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Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! https://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com US Chess League Analysis: IM Bartholomew vs. IM Priyadharshan KannappanThe United State Chess League is an online-based team competition featuring squads from all around the US: http://uschessleague.com My analysis of this game on YouTube: https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/us-chess-league-analysis-im-bartholomew-vs-im-priyadharshan-kannappanThu, 01 Oct 2015 08:56:16 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/us-chess-league-analysis-im-bartholomew-vs-im-priyadharshan-kannappanChess Cognition #9: NM Jason Drake vs. IM Bartholomew Full game: Analysis of this example on YouTube: https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chess-cognition-9-nm-jason-drake-vs-im-bartholomewSat, 26 Sep 2015 14:51:55 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chess-cognition-9-nm-jason-drake-vs-im-bartholomewChess Cognition #8: IM Bartholomew vs. GM Nick De Firmian Full game: Analysis of this example on YouTube: https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chess-cognition-8-im-bartholomew-vs-gm-nick-de-firmianSat, 26 Sep 2015 14:51:28 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chess-cognition-8-im-bartholomew-vs-gm-nick-de-firmianChess Cognition #7: IM Bartholomew vs. FM Konstantin Kavutskiy Full game: Analysis of this example on YouTube: https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chess-cognition-7-im-bartholomew-vs-fm-konstantin-kavutskiySat, 26 Sep 2015 14:51:07 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chess-cognition-7-im-bartholomew-vs-fm-konstantin-kavutskiyChess Cognition #6: IM Bartholomew vs. Samarth Chakrasali Full game: Analysis of this example on YouTube: https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chess-cognition-6-im-bartholomew-vs-samarth-chakrasaliMon, 21 Sep 2015 22:53:59 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chess-cognition-6-im-bartholomew-vs-samarth-chakrasaliChess Cognition #5: GM Alejandro Ramirez vs. IM Bartholomew Full game: Analysis of this example on YouTube: https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chess-cognition-5-gm-alejandro-ramirez-vs-im-bartholomewMon, 21 Sep 2015 22:53:47 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chess-cognition-5-gm-alejandro-ramirez-vs-im-bartholomewChess Cognition #4: IM John Bartholomew vs. GM Alex Lenderman Full game: Analysis of this example on YouTube: https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chess-cognition-4-im-john-bartholomew-vs-gm-alex-lendermanMon, 21 Sep 2015 22:53:36 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chess-cognition-4-im-john-bartholomew-vs-gm-alex-lendermanChess.com Streamers Challenge - John BartholomewOn Wednesday, Sep. 16 Chess.com hosted the first Streamers Challenge. This was a 7-round tournament where participants live-streamed their games and discussed their thoughts as they played. It was won by GM Jon Ludvig Hammer and GM Georg Meier, w...https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chesscom-streamers-challenge---john-bartholomewSun, 20 Sep 2015 21:51:32 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chesscom-streamers-challenge---john-bartholomewChess Cognition #3: NM Wilson Gibbins vs. IM Bartholomew Full game: Analysis of this game on YouTube: https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chess-cognition-3-nm-wilson-gibbins-vs-im-bartholomewSun, 20 Sep 2015 12:54:08 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chess-cognition-3-nm-wilson-gibbins-vs-im-bartholomewChess Cognition #2: GM Irina Krush vs. IM Bartholomew Full game: Analysis of this example on YouTube: https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chess-cognition-2-gm-irina-krush-vs-im-bartholomewSun, 20 Sep 2015 12:53:46 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chess-cognition-2-gm-irina-krush-vs-im-bartholomewChess Cognition #1: Joerg Wilke vs. IM Bartholomew Full game: Analysis of this example on YouTube: https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chess-cognition-1-joerg-wilke-vs-im-bartholomewSun, 20 Sep 2015 12:53:19 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/chess-cognition-1-joerg-wilke-vs-im-bartholomewUS Chess League Analysis: IM Bartholomew vs. IM Guillermo VazquezThe United States Chess League is an online-based team competition featuring squads from all around the US: http://uschessleague.com My analysis of this game on YouTube: https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/us-chess-league-analysis-im-bartholomew-vs-im-guillermo-vazquezWed, 16 Sep 2015 23:09:19 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/us-chess-league-analysis-im-bartholomew-vs-im-guillermo-vazquezStudent Spotlight: Grant versus Double QueensRecently a student of mine, Grant Oen (USCF 2073) played a crazy game against David Mbonu (USCF 1981). Analysis of this game on my YouTube channel: https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/student-spotlight-grant-versus-double-queensWed, 16 Sep 2015 11:23:11 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/student-spotlight-grant-versus-double-queensUS Chess League Analysis: IM Bartholomew vs. FM Steven BreckenridgeThe United States Chess League is an online-based team competition featuring squads from all around the US: http://uschessleague.com My analysis of this game on YouTube: https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/us-chess-league-analysis-im-bartholomew-vs-fm-steven-breckenridgeFri, 11 Sep 2015 02:08:51 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/us-chess-league-analysis-im-bartholomew-vs-fm-steven-breckenridgeUS Chess League Analysis: IM Bartholomew vs. IM Georgi OrlovThe United States Chess League is an online-based team competition featuring squads from all around the US: http://uschessleague.com/ My analysis of this game on YouTube: https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/us-chess-league-analysis-im-bartholomew-vs-im-orlovTue, 08 Sep 2015 16:08:18 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/us-chess-league-analysis-im-bartholomew-vs-im-orlovEndgame Exploration #1: A tricky pawn endgameRecently I played a blitz game that featured an usually tricky and instructive K+P vs. K+P endgame. Can you solve it?  ***SPOILER ALERT**** ***SPOILER ALERT**** ***SPOILER ALERT**** ***SPOILER ALERT**** ***SPOILER ALERT**** ***SPOILER ALERT*...https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/endgame-exploration-1-a-tricky-pawn-endgameSun, 22 Mar 2015 23:55:58 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/endgame-exploration-1-a-tricky-pawn-endgameBartholomew - Shabalov, Foxwoods 2003 Check out my YouTube review of Tony Rotella's The Killer Sicilian: https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/bartholomew---shabalov-foxwoods-2003Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:50:53 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/bartholomew---shabalov-foxwoods-2003Open Trifecta: Twin Ports, Noel Skelton, BloomingtonGreetings, faithful blog readers! It is I, Fins0905. Several months have elapsed since my last blog post, so I figured I'd better get back on the horse (because I just KNOW you're suffering severe withdrawals from the absence of my blogs!  ). I ...https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/open-trifecta-twin-ports-skelton-bloomingtonThu, 28 Nov 2013 22:41:03 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/open-trifecta-twin-ports-skelton-bloomingtonGrowing Your Chess Coaching Business with Chess.comThe following is an article I wrote for the September 2013 edition of The Master's Bulletin, Chess.com's monthy PDF magazine for titled players. Growing Your Chess Coaching Business with Chess.com by John Bartholomew In the early months of 2011 ...https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/growing-your-chess-coaching-business-with-chesscomSun, 25 Aug 2013 16:04:05 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/growing-your-chess-coaching-business-with-chesscomNorth by SouthwestTime for another month-end blog round-up! July was non-stop work for me, as I crisscrossed the country teaching chess. It was awesome! In the span of 2.5 weeks I taught the following: US Chess School - New York, NY (July 11) Western Invitationa...https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/north-by-southwestWed, 31 Jul 2013 21:58:14 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/Fins0905/north-by-southwest