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The FIRST BIG Showdown: PCL Week 6

shaun Feb 13, 2017

Boom baby!  Not only were my predictions Top Friggin' notch last week, all of my featured predictions were correct.  Every. Single. One. Read it and weep, (or rejoice, you know, pending on what teams you were going for). But this week ...

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Lessons in Positional 2.13.17

NM linlaoda Feb 13, 2017

You will find below an exercise which tests your positional skills. Solving these will help you improve your positional chess. White to move Find the best way to improve our position

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What did our team do this last week?

erik Feb 11, 2017

This week I asked our team to write a brief sentence about one thing they worked on to make life better for our members (you!). They didn't all respond, but here you go. Maybe it's interesting. I don't know?! Sam Assistant Content Edit...

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PRO CHESS LEAGUE week 5 predictions

NM nmpdk Feb 10, 2017

Well, ladies and gentlemen, it's been real. I'm in the middle of 3 back-to-back-to-back (kinda, I get one week off to go to Florida) scholastic state championships, starting with the Illinois High School state finals this weekend in Peoria, IL.&...

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Saturday Slaughter: PCL Predictions Week 5

shaun Feb 10, 2017

Welcome back PCL lovers to another extraordinary day of futuristic explication.  Some of the tastiest match-ups this whole season are happening THIS SATURDAY so put on your Chess beanies and grab that chess mug your friends gave you for Chris...

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PRO Chess League Week 5 Predictions

TarjeiJS Feb 10, 2017

Another week with PRO Chess League and finally we will see the debut of world Champion Magnus Carlsen, who faces Fabiano Caruana's Montreal Chessbrahs. I expect a lot of close matches this round. Eastern: Patagonia Penguins 10Shymkent Nomads...

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My Best Wins vs Mr_Penings

NM nOcHeaTiNgKiD Feb 9, 2017

Hello everyone! Its been a while since I posted a blog. After playing countless games against my brother, Mr_Penings (200+ on this site alone!) I thought I would write a blogpost of some of my best games vs him. Game #1:Aggressive vs Solid..?! ...

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PRO Chess League Week 5 prediction

IM RobertRis Feb 9, 2017

Hi guys!   Apparently last week I bet on a match between two teams who didn't face each other. Hopefully I will fare better this time :)   Great to see the big guys Magnus, Fabi, MVL, So and good old KingLoek in action! Hats off to PRO chess l...

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QGD Repertoire for Black II

GM alexcolovic Feb 8, 2017

I finished the second part of my successful QGD for Black. This one covers all the lines black may encounter on the way to the QGD: the Catalan, London System, Colle, Zukertort, Jobava's pet line, The Veresov Attack, the Tromp and all the rest....

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Lessons in Defense (2/7/2017)

NM linlaoda Feb 7, 2017

You will find below an exercise which tests your defensive skills. Solving these will help you improve your positional chess. Black to move and defend

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My Chess Super Bowl

NM CoachJKane Feb 7, 2017

Hi chess friends, This past Sunday, while many other Americans were preparing for the Super Bowl, I played in the first round of the Northern Virginia Chess League against Grandmaster Jesse Kraai. In our previous meeting in the league he beat me ...

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IM attilaturzo Feb 7, 2017

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.   Leo Tolstoy – 1828-1910, Writer

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IM attilaturzo Feb 6, 2017

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.   Gilbert K. Chesterton – 1874-1936, Writer and Theologian

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Vidit Joins Goldchess

GM alexcolovic Feb 6, 2017

A very good game by GM Vidit from the Olympiad where he beat Naiditsch with black. The domination at the end is very pretty. But what I found curious in this game is that white only committed one mistake and he was immediately lost! Sometimes c...

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PRO League Week 4 Highlights

IM dpruess Feb 4, 2017

Here some highlights from week 4 of the PRO Chess League. One of the big stories of the week was that of 6 3-0 teams, only 1 made it to 4-0, the San Diego Surfers with an impressive upset win over the feared San Jose Hackers. I have two videos...

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Lessons in Positional Chess (2.4.17)

NM linlaoda Feb 4, 2017

You will find below an exercise which tests your positional skills. Solving these will help you improve your positional chess. Black to play. White just played 1. a2-a4. What should Black do? Should we force things?

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Simul at 1:00 pm New York, 6:00 pm London time

IM attilaturzo Feb 4, 2017

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 plus 30 seconds ...

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Lawrence Trent Joins Chess University!

GeniusKJ Feb 4, 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen, We are happy to announce that International Master Lawrence Trent will be teaching in the February 2017 month of the Prodigy Program! Lawrence is known for his phenomenal commentary at super tournaments such as the London...


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