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    • Todays Chess

      Greetings                        I returned to Chess 3 years ago this November, and for once I stuck with it. I play music professionally and had to make a career choice when I was around 18.   I have stayed with music, occasionally ... | Read More

      • Santero13
      • | Sep 28, 2016
      • | 51 views
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    • Accepting Signups for October 7 FREE Simul - Hurry!

      Hello chess.com fans! I will be hosting three FREE chess simuls for you. (September 30, October 7, October 14)As usual, I will host a simul every Friday at 2PM EST.   The September 30 simul has already filled up! Now accepting participants fo... | Read More

    • 2100!

      This past Saturday I attended the Birmingham Challenge, a 4-round Swiss style tournament. The games were 70 minutes per side with a 5-second delay. Pre-Tournament: Shortly before this tournament I looked to see how I had done in last year's tou... | Read More

      • SJFG
      • | Sep 28, 2016
      • | 120 views
      • | 5 comments
    • To the Victor Goes the Spoils: RIP Dvoretsky

      Many people have been seduced by the play of the winner. Sometimes to the point of recommending that the victor played perfectly and to emulate this person's play. This is all well and good, until you find out that many an annotator has been misle... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Sep 27, 2016
      • | 794 views
      • | 1 comment
    • The Irish Women's Championship 2016

      The Irish Women's Championship 2016 will be held in Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2 from 15-16 October. You can enter online here. Already entered we have the 2015 Champion, Monika Gedvilaite, 2014 Champion, Gearoidin Ui Laighleis as well as four upc... | Read More

      • ICU
      • | Sep 27, 2016
      • | 129 views
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    • Learn Pafu's Beginner's Game - Move 9: Continuing Play After the Opening

      (This post is part of a series on The Beginner's Game, an opening system by Pafu. It is written by Christopher Huff.) Pafu summarizes: "The Beginner's Game is a fixed position reached after eight moves." ...But what about after those eight moves... | Read More

      • chuff
      • | Sep 26, 2016
      • | 123 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Growing in Grace

      by HJS A gardener will plant flower seeds, cultivate the ground and watch the green sprouts eventually push through the soil, burst forth, and finally blossom. It takes time and a combination of certain conditions - not too much heat but enough s... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Sep 25, 2016
      • | 90 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Washington Women's Championship

      My great summer chess binge--three tournaments and 18 rated games in under a month--concluded with the Washington Women's Championship, a four-round open Swiss.  For some reason I repeatedly woke up in the middle of the night worrying about this ... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | Sep 25, 2016
      • | 260 views
      • | 8 comments
    • UPDATE on FREE Simuls (September 30, October 7, October 14)

      Hello chess.com fans! I will be hosting three FREE chess simuls for you. (September 30, October 7, October 14)As usual, I will host a simul every Friday at 2PM EST.   As an update to the September 30 simul: I now have 10 players! (Now filling... | Read More

    • My first games with a master player.

      Hi guys. This is the first blog I have ever written in chess.com 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 lichess.org. Chess.com is... | Read More

    • FREE Simul for the Next Three Weeks on Live Chess! Sign up now!

      Hello chess fans!I will be hosting three FREE chess simuls for you. (September 30, October 7, October 14)As usual, I will host a simul every Friday at 2PM EST.Just to remind everybody, they will be in the following format:   10 players 30/15 t... | Read More

    • Simul against International Master Attila Turzo

      Would you like to play against an International Master? I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach and I would like to invite you to play with me in a simuls on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 minuter per player time con... | Read More

    • 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

    • Supercharge my chess - day 8

      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  My goals:  1. I want to study chess in an organ... | Read More

    • The Irish Rapid and Blitz Championships 2016: Reminder

        Tonight is the early entry deadline for The Irish Rapid and Blitz Championships 2016 which will be held from 24-25 September. The ICU AGM 2015-16 will follow the Blitz.   Below are the reports from the last Blitz and Rapid:   EasyStream... | Read More

      • ICU
      • | Sep 18, 2016
      • | 130 views
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    • The Moral Drift of Society

      by HJS Corrupt politicians, deceitful corporate managers and philandering husbands have one thing in common: They lie with impunity. But wait! That word is no longer politically acceptable. The term misinformation is preferred to dishonesty. ... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Sep 17, 2016
      • | 153 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Personal Reflection on the Kan Part 2

      As I progressed in 2010, my strategical understanding began to improve leaps and bounds under the tutelage of GM Predrag Trajkovic, which showed in my improved games in the Kan. My games show a counterattacking flair to them with some analysis on ... | Read More

      • yian123
      • | Sep 16, 2016
      • | 150 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Online chess vs. Over-the-board

      Obviously this has been a topic discussed time and time again on this site and for the most part people have come to the conclusion that they either play better online or at least have a much higher rating online vs. over-the-board. I wonder, how... | Read More

      • Dlortie
      • | Sep 16, 2016
      • | 112 views
      • | 1 comment
    • 30 minutes simul game on Saturday at noon New York time

      Would you like to play against an International Master? I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach and I would like to invite you to play with me in a simuls on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 minuter per player time con... | Read More

    • You Cannot Make Anybody Happy

      You Cannot Make Anybody Happy  In this world there is always a play of positive and negative. Some problems come, some challenges come, and solutions also follow them. The ancient people would simply focus on keeping their energy high. If you... | Read More