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    • Below 1600 FIDE Rated Tournament 2016

      Thus year I played my first FIDE Rated Chess Tournament .The category was below 1600. I was not well prepared but my new coach said i will get minimum six points from this tournament and it will give me the rating about 1350.But as usual I played ... | Read More

    • Another L

      The Jays and I were both handed a tough loss last night (ha). Some of my bad play might have been related to listening to the ballgame through headphones as I played - but it does just come down to some poorly considered moves. After e4 e5 I usua... | Read More

      • scsiduck
      • | Oct 18, 2016
    • 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

      • JavierGil
      • | Oct 16, 2016
    • a nice end game #C02 #french

      I'm very happy to win this game because it was a balanced game till the end game... yes of course there were some blunders from both sides. On move 59...Kf8?? my blunder was  unseen and the last opportunity to equalize the games gone. Hope you en... | Read More

      • m3zc
      • | Oct 14, 2016
    • I could have been another Back_Yard_Professor

      Well maybe not nearly as popular, but I could have fallen into the same trap of making videos trying to teach people how to play chess when I have absolutely no idea what I am talking about.  If you don't know anything about the back yard profess... | Read More

      • Daybreak57
      • | Oct 9, 2016
    • Intro and club game (10/8/2016)

      Hello everyone! My name is John, and I have been playing chess online on-and-off for the better part of 4 years now. It wasn't until the past year when I decided to start taking chess more seriously, and started watching some strategy videos and ... | Read More

      • thnikka
      • | Oct 9, 2016
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    • Sunday Games played at Siglap Soutch CC

      Can feel the young players improving. I feel embarassed playing Game #2 even though I was forced to play an opening I don't like, and forced to play fast because my opponent needs to go for classes. The comments for Game #2 is also wrong after che... | Read More

    • I Will Solve Your Time Trouble Woes

      Hey, Here's an exercise for y'all. List out the last 10 tournament games you played. Out of those 10 games, how many of those games did time trouble affect the quality of the moves you played? I think for a lot of people that answer wi... | Read More

      • Flicflac
      • | Sep 28, 2016
    • A rare loss against the Pirc Defence.

      A loss in the Pirc Defence to a really strong player (above 1900 ELO on  Both of us were in time trouble and I was the first to blunder. Again, I'm not too disappointed. Faster time controls are always going to yield blunders.  I pl... | Read More

    • The Blunder Games - Two Players Survive!

      For my first blog post, I'm going over a game I should have won but only drew, luckily. However, it was a great game, and that's the point of playing chess: to have a great time. The reason why I didn't win the chess game is because of to many blu... | Read More

    • My first games with a master player.

      Hi guys. This is the first blog I have ever written in because I really didn't have anything to fill it up with earlier. Now I have some news which I would like to share with you. I recently played some games in is... | Read More

    • My Chess Life

      I just wanted to share how my chess play evolved. Well, I started to play chess when I was at primary school (I think first or second grade). Two friends of mine were already going to the "chess circle" (that's how it was called in the former So... | Read More

      • aln276
      • | Sep 22, 2016
    • What's my plan again?

      When I first started out on this journey to improve at chess I knew I had to have a plan. Now that it has been a while it makes sense to revisit that plan and see how it has evolved. I posted my overall plan in my first blog post here on April 22,... | Read More

    • The Exchange French

      Ive started to notice that the Exchange variation of the French Defense is very popular in the 1600ish levels. It dosent give White an advantage at all and looks as if people only play it cause' they dont know what to do in the French or something... | Read More

      • SnowRealms
      • | Sep 21, 2016
    • Why the Blunders?

      Ive always wanted to have a blog, so when I found out about Chess dot coms blogs I was somewhat excited! Now I will do what many people do, post their blunderfull games with my thoughts and analysis!  It may not be very instructional but you (pe... | Read More

      • SnowRealms
      • | Sep 20, 2016
    • A missed opportunity: FIDE Invitational Round 5

      There's always a nice thing with being last place in a tournament. You can figure, at least it won't get worse! And that was the correct type of thinking to have. Even though it is completely false. It really can get worse.  You could argue that... | Read More

    • Supercharge my chess - day 5

      Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course.  You can read about the past days:   Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4    My goals:  1. I want to study chess in an organized way. I ... | Read More

    • I have to lose to you Tu?: FIDE Round Robin Round 4

      All photos courtesy of Joseph Truelson via the blog "My chess games, achievements, and failures!" None of them were used with permission of the people within them. And no, I do not apologize. Oh, and the first picture is actually by Victoria Jung... | Read More

    • Kings vs Princes Round Robin 2

      On Friday August 26th, I came to Seattle Chess Club to play the first round of the Kings vs Princes Tournament. I was placed in Round Robin 2 (even though my live rating was high enough to play in the FIDE Round Robin, but for some reason USCF use... | Read More

      • anshulcgm2
      • | Sep 11, 2016
    • Recovering from a Blunder

      BLUNDERS!! The deadly word that haunt every chess player. From novices to super GMs everybody  has blundered in chess at one point or other. Still fresh in memory is the final game between GM Svidler vs Karjakin, where Svidler blundered a rook wi... | Read More

      • doctorpsb
      • | Sep 10, 2016