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  • The Tactical Detector

    GM DanielNaroditsky Aug 30, 2016, 11:43 PM

    Tactics. After thousands of books written on this concept, after the development of several excellent tactical training tools (such as Chess.com's own Tactics Trainer), after the release of countless free engines...

  • Why Chess Players Blunder

    Vik-Hansen Feb 8, 2016, 11:53 PM

    We have seen them, haven’t we? The howlers? Amateurs and professionals alike in the aftermath of a game, trying to explain their blunder, shaking their heads in disbelief, scratching their brows, sighing while...

  • Chess Tactics And The Hookah

    IM Silman Aug 18, 2015, 3:37 AM

    A Superior Tactician Chess.com member Mzeekimaro wrote: “I am a big fan of you and your chess books. I am rated 1581 by FIDE. I want to be very good at tactics. What do you recommend I do? I want to be labeled...

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Teaching Stuff

    NM brucepandolfini Feb 28, 2015, 1:11 AM

    Topic for next month: Losing (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions outside of that theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments. If I get the opportunity...

  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket: Finals

    pete Nov 24, 2014, 12:57 PM

    Who is the greatest world chess champion ever? Magnus Carlsen defeated Vishy Anand yesterday in the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi to defend his title. Meanwhile, the All-Time...

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  • New January 2017 Prodigy Program with Vishy Anand - Sign Up Today!

    GeniusKJ Jan 6, 2017, 6:06 AM

    The Prodigy Program has successfully completed its second year and the class of 2016 in the 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections has graduated to the next level. All sections will start from the very beginning...

  • Abstract Endgame Thinking and New Years Resolutions

    NM Flicflac Jan 2, 2017, 5:22 PM

    Hey chess fans, I want to present to you guys an endgame problem that arose from a game I played against Seth Talyansky, an Oregon master, at the Washington Class Championships that I find extremely instructional,...

  • Road to Master: Assembling the Repertoire

    mjsoupcampbell Jul 8, 2016, 6:11 PM

    Road to Master: Creating an Opening Repertoire As with many amateur players, I have always aspired to become a master, at least at the national level. As a child, I had some talent for the game but got dragged away...

  • Open Martorell, group B

    sharcashmo Dec 30, 2015, 9:10 AM

    Recently I played my third slow OTB tournament. This was an U2000 tournament with 67 players in which I was the 56th of the startink ranking. It was the first time I do not play at the last group so my opponents...

  • Seafair Open 2015: One Year Back in the Game

    WCM mkkuhner Sep 7, 2015, 1:32 PM

    A year ago I decided, almost on a whim, to get back into tournament chess after a 27-year layoff.  So this tournament was an important anniversary.  It's a single-section open tournament, guaranteeing a wide range...

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  • January 2017 Prodigy Program with Vishy Anand - Sign Up Now!

    GeniusKJ Jan 6, 2017, 6:08 AM

    The Prodigy Program has successfully completed its second year and the class of 2016 in the 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections has graduated to the next level. All sections will start from the very beginning...

  • Magnus Carlsen: “I appreciate creating something unique”

    PeterDoggers Jun 2, 2015, 2:57 AM

    Last month GM Magnus Carlsen visited New York. Besides his blindfold simul at the Sohn Conference, he also joined the DLD Conference in New York, where he was interviewed by Nicholas Carlson...

  • Carpe Diem

    SafariQueen May 2, 2014, 6:54 AM

    Hello Carpe Diem, Most of you will be aware that our 2nd anniversary is coming up on the 27th May. I shall be arranging some matches to start on that day as a way of celebrating the team, and what we have achieved...

  • No chess club tomorrow (Sept. 3)

    davidhopkins Sep 2, 2010, 7:14 PM

    Hey everyone, Just a reminder that there will be no chess club tomorrow during lunch (Friday, September 3rd). Immediately after third period, I'm leaving school. I hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend. We...

  • Morra Gambit(from ikipedia)

    jewishqueen Jun 9, 2010, 1:57 PM

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Redirected from Smith-Morra Gambit) Jump to:navigation, search This article uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves. a b c d e f g h 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 a b c d e f g h Smith-Morra...

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