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  • Say "Hello!" to Version 3

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of is finally ready to step up and take online chess to a new level - and take your chess to new levels as well.  Version 3 (v3) has been our #1 priority for over two year... | Read More

  • Introducing the New (Version 3)

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of is finally ready to step up and take online chess to a new level - and take your chess to new levels as well.  This new version 3 (V3) has been our #1 priority for over... | Read More

  • Stop Making The Same Mistakes Over And Over

    In the movie Groundhog Day (1993), Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, a weatherman who inexplicably starts repeating February 2 every day in the groundhog-crazed town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Connors spends an unknown amount of time stuck i... | Read More

  • Sicilian Endgames: Three Pawns for the Piece

    In various lines of the Sicilian, Black plays ...a6 and ...b5, which sometimes gives White the chance to sacrifice a minor piece on b5. The knight that ends up on b5 subsequently captures on d6, the queens are traded, and a typical endgame arises.... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #35 - The Good Knight

    Professor: Good day, class. Would you rather be a knight? Or would you rather be a bishop? Zephyr: That’s quite a “hello,” Professor. Lucian: I’m fine. How are you? Professor: I’m doing OK. Forgive me for getting right into matt... | Read More

    • Chess for linux – Jin review and Download

      When you switch from Windows to Linux, you will miss some “commercial” software. To be completely honest most of them does not have a Linux version, but do not despair! All software you run on Windows can eventually be run under Linux. Unfo... | Read More

      • mschosting
      • | Apr 6, 2016
    • Fortune smiled on my last game of the season

      I had White and had the following short game in our final league match of the season (Poitou-Charentes Division 1).  The game was very short - I had lost as Black in the same opening trap. Here's the game   Black can struggle on at mov... | Read More

      • DavidMMIX
      • | Apr 4, 2016
      • | 1 comment
    • MARCH 28

      DAY # 592;  84thWeek HOURS. 11.8 hours RATING (gain):  1446 (0) “something Different”.   We have used our blog as an opportunity to say (as Iwe see it), things I have learned of chess, to express ideas that inspire me, to focus on an im... | Read More

    • GM Daniil Dubov discusses the Candidates' tournament and cheating in chess The interview was conducted on March 16th. Daniil Dubov: This tournament is so depressive that this is the most interesting thing. Maria Manakova: "This"? What are you talking about? DD: Is Maria Manakova actual... | Read More

      • Spektrowski
      • | Mar 24, 2016
    • JannLee the Number 1 CrazyHouse Player in the World !!

      JannLee is the number one on this variation. he is tantheman in FICS. you can watch his games on this video:   There are more videos to watch an learn, but in spanish language. Suscríbete a mi canal y comenta: | 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 »