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    • 2016 PCC Golden Triangle Open

      Secret: if your local club makes some big changes to tournaments, many things may not turn out exactly right. It looks like the Pittsburgh Chess Club is moving toward faster time controls so people don't need to spend as much time playing. This ... | Read More

    • A successful two weeks

      On Saturday 9th April I headed back to Munich. Unfortunately I wasn't able to play much for Munich 1836 this year but at least could drop in en-route to Dubai for the last round. We were in second place, ahead of the other Munich team (Tarrasch) b... | Read More

      • VerdeNotte
      • | Apr 25, 2016
    • TIFR Blitz Chess 2016

      This is the 2016 edition of the Blitz chess Tournament in TIFR. There were 8 participants in all. Each player played everyone else, so there were a total of 7 rounds. The time control was 5 min + 5 sec increment for each move.   Here is my perspe... | Read More

    • This almost, pulls me out of my chair

      Hello:3! So, I was playing blitz on, but are more usual see me playing bullet. I was playing blitz because i want to get better in chess so bullet isn't are the way, I had a concetration which helped me to don't lose mi mind seeing in... | Read More

    • A Complete Misevaluation

      Yesterday, in a game my intuition misguided me as early as move 8: I "semi-sacrificed" a rook and two pawns for two pieces and active play. It turned out that my initiative was not as great as it looked like on first glance. My opponent was able t... | Read More

      • kurze15
      • | Apr 23, 2016

Video Lessons


  • The Stare

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    In chess, as in other games that promote gamesmanship, "The Stare" is a common tactic used by players to intimidate, annoy, confuse and otherwise put an opponant out of his or her comfort zone. It is generally done when a player is trying to thi... Read More »

  • Bardeleben, Curt von

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    Curt von Bardeleben (1861-1924) was a German count and the strongest German player of the late 19th century, an openings expert, and player of Grandmaster strength.  He studied law, but never practiced, preferring to play chess. He was German cha... Read More »

  • Denker, Arnold Sheldon

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      Arnold Sheldon Denker (1914-2005 was a onetime boxer and boxing manager (won three successive Golden Gloves bouts by knockouts).  He won the New York State championship in 1938 and 1939.  He won the Manhattan Chess Club Championsh... Read More »

  • What did Bobby teach you?

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    He was one of the strongest players in the whole world...but little is know about his life. He was born in America (March,9 1943) and he quickly became the first American to win the official World Chess Championship. He was very very young when he... Read More »

  • Bughouse chess

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    Bughouse (also reffered as tagteam and siamese chess) is played with two teams of two, using two sets. Each player on the team plays a different color than their partner.  It begans as normal blitz chess, but every piece a player captures, he... Read More »