like to read it, here is the link to it (It's not neccessary but it would give you an idea about what this is all about ): h... | Read More

    • CTJA
    • | Oct 24, 2016
  • Elsa l'orpheline : chapitre 2

    Peu apres , la jeune fille se mit a regarder dehors ; a travers les barreaux du cachot . Elle apercut alors une lueur et peu a peu , on pouvait distinguer une forme humaine . C'etait une fee ! Elsa ne put s'empecher de frottez ses  yeux mais elle... | Read More

    • Avelal
    • | Oct 24, 2016
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  • The Cog

    There once was a day When an everyday cog Got tired of turning In perpetual slog. His whirling and twirling Kept his mind in a spin Thus puzzled he pondered "Where to start? Where to end?" He asked of his neighbor (In his round-about mien... | Read More

  • Daniel Hammond 1265 v. Riley Wilson 1217 10/22/16 0-1

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  • Chicken is good

    Have u ever wondered what was your favorite food?  Well you probally actually definetely chose chicken.  Chickens sacrifice their lives just for are satisfaction.  Those chickens deserve stuff and im going to give them a life.  Thats why you s... | Read More

    • monkeync
    • | Oct 23, 2016
  • Week of October 24, 2016

    Pairings for the Slow Chess League have been posted for the Week of October 24, 2016:    2016/10 Tournament Series Round 4 - October 24-30   101 drchessdad (3.0,1815) v Norbert Edert (3.0,1863)  102 alfreale (2.0,1494) v Dan Waller (2.0... | Read More

    • SirIvanhoe
    • | Oct 23, 2016
  • Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!

    Tied for 1st with two other people.  1st Tournament Win. | Read More

  • Nakamura vs Carlsen preview before Bullet Match

    Are you ready for the ultimate blitz challenge between the top 2 blitz players of the world?Yes,the match is coming near and we are all excited to watch ot on 27th October.Carlsen is definitely the favourite between the two but Nakamura is not goi... | Read More

  • its been a while

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    • sid-star
    • | Oct 23, 2016

    A wandering mind sought Escape from it’s boredom And followed for naught A twisting conundrum. To do what one ought And abide local custom And adhere without fault To battered old dictum? Or forget what was taught And shout “Carpe Die... | Read More

  • Florence move

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  • Rapid 6 | Weird openings punished: 1. e4 a6?

    This game is a good indication of the pitfalls of silly openings. Here, black does nothing to influence the centre, nor do they develop quickly. In the end, they timed out when the position was getting untenable, but it was looking pretty desperat... | Read More

  • canal no youtube

    sou professor de Matematica no Brasil e tenho um canal de xadrez  que apesar de não ser um grande jogador, aliais meu nivel está entre 1200 a 1400 de rating, este canal de xadrez é voltado desde iniciantes a jogadores intermediarios, ou seja, ... | Read More

  • Free Will, Predestination, and Chess

    I've been waiting to advance. I'm stuck on the second rank, defending all the major players in the game. There's not much else to do in life when you are stuck in this position. Tell me, do you believe in free will?  Someone once explained God ... | Read More

    • vaperchess
    • | Oct 23, 2016
  • King Defense

    Hello everyone. This is a list of some of the best king defenses.   This king is safely castled behind the pawns, and the rook guards one of the weaknesses.   The king is safely castled behind the pawns, and one of the weak squares is now g... | Read More

  • Everything Reminds Me of Chess

    Turns out that playing chess also makes chess symbols shine in all other elements of my life.   This picture was taken on the way to Chicago, my girlfriend snapped it in Wisconsin along with a few more from her trip.  She traveled for her bro... | Read More

    • vaperchess
    • | Oct 23, 2016
  • Fishing is just like trolling

    The bait. The most important part of a troll thread. Without a good one, your thread will vanish in the shadows. You will not get attention, and if you are not noticed, you do not deserved to be called a troll. However, in some cases a good bait ... | Read More

  • Mayhem in the Morra

    If IM Esserman will forgive me borrowing the title of his very excellent book! | Read More

  • Last weekend

    The weather was pretty nice. Sorry I didn't have much time to play chess!! Luckily I didn't time out any games   | Read More

    • Fleurrr
    • | Oct 23, 2016
  • Gregory Porter - Take Me To The Alley

    Gregory Porter recently released a new album - Take Me To The Alley An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with Take Me t... | Read More

  • A crazy game of 960 chess ...

    I played one game of "Fischer-Random" (960) Daily Chess against an opponent. It only took a few days and did not go that many moves but I thought that I would lightly annotate it here.   The moves were:  1.c4, g6;  2.Nc3, Qh6;  3.b3, O-O; ... | Read More

  • Geri`s Game - Pixar and real!

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  • Sunday Games played at Siglap Soutch CC

    So after reducing my number of games (I was working on my openings), I am back to play on a regular basis!Feel free to comment and criticise anywhere. There's plenty of room for improvement in so many moves! Game 1 was a 30-minute game against a ... | Read More

  • dicas de filme

    " a entidade 1" depois de ver o "1" veja o 2 : sexta feira 13 parte 7, a minha favorita!     | Read More

    • camiladoce
    • | Oct 23, 2016
  • Let's play tournaments

    Welcome to my tournaments.,, | Read More