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    • Shabalov Simul!

      Tl;dr I was okay, then I was winning, then I missed a bunch of draws, then I lost. Today, the Pittsburgh Chess Club held a 20-board simultaneous exhibition with GM Shabalov! I was lucky and saw the announcement when it came out so it didn't get ... | Read More

    • Using the typical Sicilian exchange sacrifice

      Typical exchange sacrifices in the Sicilian are not so difficult to learn, and can be great fun! Usually 1 pawn for the exchange is good, plus having some active play. More pawns is often better. But of course it all depends on what is on the che... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Feb 5, 2016
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    • Love Is Patient, Kind, And Does Not Envy

      by HJS When Paul wrote to the Corinthians and stressed the importance of love, he made fifteen statements where he said, "Love is..." Frankly, when you synthesize those statements and put them together, you come up with something vastly different... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Feb 5, 2016
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    • Navigating the Maze: Games of Gibraltar

      *I've been having some issues with images and formatting here on chess.com's blog interface. Check out my original post here: http://chesssummit.com/2016/02/05/navigating-the-maze-games-of-gibraltar/. I’ve spent the last few days watching the ... | Read More

    • T.T.M. THATS LEMONADE

              l   Charades, pop skill Water hyacinth, named by a poet Imitation of life Like a koi in a frozen pond Like a goldfish in a bowl I don't want to hear you cry That's sugarcane that tasted good That's cinn... | Read More

    • Computer > Books

       Guys, I just want to say that chess books are very helpful. They can show tactics, openings, and common endgames. However, I feel that purchasing a chess.com membership does the job. For only $100/$50 a year, you can receive many features. Firs... | Read More

    • As January Ends...

      As January ends, let's take a look back at what happened this month. World Champion Magnus Carlsen won the Tata Steel Masters tournament, a full point ahead of Fabiano Caruana and Ding Liren. Wesley So, Anish Giri, and Pavel Eljanov shared 3rd pl... | Read More

    • To you, St. Petersburg !

      1.      Peter, Peter ... You know so much, you've  seen a lot, And all  I  want  to tell you - It's just words. Again, I buy a ticket on the train. A little jealous and a little upset, Accompanying me to the train station Moscow... | Read More

      • Podaryonka
      • | Feb 2, 2016
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    • Chess Opening

      Aims of the opening[edit] Common aims in opening play[edit] Irrespective of whether they are trying to gain the upper hand as White and equalize as Black or to create dynamic imbalances, players generally devote a lot of attention in the opening s... | Read More

      • sachin951
      • | Feb 2, 2016
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    • The Nerd Club - Space and Pawn Breaks

      Hi chess friends,   This is the blog for the CMT-group chess club. The idea is to teach a bunch of theoretical phycisists how to play chess.  Today we are going to learn about space. Space might be a bit hard to grasp as an advantage since it... | Read More

      • Bjarkoff
      • | Feb 2, 2016
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    • The next best move!

      The right way to defend in a loosing endgame is not allways to do it the computerway. So maybe letting opponent struggle to keep material though he doesnt need to do that and at the same way make an attacking manouver may be better. Early in the ... | Read More

    • T.T.M. NEW ROMANTICS

      we're all bored, we're all so tired of everything We wait for trains that just aren't coming We show off our different scarlet letters— Trust me, mine is better We're so young but we're on the road to ruin We play dumb but we know exactly what... | Read More

    • Inochi No Namae (Name of Life) Song

      Name : Inochi no Namae / いのちの名前 / Name of LifeMovie : Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi / 千と千尋の神隠し / Spirited AwayComposer : Joe Hisaishi Lyrics : Kaku Wakako   Inochi No Namae   1. Aozora ni sen wo hiku Hikouki... | Read More

      • Mayoigo5
      • | Jan 31, 2016
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    • Análisis de la Apertura Española Variante del Cambio

      http://www.viewchess.com/cbreader/2016/1/31/Game132294978.html | Read More

      • juanrohl
      • | Jan 31, 2016
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    • My 2 Cents, "Probably" Won't Have an Impact

      I retired 7 December 2014. One of the first things I did was turn in my work phone and buy a new cell phone. It had all these apps and gadgets and stuff. Since I now have plenty of time, I decided that I was going to get back into chess seriously ... | Read More

    • Improving Defence

      They say defence wins matches. In Chess it can be the difference between a draw and a loss. More than anything, it's an attitude to work hard, be stubborn and make life as difficult for your opponent as possible.   I see it no different to golf... | Read More

    • 1900 Tactics Goal

      Just passed 1600 tactics, and want to break my all time high of 1877.  In the Prodigy program this month, we have been concentrating  on calculations.  When we started I was around 1500 tactics.  Goal for the weekend is to break my record  ... | Read More

      • jminkler
      • | Jan 29, 2016
      • | 170 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Best of US Chess: 6th-10th Place Winners

      In Best of US Chess (formerly Best of Chess Life Online), we countdown the top ten uschess.org articles of 2015, some of which you may have missed.  Here are the 6th-10th place winners. Stay tuned for the top 5, which will be posted in a couple ... | Read More

    • beto43 vs. lebesgue72: 1/28/16: B10: Caro-Kann Defense

      HI everyone! Here's a recent game I played. My goal was to start learning some of the ideas and themes in the Caro-Kann defense. I heard that it leads to more of a positional game, and I wanted to see for myself, modulo any tactics missed by me in... | Read More

      • lebesgue72
      • | Jan 29, 2016
      • | 156 views
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    • Tactics Books Worth Considering

      I've had an interest in tactics books for some time now.  They have some distinct advantages over other types of books: no board required readable anywhere (on the train, over lunch, etc.) short time commitment-meaning if you got five minutes yo... | Read More

      • Bruch
      • | Jan 28, 2016
      • | 239 views
      • | 2 comments