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  • A Surprising Queen Sacrifice in the Classical Slav

    Yesterday, in a blitz game - here on chess.com - my opponent slightly surprised me with the move 6.Nh4 in the Classical Slav: I played 6...e6 what is perfectly okay. However, I did not like my result out of the opening and therefore took a look ... | Read More

    • kurze15
    • | Apr 24, 2016
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  • The Lord's Prayer

    Matthew 6:9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive o... | Read More

    • MugoNyam
    • | Apr 24, 2016
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  • Blindly following Morphy

    A common chestnut from Morphy's detractors is that his opponents played so poorly that he couldn't help but crush them, which misses the point that it was Morphy's ahead-of-his-time positional manner that fomented the opportunities, a straightforw... | Read More

  • La partida damiano, la peor apertura.

    Muchos jugadores ya he visto que defienden el peón e5 con F6???.  Ésta apertura es por lejor la peor forma de defender el peón del rey, no desarrolla ninguna pieza (tampoco ayuda para luego), se debilita la diagonal débil (h5-e8) y se obstruy... | Read More

    • nyko1978
    • | Apr 24, 2016
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  • Puzzle: desvío, doble jaque y mate

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    • nyko1978
    • | Apr 24, 2016
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  • Classifying chess openings

    The most important scheme of classifying chess openings for serious players is by ECO code, a series of 500 opening codes assigned by the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings.   A simple descriptive categorization of the chess openings is KING'S PAW... | Read More

  • New Cheating in Chess: The Danov Case

    Today’s blog post I have devoted to a sensitive topic, particularly in chess, one that has been discussed and decided upon for the last few years. The matter to be discussed today is namely chess cheating. After a spike of tournament cheating ca... | Read More

  • Free Diamond Simul today at 12:00 pm EST, 5:00 pm London, 6:00 pm Budapest time

    Would you like to play against an International Master? I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach and I would like to invite you to play with me in simuls on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. You can sign ... | Read More

  • Landing at Kahului

    Landing at Kahului On a beautiful summer afternoon we began our flight on a Boeing 767 to Kahului, Maui, Hawaii. My wife, who gets sick at the drop of a hat when aboard any type of conveyance, decided she would get anti-dizzyness patches from our ... | Read More

    • Hippygator
    • | Apr 24, 2016
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  • کسی هست که مسلمان باشد؟

    جوانی با چاقو وارد مسجد شد و گفت: «بین شما کسی هست که مسلمان باشد؟» همه با ترس و تعجب به هم نگاه کردند و سکوت در مسجد حکمفرما شد. بالاخره پ... | Read More

  • حیوانات خنده رو

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  • 420 Day Celebration

    Me setting PA up at the 420 Social Club. Cops came twice later that night.    Cops shut down the 420 Social Clubs Celebration. We got red tagged and a citation, the way any good party should end. | Read More

  • Checkmate Patterns 14

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    • DAlbanesi
    • | Apr 23, 2016
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  • Checkmate Patterns 13

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    • DAlbanesi
    • | Apr 23, 2016
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  • Checkmate Patterns 12

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    • DAlbanesi
    • | Apr 23, 2016
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  • Checkmate Patterns 11

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    • DAlbanesi
    • | Apr 23, 2016
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  • Marshall Attack

    Marshall Attack/Marshall gambit in Ruy Lopez | Read More

  • Praise

    by HJS The New Testament suggests that thanksgiving and praise are matters of your will, not your emotions. When trouble leads to discouragement and discouragement to depression, the last thing that you might feel like doing is to lift your face ... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Apr 23, 2016
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  • My 1st short game on Chess.com

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  • This almost, pulls me out of my chair

    Hello:3! So, I was playing blitz on chess.com, but are more usual see me playing bullet. I was playing blitz because i want to get better in chess so bullet isn't are the way, I had a concetration which helped me to don't lose mi mind seeing in... | Read More

  • U.S. Chess Championships Round 9

    Currently in the U.S. The US Chess Championships is being held in Saint Louis ,Missouri,  After Round 9 we have a clear leader for both the womens section and the open section in the womens section : we have WGM Tatev Abrahamyan leading with 7/... | Read More

    • gluestix
    • | Apr 23, 2016
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  • Austin Kids #68

    Here are my games from Austin Kids #68. Enjoy!       After the tournament, my rating is now 1412 USCF. Feel free to analyze my games. :) | Read More

  • Chess Analytics: The Long and the Short of It

    It has been 6 years since I posted to this blog, and I thought my return should introduce something completely new and fascinating – Chess Analytics.  By that I mean the application of modern Data Science analysis to chess game data, and for th... | Read More

    • kurtgodden
    • | Apr 23, 2016
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  • 2016 CMU Tournament

    This weekend CMU held a small G/75 tournament, but with only two main organizers (neither of whom were me) and no exposure to the rest of Pittsburgh. With more planning and promotion, we are hoping to have one or two great events next year. The C... | Read More

  • Don't Fall For These opening traps/blunders !

    Hello everyone today I will be showing some very short games which happened cause of a lack of opening knowledge. In the first game we will have a look between Corneliussen - Jensen 1991   In the second game we will be having a look at the ga... | Read More

    • gluestix
    • | Apr 23, 2016
    • | 528 views
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