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  • 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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  • 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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  • Game of the Week: Tactical Draw?

    Although we as chess players would love to win every game, sometimes in a competitive tournament setting, we have to settle for a draw. As annoying as they can be, we have to remember to play the board--not just the game board, but the leaderboard... | Read More

    • ijgeoffrey
    • | Sep 30, 2016
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  • #52 Phi Kappa Blanca LIII

    << #51 Phi Kappa Blanca LII -- #53 ??? >>   Tournament #52, Phi Kappa Blanca LIII 11/20/1993 NCSU Student Union, Raleigh, NC TD: Robert Singletary Section: U1800 Time Control: 40/90, G/30 <Crosstable> Another entry from ... | Read More

    • dl_leonine
    • | Sep 30, 2016
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  • Peaceful Zen Relaxing Music and Video Before Playing Chess

    THE SOLAR SYSTEM - Tibetan music: Om Mani Padme Hum - LE SYSTEME SOLAIRE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkiW_Ryozho   | Read More

    • TIGGGRE
    • | Sep 30, 2016
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