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  • Colle12345
    Online Nov 4, 2013

    Colle Colle | Kuca, Bosnia & Herzegovina

    Joined: Nov 4, 2013

  • pwkip
    Online 17 hrs ago

    Jules Colle | Gent, Belgium

    Joined: Feb 4, 2008

  • dhanna
    Online Nov 5, 2008

    shane yen colle | taytay rizal, Philippines

    Joined: Nov 5, 2008

  • colle
    Online Dec 4, 2009


    Joined: Sep 14, 2009

  • ircolle
    Online Jun 6, 2016

    Ian Colle | Golden, CO, United States

    Joined: Sep 23, 2009

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  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The 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...

  • American Woman - Part III

      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...

  • Compilation Of Chess And Education Research Studies

    One of the most common questions educators have is, "Where can I find research studies devoted to the educational value of chess?" More studies are being conducted every year, but this article is a compilation...

  • American Woman - Part II

      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...

  • Chess And Political Correctness

    The world has gone crazy! Did I just say it aloud? I am sorry; I used to better control what I say. In fact it was something you would learn from your early childhood in the former Soviet Union. As the...

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  • Colle-Zuckertort System (video analysis)

    • FM mizant
    • Dec 26, 2016, 4:54 AM

    This is my first video lesson for the open audience. I'm still struggling with the technical issues of production and postproduction, trying to find best software, and, of course - what is more important - trying...

  • A Stroke of Genius- Powerful Moves! Zukertort!

    When I look at the games of certain Masters, like Zukertort, Lasker and Nimzowitch, I am impressed by the power of their moves. Some of their moves are like cannons, they have so much weight and truth behind them!   In...

  • 2016 Oregon Open

    From September 3-5, I played in the 2016 Oregon Open. I played in the open section which was way above my rating (1700) because I wanted to play some masters and experts. Well, I got my wish in the first round....

  • Breaking chess rules – defying chess strategy

    First, let me remind you that you’ve only got about two more days to submit your answers for the “RCA Crossword Contest”. The latest date for you to submit them is Thursday, 8 September. <<Participate now>>   I...

  • 3rd Place in the State Championships

    "Fortune," if we are to believe the Latin proverb, "favors those who are brave enough not to resign, for they shall find a cheapo." And this pretty much sums up my recent games against higher-rated players. In the...

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  • MVL, Nakamura Falter In Thrilling PRO Chess Rivalry Week

    Rivalry week in the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League was packed with thrilling and competitive crosstown and cross-country matches whose results often hung on a single game, or even a single blunder...

  • Webster Doubles Up At Pan-Ams

    For the second year in a row, the "B" team from Webster University beat the "A" team at the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship. Unlike 2015, the second team eclipsing the first squad wasn't necessarily...

  • Ivanchuk Leads World Rapid After Day 2

    Vassily Ivanchuk is the sole leader with five rounds to go at the World Rapid Championship in Doha, Qatar. Among others, the Ukrainian legend defeated Magnus Carlsen on the second day. Ivanchuk defeated...

  • The Best Chess Headline And Other News

    Amidst a month of news dominated by the world championship only a few chess stories without a New York City setting slipped through the cracks in November. For whatever reason, U.K. media dominates this issue of...

  • FM Dan Yeager, Justin Tan Win Crazyhouse Championship's first-ever crazyhouse (crazyhouse rules here! ) championship featured 83 of the very best crazyhouse players in the world. Nearly every major crazyhouse player was present. Two of the...


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