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Poliannikov blocks Bayaraa's attempt at CONIC history

ChessKid Jun 6, 2017

In the Age 11-12 section, Chinguun Bayaraa held a half-point lead over fellow Californian Robert Shlyakhtenko going into the last round.  Bayaraa, playing in his fourth CONIC event and already having two CONIC titles, had a chance at becoming...

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some of Southern California's 2017 CONIC players

ChessKid Jun 6, 2017

ABOVE, left to right:  Joaquin Perkins (Age 11-12 section), Jeffrey Chou (also Age 11-12 section), Brian Xie (Age 7 section), and Brian Huang (Age 8 section) all played in West Covina. BELOW, left to right:  Perkins, Chou, Xie (fore...

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2017 CONIC post-event: pizza and NBA Finals Game 2

ChessKid Jun 6, 2017

After the tournament, NM Jeffrey Chou and Joaquin Perkins watched the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals.  Thanks to Mr. Chou for the pizza! One-on-one before the last round:  https:/...

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Norway Chess 2017 Starts

GM alexcolovic Jun 6, 2017

Norway Chess started in Stavanger and there were a few surprises. Anand prepared the Caro-Kann, Caruana the QGA, but what amazed me is Giri losing 6 games in a row!  He even played a line that happened in game 5 of the Taimanov-Fische...

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Time Flies When You're Having Fun

SonofPearl Jun 5, 2017

Welcome to my relaunched blog where I'll be analysing my games for my local chess club, Pontypridd, since I joined them last year (full story here!). Reviewing your games and trying to learn from them, especially the losses, is often cited as an i...

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The Importance of Tahan Chess

IM IM_Kgwm Jun 5, 2017

White to play a "tahan" move I managed to play in a rapid tournament yesterday and although I was the highest rated player in the field, I was not really expecting much given that the intention was really to shake off some rust, experiment wit...

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Test your CrazyHouse Mating Skills!

jdcannon Jun 3, 2017

Since Chess.com introduced Crazyhouse, I've been a little obsessed with the game.  I found the new and unique kinds of combinations quite fascinating and thought it would be fun share some of the more interesting positions from my games ...

"Magnus" Movie Now On UK Netflix

SonofPearl Jun 2, 2017

Last year, the documentary movie "Magnus" premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Now after a long wait, it is available to watch on Netflix UK.  The film was well reviewed and features behind the scenes footage from Magnus Carlsen'...

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Games from Llucmajor

GM alexcolovic May 31, 2017

I present two games from the tournament in Llucmajor. One is against the eventual winner Fedorchuk and the other one was my best effort. It is curious that I lost to Fedorchuk because he used my own strategy much better than myself! R...

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Untitled Tuesday Tournaments

ijgeoffrey May 30, 2017

Are you a fan of Titled Tuesday? (What am I asking--of course you are!) Have you ever wished you could compete, but knew you would be totally trounced? Introducing, Untitled Tuesday! It's just like Titled Tuesday, but no titled players allowed. No...

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Рапид-турнир памяти Данила Кучеренко

GM LuckyTiger May 28, 2017

Уважаемые друзья! Приглашаем всех желающих и могущих принять участие в рапид-турнире, посвященном памяти нашего друга Данила Кучеренко. Турнир запланирован на 10, 11 июня; место проведения - Харьков, ШШК "Шахрад". Больше информации - здесь: http:/...

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3rd Annual Dayton Chess Festival

FM Boorchess May 28, 2017

3rd Annual Dayton Chess Festival and Aviator OPEN A really great week of chess is coming up in Dayton Ohio July 14-22. The 3rd annual Aviator Open will begin followed by a blitz tournament and After that the action continues with the Dayton...

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FREE 30-Minute Video Lesson with VISHY ANAND!

GeniusKJ May 28, 2017

ChessUniversity.com is giving away five-time WORLD CHAMPION VISHY ANAND's 30-minute Chess University lesson recording on patterns and themes ($25 value) for FREE! :-) To access this lesson for free, simply go to the course page here:https://ches...

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Chess.com Dev Update: May 26, 2017

News May 26, 2017

Hey Chess.com! Thanks for tuning into another update! By far the most noticeably new recent event is the Speed Chess Championships! If you haven't been watching, you've been missing out! The battle between Giri and So was epic...

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How To Beat Magnus Carlsen Video Course $20 Off

GeniusKJ May 25, 2017

In the first volume of How To Beat World Champion Magnus Carlsen video course, FIDE-Master Dalton Perrine walks you through World Champion Magnus Carlsen’s classical time control losses from November 2013 to November 2014. This marks the tim...

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So I Joined A Chess Club!

SonofPearl May 25, 2017

After many years spent feeding my chess habit via the wonders of the internet, and in particular Chess.com, I joined a chess club! In truth, I'm not exactly a newbie because like many chess addicts of my age (46, since you ask) I played for my loc...

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Refutation of the Tarrasch Defence

GM alexcolovic May 25, 2017

This one is going to get a lot of attention I think... I start with a short round-up of my tournament in Llucmajor, with some comments on my newly-found algorithm and last round disappointment. And yes, I do think the Tarrasch is a hopeless...


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