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  • Knowledge is Power!

    In chess, a little knowledge goes a long way. Recognizing the opportunity for a thematic combination, knowing the key move in your favorite opening and being aware of the winning technique in an endgame is enough to win you games on its own. This... | Read More

  • Blitz Chess #372: Ruy Lopez, Exchange variation

    This is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 5|0. The opening played was a Ruy Lopez, Exchange variation. With the exchange variation comes an important responsibility, namely great care of the light squares since white is withou... | Read More

  • Tal Memorial 2016 - Round 5

    One decisive game in Round 5, Anand beat his former challenger to get back to +1. A very instructive game, showing us Anand's superb preparation and the dangers of being too rigid in one's approach. Speaking of rigid approaches, Kramnik played h... | Read More

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  • SCL Live Club Tournaments

    Every day: at 19:00 EDT - SCL Rapid Live G/25+10 (3 rounds) Saturdays: at 13:00 EDT - SCL Slow Live G/45+5 (3 rounds)   * You must be a member of the Slow Chess League and use V3 in order to see our live tournaments in your Tournaments tab i... | Read More

    • SirIvanhoe
    • | Oct 1, 2016
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  • I,m again an "engine user"

    because of the my last 2 games in 3 min. Pls, somebody to say me in which moment I used an engine help! game 1. ( look his debut, pls ) - https://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=1751412039 game 2 . ( I finished the game with 1,4 sec to the end,... | Read More

  • How to use a Fianchetto Bishop

    I am going to show you many line with fianchetto bishops. As you see if you Fianchetto on the King's side then you should normally attack on the Queen's side.Lets look on how to use it on the Queen's side. Now lets see how powerful 2 of them a... | Read More

  • Tal Memorial 2016 - Round 5

    One decisive game in Round 5, Anand beat his former challenger to get back to +1. A very instructive game, showing us Anand's superb preparation and the dangers of being too rigid in one's approach. Speaking of rigid approaches, Kramnik played h... | Read More

  • From the life of Pomors

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    • Podaryonka
    • | Oct 1, 2016
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  • Puzzle

    Black loses everything. | Read More

    • Pro7777
    • | Oct 1, 2016
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  • Why 1.d4 is very popular move now?

    The question is how to play d4 opening? Here is the example. This is one of immortal games of GM Alexander Sysoev from Gubaha (Perm region). 1...d5 is not common move now. The most popular move is Nf6. Why Black plays Nf6? Because it's more flexib... | Read More

    • pete-2
    • | Oct 1, 2016
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  • 1st Serbian league Kragujevac 2016

    Today finish 1st Serbian League in Kragujevac 2016. I made good result 6,9/9 and up 16 points on the first board of Radnicki Cuprija chess club!!! The team stayed in First league! http://chess-results.com/tnr239590.aspx…;;;;;Many thanks to J... | Read More

  • Midia e Religião

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    • camiladoce
    • | Oct 1, 2016
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  • Queen of Katwe Competition

    Thanks to our Disney friends, we'll be giving away Queen of Katwe: Official Press Screening Tickets to 2016-17 members throughout the week. Register here.   The ICU are delighted to offer sets of free tickets to the Queen of Katwe official pres... | Read More

    • ICU
    • | Oct 1, 2016
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  • Pawn Sacrifice movie review

    Tobey Maguire is best known for playing Spider-Man on the silver screen, while fellow actor Liev Schreiber took on the role of Sabretooth in another Marvel movie – X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It is an appropriate background, because in Pawn Sacri... | Read More

    • thejacka1
    • | Oct 1, 2016
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  • Annotated Game 10/1/2016

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  • Why Go Home

    This blog entry is inspired by the great Pearl Jam song "Why Go" from their first album "Ten"   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvijZuvEiQo     I can't understand why my opponent resigned here, when the position to me is quite unclear and ... | Read More

  • Tal Memorial 2016 - Round 4

    A bit belated report on Round 4, with almost 4 decisive games. Kramnik's beautiful win against Anand and first time in his life after playing 1 e4! Giri tricked Svidler and Li Chao outprepared Gelfand in a Grunfeld. http://www.alexcolovic.com/2... | Read More

  • Sep 2016 Study Plan update

    I have written about my progress with my chess study plan over on my site. It was a month of Tactics, Tactics and more Tactics! | Read More

  • FAREWELL FAREWELL FARWELL

    I will soon be off Chess.com  Perhaps I shall re-join under different user name if I may; but I am tired of the royal knight tag and that club is defunct for years anyway. If you want to stay up to date with what I am doing then you can subscrib... | Read More

  • Trampas en el ajedrez on-line

      El mundo del ajedrez on-line tiene un cáncer, un cáncer que se extiende peligrosamente por todos los niveles del juego, creando frustación por un lado y alegrías ingenuas por el otro. Ese cáncer se llama:                   ... | Read More

    • sebass34
    • | Oct 1, 2016
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  • Bibou and the world of chess // Solitaire chess

    I don't know if there's the same book in other country than France. I found it while looking for books for my childs at the local public library: https://www.amazon.fr/Bibou-monde-%C3%A9checs-V%C3%A9ronique-Houck/dp/2878333934 I don't think my ... | Read More

    • JoeBovin
    • | Oct 1, 2016
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  • Ha ! .... i knew it !

     Found this regarding Capablanca myth that he never lost a game .... he lost to Alekeline in 1927: "6 wins, 3 losses, and 25 draws" per wikipedia / google profile. I knew it ... the mental endurance to play chess for years without losing ... is ... | Read More

  • Windows Phone

    Hello Anybody else out there having problems logging into the chess.com app on their windows phone?  Mine was fine this morning but has stopped working, games weren't being refreshed and the list of completed games showing was a very old list. ... | Read More

    • wolrab
    • | Sep 30, 2016
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  • Sworn to the black.

    Like many things colors can be representative, relative or synonymous with anything whether they be emotions, events, places and even specific organization's. Colors in many cases are used to convey or associate certain feelings in advertising dep... | Read More

  • Complex Kan: Personal games Review

    The following games show a different set of ideas in the Kan from White and Black. All are very complex struggles, not as one-sided and simple as before. Starting a interesting discussion in the g3 system against black's qc7 setup, which is a ve... | Read More

    • IM yian123
    • | Sep 30, 2016
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  • A few more studies

    From a book, "Problemschach, 407 Aufgaben und Studien" that I am currently reading.         | Read More

    • achja
    • | Sep 30, 2016
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  • Female Chess Players FORCED To Wear Hijabs

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  • Primo Reviews: "Chess 4 Kids" by Lucio A. Garay

       First....About The Author           Lucio A. Garay first was introduced to the game of chess more than 35 years ago. His Granduncle ignited his interest by showing him the game, and from that moment on, Lucio's passion for the game has... | Read More

    • AhJayPrimo
    • | Sep 30, 2016
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