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  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: The Worst Move Imaginable

    pete Feb 22, 2017, 5:03 AM

    Back after truly underwhelming reader demand, Pete's Pathetic Chess is the "instructional" column where I subject my awful moves and chess ideas to analysis by an actual grandmaster...

  • The 3 'Illnesses' Of Chess

    IM Silman Feb 2, 2017, 12:52 AM

    The Chess.com member Canyounotquit wrote: “I really want to know why and how I lost this particular game. I had a piece lead and still I lost badly. I’ve no idea where I went wrong.” JS:...

  • How To Play Positional Sacrifices

    IM Silman Jan 26, 2017, 3:37 AM

    Se-Brain asked: I am currently boggled by positional sacrifices. First off, what are possible motifs for sacrifices, and second, how do you find out if your sac’s compensation is worth it or not? JS: I...

  • 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 Chess.com 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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  • Interesting bishop endgame

    GM LuckyTiger Feb 24, 2017, 4:15 PM

    Being a coach for almost 10 years, I have collected a lot of interesting materials on my computer sorted to different folders. Recently, I decided, that it is time to start sharing all this. To start I picked up...

  • Attitude

    Ziryab Feb 24, 2017, 10:07 AM

    Attitude   Win with grace. Lose with dignity.Susan Polgar During morning coffee today, I reviewed three games on Chessgames.com, then played a single blitz game. When the blitz game began, I spoke my opponent's...

  • A "hard fought" game: Lakeridge Chess Tournament Rounds 4-5

    Joseph_Truelson Feb 16, 2017, 9:56 AM

    Joseph Levine confidently looks at the camera before his first move in the first round. At least I think it's a confident look. As I'm not sure, I probably shouldn't say anything else, or else I will get fired and...

  • Monthly Blog: February 2017

    quietvolcano Feb 13, 2017, 6:41 PM

    Happy Valentines day, and Presidents here in the U.S.  And also, Kite Flying day? Understandable if you live in a constantly warm area, but for those that don't, this holiday is just plain weird. Maybe if it was...

  • #58 1994 Lipkon Pfefferkorn Open

    dl_leonine Feb 12, 2017, 3:36 PM

    << #57 Phi Kappa Blanca LXIII - #59 Phi Kappa Blanca LIX >>   Tournament #58, Lipkon Pfefferkorn Open 7/29-31/94 Winston-Salem, NC TD: Thad Rogers Section U1800 Time Control: 45/120, G/60 <Crosstable> This...

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  • 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...

  • Chess Week - Day 1

    Atomic_Rift Feb 17, 2017, 8:00 PM

    Hello, and welcome to  of Chess Week! I figured I would post this late Friday night and let you see it sometime tomorrow. Here are the current names and tactic ratings of people I have for the Improvement Contest....

  • browser viruses

    primepawn Feb 13, 2017, 5:41 PM

    received a e-mail from Ma Bell informing me "Conficker" was detected on my computer. previously I had a problem w/ Red back door Trojans, Quake 360, Artenis!853A091F. nasty little buggers when trying to play chess,...

  • ELEGANCE IN THE JURASSIC PERIOD

    FideCastro Feb 2, 2017, 2:15 PM

      M Podlesak      (134)    ½         D Pugh             (136)    ½           D Molineux      (125)    ½         R Peters           (133)    ½         P Staley            (124)    ½         S Grayland                  ...

  • 21-Year-Old Anton Leads Nakamura, MVL In Gibraltar

    PeterDoggers Feb 2, 2017, 12:51 AM

    Like last year, David Anton is doing great at the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. The 21-year-old Spanish grandmaster is leading the tournament alone, and has White in today's final round. Ju...

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