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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
    • 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

    • Mysterious moves

      In one of my chess games I made some conditional moves & then while I was away from the computer 4 moves were made without my making the moves.  Has anyone experienced this?  Is there a setting that I need to change or is it a programming f... | Read More

      • flinzner
      • | Oct 11, 2012
    • 1400 - Denied?!?

      So WOW....I have had a string of wins, and against some tough opponents.  So much so that I am now on the brink of 1400 rating in Online Chess.  In fact....I *could* have hit 1400 2 hours ago....if it weren't for.... VACATION! Yes - my opponen... | Read More

      • Namssob
      • | Jul 31, 2012

  • 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

  • En Passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square.  En passant may ... Read More »

  • Sacrifices

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    A great example by Nakumura Proving why he is in the top ten. Now Lets take an example from Viswanathan Anand. Two neat examples of fine players in the top ten. Always look out for interesting continuations/ possibilities. Do you have any games ... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • List of chess variants

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    A chess variant (or unorthodox chess) is a game "related to, derived from or inspired by chess".[2] The difference from chess might include one or more of the following: different rules for capture, move order, game objective, etc.; addition... Read More »