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  • o0BoardShark0o
    Online Oct 28, 2007

    board shark | somewhere smokin chronic, United States

    Joined: Oct 19, 2007

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    "DA KING OF DA BOARD" | Ossining, United States

    Joined: Nov 18, 2007

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    Online Feb 10, 2008

    Krooked Board | Minnasota, United States

    Joined: Feb 10, 2008

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    Online Mar 28, 2008

    chesster board | kingston, Jamaica

    Joined: Mar 28, 2008

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    Online Dec 30, 2014

    CAS Board 1 (KVK NVN) | LB, Philippines

    Joined: Apr 11, 2008

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  • Carlsen Checkmates!

    GM Gserper Feb 11, 2017, 11:52 PM

    The most shocking chess episode of the year that everyone is talking about happened in the Tata Steel super tournament. Indeed how often does the world chess champion miss a checkmate in three, when he...

  • American Woman - Part IV

    batgirl Feb 1, 2017, 11:15 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • G-Pawn Flies At "Battle Of The Sexes"

    FM MikeKlein Jan 29, 2017, 10:54 AM

    In the annual "Battle of the Sexes" at the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, where a teams of 5-10 square off, the men conjured some irregular openings against the ladies. On Saturday evening's three-game...

  • PRO Chess League Week 3: The Critical Showdowns

    NM SamCopeland Jan 25, 2017, 1:45 AM

    With a staggering 480 players and more than 150 grandmasters currently playing, the PRO Chess League is expanding as word of mouth spreads and new free agents and local players sign up to do battle for their teams...

  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

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  • World Amateur Team East 2017

    RobKing Feb 22, 2017, 6:17 PM

    Another year in the books, and what a year it was! Our team, On Topalov Yo' Mamedyarov, returned with the same lineup from the last few years:   Board 1 - IM Denys Shmelov Board 2 - Robert J King (yours truly) Board...

  • Carnaval round 2

    pachat Feb 22, 2017, 1:40 PM

    For this game I was playing on board 3 vs a 2450 ish rated player. Another young player that I havnt played since he was 2100. I think it was probably my best game of the weekend as i feel like i didn't make many...

  • 3 games by Ratmir Kholmov

    kamalakanta Feb 22, 2017, 12:34 PM

    Grandmaster   Kholmov scored one of the best results of his career to date with a tied 1st–2nd, along with Smyslov, at the Moscow International 1960 with 8.5/11. The same year FIDE awarded him the Grandmaster (GM)...

  • Progress

    LEBisho Feb 22, 2017, 8:21 AM

    Quick update on some steady progress since the last post. Rating & CAPS improvements I'm seeing improvements in both my online rating and my CAPS scores which is encouraging. I have had two wins against 1400+...

  • AoaLCP#6: Some more wins as black

    TheGreatLlama Feb 21, 2017, 1:09 PM

    Hello all,   In my previous blog I mentioned two wins and said that I may show them in a later blog. Well, the time has come! In both games I was a heavy favourite, so I'm lumping them in with yet another game I...

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  • 3 Winners, 1 Blunder In Sharjah Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers Feb 22, 2017, 12:00 AM

    The Sharjah Grand Prix today saw a blunder in the "very rare" category. Alexander Riazantsev's mistake was huge, and he could resign immediately against Dmitry Jakovenko. In the fifth round, Michael Adams...

  • PRO Chess League Week 7 Playoff Push: Who's In, Who's Still Alive?

    FM MikeKlein Feb 21, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Unlike many sports leagues where all or most of the playoff berths are decided before the final games of the regular season, the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League has everything to play for in week...

  • Mamedyarov Crushes Adams, Catches MVL

    PeterDoggers Feb 21, 2017, 12:00 AM

    With a great attacking game Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Michael Adams, and in doing so he joined Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the lead at the Sharjah Grand Prix. The other winner of the day was Li Chao, who...

  • Magnus Carlsen Mentors Homer Simpson

    FM MikeKlein Feb 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

    World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen is an avid connoisseur of pop culture. Now, he's part of it. Yesterday his long-awaited cameo on the American animated program "The Simpsons" finally aired on the FOX Network. Hard...

  • Nakamura Beats Rapport In Sharjah Round 3

    PeterDoggers Feb 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave kept his lead at the Sharjah Grand Prix by playing a thrilling draw with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The only winner in the third round was Hikaru Nakamura, who beat Richard...


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