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  • Ulster Masters 2016

    Round 1 I got a half point bye for Round 1 as I wasn't free on Friday evening (it was my birthday ) Round 2   Round 3     Round 4     Round 5     Round 6      In the end, I finished on 4/6, third on overall points and w... | Read More

    • z3ppj1g5aw
    • | Oct 17, 2016
  • Think Chess

    A new chess website was born! A cute and unique collections of chess puzzles.  Visit here: | Read More

  • Carlsen's 5 most horrible chess blunders!

    Yes, he's the world Champion. Yes, he's the highest rated chess player who has ever lived. Yes, he's amazing. BUT ... guess what?? he too is human! He can blunder! He has blundered! He will blunder!!   Youtube Link: | Read More

  • Week of October 17, 2016

    Pairings for the Slow Chess League have been posted for the Week of October 17, 2016:  2016/10 League Qualifier Round 3 - October 17-23   101 Mladen Kolar (2.0,1857) vs Uddipta Bhattacharjee (2.0,1635)  102 justthepawns (2.0,1400) vs empt... | Read More

    • SirIvanhoe
    • | Oct 16, 2016
  • Dubai Top 10 Clinics

    Owing to the recent development of this dynamic settlement, many medical clinics and centers have been established, in Dubai, in order to provide the most advanced and comprehensive medical care to the city.FOr more visit | Read More

    • DUBAITOP10
    • | Oct 16, 2016
  • _10th Degree Black Belt JUDO_

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    • Cirrus_G
    • | Oct 16, 2016
  • Chess is (sort of) Fun Opening Series #2: The Berlin

    The Berlin is the most played opening at the top level lately. Carlsen, Caruana, and Kramnik all play the Berlin frequently with decent results (draw, draw, draw ). I'm going to look at some of the lines in the Berlin endgame with some games and ... | Read More

  • Reconciling Our Plans and the Real World

    by HJS Some of our greatest moments take place following our most stupendous failures and disappointment. Being humbled is the equivalent of being humiliated, and we much prefer the limelight to the black light that illuminates our mistakes. God... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Oct 16, 2016
    • | 1 comment
  • Chess is (anything but) fun Opening Series #1: The Birds

    The only photo in this blog is courtesy of Joseph_Truelson. Also, notice that all quotes in this blog are slightly altered (If they aren't, then I will mention it). And by "slightly altered", it is what I determine as slightly altered, not them. I... | Read More

  • Nice

    One minute game Stakeno vs Thomsjrj 1.d4 e5 2.e3 exd4 3.exd4 Nf6 4.Nf3 d5 5.Bd3 c6 6.O-O Na6 7.Re1+ Be7 8.Bg5 O-O 9.Bxf6 Bxf6 10.c3 c5 11.Bc2 cxd4 12.Nxd4 Bxd4 13.Qxd4 Qg5 14.Nd2 Bh3 15.g3 Rac8 16.Re5 Qf6 17.Qe3 Nc5 18.Re1 Ne6 19.Nf3 d4 20.Nxd4 N... | Read More

    • thomsjrj
    • | Oct 16, 2016
  • Clubmatch

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    • RheaBridge
    • | Oct 16, 2016
  • einstein vs oppenheimer

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    • joaolima39
    • | Oct 16, 2016
  • 11-year old beats Grandmaster

    Hello eveyone,do you know Praggnanandhaa?He is an IM from India.....but only 11 years old!He achieved his IM title in Bhubaneswar,Orissa in the Elite Section(for rated FIDE 2000 and above) of KIIT Chess Festival.Coincidentally,I was also playing i... | Read More

  • Chess is (sort of) Fun Opening Series #1: The English

    The English Opening is one of the most popular lines at the top level. Top players are playing this a lot to avoid the Najdorf and the Grunfeld, both of which are doing well for Black lately. Today I am going to show a few games in 1. c4 c5. Gam... | Read More

  • Efim Geller learns a positional lesson from La Bourdonnais!

    Two games, 127 years apart...similar concepts! In this case, the concept in common is how Black exploits the weakness of a whole complex of white squares in White's position, and uses this to penetrate the position and attack. Enjoy!      ... | Read More

  • Cavalier noir 1ère ronde en départementale 2016/2017

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    • gabbas85
    • | Oct 16, 2016
  • My reaction to Queen of Katwe and the important social issues it raises

    I finally saw Queen of Katwe and was deeply moved. And I'm not just saying this as someone who loves chess. I'm saying this as someone who loves humanity. The film explored so many important global issues, offered so many beautiful life lessons... | Read More

  • Tactics: The Final Frontier

    Many people ask the question, how long will it take to become a master if I started studying right now? Unfortunately, I don't know the answer to this question; there are way too many variables to consider. Fortunately, I do have the answer that w... | Read More

  • RFO

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  • YEET

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  • Let's Bughouse! Intermission 1

    I will be taking a short break due to life, as well as setting up a more effective way to proofread my posts. In the meantime... | Read More

    • chriswsh
    • | Oct 16, 2016
    • | 1 comment
  • I want to catch the light

    I want, I want to catch the light in 60 seconds.I want to be the fastest muthafucka chess missile.I want to girls looked at my horse and decomposed leg and then sucked my ticks: D | Read More

  • How the Fifty States of America Stack Up Against Each Other in Chess Expertise

    In a lot of domains we know very little about how to measure expert performance. Experts possess superior knowledge and they outperform other people at particular tasks. We also know very little about the mental representations used by top perfor... | Read More

  • Name the Cheaters that add time when they are losing

    Im not happy that are no controlling people that fix matches when playing... some unfair and unjust on people that cant help to cheat because they cannot stand to lose... I am creating this blog so anyonecan put down the names of the CHE... | Read More

  • The Nerd Club - Basic Opening Principles

    Hi chess friends,   This is the blog for the CMT-group chess club. The idea is to teach a bunch of theoretical phycisists how to play chess.    Here I will try to teach you the basic opening principles that I was taught early on, which I st... | Read More

    • Bjarkoff
    • | Oct 16, 2016