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  • ss1273
    Online Feb 6, 2012

    app app | jakarta, Indonesia

    Joined: Feb 6, 2012

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    alexander ma | toronto, Canada

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    Online Dec 30, 2008

    aru app | tamil nadu, India

    Joined: Dec 30, 2008

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    Online Jul 4, 2013

    Ganesh APP | Bangalore, India

    Joined: Mar 16, 2009

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    Online Jul 16, 2009

    app chik | vietnam, Vietnam

    Joined: Jul 16, 2009

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  • Don’t Mock The Mockingbird

    • IM Silman
    • Dec 8, 2016, 4:33 AM

    This week we’re going to look at the games of the member Mockingbird2, who is majoring in chemical engineering but thinks he can become a chess master in another two years. At the moment he’s...

  • Willa and Edith

         Nowadays information lies at our fingertips.  One might even argue that there is such an overflow that the effect is numbing and that the preciousness of the information lowers in...

  • Don't Worry About Your Rating

    The rating system is very accurate. That's obviously good... ...but it's also potentially bad. Humans can't help but be affected by perceptions. When players first start rated play, they are often unaware of...

  • The Perfect Opening For The Lazy Student

    During the last five years or so, most of the time that I have spent on chess has been devoted to creating things that have helped other players improve: videos, books, articles, courses and whatever else comes...

  • When A Chess Pattern Backfires

    Everyone agrees that knowledge of typical chess patterns is one of the main requirements for a chess player to become really strong. In our weekly column, we regularly analyze typical positional and tactical...

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  • Two in a Row

    Over the weekend before this game, I got mega-addicted to the new Magnus Trainer app - some really creatively arcade style training games (sort of like those Chess Maze books) and I swear they are helping with vision!...

  • Karjakin Wins Game 8!!

    A d4 opening with b3 is simply too passive for the world chess championship! Karjakin just beat Carlsen to lead in the world chess championship with only 4 more games to go. Regarding the actual play I feel Carlsen...

  • Early Morning Chess

    • Hywel2
    • Nov 17, 2016, 12:58 AM

    I was determined to only play one game this morning and I can proudly say that when I sat up in bed and flicked on I managed to put my app down and rise from bed once my g was complete! Needing to rub...

  • The Dubious Blitz Training Method

    In my last OTB Rapid tournament (15+0) I lost on time almost all the games where I had a clear winning position. I got so frustrated that I decided to start a daily Blitz-Training (5+0) to develop a faster pattern...

  • An old fashioned Facebook-style rant -- about why chess sucks

    Science fiction writer H.G. Wells apparently played some chess but had mixed feelings about the activity. If you don't recognize the name, you may recognize his work. He wrote short stories including The War of...

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