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    • My First Quebec Juniors

      I remember my first Quebec Junior Chess Championships as if it were yesterday. How do I remember it so vividly? Part of it is because I have a very respectable memory. Part of it is because the event was just a month ago. I know what you’re... | Read More

      • yk333218
      • | May 25, 2016
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    • The tenets of TRUE Christianity

      I wanted to take a few moments to give you a brief summary of the characteristics that differentiate between "true" Christianity, as opposed to "nominal" Christianity. I have put the Bible verses that support these truths in bold print. True Chr... | Read More

    • My best tournament performance

      I am going to analize the 8 games of a tournament which is my best performance so far. The tournament was for players rated over 2000 only. There were 12 players per group, but I am only going to post the games against the real players because in ... | Read More

      • SkyMarshal
      • | May 25, 2016
    • Learning from the Greatest Blunder

      The greatest chess blunder is resigning when you were winning.   Okay, I didn't make this mistake, but I made the second biggest chess blunder. Offering a draw (perpetual check) when I was winning.   Above all, this highlighted to me a major... | Read More

    • Sevostianov, P.–Anwesh, U.1–0,Lviv Tradition IM7.226.02.2016 | Read More

      • IMcoach
      • | May 25, 2016
    • World's first Wooden Starter Chess Learning Kit for Kids is Here

      Are you going to learn the wonderful game “chess” and sharpen your memory?  For starting learning the game of chess, you always need a kit with all the necessary tools required to start the game or you may need a chess kit for chess club. C... | Read More

    • Decisive Finish

      In my previous blog, I reported on the first four rounds of my last tournament. The slogan of the competition was "all or nothing". Only the winner earns prize money. The other players came away empty-handed. At the beginning, the participant's li... | Read More

      • Adrochatio
      • | May 25, 2016
    • Tim's Tournament Book Blog X: Baden Baden 1925

      Baden Baden 1925 International Chess Tournament Translated and Edited by Jimmy Adams Caissa Editions, 1991 382 pagesBaden Baden 1925 was the seminal tournament that convinced most of the chess world that the winner, Alexander Alekhine, would so... | Read More

      • SLBM1959
      • | May 24, 2016
    • Supercharge my chess - day 9

      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, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8  My goals:  1. I want to study che... | Read More

    • Review: The Amateur's Mind

      IM Jeremy Silman is a well-known chess author (border line famous, but not quite, as my mother hasn't yet heard of him), best know for his strategy book, How to Reassess Your Chess (now in its fourth edition). The Amateur's Mind (by IM Jeremy Sil... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | May 22, 2016
    • Review: This Crazy World of Chess

      The late Larry Evans was a living legend in US chess, having won five US Championships and served as Bobby Fischer's second as he battled the former Soviet Union. He was also a long time columnist for Chess Life and This Crazy World of Chess (by ... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | May 22, 2016
    • Claustrophobia in Chess

      That dreaded feeling in Chess ... all your pieces are trapped along the back ranks and you can't move!!   Ever since I ventured to the Cu Chi tunnels in Vietnam, I believe I've developed a mild case of Claustrophobia. Whilst hunched over crawli... | Read More

    • A valuable tip for 2.5% men and 5% women players.

      Why 2.5% men and 5% women? I'll explain. If you see my blogs, you will note that a couple of them talk about how tough I find it to play so called weak players. In fact, over the last few months, I have been having trouble even with players rated... | Read More

    • Psychology behind blunders

      When I first started paying chess, I started from 5min blitz games; these fast games are, obviously, games where players commit blunders pretty frequently. I was one of those players, but the more I started to recognize a pattern behind my blund... | Read More

    • It's TOURNAMENT Time Everyone! New Set Of TOURNEYS Begins!

      [Blog History]      What's up tourney addicts?      Last year I ran a set of 64-player KO tournaments throughout many ratings groups that seemed to go over well with a lot of good games. Well, it's that time again! Using the same ratings... | Read More

    • KIMPLODES--Material! (Part 4 of 10)

      M = Material (or Materiel, if you prefer...potato/potatoe, tomato/tomtatoe, it's all lost in the dustbin of meaningless nuance, along with memories of Dan Quayle, George H. W. Bush's Vice President). Material is all about counting points, and then... | Read More

    • Dipping My Toe into the Slav

      There comes a point when you're trying to learn new systems, ultimately you have to play them. In branching away from the King's Indian as Black, I've delved into Slav style structures and am finding through experience the necessity to seek active... | Read More

    • Road to the 2000s: #1 Reaching the 1000s!

      Hey everyone and welcome to my first blog post of the Road to the 2000s series where I keep everyone updated about my journey to that rating. It will be a long journey, I'll tell you that.   But recently, I played in the 2016 Ice Harbor Schola... | Read More

      • Sengdao
      • | May 19, 2016
    • World Championship Openings

      I've compiled a list of the openings played in World Championship games.     At the moment I've considered all match-style WC games since the unification of FIDE in 2006.   There were a total of 75 games played, including tiebreaks.   Op... | Read More

      • ih8sens
      • | May 19, 2016
    • Chess And Pets: GM Sergey Shipov

      As a chess writer who relies on a pet rabbit for company and inspiration, I was curious whether others connected chess with pets. The musician Yoko Ono has a doggie chess app, which promotes chess and pet adoption. had a popular Apr... | Read More