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  • Jehovah Ra-ah (God Our Shepherd)

    by HJS "What I believe about God," said A.W. Tozer, "is the most important thing about me." But the problem is that most of us aren't sure what we believe about Him. Most of our knowledge and images about God are leftovers from our parents or bad... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • Isolated Endgame Doubled/Tripled Pawns

    Isolated doubled and tripled pawns can be assets in the endgame, because of how we can use a "snail" technique. I'll show you what I mean.       Here's what to do for tripled pawns: Advance them one at a time, keeping them all next to each o... | Read More

    • Holmium67
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • Seize New Opportunities

    The big chess happening in Houston, TX last weekend was the Center 64 Spring Tournament. A total of 56 players squared off in two sections split on the 1900 rating level. Full results are available here. Being placed in the championship group, I s... | Read More

    • OyvindVik
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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    • Tactisch
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • Opening preparation - Scandinavian gambit, Blackburne/Kloosterboer

    Every now and then I like to play a Scandinavian gambit. There's actually various Scandi gambits. GM David Smerdon just has a brand new book out about the Scandinavian defense, Portuegese gambit (I saw it in a bookshop.It is quite massive! And tem... | Read More

    • achja
    • | Apr 27, 2016
    • | 127 views
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  • Rejoining the fight - game 8

    This is a blog about a former NM who basically retired from serious chess for about 15 years to pursue family and career, trying to make a mini comeback without studying too much or working too hard. Each blog will see me annotate a game from my ... | Read More

  • Dark square control

    Hi chess friends ! :-) I want to share with you two dark square control games that I played today. The first one is a Benoni style opening, with the uncommon Ra8-a7 idea. I have played this several times in the past. I think that Mikhail Tal als... | Read More

    • achja
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • Opening preparation - Sokolsky/Polish opening

    The move b2b4 as first move is not seen very often in chessgames, but some amateur players always play it with white. I will show you one line for black that you can play against the Sokolsky/Polish, called the Outflank variation. It is not a ref... | Read More

    • achja
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • Chess Is Life

    Garry Kasparov once said; "Chess is life in miniature. Chess is a struggle, chess is a battle". Chess is a series of moves that can either amount to victory or defeat. In many ways life is very similar. Life is about decisions that you make that w... | Read More

    • Antaeus095
    • | Apr 27, 2016
    • | 86 views
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  • Facts about India you did't know

    http://www.scoopwhoop.com/inothernews/interesting-india/ http://www.youthconnect.in/2014/05/21/amazing-facts-about-india/ http://desinema.com/hindu-traditions-scientific-reasons/ http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-history/ancient-india/facts-a... | Read More

    • amitches
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • Pawn endings (3) - Some remarks about lost points.

    The third post in this little series is the example of a pawn ending lost by a weaker player out of a better position.  Summary: Keep king and pawn coordinated. Try to acticate your pawn majority. A rule that nearly always holds: Attack on the... | Read More

    • Klauer
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • MS SUBBULAKSHMI - Bharath Rathna awarded singer

    MSS - The name is enough to say . This blog i have created for the people who have to get an idea about MSS . The are 100's blogs about her , wikipedia...etc.  Some of the awards which she got during her career i am posting below. Finally she di... | Read More

  • The Hardest Puzzles Ever, Part 1--PRIZES!

    I'm offering a free membership and 5 trophies to anyone who has proof that he solved one of these puzzles by him/herself. No engine use, only your own tiny brain. Solve it on the first try, 1 year free membership (you can be a free member for a ye... | Read More

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    • cj3456
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • just listen the song , just closed my eyes and listened ...tears on my eyes.

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  • My games

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    • cj3456
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • CGS Regionali Veneto 2016 - Scuole Superiori

    Si è svolta giovedì 21 aprile al Palamazzalovo di Montebelluna la fase regionale veneta dei campionati studenteschi italiani di scacchi. Buono l'esito della manifestazione, che ha visto giocare negli 8 tornei previsti circa 200 giocatori. Propo... | Read More

    • El-Pinto
    • | Apr 27, 2016
    • | 127 views
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  • My Repertoire 25 April 2016 : Evolving Scores

    25/4    White: 53.1% Scotch: 60.7% Smith-Morra: 58.3%          Black: 55.0% Scandinavian: 60.7% Dutch: 27.8% I really need to do something with the Dutch . . .  | Read More

    • sixhat
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • #2

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    • Tactisch
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • How my first blog registered 200 views in no time

    First, I would like to thank my readers for the response and positive feedback.  When I was writing my first blog earlier this week, I just wanted to make sure it reaches my target readers.  I chose the beginners as my readers as they really nee... | Read More

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    • armanmehr
    • | Apr 27, 2016
    • | 117 views
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  • Two kinds of chess thinking

    Thinking about the next move in chess involves cycling between synthesis and analysis, between forming ideas about the position and exploring concrete move sequences. Firstly, we analyse the position to determine what is going on, to assess our st... | Read More

    • soler97
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • Teste

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    • Enigmax17
    • | Apr 26, 2016
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  • Beginner to Chess Master #9 - Chess Tactics | Terminology

    This is video #9 from the "Beginner to Chess Master" playlist. Several chess tactics are defined and illustrated using chess puzzles as examples. The tactics covered are: fork, pin, skewer, deflection, discovered attack, discovered check, double c... | Read More