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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

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    Online Dec 30, 2014

    CAS Board 1 (KVK NVN) | LB, Philippines

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  • 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...

  • Compilation Of Chess And Education Research Studies

    One of the most common questions educators have is, "Where can I find research studies devoted to the educational value of chess?" More studies are being conducted every year, but this article is a compilation...

  • PRO Chess League Official Rules

    PRO Chess League Rules as of 1/14/2017: A. Eligibility and Team Makeup   A.1. Team rosters A lineup is the four players you are using each match. A roster is the total list of players you have...

  • Carlsen Plays Chess On His Birthday

    Most people like to celebrate their birthdays and most of my readers like to play chess. Have you ever wondered what happens when you combine these two great things and play chess on your birthday? Well, recently...

  • To Sacrifice Or Not To Sacrifice, That Is The Question

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 4, 2017, 7:34 PM

    NinjaSocks123 asked: I’m currently reading How to Reassess Your Chess 4th edition and I’m currently on chapter four. You keep talking about weighing both sides’ imbalances (including material)...

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  • Tata Steel 2017, 8: Rapport shocks Carlsen by Colin McGourty

    Richard Rapport kept his cool to score a sensational win over Magnus Carlsen in Round 8 of the Tata Steel Masters. The World Champion overpressed following the missed win against Anish Giri the day before, while...

  • Space Chess Is Here, But No One Is Playing

    • Aarao
    • Jan 22, 2017, 8:45 AM

    The three-dimensional version of the game was around long before Star Trek.   If Lieutenant Commander Spock is known for one thing, it’s his signature Vulcan handsign for “Live Long and Prosper.” But if he’s known...

  • How Judit's opponent bled at the Bled Olympiad 2002

    I have come across many good chess related videos and articles online. But this is the first time I am posting one because this absolutely blew my mind! GM Judit Polgar is one of my favourite players ever. Just...

  • Road to 2000+

    • iWH1TE
    • Jan 21, 2017, 3:39 PM

    So, hey guys welcome to my chess blog in which we will review the basics of chess, chess fundamentals, chess tactics, the road to 2000 ELO, and why it is so important to have a "hawk eye" or a complete vision of...

  • Pro Chess League Week 1 Toronto Dragons vs. Montclair Sopranos - Preotu's wins

    "A good player is always lucky." - attributed to Jose Raul Capablanca Sometimes you play a move perhaps a little too hastily, and only after you have let go of the piece does it strike you that you had an even stronger...

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  • Carlsen Misses Mate In 3 vs Giri

    Today Magnus Carlsen missed a checkmate versus Anish Giri, and with it, a great opportunity to move to "plus three." Wesley So drew his game as well and continues to lead the masters section. It's quite...

  • Giri Wins In Tata Steel

    After 14 consecutive drawn games, Anish Giri emerged with a win in round six at Tata Steel. As commentator Yasser Seirawan noted, if Giri had won all of his winning positions, he would be leading in Tata Steel. Also...

  • MVL, Nakamura Falter In Thrilling PRO Chess Rivalry Week

    Rivalry week in the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League was packed with thrilling and competitive crosstown and cross-country matches whose results often hung on a single game, or even a single blunder...

  • Chess Stars Clash In PRO Rivalry Week

    If you see two neighboring dots in the map above, chances are they're going head-to-head in week two of the PRO Chess League. It's rivalry week, and it begins tomorrow. The clashes may not be El Clásico yet,...

  • Eljanov Starts With Sole Lead In Tata Steel

    Pavel Eljanov was the sole winner in the masters section of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament as he downed the always creative Richard Rapport with the white pieces after an exchange sacrifice gave him smooth...


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