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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • American Woman - Part III

    batgirl Jan 18, 2017, 11:25 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...

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  • (Blog 1) How to *UNDERSTAND* Everything in a Chess Game - General Summary

    Cherub_Enjel Feb 16, 2017, 12:27 AM

    *I am periodically editing this post! A lot of people have said it's pretty decent, so I will try to make it more thorough*   So, I decided to create a blog, and there's nothing better to write about in the first...

  • My pro bono chess work in DC - 2016 recap and beyond

    NM eltenedor Feb 13, 2017, 11:02 PM

    In April 2016, I stated my commitment to a cause: To provide chess lessons to the DC community at no cost. This blog is an update on what I did in 2016 and what I intend to do going forward. (This is my original...

  • Intermediate Level: Game analysis: Reading and Writing

    JMurakami Feb 13, 2017, 5:10 PM

    17.02.13 A chess position is a problem to be solved. It's a bad idea to come with solutions because you've seen something similar in similar positions, and even a worst idea to come with solutions based on your...

  • History of chess

    Dinesh_rama Feb 12, 2017, 2:05 AM

    T he classical research about the origin of Chess concentrated on investigating written and archaeological evidence resulting in opinions about Indian/Persian 1 or Chinese origin of the game. The available evidence...

  • Win Chess prizes worth $500

    GM GM_Igor_Smirnov Feb 9, 2017, 6:38 AM

    Thank you for 50K Likes! To celebrate we are giving away cool gifts!Be fast like Bolt and win your prizes >>> http://bit.ly/2ks6PvY   Winners will receive these Wonderful Prizes:   Grand Prize : Handmade...

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  • Chess Makes, Costs Big Money And Other News

    NM SamCopeland Sep 17, 2016, 10:46 PM

    This month's "In Other News" is a financial cornucopia featuring a CM who broke Google's bank, the most expensive chess sets, the largest chess set, and taxation with inadequate representation. Join us for an incredible...

  • The Kids Are Alright: A GM Eagle Scout And A Champion Cancer Survivor

    FM MikeKlein Aug 15, 2016, 10:16 AM

    With Dortmund, Bilbao, Biel and the Sinquefield Cup all lined up back-to-back-to-back-to-back, you might mistakenly believe that late July and early August couldn't offer up any more chess stories. Along comes...

  • Quantum Chess, Icy Chess, Aussie Chess

    FM MikeKlein Feb 22, 2016, 4:14 PM

    This edition of "In Other News" is surely the first to feature references to "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure," Stephen Hawking, and quantum physics, and that's all just the first item! It is our second consecutive...

  • A 30-Year Zugzwang And The 4-Hour Chess Workweek

    FM MikeKlein Dec 17, 2015, 1:34 AM

    What happens when an efficiency expert and a driven chess player meet? What periodical went three decades in between a certain chess reference? November was a massive month of "secondary" chess news. How big? There...

  • Long-Lost Fischer Game; How To Become An IM In 72 Hours

    FM MikeKlein Oct 6, 2015, 7:17 PM

    This month's "Also in the News" features a bevy of various chess stories you likely missed. One is a story of Bobby Fischer you surely haven't read about, unless you happen to read New Orleans community newspapers...

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