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  • My way or software way?

    Autum tournament round 1 just begun this week and I got an old opponent against me. Christer is easy too take for an easy win and I had my share of sad defeats and draws against him. So I was prepared to keeping an eye on his traps and draw attemp... | Read More

  • Tal Memorial 2016 - Round 3

    The pattern continues, 3 decisive games in Round 3, after 2 in Round 2 and 1 in Round 1! A strange loss by Kramnik against Nepo from a clearly equal position. Mamedyarov demolished Gelfand while Giri ground down Tomashevsky in a typical Carlsen-s... | 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

  • SCL Rapid Live Event

    Join us tonight for our first test of Live Tournaments on the Live Server. We'll begin at 19:00 League Time / New York. Tonight's tournament will be an SCL Rapid Live event with 3 rounds of G/25+10.   You must be a member of the Slo... | Read More

    • SirIvanhoe
    • | Sep 29, 2016
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  • Does Playing Chess Make You Smarter?

    Chess has evolved into a well-loved strategy game among people of all ages since it was first played in Afghanistan back in 600 AD.  Since the very nature of the game calls for mental acuity and perceptiveness among many other skills, a person’... | Read More

    • Casiochess
    • | Sep 29, 2016
  • Mate in 4 moves

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    • zlotnik
    • | Sep 29, 2016
  • 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

  • How to install ChessBase Reader (freeware) in Mac OS

    I have just upgraded Mac to macOS Sierra and all this is still working. 1. You will need brew - download it at 2. Follow the step by step instruction at to install wine 3. Downl... | Read More

    • timothyha
    • | Sep 29, 2016
  • Finally a Smooth Caro-Kann

    After last week's crazyfest with Finn, I was fortunate to catch a break. In fact I was completely exhausted (school stuff...) so I was really hoping the game didn't go too long. My opponent gave me some trouble in the past, but playing Black for... | Read More

  • II Torneio Israel Badin

    This event was held on the last Sunday of semtrembro 25, 2016, was attended by 60 chess players.In one of my matches I faced Roberta Menezes in 2029.Win this match against a great chess player conquistense. | Read More

  • Todays Chess

    Greetings                        I returned to Chess 3 years ago this November, and for once I stuck with it. I play music professionally and had to make a career choice when I was around 18.   I have stayed with music, occasionally ... | Read More

    • Santero13
    • | Sep 28, 2016
  • I Will Solve Your Time Trouble Woes

    Hey, Here's an exercise for y'all. List out the last 10 tournament games you played. Out of those 10 games, how many of those games did time trouble affect the quality of the moves you played? I think for a lot of people that answer wi... | Read More

    • NM Flicflac
    • | Sep 28, 2016
  • How Could He Do It?

    by HJS Thomas Lewis Turner was well-liked and respected. He mentored young people and had encouraging words for those who were down. He and his family were in a church every Sunday. "The Turners were the personification of a perfect family - lovi... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Sep 28, 2016
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  • Learn Pafu's Beginner's Game - Empty Centers and Initiative: Games #7-8

    (This post is part of a series on The Beginner's Game, an opening system by Pafu. It is written by Christopher Huff.) A series of posts will follow containing two featured games played by the inventor of the system, including Pafu's own commentar... | Read More

    • chuff
    • | Sep 28, 2016
  • Chess Services Offered to Members

    Hello fans!You may know by now that I have been actively uploading puzzles and advertising my FREE simuls (September 30, October 7, October 14) for all of you!   I hope that all of you who have participated have liked my simuls so far... | Read More

  • Accepting Signups for October 7 FREE Simul - Hurry!

    Hello fans! I will be hosting three FREE chess simuls for you. (September 30, October 7, October 14)As usual, I will host a simul every Friday at 2PM EST.   The September 30 simul has already filled up! Now accepting participants fo... | Read More

  • My Artwork

    Here is some of my artwork:   Be sure to let me know what you guys think about my drawings. Also, please check out my eBay page where I sell my art: | Read More

    • DannyDude
    • | Sep 28, 2016
  • Two Ambitious Resolutions

    What a week! I learned many things at this year's meetup in Miami, but two hit home very hard: 1. We are very privileged to work at a place such as this, where the culture is friendly, welcoming, positive and forward-thinking, but... | Read More

    • AndyJessop
    • | Sep 28, 2016
  • LIVE "BATTLE against masters on 28-09-16" — ShahMatKanal

      Соперники от 2300. Контроль: 3+0. Прямая трансляция проходила на Twitch: | Read More

  • ♘ Black Beauty ♘ Tournament <1700

    Join the ♘ Black Beauty ♘ Tournament <1700 Play well and have fun. Good Luck! Natalia | Read More

  • Hardest Mate in 2 puzzle!!!

    Please don't spoil others by mentioning the answer in the comment section.  And now!!! ladies and gentlemen, presenting!!! the hardest puzzle that I know!!! Goodluck!!! | Read More

    • GiveMeLove
    • | Sep 28, 2016
  • Chess Exploration. 0001

    Hello visitor I would like to share to you our game of my friend Erickson Paraguison. We are both unrated players looking forward to improve our tactics and skills on playing chess. Feel free to leave a comment or advice for us to improve faster. ... | Read More

    • GiveMeLove
    • | Sep 28, 2016
  • Rook Lift

    Black's rook enters the fray with decisive effect. | Read More

  • 2100!

    This past Saturday I attended the Birmingham Challenge, a 4-round Swiss style tournament. The games were 70 minutes per side with a 5-second delay. Pre-Tournament: Shortly before this tournament I looked to see how I had done in last year's tou... | Read More

    • SJFG
    • | Sep 28, 2016