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  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    IM Silman Sep 29, 2016, 3:30 AM

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before...

  • The Best Of The Old And New Schools

    NM danheisman Sep 7, 2016, 4:23 AM

    Occasionally I run into players who think that Bobby Fischer "did it all by himself." I.e. he locked himself in his room, studied chess until he was world class, and then burst onto the tournament scene. Uh, no. Every...

  • Fighting For Initiative

    TigerChess Jul 30, 2016, 4:58 AM

    Seizing the initiative is not something that just happen. There's a strategy to gaining the initiative. However, the importance of playing aggressively doesn't justify reckless abandon. In this series, learn...

  • The Positional Threat

    GM DanielNaroditsky Apr 19, 2016, 2:15 AM

    When you think of the word "threat," what comes to mind? A threat of checkmate, perhaps? A threat to trap your piece? An indirect threat against your queen?  Whatever your specific mental representation,...

  • You Are Important!

    GM Gserper Dec 31, 2015, 5:31 PM

    When we were learning how to play chess, most of us dreamed about becoming next Capablanca, Fischer or Kasparov one day. Alas, the sad reality is that 99.999 percent of us will never become one of the chess gods. Should...

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  • Karpov - Move by Move : Quick review

    cassanunda2003 Mar 18, 2017, 1:12 PM

    Karpov Move by Move Everyman Author: Sam Collins Format: Kindle   As usual with Everyman the book is well edited and the layout is generally good making it quite readable on an iPad or the Kindle ereader.  It is...

  • Cracking 2000 (USCF): my point d'appui

    Milliern Feb 19, 2017, 9:39 AM

    I’m a little shocked by my recent USCF rating progress.  It’s already been a great past 12 months (2 wins vs NMs in blitz, 1 draw vs a NM in rapid, and a win and a draw vs NMs in the standard control, and one unrated...

  • Checkmate with 2 Knights

    Boldchess Feb 16, 2017, 7:01 AM

    One of the most rewarding things in chess is when you manage to implement what you've learned in a practical game. The following game combines two of the themes that I've been exploring recently. The first one...

  • Save the date! - Jacob Aagaard on Chess Training - 12th April

    IM IM_Kgwm Feb 10, 2017, 5:14 AM

    Some of you might have read this and are aware that Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard, the world reknowned trainer, author, and co-founder of Quality Chess,  will be travelling to Asia to provide training and lectures on...

  • ¿Cómo aprovechar Chess.com para analizar nuestras partidas de ajedrez?

    pulpopaz Feb 6, 2017, 4:35 PM

    Ya había en otra ocasión armado un tutorial sobre cómo utilizar la herramienta de anotación de ChessBase. En esta ocasión quiero compartirles un pequeño video tutorial sobre cómo utilizar la herramienta de análisis...

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  • CAMPEONATO DE EXTREMADURA ABSOLUTO 2017 1, 2 y 8 de Abril en Badajoz

    victork47 Mar 18, 2017, 4:10 PM

    CAMPEONATO DE EXTREMADURA ABSOLUTO 2017 1, 2 y 8 de Abril en Badajoz 16/3/2017 Sistema de juego: Sistema Suizo a 6 Rondas Lugar: AA. VV Santa Isabel (C/Mérida, 10) –Badajoz- Calendario de competición:Ronda...

  • Scacchi & cinema: The Dark Horse

    Saint_Just Mar 16, 2017, 9:54 PM

    La pellicola è ispirata alla figura straordinaria di Genesis Wayne Potini (05/9/1963 – 15/08/2011), giocatore di scacchi e in particolare di partite lampo che, lottando contro i demoni del disturbo bipolare, aprì...

  • Puzzles: 3/12/17

    ephemeron-17 Mar 12, 2017, 10:26 AM

    A cool endgame position from a lecture from Greg Shahade. You may have seen this next position if you read Chess.com's articles. But it's too good not to include. My analysis is guided by the one here (spoilers!): http://en.chessbase.com/post/gibraltar-rd07-2 This...

  • Does Chess Improve Cognitive Skills? What Science Says

    PeterDoggers Mar 10, 2017, 12:00 AM

    It is commonly believed that teaching chess at schools will improve the cognitive skills of pupils in other areas, such as math. But is this actually true? What is the current scientific consensus on the topic? In...

  • Ousted Iranian Player: 'My Wardrobe Should Not Be Anyone's Business!'

    FM MikeKlein Feb 28, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Last week the Iranian Chess Federation removed two players from being able to represent their national team, or playing future events inside Iran. IM Dorsa Derakhshani, the number-two female in Iran, and...

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