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  • johorean
    Online Feb 25, 2008

    blackmar undergear | johore, Malaysia

    Joined: Jan 29, 2008

  • blackmar
    Online Feb 4, 2008

    amino diemer | johore, Malaysia

    Joined: Feb 4, 2008

  • JamesBlackmar
    Online Jun 27, 2009

    James Blackmar | Rosharon, Texas, United States

    Joined: Jun 27, 2009

  • BlackmarSwan
    Online Dec 20, 2010

    Blackmar Swan | United States

    Joined: Jul 10, 2010

  • tontontan
    Online Apr 30, 2015

    gambit blackmar diemer | mons, Belgium

    Joined: Jul 27, 2014

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  • The Birth And Development Of The Hillbilly Attack

    GM Ginger_GM Jul 19, 2016, 1:52 AM

    People are obsessed with chess openings. Amazon shows 28,265 books listed when you search for "Chess Book", but I expect the number of books written on the game is well over 100,000. If I were to hedge...

  • An Opening Line For Club Players

    GM Gserper Jan 23, 2016, 12:22 PM

    There are certain opening variations in chess which can be labeled "for top players only." The most obvious example would be the Berlin Variation of the Ruy Lopez. But club players shouldn't be jealous since there...

  • How Do I Get That 1800 Into A Fried Liver?

    NM danheisman Nov 8, 2014, 7:45 AM

    "Is the Fried Liver Attack good to play against players rated 1800-2000?" This was one of the questions in this month's TV show "Q&A with Coach Heisman. My answer: "Well, yes, but that's not the problem...

  • Chess in the Vieux Carré

    batgirl Jul 30, 2014, 3:12 PM

         The Vieux Carré  or French Quarter, cradled in the crescent of the Mississippi River, was the original site of La Nouvelle-Orléans.  Although during the 19th century New Orleans expanded and become more...

  • Attacking 101: Volume #001 Book (October 2012)

    NM FearNoEvil12 May 25, 2014, 1:58 AM

    Attacking 101: Volume #001 The goal of the books in this series (Attacking 101: Volume #nnn) is to provide detailed analysis of my own attack games played against lower rated players. The players are all rated in...

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  • The Safest Scandinavian by Vassilios Kotronias

    IM pfren Dec 22, 2016, 1:31 PM

    The book is one of the latest additions to my chess library, as well as one of the most impressive ones.The target audience of the book is class players with limited time for opening preparation, but however this...

  • Blackmar-Diemer Gambit

    ChazBabylon Oct 13, 2016, 2:26 PM

  • 3rd Place in the State Championships

    Blougram Aug 22, 2016, 8:20 PM

    "Fortune," if we are to believe the Latin proverb, "favors those who are brave enough not to resign, for they shall find a cheapo." And this pretty much sums up my recent games against higher-rated players. In the...

  • Chess Postmortem #4: London System

    tnan123 Aug 16, 2016, 10:41 AM

    I looked back at some of my recent games to decide on an instructive post. I learned a lot from two of my draws and couldn't decide which to choose to blog about. I've decided to take a look at both these games...

  • A karmically gift-wrapped Blackmar-Diemer

    friscodelrosario Jul 9, 2016, 2:21 AM

    First time I played this fellow from Alabama, he crushed me on the black side of my favorite 1. d4 Nf6 2. g4. Paired against him again, no one would've blamed me for switching to the e-pawn, but I persisted. Then...


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