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    • A Club Player's Life

      For this blog post, I would like to share with you some games featuring club players. Through these games, we can learn about some typical mistakes at the amateur level, how to punish them and how to avoid them. Furthermore, when we are trying to... | Read More

    • KIMPLODES--King Safety! (Part 2 of 10)

      King Safety is the Topic of the Day! His Majesty is the weakest piece on the board, unable to bear to approach other pieces too closely lest they check him away...or into his grave (do King's have graves, or only mauseleoms, pyramids, or oth... | Read More

    • A HANGING QUEEN (Blitz chess #53)

      Hello, the noob here, I hope you're doing fine. Over on my channel I've posted another video in the "Blitz chess" series. This time my opponent blunders! I hope you can help me spot my mistakes in order to improve.   CLICK HERE ... | Read More

      • nemichelis
      • | Apr 30, 2016
    • Clàssic Sant Martí, group B

      Hi again. Here are the games played in my fourth slow OTB tournament. This was an U2100 tournament with 58 players in which I was the 26th of the startink ranking, and the first one I had to play 2000+ rated players. My own rating was 1915 at t... | Read More

      • sharcashmo
      • | Apr 30, 2016
    • Road to GM: Week 2 "Step by step"

          Today begins the second week of my journey of becoming a Grandmaster. It's a long, treacherous road with crocodile goons and lobster mobsters but it's one well paved. Last week I discussed my chess status and a plan of action that i needed ... | Read More

    • Training & Calculation Secrets to Achieve Tactical Mastery!

      We all know the importance of tactics in chess but how can we improve our ability in this critical area? Simply solving hundreds of random puzzles is a very slow way to progress. In the following lecture, I reveal the training secrets and calcula... | Read More

      • TigerLilov
      • | Apr 29, 2016
    • 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

    • MARCH 24

      "Glitter Chess"- this is my tendency to make moves based on Easily refuted/stopped tactics.  Too often this occurs because we are Groping for moves without fully understanding the position. Meaning (in chess) is about the power of the peices- an... | Read More

    • Not good, not bad :)

      He who has a slight disadvantage plays more attentively, inventively and more boldly than his antagonist who either takes it easy or aspires after too much. Thus a slight disadvantage is very frequently seen to convert into a good, solid advantag... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Apr 24, 2016
    • Rejoining the fight - game 7

      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 t... | Read More

    • This almost, pulls me out of my chair

      Hello:3! So, I was playing blitz on, but are more usual see me playing bullet. I was playing blitz because i want to get better in chess so bullet isn't are the way, I had a concetration which helped me to don't lose mi mind seeing in... | Read More

    • Don't Fall For These opening traps/blunders !

      Hello everyone today I will be showing some very short games which happened cause of a lack of opening knowledge. In the first game we will have a look between Corneliussen - Jensen 1991   In the second game we will be having a look at the ga... | Read More

      • gluestix
      • | Apr 23, 2016
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    • An OTB horrible blunder...

      I'm going to listen to achja's advise and I will try to keep this Chess Blog updated or at least, I will try to post all my OTB games which so far are kind of horrendous...  This game was my second participation in "regional team's league" and I... | Read More

    • Grunfeld Memorial Tournament: Round 1 (04/02/2016)

      Late-ish of a post considering how this tournament happened over a week ago...But hey, first tournament of a new month, and one I chose to play in at a somewhat more last minute decision compared to other tournaments I've played in the past :O (mo... | Read More

    • How to calculate (3)

      In post "My trainer told me - How to calculate (2)" I reported a case study with myself using the tactics trainer here. The first result was a "new" source of mistakes: Not seeing the defense resources in the opponents position. Just having played... | Read More

      • Klauer
      • | Apr 13, 2016
    • My most bizarre win against Computer4-IMPOSSIBLE

      I am not claiming that I played particularly well in this game, it was very blunderful, to say the least! I have not seen the computer make this many blunders in a row to be honest. Now they say that blunders come from pressure exerted by the oppo... | Read More

    • Washington State High School Championships

      At the 2016 Washington State High School Championships, I played the fifth board for Redmond High School. During the first round, I got a better ending in a Caro-Kann against a 1000 and soon won material. I got into time pressure, but I was stil... | Read More

    • Liberty Bell Open Round 7

      I am working my toward accumulating the requisite 25 rated games to acquire a standard USCF rating. Earlier this year, I played in the Philadelphia open. I was able to score 3.5 in the U1700 section (two wins, two losses, two draws.)  The last ro... | Read More

      • SchriSchri
      • | Apr 6, 2016
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    • why Yes and not can win Sergey Karjaking the WCC

      The world chess championship. The both players who will play for the crown, are between Magnus Carlsen the current World champion and Sergey Karjakin the winner of the candidates tournament. The players are really good, the favorite to win is Ma... | Read More

    • April 2016 Prodigy Program with Vishy Anand

      Registration for the April 2016 month of the Prodigy Program is open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Registration is open until  7:00 PM PDT on April 8th, 2016. Five-time World Champion Vishy Anand will teach a one-hour lesson... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Apr 4, 2016