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    • Second video now available!

      Our group's second video is now available, check it out! Here's the link just in case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4FmJyFbTL0 | Read More

      • JavierGil
      • | Aug 27, 2016
      • | 35 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Cool opening trick

      Opening tricks If you fall for them you lose a piece or even the game. Opening tricks, or opening traps are so easy to execute and so hard to miss. No matter which opening trick you want to use you must pay attention  to execute it perfectly. I... | Read More

    • Overcoming The Threat Of Failure

      by HJS Roger Bannister, the British runner who was the first to run a mile in less than four minutes, said, "Failure is as exciting to watch as success, provided the effort is absolutely genuine and complete. But the spectators fail to understand... | Read More

      • JD-ex
      • | Aug 25, 2016
      • | 64 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Interesting games from the Sinquefield Cup 2016

      Today, we analyze the most interesting games from the recent Sinquefield Cup 2016. This tournament took place in St Louis, and the most interesting point about it is that we could see ten of the strongest chess players in the world in action.... | Read More

    • Gibraltar Junior Chess Festival 2016

      Last week, I played in the 6th Gibraltar Junior Chess Festival at the Caleta Hotel as part of the England Junior Squad. The junior tournament is very much similar in organisation to the main event, the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters, run in January/F... | Read More

    • Pawn Structure Explained for Club Players

      Hi chess friends! Get ready for this week’s training on mastering pawn structure. It starts on Saturday (08/27) at 12pm EST. Click here just before noon EST to join the webinar - it's free! If you want to follow the lecture attentively, yo... | Read More

      • TigerLilov
      • | Aug 24, 2016
      • | 990 views
      • | 7 comments
    • Another NM, another draw, with some irrelevant stories: Seafair Open Round 3-5

      "I adjust", my opponent said. I'd heard this 100 times over our last 2 games that we have played. After EVERY move, my opponent had to adjust my piece, (Note: This story may have been altered to be more interesting to the reader, but there are no ... | Read More

    • Bishop and Knight and Two Bishops V.S Lone King Endings

      Mate in 4   Bishop, Knight and King vs King - YouTube   Mate in 3   Chess Endgames- Checkmate with Two Bishops - YouTube | Read More

    • The Baku Chess Olympiad: Africans In View

      With less than 10 days to the start of the Baku chess Olympiad, Chess.com Africa looks at the top African teams and what they bring to the brilliance and success of the 2016 Chess Olympiad. The top 7 chess playing countries in Africa according t... | Read More

      • thims
      • | Aug 23, 2016
      • | 1098 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Enjoying Beautiful Barbados

      This is what I am up to: https://beautifulbarbadosblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/20/cool-water/   Sea bathing, wave watching, photo taking, sleeping in the Sun... Enjoying Beautiful Barbados | Read More

    • All version's 9000 !

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPuDc0QwJEM | Read More

      • One_Spirit
      • | Aug 22, 2016
      • | 100 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Upcoming Games

      Watch for upcoming Slow Chess League games on the live chess server this week:   Upcoming Games Schedule Tue 23rd of Aug 2016 12:30 - 403 Juan Carlos Betancur (1.0,1454) v philidor_position (1.0,1512)  Tue 23rd of Aug 2016 13:00 - 803 SirIvan... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Aug 22, 2016
      • | 104 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Smirnov and his thinking system

      Dear chess friend,   My name is Jaan Ehlvest. I was one of the top tournament player during 1988 till 1991 when I finished the World Cup tournament series only behind Kasparov, Karpov and Salov. Nowadays I am devoted chess coach. I am very few... | Read More

      • Malev212
      • | Aug 22, 2016
      • | 332 views
      • | 0 comments
    • A guide to the chess Olympiad – Part II

      Foar Part 1, click here.     In the last article I described the basics of the chess Olympiad, and mentioned that it used to be dominated – almost tediously so – by the USSR. But the chess world is different now an... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Aug 21, 2016
      • | 1187 views
      • | 8 comments
    • How to Make Watching Chess More Fun

      While I was eating a fish burrito for lunch (so So Cal), I got a text from a friend who is an 1800 USCF rated player himself. I had told him to check out the Sinquefield Cup coverage; that I had thought that it had a lot of very interesting games.... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Aug 19, 2016
      • | 1600 views
      • | 10 comments
    • Training Routine

      July 2015 is when I started training harder to improve my chess. I search the internet, buy books, download apps and programs, and played a lot of chess. I also acquired 4 sets of boards already because I am a little picky about the piece design, ... | Read More

      • Alvin_Cruz
      • | Aug 18, 2016
      • | 136 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Launch of “Winning the Middlegame”

      Today is the day – the much-awaited course “Winning the Middlegame” is released today!  This course was born after we conducted a survey a few months ago asking about YOUR needs and suggestions for our next course.   Most students reque... | Read More

    • Maya Chiburdanidze proposes a new tournament system

      Part of an interview by Evgeny Surov, chess-news.ru, 13th June 2016 I met Maya Chiburdanidze in the Tbilisi Chess Palace, where  an experimental tournament is held, using a system she'd come up with. Maya Chiburdanidze: Let us start ... | Read More

      • Spektrowski
      • | Aug 17, 2016
      • | 1526 views
      • | 15 comments
    • Upcoming Games

      Watch for upcoming Slow Chess League games on the live chess server this week:   Upcoming Games Schedule Tue 16th of Aug 2016 12:00 - 109 Chessfromsquareone (0.0,1633) v BlueAlps (0.0,1357)  Tue 16th of Aug 2016 15:00 - 802 drowsy80 (0.0,1539... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Aug 16, 2016
      • | 158 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Desire makes you weak and powerless

      Just turn back and look at last year, how many days did you spend worrying about some thing insignificant? How many days did you spend thinking about something which is obsolete now? Our energy is getting dissipated in the form of fears and desire... | Read More

      • 10mio
      • | Aug 14, 2016
      • | 179 views
      • | 1 comment