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  • HOW CAN I....

    Hey community, I missed the Carlsen - Grishuk match on Is their a place I can see the whole video of it? Plese post a link on the comment section if youknow where to find the video. Thanks. | Read More

  • LIVE "GM Blitz Battle Championship: Nakamura - Vachier-Lagrave" — ShahMatKanal

      Битва гроссмейстеров: Хикару Накамура (США) и Максим Вашье-Лаграв (Франция). Сегменты с контролями: 90 минут 5+2, 60 минут 3+2, 30 минут 1+1. П... | Read More

  • The third eye!

    Open your third eye by meditating in a quiet room for 15 minutes a day. Do this everyday and soon your third eye will OPEN, giving you knowledge in everything; in life, in chess and in nature. | Read More

    • Leonides22
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • My first tournament win

    Below is my first win achieved in an OTB tournament game, hopefully you'll enjoy. After playing the move 33. Qd3, I had only 4 minutes left, compared to opponent's 30, so I've offered a draw which was declined. Lucky me!  I've tried to sacrifi... | Read More

    • Mediocris
    • | Aug 24, 2016
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  • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave contre Hikaru Nakamura

    Ce soir Mercredi 24 Août vous pourrez suivre à partir de 19h (Paris) en ma compagnie et celle du GMI Fabien Libiszewski le match opposant MVL à Hikaru Nakamura. La vidéo démarrera ci-dessous à 18h45 à l'adresse suivante : | Read More

  • Powerful Choices - An Original Chess Puzzle By RALRAL3333

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    • RALRAL3333
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • What's your setup? Here's mine!

    I've recently been looking at all the different ways to customize, specifically the way my games look and sound. I'd looked though the themes before, but there's so many more options when you individually customize the board and pieces! ... | Read More

    • echosa
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • Longest chess game???

      It was all bad chess, it was rude and stupid and the offender(s) got two accounts closed for causing so much trouble ... but this is still something I am obliged - as a chess journalist - to report. Take a look at the following game: https... | Read More

  • Pawn Structure Explained for Club Players

    Hi chess friends! Get ready for this week’s training on mastering pawn structure. It starts on Saturday (08/27) at 12pm EST. Click here just before noon EST to join the webinar - it's free! If you want to follow the lecture attentively, yo... | Read More

  • Is chess a sport?

    This question puzzles me all the time as I argue about it a lot. SO is chess a sport? In a way it is as you have to exercise your brain to find tactics, strategy etc. You are also exercising your arm and fingers. It's also pretty competive, like... | Read More

    • 11dex-11
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • Winning an explosive game of tactics.

    Winning this kind of games puts a smile on my face the whole day. =)    | Read More

  • Game of the Week: Weakened Defenses

    This week, I decided to pull a game from my archives where I actually ended up losing the game. Although it is often not very fun, it is important to review our losses in order to identify our mistakes and shortcomings, and improve our play as a r... | Read More

    • ijgeoffrey
    • | Aug 23, 2016
  • Wherein I disregard advice and explain erratic behavior

    Someone told me two days ago that I shouldn't apologize, but I'm going to anyway because screw the rules but also I deleted everything in my blog yesterday. Sorry. I still have it, just not here. I'm too much of a pack rat and a narcissist to tru... | Read More

  • Game I Blundered Away

    I felt pretty good about this game until i blundered on the 26th move.  I've faced this player several times in the past and felt this was finally going to be the time I would beat him.  This one hurts. | Read More

    • DocRoy
    • | Aug 23, 2016
  • Another NM, another draw, with some irrelevant stories: Seafair Open Round 3-5

    "I adjust", my opponent said. I'd heard this 100 times over our last 2 games that we have played. After EVERY move, my opponent had to adjust my piece, (Note: This story may have been altered to be more interesting to the reader, but there are no ... | Read More

  • Overload And Frustration

    by HJS Almost everybody I know these days seems to be cramming more and more into an already full schedule. One more meeting, one more activity for your kids, another appointment, and don't forget dinner with the family on Friday. How much can y... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Aug 23, 2016
  • World Open 2015 Rd. 7

    Sharp eyed readers will recognize this game from Lev Alburt's 'Back to Basics' Chess Life column (Nov. 2015). Please see this article for his comments.       | Read More

    • mjgiordano
    • | Aug 23, 2016
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  • A lição de um grande mestre de xadrez para resolver problemas

    Maurice Ashley é um grande mestre do xadrez. Ele foi o primeiro americano negro a conseguir esse título e foi incluído neste ano no Hall da Fama do xadrez dos Estados Unidos. Ashley não só é um excelente jogador como faz questão de promover... | Read More

    • Aarao
    • | Aug 23, 2016
  • My interview with Alina l'Ami

    —   Alina l'Ami is a professional chess player well known in the chess world because, beside being a strong player (she holds the IM and the WGM titles), she works as a correspondent for writing interesting tournaments reports f... | Read More

    • Sentenzio
    • | Aug 23, 2016
  • LIVE "GM Blitz Battle Championship: Carlsen - Grischuk" — ShahMatKanal

      Битва гроссмейстеров: Магнус Карлсен (Норвегия) и Александр Грищук (Россия). Сегменты с контролями: 90 минут 5+2, 60 минут 3+2, 30 минут 1+1. ... | Read More

  • Bishop and Knight and Two Bishops V.S Lone King Endings

    Mate in 4   Bishop, Knight and King vs King - YouTube   Mate in 3   Chess Endgames- Checkmate with Two Bishops - YouTube | Read More

  • My game against Alexandra Botez's sister

    As many of you may know, WFM Alexandra Botez is widely considered to be the most attractive chess player on the planet. Given her fame, I figured it would be a good idea to post one of my games against Alexandra's sister, Andrea Botez. Feel free t... | Read More

  • * * * May be Internet Speed Problem * * *

    * * * I was waiting for my opponent's move, suddenly got "GAME OVER - elesus vs. svn7 - elesus won - game abandoned (-9). Your new blitz rating is 1643."Then I had checked our game and see that "elesus" had moved, but in my side there was no move ... | Read More

    • svn7
    • | Aug 23, 2016
  • I CRUSHED MAGNUS 17 in 28 moves only!!

    Hello everybody It's me again. This time i will show you my AMAZING game against Magnus Carlsen at 17! That was a WILD game and i am shocked i did it, after losing only 5 games roughly. AT 17, Magnus had a rating of over 2700 an Elite GrandMast... | Read More