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  • How Not To Hate Endgames

    GM Gserper Feb 25, 2017, 11:56 PM

    "I detest endgames!" said Dawid Janowski more than 100 years ago. He elaborated further by saying that a good chess game should be decided in the middlegame. Today such an opinion would make most professional chess...

  • The Opening That Didn't Like Bobby Fischer

    IM Silman Feb 16, 2017, 3:58 AM

    Chess players are always looking for new openings. But picking an opening isn’t easy since there are so many to choose. Sometimes the choice is made by using the openings of your favorite chess hero. And...

  • Staunton Could See The Future

    GM Gserper Feb 4, 2017, 9:53 PM

    In the first part of this article, we saw numerous examples of Howard Staunton's sparkling attacks.  Yes, he knew how to attack, but there were many players who could do it as well if not better...

  • G-Pawn Flies At "Battle Of The Sexes"

    FM MikeKlein Jan 29, 2017, 10:54 AM

    In the annual "Battle of the Sexes" at the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, where a teams of 5-10 square off, the men conjured some irregular openings against the ladies. On Saturday evening's three-game...

  • Carlsen vs Karjakin: The Movies?

    FM MikeKlein Jan 24, 2017, 3:17 AM

    What if each of the 16 Carlsen-Karjakin world championship games were made into a movie, or into one compilation of vignettes like "New York Stories," "Four Rooms," or "Paris, Je T'aime"? Which director should...

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  • Tehran WWCh, Semifinals: An epic battle by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Feb 27, 2017, 8:55 PM

    Anna Muzychuk and Tan Zhongyi will play a 4-game match starting Monday to decide the new Women’s World Champion after an incredible three days of semifinal action. Alexandra Kosteniuk collapsed and lost in two games...

  • Tom Nard Memorial III

    GreenAardvark Feb 27, 2017, 8:48 PM

    Round 1: I got a BYE for being the lowest rated player in the section and there be an odd number of players. I just pretty much observed all the other games during that round.       Round 2: I won this game against...

  • Interesting bishop endgame: Smyslov's technique

    GM LuckyTiger Feb 27, 2017, 6:25 AM

    In my previous post I offered you the analysis of the Gashimov-Kortchnoj. Now let's learn with 7-th World Champion Vasily Smyslov. For the fortress, which arose in the last side line, we need to post the diagram. White...

  • February simul 2017

    WGM WGM_Adriana_Nikolova Feb 27, 2017, 12:45 AM

    Simultaneous on 10 boards with WGM ADRIANA NIKOLOVA  on Tuesday (28.02.2017) at 10:00p.m. (Eastern Europ. Time) GMT+2 hours, 3:00p.m. New York Time, 8:00p.m. London (UK) Time The time control would be 60min+10sec. per...

  • Fun chess in Las Vegas (Round 7 recap)

    NM visa Feb 26, 2017, 11:34 PM

    Our Las Vegas Desert Rats team got eliminated from the playoff contention after 6 rounds. So, what was our mindset going into the match vs Seattle? Our mindset was to have fun!  With our creative genius Timur Gareyev...

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  • Guess that person!

    ThirdCultureKid Feb 27, 2017, 11:21 PM

    A new contest is out! "Guess the Person" is a really simple game, all you have to do is look at the given comment and guess who posted it! Maybe it might even be YOU!   Just hop over to the following form and fill...

  • World Wide League Of Teams

    chessguy1012 Feb 27, 2017, 4:54 PM

        Hey! so have you seen the pro chess league and you really want to be in it but your not good enough? well then the world wide league of teams is for you! we have players from all over the globe playing in...

  • Grischuk, Mamedyarov, MVL Share 1st At Sharjah Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers Feb 27, 2017, 12:00 AM

    In the final round of the Sharjah Grand Prix, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Hou Yifan (on her birthday!) and caught Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Alexander Grischuk. The latter won the first prize on tiebreak. More...

  • Endgame Technique Yields Grischuk Shared First

    PeterDoggers Feb 26, 2017, 12:00 AM

    With some great endgame play Alexander Grischuk today defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who was one of the leaders at the Grand Prix in Sharjah. With one round to go Grischuk now leads with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave,...

  • YOU ARE INVITED!!

    Vanessa231996 Feb 23, 2017, 10:08 PM

    Hi everyone,                     I offer this group for those who are playing honest and fair play in the game of chess. Now if you do cheating in chess? Forget this invitation, because this group is only for those...

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