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  • The State of - August '13

    The State of is the revival of a monthly segment the CEO used to provide for members on Chess/TV.  The State of was airied on August 14th at 11:30 AM Pacific with Erik,'s CEO and co-founder.  There will b... | Read More

  • Training program for beginners

    Chess training program for ratings < 1200 Disclaimer:These advice are taken from my personal (short) experience. They are written by a novice for the novice. I only release my ideas today to the public. Nobody ever tried these programs and I ... | Read More

  • Draws

    Okay I admit it, I have guilty pleasures. I like to eat ice cream in the middle of the knight, I secretly drink all of our Pepsi. But my biggest confession is that I love draws. Draws by repitition are better than winning at times. I just love mes... | Read More

  • Site Playing Rules: A Guide for the Perplexed

    Resource What is it? Is it permitted DURING Turn-Based (and Vote Chess) play? Is it permitted DURING LiveChess play? Asking another person for advice Includes discussing a game-in-progress in the Forums NO* (except ... | Read More

  • Extended Personal Profile

    Rating is no means the only factor that people consider in selecting an opponent. We also look for someone we can get along with - win or lose. The Extended Profile - described here (originally proposed in this discussion | Read More

    • Membership features

      It is not good to take features away from members that were previously included in the diamond membership(i.e. Adding lines to conditional moves) | Read More

      • nedcone
      • | Oct 15, 2015
    • conditional moves

      What is a conditional move and who makes that move, the computer or is it programed by the player ? | Read More

      • move_true
      • | Jan 20, 2015
    • Adventures and rook sacrifices on my way to 1800 (Online) 通信チェスで1800を超える

      Recently, interesting things are happening to me. I start to play alot more "Online chess" because I got wifi on my mobile devices, and it is easier to create challenges on app than using the website itself. Therefore I started playing a... | Read More

      • Oraoradeki
      • | Dec 2, 2013
    • Blunder leading to Mate in 4?!

      I am just a beginner player but I find somewhat funny writing chess blog reflecting on some of the games I play and analyze. That is interesting how sometimes blunder moves lead to victory. Of course that won't work with GMs and even casual pl... | Read More

    • Pas dy muajsh

      Kaluan dy muaj nga hera e parë që u regjistrova në  Më interesonte të merrja vehten pas kaq shumë vitesh inaktive. Kisha humbur reflekset dhe pamvarsisht nga taktika dhe njohuritë që kam, vendimet shpesh ishin të pasakta dhe ... | Read More

      • Mbretnesha
      • | May 10, 2013

  • Building Part 9 - Opening to Middlegame

    It was three years ago that I first thought that the world needed a global chess community and set my eyes on as the home for that community. Then in June 2007, after more than 2 years of work, was opened to the public. It was ... | Read More

    • erik
    • | Jan 20, 2008
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    • | Misc

  • Chess tips

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    You always want to improve your game. Here are 5 simple and easy chess tips. 1 Attack with all your pieces 2 don't bring out your queen too early 3 Take your time 4 Don't play odd moves to confuse the other player unless you are 100 percent su... Read More »

  • Three-Fold Repitition

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    One way to draw a game is to manuvuer into a sitiuation where the same EXACT position is repeated three times. This is called THREE-FOLD REPITITION. It usually happens with PERPETUAL CHECK. That means one side keeps checking the other side and nei... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation

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    The Dragon Variation belongs to the Sicilian Defence family of variations. Black plays 5...g6 with the purpose of fianchettoeing his bishop with ...Bg7. The preparatory move 2...d6 makes sure that the bishop will have an open long diagonal on g7.... Read More »

  • Shogi

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    Shogi is the Japanese form of Chess. It has been evolving in a different direction as international Chess for more than 1000 years, however, and its history contains many Shogi variants, some even still played today. Modern Shogi is played on a 9x... Read More »

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

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    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  In 1959 at L... Read More »