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  • The Chess.com Logo Story

    When I first started working on Chess.com (TEN YEARS AGO!!) I began with the logo. Some would say that is the least important decision to be made, but Chess.com was a totally blank page - an empty domain name that had landed in my lap (story ... | Read More

  • Sometimes I Wonder...

    If I should be worried about how much joy my team takes in posting all my humiliating moments to our social media channels   Your thoughts? Time to look for new, more supportive team members, or embrace the self-deprecation?  Most re... | Read More

  • Visualization Puzzles #4

    Easy: After 1. Rh7+ Kg8 2. Rfg7+ Kf8 3. Rxd7, can Black get away with ...a1=Q?   Medium: The game went 50...Rf8 51. Rxb4 f6 52. Bc5 Rc8 53. exf6 Rxc5 54. f7 Rc8 55. Rb7 and now Black played ...Bd3, but what if Black had played ...Bg6 intendin... | Read More

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  • Easy Tactic, Test Puzzle

    A missed tactic from a live game this morning. Here, I castled - how could I have won a piece? | Read More

    • scsiduck
    • | Jul 23, 2016
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  • Converting an Advantage into a Win - Hanging Pieces

    As I continue my series on "Converting an Advantage into a Win", today I will talking about hanging pieces/undefended pieces. What's a hanging piece? Well it's quite simple. A hanging piece is a piece that is a free piece to take. This is the most... | Read More

  • Master Simul on Saturday and on Sunday at 3:00 pm EST, 8:00 pm London time

    Would you like to play against an International Master? I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach and I would like to invite you to play with me in 2 simuls on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. I created ... | Read More

  • New week, new game – A lucky draw

    As a part of my plan to get better at chess I am writing these blog posts at least once a week, analyzing one of my games. Since it is a saturday, and the weather in Sweden is at its best, I have opened myself a bottle of the local brew "Gbg beer ... | Read More

    • andgranath
    • | Jul 23, 2016
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  • Chess or Chest... Titanic Jacks

      If you are not healthy than you can't play chess like a pro.. it time for some excercises..     Titanic Jacks You have seen Titanic the most watched movie ever. Remember the scene at the front of the ship with Kate and Leonardo spreading... | Read More

    • nurdeen
    • | Jul 23, 2016
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  • Zapata vs Anand 1988 Defensa PETROV

    Hola, us porto una partida històrica d'escacs on V. Anand va plantejar la defensa PETROV. | Read More

    • xaviof
    • | Jul 23, 2016
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  • Hello, my friends :)

    join here, starts tomorrow , let,s beat them -  https://www.chess.com/groups/team_match?id=679832 Thanks! | Read More

  • A quick guide for buying the right chess set

    There are so many options of buying chess sets in market today. So it becomes really hard deciding which one to go with. However a good rule is to buy the best quality set that you can afford because a good chess set lasts ages and will bring memo... | Read More

  • گربه های شمع در دست

    در تاریخ آمده است به رسم قدیم روزی شاه عباس کبیر در اصفهان به خدمت عالم زمانه شیخ بهائی رسید پس از سلام و احوالپرسی از شیخ پرسید: «در برخو... | Read More

  • check mate in 4 moves!!!!

    1)e4   e5 2)Bc4   Bc5 3)Qa5   Nc6?? 4)Q*f7# | Read More

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    • sailorwind
    • | Jul 22, 2016
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  • #puzzle5

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    • sailorwind
    • | Jul 22, 2016
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  • Portugal Chess Summer - good beach and nice chess!

    If you want something different for your vacation, try Portugal Chess Festival this summer! A number of consecutive tournaments around the country with the emphasis on both chess and familly holidays - heartily recommended! Portugal Chess Festiva... | Read More

  • Keep Calm and Attack On

    After a 13 year hiatus I re-emerged onto the chess scene to play in a tournament in Sante Fe, New Mexico.  In this game I blundered pretty early in the game and was forced to press the attack on the enemy king in desperate hopes exposing and mati... | Read More

    • Mithurs
    • | Jul 22, 2016
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  • I finally went to a Lego store!!!!

    So I have loved Legos for like 11 or 12 years now and I had never been to an actual Lego store. Today I finally got to go and although I didn't get anything it was still really cool to take pictures and check out the store. It was great! | Read More

    • ColeZX4000
    • | Jul 22, 2016
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  • William Booth And The Drunk

    by HJS William Booth, who founded the Salvation Army, didn't fit the mold. He went after the street people who didn't fit in regular churches: drunks, prostitutes and the destitute. He would take to the street and share the Gospel. This did not e... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Jul 22, 2016
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  • Visualization Puzzles #4

    Easy: After 1. Rh7+ Kg8 2. Rfg7+ Kf8 3. Rxd7, can Black get away with ...a1=Q?   Medium: The game went 50...Rf8 51. Rxb4 f6 52. Bc5 Rc8 53. exf6 Rxc5 54. f7 Rc8 55. Rb7 and now Black played ...Bd3, but what if Black had played ...Bg6 intendin... | Read More

    • NM Bab3s
    • | Jul 22, 2016
    • | 300 views
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  • Noice Tactic

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  • Carlsen thrashes Giri in Bilbao 2016

    In a true world-champion style, Carlsen finds the best moves to create complications in an equal position and upset his opponent. After a heroical resistance, Giri collapses.  | Read More

    • GM_Gigel
    • | Jul 22, 2016
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  • Sometimes I Wonder...

    If I should be worried about how much joy my team takes in posting all my humiliating moments to our social media channels   Your thoughts? Time to look for new, more supportive team members, or embrace the self-deprecation?  Most re... | Read More

  • Double Attack 11

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    • DAlbanesi
    • | Jul 22, 2016
    • | 77 views
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  • The Chess.com Logo Story

    When I first started working on Chess.com (TEN YEARS AGO!!) I began with the logo. Some would say that is the least important decision to be made, but Chess.com was a totally blank page - an empty domain name that had landed in my lap (story ... | Read More

    • erik
    • | Jul 22, 2016
    • | 358 views
    • | 12 comments
  • The Most Common Phrases In Chess Commentary (And What They Mean!)

    I'd like to break down some of the most common phrases used in chess commentary that, as far as I know, have never been clearly defined by any other source. This is a topic I've long wanted to write about, because I watch a *lot* of chess commenta... | Read More

  • Magnus!

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  • Epic blunder vs Brandon in the July SCC quads

    It was the 2nd round and I was expecting myself to win Brandon epically(though we are friends.) and it was move 17 Whoops! I blundered! Here is the game: That was the most unexpected moment of the game and I felt my face go red. Embarrassment!!!... | Read More

    • penhotien
    • | Jul 22, 2016
    • | 91 views
    • | 3 comments