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  • The 3 most popular mating patterns in this tournament

    With the Italian Battle tournament coming to an end (watch the final Queen and Rook endgame here), I want to go through some mating patterns I witnessed in this tournament. We have seen a lot of fights ending in brutal attacks. These motives under... | Read More

    • BobBishoen
    • | Oct 11, 2016
  • New/Old Resources Against the Richter-Rauzer

    It's no secret that the reason the Classical Sicilian isn't as popular is because of the potency of the Richter-Rauzer Attack (6. Bg5, pictured above). In fact, a recent Quality Chess publication by GM Parimarjan Negi in 1.e4 vs The Sicilian 1+2 u... | Read More

  • Women's chess champion to boycott world finals in Iran over requirement to wear hijab

    American Nazi Paikidze-Barnes says it is “unacceptable” to host the World Championships “in a place where women do not have basic fundamental rights”. FEMALE IRANIAN CHESS players have hit back at calls by opponents of the country’s Isla... | Read More

    • Aarao
    • | Oct 11, 2016
  • Basic chess strategy : Pawn Wedge Introduction

    A pawn wedge can arise out of many opening systems e.g. The French advance, the Caro-Kann advance and the Kings Indian defence etc etc  For the possessor of the wedge it usually means extra space in a particular quadrant of the chess board and in... | Read More

  • Top 8 Chess Apps You Must Have

    Hello everyone,today I would like to share with you a nice and fun way to practice and improve your chess.Apps!!Yes.And,who doesn't love a good chess app.They say you don't know how fast time passes when you play chess.But,while using these apps t... | Read More

  • Close encounter with an IM

    A few weeks ago, I played in a fun tournament in which I got to play and International Master and former Swedish champion, Mr. Dan Cramling. As you can understand, I did not expect anything apart from being completely wiped off the board. But as i... | Read More

    • Nietsoj
    • | Oct 11, 2016
  • My 2016-17 OTB Chess Season at Brewood Chess Circle!

    This is my first blog, so I have decided to share my latest season of chess that I have played as a member of my local chess club, Brewood Chess Circle! I have only played four games so far this season, but I will update this page as I play more.... | Read More

    • Gamificast
    • | Oct 11, 2016
  • Priorslee lions V Ludlow

    Well were do you begin the newcomers to the division had made some new recruits to their team and were now serious title challengers if not favourites, they opted not to bring their already formidable line up to the bottom of the table (us) instea... | Read More

  • Kaleigh vs Pal 2016

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    • iforkyou
    • | Oct 11, 2016
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  • RCA Facebook Contest

    We’ve some exciting news today – Remote Chess Academy (RCA) “Like and Win” Facebook contest is here now!   What is a “Like and Win” contest?   It is a Facebook contest (like an event) where participants can win amazing prizes by ... | Read More

  • Garry Kasparov's World Championship Secrets!

    Garry Kasparov fought in 8 world championship matches between 1985 and 2000, facing 4 very different opponents. How was Garry able to consistently meet the challenges he faced and force his way to victory at the very highest level? This Saturday ... | Read More

  • Chess Made Fun

    Learn how to beat parents and teachers in a matter of weeks!Generally, children find chess books a technical nightmare with thick and boring text. However, Chess Made Fun has neat cartoons, easy-to-read font and fun puzzles. It's the perfect child... | Read More

  • Youngest International Chess Master in History (Praggnanandhaa)

    Showcased is the most recent game by the youngest International Chess Master in history, R Praggnanandhaa. Praggnanandhaa, from Chennai, India, played as black in the final round of the 2016 Isle of Man Chess Tournament against Axel Bachmann of Pa... | Read More

  • Bughouse!

    For those who don't know, recently introduced the ability to play bughouse chess on the live chess platform. Even though most people know me as a blitz and bullet addicted I also am quite fond of bughouse. I played it a LOT as a kid (mor... | Read More

    • chessbrah
    • | Oct 11, 2016
  • Happy Birthday Natalia Tournaments

    Happy Birthday Natalia  Happy Birthday Natalia <1700 17 3 Tage 6(1)->3 <1700 Anmeldung Happy Birthday Natalia >1700 0 3 Tage 6(1)->3 >1700 Anmeldung Start of the tournaments is on my Birthday at the 24 October Play well and ha... | Read More

  • Victims of Bad Timing

    You searched for an attack when you should have been defending. You started defending when you should have been attacking. This seems to be one of the most common flaws in my Chess thinking ... becoming passive when I should be active and being ac... | Read More

  • Upcoming Games

    Watch for upcoming Slow Chess League games on the live chess server this week:   Upcoming Games Schedule Tue 11th of Oct 2016 10:00 - 503 wannabemaestro1 (0.0,1482) v Doff Drayton (0.5,1732)  Tue 11th of Oct 2016 12:00 - 110 Eero (0.0,1465) v... | Read More

    • SirIvanhoe
    • | Oct 10, 2016
  • GM Axel Bachmann derrotado por 1 niño de 11 años !!

    Miren el video con análisis: GM Axel Bachmann (2645) vs MI Praggnanandhaa R. (2442) Like si te ha gustado, puedes dejarme un comentario si te ha parecido sorprendente. Hay muchos videos más para aprender y divertirse. Suscríbete a mi cana... | Read More

  • Karpov vs Kasparov

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  • Meeting God Face To Face

    by HJS Mable Shaw was one of the first women missionaries sent by the London Missionary Society to Rhodesia. In 1915 as she was about to leave a village of lepers and bicycle home, she was told that a lion was prowling about. As she prepared to l... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Oct 10, 2016
  • I hate it when that happens!: SCC September Tornado Round 1

    I guess this is getting typical now, but I'll do my normal paragraph about the photos. I told somebody during the event that as long as I put this paragraph up admitting that I didn't have their permission, that then I could put their pictures up ... | Read More

  • Nathan vs Pal 201

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    • iforkyou
    • | Oct 10, 2016
  • The Super Knight Trap

    In this post,I'm going to show you a trap that occurs in the Hanham variation of the philidor defense.This is not a very common trap so it doesn't have a name yet.However,I like to call it the 'Super Knight Trap!'It makes use of a very unique tact... | Read More

  • David vs Pal 2016

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    • iforkyou
    • | Oct 10, 2016
  • Persistence really does pay off!

    After lots and lots of time and practice, I'm finally, consistently, staying over 1000 rating in tactics! I'm very excited about this. I used to do tactics and when I failed, I didn't understand why. Now, I'm starting to really understand some of ... | Read More

    • echosa
    • | Oct 10, 2016