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  • The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

  • How Chess is Like... [FILL IN THE BLANK]

    erik Mar 14, 2017, 5:33 AM

    Chess is many things. A game. An art. A hobby. A science. A sport? But it is also a metaphor that is used in the media to tap into the symbol of intellectual struggle. If you want to show how intricately...

  • Who Has The Most Best Game Prizes?

    IM Silman Mar 2, 2017, 4:27 AM

    Before you read this article, have some fun and try to guess who has won the most best game prizes (usually a brilliancy prize but sometimes a positional masterpiece). Did you pick a player? Okay, then let’s...

  • Hoe Word Je Beter In Schaken

    CHESScom Mar 15, 2017, 4:46 PM

    Het maakt niet uit hoe ver gevorderd je bent met schaken, je kunt altijd beter worden. En met de juiste routine en houding kan beter worden in schaken zowel leuk als simpel zijn. Om beter te worden in schaken zul...

  • The Opening That Didn't Like Bobby Fischer

    IM Silman Feb 16, 2017, 3:58 AM

    Chess players are always looking for new openings. But picking an opening isn’t easy since there are so many to choose. Sometimes the choice is made by using the openings of your favorite chess hero. And...

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  • Polish Chess Championships start in Warsaw by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Mar 22, 2017, 9:09 AM

    The 2017 Polish Championships kicked off yesterday in the Trading Room of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, with women’s top seed Monika Socko scoring a 122-move win over 3rd seed Karina Szczepkowska. The women’s event...

  • Out of Order: November Swiss and my top rated OTB opponent ever.

    Kernicterus Mar 16, 2017, 7:07 PM

    The analysis is rather interesting.  I made my first mistake on move 15 with the seemingly benign f6...but the big mistake was not taking the c4 pawn.  I have two inaccuracies and two mistakes in this game but...

  • Beginner Level: Game analysis: How to lose an opening advantage

    JMurakami Mar 16, 2017, 4:12 AM

    Ya, I know. The title should've been "How not to lose an opening advantage", but this game had an unusual accuracy for beginners. No dumb mistakes (other than the last one), it was more a clash of logical concepts...

  • Knightmare!

    Indirect Mar 15, 2017, 1:42 PM

    The Knight. The piece that everyone that doesn't play chess thinks it's called horse. The most romantic of all pieces. The piece that gives chess aesthetics. When I started teaching chess I would always ask my students...

  • The Chess Culture

    WIM Cami3 Mar 15, 2017, 10:34 AM

    I lovingly recall the times when I used to go in chess tournaments. The trip, the accommodation, regathering with the friends and colleagues, getting to know more people, exchanging addresses in order to keep in...

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  • Carlsen, So, Caruana Advance To PRO Chess Championship Weekend

    NM SamCopeland Mar 16, 2017, 8:10 PM

    The top three players in the world (Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So, and Fabiano Caruana) have helped drive their teams (The Norway Gnomes, the Montreal ChessBrahs, and the St. Louis Arch Bishops) to the semi-finals...

  • The truth about chess theory

    Lt2Adnan Mar 11, 2017, 6:40 AM

    A few weeks ago I was having a Whatsapp conversation with a few chess acquaintances, when the following position was raised: Position after 15... fxg6 The question was, how would Black respond after 16. Bxg6? At...

  • Blunders, Brilliancies As Carlsen's Gnomes Survive PRO Playoff Opener

    NM SamCopeland Mar 4, 2017, 12:00 AM

    With tensions high as 16 teams strove to advance and join the top seeds in the round of 16 in the PRO Chess League, the games delivered with plenty of high drama. Aggressive and decisive play from players...


    FideCastro Feb 28, 2017, 3:29 AM

      February 14th saw Redditch visit Greenlands in the Worcester and District Chess League, while Kidderminster came to call seven days later in the same competition.   Ungraded Stan Grayland elevated to playing...

  • Grischuk, Mamedyarov, MVL Share 1st At Sharjah Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers Feb 27, 2017, 12:00 AM

    In the final round of the Sharjah Grand Prix, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Hou Yifan (on her birthday!) and caught Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Alexander Grischuk. The latter won the first prize on tiebreak. More...

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