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  • When Chess Players Protest

    GM Gserper Feb 18, 2017, 9:55 PM

    One of the biggest open tournaments of the year (Gibraltar) was marred by a bizarre incident that happened in the last round. The women's world champion, Hou Yifan, lost her game in just five moves! Media instantly...

  • 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...

  • American Woman - Part V

    batgirl Feb 15, 2017, 2:10 PM

      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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Pawn Moves Weaken Your King. Not Castling Also Weakens Your King.

    dblackw2 Feb 21, 2017, 10:25 PM

    This was the 5th round of Tuesday Night Action 30! at the Charlotte Chess Center. I only got to play in the last 3 rounds and I was able to maintain a perfect score. I was really nervous coming into this game because...

  • World of Tanks; a FREE MMO

    Eagle5639 Feb 21, 2017, 3:02 PM

    If you ever want a game to play in between chess tournaments, this is it! This game is filled with explosions, tanks, and, you guessed it, MORE TANKS. With over 100 Million players world-wide and over 400 in-game...

  • Reaching My Peak at Age 52!

    KingsBishop Feb 21, 2017, 1:18 PM

    I managed to win the Tournament at my local Chess Club last month with all wins. Three of those wins were against higher rated players! It was my first ever Category 1 Norm, and as a result I have reached my highest...

  • 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...

  • Playing in the Triple Crown

    Milliern Feb 21, 2017, 8:10 AM

    I have a big summer planned, as far as chess tournaments go.  In my mind, we have a Triple Crown in the American chess scene –the triumvirate of the National Open in Las Vegas, Nevada, the World Open in Philadelphia,...

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  • Dzagnidze, Pogonina Lead Tehran FIDE Women's Grand Prix

    NM SamCopeland Feb 18, 2016, 11:43 PM

    GM Nana Dzagnidze and WGM Natalija Pogonina have taken the lead in the hotly contested FIDE Women's Grand Prix held in Tehran, Iran. Each has scored an undefeated four wins and three draws and sits at 5.5/7 with...

  • Ups & Downs for Ukrainian Chess

    PeterDoggers Apr 11, 2014, 5:14 AM

    Ukraine has been the epicenter of international news since its President was replaced and Crimea taken over by Russia. The first signs of the turmoil affecting the chess scene are there: the strong Sberbank rapid...

  • Kings Dominate Queens In St.Louis Opener

    SonofPearl Sep 11, 2011, 12:59 AM

    The Kings took a substantial 7-3 lead against the Queens on the first day of the innovative challenge at the St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center. Only Kateryna Lahno won her mini-match against young St.Louis...

  • US SuperNationals, Tennessee, 3-5 April

    SonofPearl Apr 2, 2009, 11:37 AM

    The US Chess SuperNationals are a joint scholastic event for three categories - elementary, junior high, and high school - held together every 4 years as one big chess event. The Gaylord Opryland resort in Nashville,...

  • Star Attractions At US SuperNationals

    SonofPearl Mar 1, 2009, 8:38 AM

    The US SuperNationals will take place in Nashville, Tennesse, from 3-5 April.  The SuperNationals are a joint scholastic chess event for three categories - elementary, junior high, and high school - held together...


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