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  • Pattern Recognition—Fact Or Fiction?

    Vik-Hansen Dec 20, 2016, 2:59 AM

    Chess players, chess authors and chess psychologists attempt to teach and explain chess playing with the concept of "pattern recognition": Pattern recognition is one of the most important mechanisms of chess...

  • Master Path Study Plan: Bringing It All Together

    News Oct 28, 2016, 2:14 PM

    Target Skill Range: Advanced Path (Rated 2000-2199) Tasks: Analyze all games with a computer. Compete on the leaderboard. Start a blog. Play solitaire chess. Compete in a major open. Congratulations!...

  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    IM Silman Sep 29, 2016, 3:30 AM

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before...

  • Overextending Your Pawns

    IM Silman Mar 24, 2016, 9:53 AM

    The Chess.com member JN wrote: I took up chess about a year ago when a friend introduced me to the game. Since then, he and I have taken to playing quite often; we typically play about four or five days a week,...

  • Why Chess Players Blunder (Part 2)

    Vik-Hansen Mar 22, 2016, 4:56 AM

    Part 1 of our previous instalment offered a theoretical framework for blunders. This second part suggests a way to combat impulsiveness and blunder-tendencies. Chess players are often encouraged to read chess books...

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  • CUSHION

    FideCastro Feb 9, 2017, 3:20 AM

    Lawrence Wheatley                  Paul Hodgskin Dave Pugh                                Karol Grzywaczewski Roy Peters                   1          Paul Kelly                                 0 Stan Grayland              ...

  • DANGER UXB

    FideCastro Jan 15, 2017, 10:11 PM

    D Pugh (139)               ½        Ray Collett (145) S Grayland                   0 1       Rob Sutton (127) S Crees                         ½        Phil Smith (108) G Mason                      0 1       Roger...

  • CURRY FAVOUR

    FideCastro Dec 26, 2016, 5:01 AM

    On the evidence of the Greenlands Annual Curry Night, we should do this more often.   The 63 bus arrived within one minute at my bus stop - which gave me time to check out what's new at Northfield Shopping Centre!...

  • October 14 FREE simul - Players list (10 spots left)

    B1J2 Oct 14, 2016, 11:39 AM

    October 14 FREE simul - Players list (10 spots left) NM ItalianMachine| Oct 14, 2016 at 9:53 AM| Posted in: ItalianMachine's Blog| 68 reads| 0 comments Hello chess.com fans!   How would you like the chance to play...

  • Caption This!

    ThirdCultureKid Sep 9, 2016, 1:15 AM

    Hey there Homeschoolers! How ya doin'? Down to business, some of you might not know that we homeschoolers have two ongoing contests!  An Art contest and the Caption It contest! One of the purposes for the CHT was...

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