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  • 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

  • New Creative Bullet System: The SamShe Attack!

    Hello everyone. It's been a while since I've last made a blogpost, but seeing the growing amount of entertaining blog posts being made these days, heres another one! Often times, when you are black, you are usually forced to defend a passive posi... | Read More

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  • 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 , 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
  • Rauser's drawing zone

    Rauser's drawing zone Black to move. How do you assess the position? | Read More

  • When a queen is not stronger than a pawn

    When a queen is not stronger than a pawn | Read More

  • Michael Krasny - Doing What I Do

    Michael Krasny recently released a new album - Doing What I Do Michael Krásný is a Czech bass player, singer and music composer living in New York City possessed an uncommon affinity for the electric bass. His energetic and sensual playing elec... | Read More

  • Racing pawns

    The Racing pawns | Read More

  • The sharp endgame weapon zugzwang

    The sharp endgame weapon zugzwang What is a Zugzwang (German for "compulsion to move", pronounced [ˈtsuːktsvaŋ) is a situation found in chess and other games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because they must make a move when they wo... | Read More

  • A really strong knight

    Knights are tricky fellows. But white had a way to protect himself againist magic of the knights.How? | Read More

  • Echo

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    • Podaryonka
    • | Oct 24, 2016
  • Unusual Motifs in The Kan

    This post in the Kan series will cover less common ideas that are occasionally employed in games. First game: Introduces h5 idea for Black, white quickly errors and black takes advantage. Second game: A Quick f5-g4 flank attack by white and a ... | Read More

    • IM yian123
    • | Oct 24, 2016
  • Sicilian, Four Knights, Exchange Variation - October 24

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    • chackerian
    • | Oct 24, 2016
  • Castling Long Against The Saemisch (Only Bronstein would think this up!) Shamkovich-Bronstein, 39th

    There are many ways to play with Black against the Saemisch. But in all the games I have seen, I ha never encountered one in which Black castles Queenside! It had to be Bronstein!                                  ... | Read More

  • October 24 - 2

    Here is a sad game that I lost on time. It was Russian opening.   | Read More

    • chackerian
    • | Oct 24, 2016