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  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • Staunton Could See The Future

    GM Gserper Feb 4, 2017, 9:53 PM

    In the first part of this article, we saw numerous examples of Howard Staunton's sparkling attacks.  Yes, he knew how to attack, but there were many players who could do it as well if not better...

  • The Man Who Was Ahead Of His Time

    GM Gserper Jan 29, 2017, 11:59 AM

    Ask chess players about the period known as romantic chess and they will probably mention the names of La Bourdonnais, Anderssen and Morphy. Indeed, all three of them were called unofficial world...

  • 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...

  • Do Not Misuse Your Chess Computer!

    GM Gserper Jan 14, 2017, 2:03 AM

    My favorite episode from The Prince And The Pauper happens towards the end of the story: "Speak up, good lad, and fear nothing," said the king. "How used you the Great Seal of England?" Tom stammered a moment,...

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  • Learning Classic Games

    Firethorn15 Feb 26, 2017, 2:48 AM

    I had a rather strange game in a county match yesterday: At first, the game does not seem that odd. The opening trap is very famous, and after that it is a relatively simple conversion into a win. What is strange,...

  • The Tallin Pearl- Maia Chiburdanidze!

    kamalakanta Feb 23, 2017, 6:19 AM

    Chiburdanidze with her motherand with her trainer, GM Georgadze       GM Gufeld spins a tale: THE TALLIN PEARL "There was once what is known symbolically as the "club of Vera Menchik". Grandmasters whose pride...

  • carnaval round 5

    pachat Feb 22, 2017, 7:36 PM

    I get to face a GM for last round as my reward for my previous efforts. I decided to try an opening for the first time for that game and I got out of book quite early. Surprisingly I didn't get killed because of...

  • 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+...

  • January Open Tournament Game Review

    TheChessPlayingCoder Feb 19, 2017, 10:08 PM

    Open Tournament Round 1 - Time Control 65/65 Admittedly I was a bit nervous playing in the first round as I had not played in a while.  And right out of the opening I got a small surprise.  After Black's second...

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  • Play on the Corner!

    Bishop_g5 Feb 27, 2017, 10:48 AM

    Hello Chess Corner fighters! Yes! We have some new team matches in to our scope and we need your participation to win them all! The matches are for players rated below 2000 and 1900 starting in a couple of days....

  • Fischer's eccentric brilliancies: Part 2

    Lt2Adnan Feb 25, 2017, 6:01 AM

    The last time we left off, Fischer was on his way to the Soviet Union, where you don't play chess, but chess plays you he was about to participate in the prestigious 1959 Candidates Tournament. Back then the Red...

  • Poems and Problems. Problem 1

    SergejBrln Feb 20, 2017, 4:44 AM

    I'm going to post chess problems composed by Vladimir Nabokov and published in his book "Poems and Problems". The one you see below was composed in Paris, mid-May 1940 (just before the Nazi invasion, the picture...

  • February 2017 Prodigy Program with Peter Heine Nielsen and Lawrence Trent!

    GeniusKJ Feb 7, 2017, 4:05 AM

    Registration for the February 2017 month of the Prodigy Program is now open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. We are happy to announce that super-coach GM Peter Heine Nielsen will be teaching in...

  • I'M A 1300 EVERYONE!!!!

    hikaRunakamuraSa1300 Feb 5, 2017, 5:07 PM

    I'm a 1300, and I'm 13, I live in the Netherlands, so my family of 13 is the 13th richest family in the 13th richest country of the 13th richest world! look at my game against Hikaru Nakamura, the 1300. As you...


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