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  • First Brilliancy Prizes

    batgirl Apr 20, 2016, 11:40 AM

         Throughout the years there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of brilliancy prizes offered.  Some are just games, albeit extremely clever ones, while others have their own stories....

  • Material Imbalances, Opening Ideas, and Hanging Stuff

    IM Silman Aug 8, 2012, 1:39 AM

    MASTERING MATERIAL IMBALANCES HiddenDeath said: “After reading your HOW TO REASSESS YOUR CHESS 4th Edition and going over the examples where a player sacrificed his queen for two pieces, a pawn, and some positive...

  • The Pawn Center: Strength or Weakness?

    IM Silman May 8, 2012, 11:33 PM

    NachtWulf (1587) – Tnhayseed (1616), [C02] Chess.com 2012 (TC: 1 in 3 days) 1.e4 e6 Nachtwulf said: “French. I play it as black, but rarely get the chance to practice against it as white.” 2.d4...

  • I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud

    IM Silman Oct 4, 2011, 11:27 PM

    The_Rooky (1657) – Salander (1604), Chess.com, Aug. 2011 All notes in quotes with the initials TMS (The Mighty Salander) are, obviously, Salander’s. 1.e4 e5 2.a3 This looks like the move of an imbecile, but there’s...

  • Colle, Caro, Top 10 List

    IM Silman Dec 5, 2010, 8:49 PM

    Jahnknight asked: Could you tell me your honest evaluation of the Colle system as a whole. Is it effective at the sub 2000 level?  Dear Jahnknight: First, let’s clarify the difference between the Colle and the Colle...

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  • Canada goose

    B1J2 Apr 21, 2016, 1:41 PM

    Canada goose From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For the outerwear manufacturer, see Canada Goose (clothing). Canada goose Giant Canada goose (Branta canadensis maxima) in Edmonton, Alberta Call...

  • Scacchi & Musica: Tal-Botvinnik 1960, 1a partita

    Saint_Just May 26, 2013, 3:16 AM

    Giusto per evitare di annoiarvi su come la vedo io, ecco qui un commento "ufficiale" : "The long-awaited first game was as dramatic as anyone could have wished. One of the most interesting things about it was that...

  • Tips

    baz-30 Oct 9, 2012, 12:34 PM

    Hi Barry a while ago I watched a good intro video by IM Pruess on rules of the opening. As usual I took down notes. They are all pretty basic but when I go back to my games where my opening went "bad", it was often...

  • Weapons against KID setups

    Chess4001 Oct 31, 2011, 5:33 PM

    Everyone, go to this link: http://www.chess.com/groups/forumview/weapon-against-the-kings-indian. Conzipe, monster, and me posted some nice anti-King's Indian Defense systems that we would like to share with all...


    BillyIdle May 15, 2011, 4:07 AM

    Manchester City's spending spree finally delivered some silverware as they won the FA Cup - courtesy of a 1-0 win over Stoke - to end their 35-year wait for a major trophy. Man of the Match: Nigel de Jong....

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