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  • Tactic stretcher!

    Hi! In my last article, I gave two tactics on pin and identify the threat. Today, I will show tactics on far advanced pawns and smothered mate.   And here is the second one | Read More

  • Gibraltar Masters – A good start to 2016

    After our wonderful time in New Zealand we had a week to recover before I was off again. In the three weeks we were away new tenants had moved in and I spent a lot of the week tidying up after the mice and making the house habitable. Hopefully we'... | Read More

  • Chess epiphany

    I was always languishing on 1200-1300 rating.    But one day last week, I couldn't seem to lose. I won 37 games in a row and my rating when up and up- beyond 1550! This is in blitz chess-- I suddenly saw more things- it was like i solved the p... | Read More

  • I just got the NM title; here's how

    Finally! I've been working on this one for a while, and it's nice to finally have it under my belt. Funny enough, I achieved the World Chess Federation's (FIDE) Candidate Master (CM) title (2200+ FIDE) during my gap year before college in '06, yet... | Read More

  • The Solemnity of an Overturned King

    I lift my heavy heart up solemnly,As once Electra her sepulchral urn,And, looking in thine eyes, I overturnMy King in defeat. Behold and seeWhat a great heap of grief lay hid in me,And how the red wild sparkles dimly burnThrough the ashen greyne... | Read More

  • Music! "Take Your Time"

    "Take Your Time" by Sam Hunt | Read More

    • Precious2c
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • Music! "Break Up In A Small Town"

    This guy was living out of his car 1 1/2 years ago, now greatly discovered with his unique style in country songs and owns his own jet - how awesome is that!   "Break Up In A Small Town" by Sam Hunt | Read More

    • Precious2c
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • I never make the same mistake twice....

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    • Precious2c
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • How to add chessboard to my website

    I want to create a personal website with a chessboard for my friend and me. It'll be a password-protected blog, just the two of us. Any way to embed a chessboard that keeps its position even after closing the browser? I'm familiar with Wix/Weebly/... | Read More

  • DuPage County Chess Championship: Round 3 (12/27/2015)

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  • Fb Game 1

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    • boredom77
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • T.T.M. Dan Dan Kokoro Hikareteku

    LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | Read More

  • A tale of a tournament: Seattle City Championship Day 1

    It was the first Seattle Weekend Swiss of the year, and there was plenty of fake drama. Writes Joseph Truelson:.......... Joseph didn't know what to play. His opponent had a seemingly won game. Like he had done so many times before, he had blunde... | Read More

  • wolf music playlist...metal from the crypt

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    • wolfven
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • Finally an "immortal" again! hmm ... kind of :)

    When adrenaline and dopamine meet, and when there is that sparkling exciting feeling that one is a character in a special-feeling chessboard, then the eyes open more, and start searching for that tactic magic follow up. Stockfish after the game s... | Read More

    • achja
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • a verdade do sistema Educacional

    primeiro este video não tem quase nada de xadrez,talvez um pouco de filosofia de conseguir ver o que  vai acontecer ou o que pode acontecer com o ensino (escolas). Eu como professor e que vejo todos os problemas, vou falar sobre eles e mais vou... | Read More

  • Puzzle of the Day, February 11th 2016!

    A bit early today... Quite beautiful...but only a draw. | Read More

  • The How-To-Do-It Of Agape Love

    by HJS Everybody knows we ought to love, but some people honestly make a stab at it and think, "This is easier said than done." And so they are faced with a dilemma. They know they should but are unsure how to go about it. If you find yourself... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • Glorious chess moves played in obscurity

    Thou hast thy calling to some old chess board,Most gracious master of high rating! whereThe players will break footing, from the careOf watching up thy strategy for more.And dost thou lift this house's latch too poorFor hand of thine? and canst th... | Read More

  • The Adventure of Captain Chess Hand part3

    Place New Earth Time:599 hour As Bin-Hahmin and Dad-fat-Sax leave the secret base at the speed of light. They travel to a destination that few humans have lived to tell about. The destination.... NOSAMULLI'S SPACE FORTRESS... Place :The dark-h... | Read More

    • RKD3
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • Amazing 3|0 Blitz game I played.

    Another blitz game I want to show you guys. It was a three minute game with no increment so please do not criticize the errors to much. Enjoy! | Read More

    • canwedoit
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • Attacking SLOWLY!!!

       In a chess game, you usually don't normally receive a position where you crush your opponent in a matter of seconds. You must earn that position.     First of all you must locate your opponent's king. Next you should spot weaknesses in... | Read More

  • Schachwitze :D

    "Meine Frau sagt, wenn ich morgen zum Schachturnier gehe, wird sie meine Kinder nehmen und mich verlassen." "Und was wirst du tun?" "e4, wie immer!" ************************** Ein Schachmeister starb. Nach ein paar Tagen hörte einer seiner Freu... | Read More

    • Barlian77
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • Les 3: Penning

    1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. | Read More

    • TSMjeugd
    • | Feb 10, 2016
  • Puzzle of the Day, February 10th 2016!

    Welcome to the puzzle of the day! Today's puzzle is pretty and simple...I've posted the hint below in white text. The hint is: Mate in 3! The live ratings today can be found here: We see Anand dropping out of the Top 10, and al... | Read More