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2017 Sudbury Fall Rapid

NM ih8sens 7 hrs ago

The Sudbury Fall Rapid ended yesterday.  I was pleased to finish with a 6/6 score and clear first place by at least a point and a half. I've included the games with a few instructive notes. Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Because ...

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Random pairings - is this going to be a thing?

GM SultanOfKings 1 day ago

We got some excitement in the world of chess on Friday! I was one of those who hadn't read the 2017 Chess.com Isle of Man regulations, and was taken aback by the announcement of Caruana-Kramnik as a 1st round pairing. Like most people, when f...

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My Chess Preparation

Hello Chess Lovers! As the title suggests, in this blog, we are going to go through my preparation or an amateur's preparation plan for an upcoming tournament in my city next week. I am going to tell you guys my plans for preparation but thes...

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Four Men Standing in Tbilisi

GM alexcolovic 4 days ago

Intriguing semi-finals with two very happy and two very sad players tomorrow after the tie-breaks. http://www.alexcolovic.com/2017/09/four-men-standing-tbilisi/

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Path To Chess Prosperity #2: Reconstruction

EOGuel 5 days ago

Hi, guys. Sorry it's been so long! I have had some things come in the way of much blogging... including school!  ... and also due to an OTB chess tournament! Yes, I did compete in a tournament in Arlington Texas about a week and a half a...

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A swindle that never was

GM smurfo 6 days ago

I've started collecting chess swindles for a new book [so if you have any good ones, please send them to me!]. Over the weekend, I visited a great little weekender on the Gold Coast and saw first-hand a fantastic swindle take place - or, rather, n...

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An Amazing Puzzle!

GM Ginger_GM 6 days ago

Just the other day I was fortunate enough to stumble across the following message on twitter:   At first glance this puzzle seems rather bland, but the more we venture down the rabbit hole, the greater and more beautiful it becomes. For a...

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A Quick and Easy Petroff

GM alexcolovic 8 days ago

This time via video on my YouTube channel. Inspired by the folk in Tbilisi: http://www.alexcolovic.com/2017/09/quick-petroff-youtube-channel/

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Check Your Tactics!

EOGuel 10 days ago

I will start posting a series of puzzles I saw and liked for you to solve! I will not initially state who's game it is. Could be anywhere from a Grandmaster game to one of my random blitz games!  White to play and win NOTE: Two...

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Our First Simul! (and his too...)

beth_thrasher 12 days ago

10 Year-Old Chess Whiz! This past week, the Wingfield H.S. Chess Team (in Jackson, Mississippi) hosted our first simultaneous exhibition.  We were overjoyed to have our buddy Ryan Wu (USCFR 1613) stop by to play the entire team.  It...

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Fischer's Openings in Reykjavik

GM alexcolovic 12 days ago

I am planning a series of posts on Fischer's opening strategy in Reykjavik so if you are into that sort of analysis sign up and enjoy your Saturday with Part 1! http://www.alexcolovic.com/2017/09/fischers-openings-reykjavik/

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3rd Singapore Masters Blitz (Junior Edition)

CM juniortay 15 days ago

The Singapore Masters Blitz series, a brainchild of Olimpiu Urcan, sets out to provide quality quickplay events for Singapore and locally based masters in terms of playing conditions and prize fund.  The first edition  had $1100 up for g...

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Path To Chess Prosperity #1: Insanity On The Board

EOGuel 21 days ago

Hello, chess fans! Some of you may have seen my previous post where I openly expressed my desire for a successful chess future and laid out my weekly plan to consistently improve. Well, I was unable to accomplish all of my goals this week, though ...

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Minnesota's Young Talents at World Youth 2017

GM mauricioflores 21 days ago

Over the last two weeks, the youngest elite of the chess world gathered together in Brazil, to dispute the World Youth Chess Championship in the categories under 8, under 10, and under 12. Over the last several years, the state of Minnesota has ma...

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Double Your Pleasure... with Four-Player Chess!

News 24 days ago

As Erik announced a few days back, we've been at work on a bit of a passion project lately, and although it's still highly "experimental," our Four Player Chess server is available for the Chess.com community to try out! It's lots of fun, and...



beth_thrasher 24 days ago

The Wingfield High School Chess Team traveled to the "Catfish Classic" in Belzoni, Mississippi this past Saturday.  Though our top player only garnered 3.0 points and most of the rest of our guys recorded only 1 or 2 points, we had a GREAT ti...

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Charlie Changes Everything

GM smurfo 24 days ago

I don't know how I ended up becoming a chess book reviewer in my spare time, but it's certainly a fun hobby. It's gotten to the point that every now and then, I randomly receive a new chess book in the mail to take a look at - which, as any che...

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The Best Move

GM alexcolovic 25 days ago

How chess has evolved since Garry's retirement and another look at his problems in St. Louis. http://www.alexcolovic.com/2017/08/the-best-move/

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Endgame Tactics Time

NM CoachJKane 26 days ago

Hi Chess Friends,   Tonight I had a talented student of mine play out a few endgames to practice converting good positions with the clock ticking.  On his first try with one ending he found a key sacrificial idea, but played it too early and en...


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