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  • The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

  • Carlsen Checkmates!

    GM Gserper Feb 11, 2017, 11:52 PM

    The most shocking chess episode of the year that everyone is talking about happened in the Tata Steel super tournament. Indeed how often does the world chess champion miss a checkmate in three, when he...

  • How To Win A Chess Game

    CHESScom Mar 3, 2017, 11:46 AM

    How do you win a chess game? The goal of chess is to checkmate your opponent. Checkmate happens when the king is attacked by another piece and has no way to escape. At that point, the game is over. But checkmate...

  • 7 New Year's Chess Resolutions

    NM SamCopeland Dec 27, 2016, 7:47 AM

    Statistically, just eight percent of people achieve their New Year's resolutions. That doesn't seem so great, but if we all resolve to become grandmasters, maybe eight percent of us can make it.  More...

  • Eisenberg's Strange Gambit

    batgirl Oct 26, 2016, 11:20 AM

          One of the oddest, yet intriguing variations in the King's Gambit Accepted is one discovered by Louis Eisenberg.             ...

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  • Battle for Acropolis

    SergejBrln Mar 10, 2017, 5:00 AM

    The match against ACROPOLIS is out biggest team match so far. It's being played at 23 boards, exactly have of the games (23 out of 46) are already over and it's tied: the score is 11,5:11,5. Two accounts in each...

  • Carlsen, Top Teams Win In PRO League Playoff

    NM SamCopeland Mar 9, 2017, 12:00 AM

    How often do chess players get a chance to play one of the world's super-grandmasters? How often then do they get a chance to win? In the second playoff week of the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League,...

  • Mamedyarov Beats So; Carlsen's Gnomes Eke Into PRO Playoffs

    NM SamCopeland Feb 23, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Wesley So lost his first game (excluding blitz) since his defeat by Carlsen in Bilbao last summer. In a game-of-the-week candidate, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov tapped into the game's chaos more efficiently than...

  • Look at every move #dirty #plan

    conolly Feb 21, 2017, 2:23 PM

    An interesting game that I played after school and thought that some players would want to see a cool checkmate, and some bad middle game play. Please feel free to rip the game to shreds and tell me what moves I...

  • Let's talk about Tactics pt. 1

    AdventHoly Feb 6, 2017, 11:01 AM

    Hey SMI and friends,    If you are new here, thanks for joining us! We are always looking for ways to serve the community here so please speak up if you have any ideas or need help in any way!   I hope those...

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