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    • The first post of a journey

      Well, here is to the beginning of a journey from the world of CC to OTB. I've decided to play more over the board because I needed the challenge. I'm 40 years old, and it's time to stretch ourselves.  | Read More

    • I just earned the National Master title. Here's how.

      (Note: If you want to avoid some random anecdotes and just want to get to the things I think may benefit players embarking on similar quests, just skip to the bold stuff below.) I've been working on this one for a while, and it's nice to finally h... | Read More

      • eltenedor
      • | Feb 11, 2016
      • | 530 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Washington Championship, part 1

      In past years the Washington State Championship has consisted of three 10-player round robins.  The winner of the top section becomes Champion:  the winners of the lower sections are seeded into upper sections next year.  There are also a few o... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | Feb 9, 2016
      • | 276 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Correspondence Challenge!

      I am looking for high-level players to play in rated online chess. My ratings are high and I am looking for = compitition! | Read More

    • Agape Love Neither Boasts Nor Is Proud

      by HJS When Apostle Paul spoke of love when he wrote to the Corinthians, his first challenge was expressing the agape love that comes through the grace of God. Sensual love was the understanding which the Corinthians had. Paul, in using the term... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Feb 6, 2016
      • | 172 views
      • | 0 comments
    • New website BBB Guaranteed

      Play CHESS while you work out.  I challenge anyone to disprove this product, its Guaranteed for 30 Days. Believe me it works and it's a Game Changer.  Go to Bridgebody.squarespace.com  and get the power, the easy way.   | Read More

    • Simuls on the weekend with International Master Attila Turzo

      I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.   This weekend I will play 2 simuls on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. Saturday simul will start at 7:00 pm London time, 2:00 pm New York time on Saturday the 6th... | Read More

    • Staff Profiles: Shon

      This is part of series of posts to help people get to know the Chess.com team better. Today, we meet Shon, a technical wiz who is an "enabler" in the very nicest sense of the word!    What is your name?Shon M. Just "M". &nbs... | Read More

      • webmaster
      • | Feb 5, 2016
      • | 1011 views
      • | 8 comments
    • Simul on Friday with International Master Attila Turzo

      I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.   I will play a simul  on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. Friday simul will start at 9:00 pm Melbourne, Sydney time, 10:00 am London on Friday the 5th of F... | Read More

    • The 1st Youth Chess Composing Challenge

      The first competition in the frames of 59th WCCC (announced January 31st) will be devoted to youngest chess composers (born 1998 and after). TheYCCC consists of three thematic tourneys (#2, h#2 and endgames), with 5 months time for composing. Th... | Read More

    • Simul on Thursday with International Master Attila Turzo

      I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.   I will play a simul  on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. Thursday simul will start at 7:00 pm London time, 2:00 pm New York time on Thursday the 4th of February... | Read More

    • New simul on Wednesday with International Master Attila Turzo

      I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.   I will play a simul  on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. Wednesday simul will start at 7:00 pm London time, 2:00 pm New York time on Wednesday the 3rd of Februar... | Read More

    • WA Open Championship

      Hey everybody. The Washington Open Championship is on this Saturday and Sunday. There are 4 Sections. The Championship, Premeir, Invitational, and the Challenger. It's in Microsoft Building 99, I beleive. Drop in this Weekend and Next weekend at 9... | Read More

    • Simul on Wednesday with International Master Attila Turzo

      I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.   I will play a simul  on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. Wednesday simul will start at 9:00 pm Melbourne, Sydney time, 10:00 am London on Wednesday the 3rd... | 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

    • 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
      • | 159 views
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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
      • | 204 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Simul on Tuesday with International Master Attila Turzo

      I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.   I will play a simul  on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. Tuesday simul will start at 9:00 pm London time on Tuesday the 2nd of February 2016.   1:00 pm Los ... | Read More

    • Simul on Monday with International Master Attila Turzo

      I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach.   I will play a simul  on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 15 time control. Monday simul will start at 7:00 pm London time on Monday the 1st of February 2016.  11:00 am Los Ang... | Read More

    • My first win against a master

      Today I had the honor of playing FM David Lucky, the reigning Idaho state champion, in a twenty-board simul. Amazingly, I was able to survive an unfamiliar opening, find a tactic to win a pawn, trap his rook to pick up the exchange, and hold on to... | Read More