4 Player Chess Improvements!

4 Player Chess Improvements!

jdcannon
|
Sep 7, 2018

It's time we highlight the 23 improvements added to 4 Player Chess In the last two weeks alone! - No more ugly gray pieces cluttering up your captured piece list. - We now measure ping when loading player popup.  - Team chats ar...

PCL Test Cross Table HTML

PCL Test Cross Table HTML

jdcannon
|
Feb 2, 2018

Kangaroos Pandas Wang Yue Ju Wenjun Xu Xiangyu Zhai Mo 10 Alexey Sarana 1.5 Anton Smirnov 2 Temur Kuybokarov 0.5 Brandon Clarke 2 6 3 3 3 1 @j...

Test your CrazyHouse Mating Skills!

Test your CrazyHouse Mating Skills!

jdcannon
|
Jun 3, 2017

Since Chess.com introduced Crazyhouse, I've been a little obsessed with the game.  I found the new and unique kinds of combinations quite fascinating and thought it would be fun share some of the more interesting positions from my games ...

Iowa Summer Open Tournament Report - Round !

Iowa Summer Open Tournament Report - Round !

jdcannon
|
Jul 31, 2016

How in God's green earth am I ever going to get a title if I don't play more OTB?  And thus, I signed up for the Iowa Summer Open.  Do you guys still get nervous before a tournament? The event was to be 5 rounds of G120 D5 on a Satu...

Improving Practical Rook Endings

Improving Practical Rook Endings

jdcannon
|
Feb 15, 2016

I am well aware of the theoretical Rook endgames: Lucena, Philidor, Rook on long side,  3 vs 4, frontal attacks etc etc… Yet when I find myself in more complicated Rook Endgames especially in time pressure, I find that my instincts oft...

How to Beat the English Attack with the Sicilian Kan

How to Beat the English Attack with the Sicilian Kan

jdcannon
|
Aug 19, 2015

If White insists on playing the English Attack—Be3, Qd2 and 0-0-0—against the Sicilian Kan, Black doesn't just get an equal but complicated game or just some hopes of going into a promising sideline. No, he gets an out right advantage thanks to th...

Dr Phil Plays Chess - A New Chess.com/tv Show!

Dr Phil Plays Chess - A New Chess.com/tv Show!

jdcannon
|
Aug 17, 2015

Chess.com welcomes you to join CHESS THERAPY a new TV show airing live on Chess.com/tv August 24th at 2:30 pm PT and is free to all members. Hosting will be none other than yours truly: jdcannon. Not only will I be joined by a string of titled pla...

Melik & Me: 8/6/15 Highlights

Melik & Me: 8/6/15 Highlights

jdcannon
|
Aug 10, 2015

Welcome to the Melik & Me Highlights. I hope you all joined us for the last Melik & Me before the GM Khachiyan head out for a two week vacation! If you didn't you can watch the replay HERE or enjoy my recap of all the main ideas right here...

My Simult With IM Attila: An analysis of the a6 Slav

My Simult With IM Attila: An analysis of the a6 Slav

jdcannon
|
Jul 26, 2015

Saturday, I participated in IM Attila Turzo's weekly Simult. Its really a great service that Attila is providing in offering these simults as he gives weaker player a chance to play a longer time control game against a strong opponent. More than t...

Melik and Me: 7/17/15: Ice Cream Social

Melik and Me: 7/17/15: Ice Cream Social

jdcannon
|
Jul 16, 2015

The Three Stooges gather once again to honor Melik's absense with another great eposide of Melik & Me. But don't worry, Melik makes an entrance in spirit as the boys review a fantastic wins of Melik's against none other than the legandary GM S...

A Better Way to Remeber Openings

A Better Way to Remeber Openings

jdcannon
|
Jun 27, 2015

We are what we repeatedly do. - Aristotle   How often do you study an opening line: say the best responses to all Black's 6th move alternatives in the Tolush-Geller Gambit in the Slav Defense. You spend perhaps hours looking though the database...

Melik and Me: 5/14/15

Melik and Me: 5/14/15

jdcannon
|
May 16, 2015

Melik is back, over his jet lag, and to prove it upped the ante on this week's “Melik and Me” featuring Shaun McCoy as resident amateur questioner. Melik attempted to squeeze three games worth of his sage-like advice into a mere 60 minutes this we...

Student Game Analysis #2: Misplaced Pieces

Student Game Analysis #2: Misplaced Pieces

jdcannon
|
Apr 22, 2015

Mikusbunkarus is a rapidly improving student of mine who plans to soon make his Over The Board chess debut. Already rated 1400 online, I am sure he will have a successful first outing. To prepare, we've been learning pawn structures as that is a ...

Melik and Me: Special Episode - 4/16/14

Melik and Me: Special Episode - 4/16/14

jdcannon
|
Apr 16, 2015

Today “Melik and Me” played out more like a late night talk show than the usual patzer/master instructional combo we've grown accustomed to. Our three favorite co-hosts teamed up in Melik's absence to throw a chess party (or ice cream ...

Get Listed