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  • Son of Nimzovich

    IM Silman Dec 27, 2011, 8:47 PM

    xombie said, “I aim for a restraint formation to prevent black’s development and park on the light squares, following which some tactics emerge in the form of a pawn break and a knight sacrifice. Black’s...

  • A Great Ending

    chessowns Feb 17, 2009, 8:56 AM

    Hey guys, Yeah, I was playing a game over FICS. It was a poor game for the most part, with blunders on both sides, but the ending I played great :)

  • Are you afraid of the Marshall attack ?

    rollingpawns Sep 25, 2008, 3:16 PM

     Ruy Lopez, Marshall attack, are you afraid of it? You actually should be (frankly, I am afraid to play it for White). Two world champions played/play anti-Marshall lines to avoid it - Gary Kasparov, Kramnik, same...

  • New scam targets chess coaches

    FM FM_Eric_Schiller Aug 22, 2008, 1:56 PM

    I'd like to warn our chess community that there is a new scam going around trying to defraud chess coaches.  Recently I received an e-mail that seemed legitimate enough but was an attempt to set up a bank fraud. ...

  • Suicide chess players

    maricheri Nov 22, 2007, 10:57 AM

    STANISLAV GOLDOVSKI (1975-1999) Stanislav Goldovski (1975-1999)   Stanislav Stan Goldovski was born In St Petersburg in 1975. He moved to Cologne around 1992. He was a student of computer...

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  • Another FICS Game

    Coronus Jan 15, 2017, 2:08 PM

    I hate to imperil my very modest rating by playing rated games online, and so I continue playing unrated games on FICS. The rationale is that my skills will improve to the point where I'll be reasonably...

  • 7 Reasons You Should Play in the Crazyhouse Championship

    croskie Dec 6, 2016, 12:55 PM

    The first ever crazyhouse championship is right around the corner and you don't want to miss out! Not only does this event boast a $2,000 prize fund to be distributed to the top 10 finishers; it's also attracting...

  • Light & Dark : A Visual Guide to Crazyhouse

    mastertanCrazyhouse Dec 1, 2016, 3:40 PM

    Light & Dark: A Visual Guide to Crazyhouse (visual ideas behind the moves in crazyhouse and bughouse) mastertan 2016 In light of the increasing amount of activity of crazyhouse chess, I’ve decided to write...

  • Crazyhouse: Revitalizing the Romance in Chess

    croskie Nov 17, 2016, 3:14 PM

    While it’s true in today’s chess climate that high level tournaments exhibit more fighting chess than has been seen in recent decades (and thank goodness for that!), it’s impossible to ignore the larger trend in...

  • A lesson from a complicated man!

    Chess4Him Oct 27, 2016, 8:02 PM

    GM Yasser Seirawan wrote an excellent story in the October 2016 Chess Life magazine.  Titled "A Complicated Man", Yasser wrote about his mentor, someone he breathed the chess air with for a period of time.   USCF...

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  • Carlsen Wins Marathon Game To Even Match With Karjakin

    FM MikeKlein Nov 24, 2016, 5:32 PM

    GM Magnus Carlsen got to be Magnus Carlsen today. He already tried to break down GM Sergey Karjakin with the Ruy Lopez and the Giuoco Piano in the 2016 World Championship. Today, he used a...

  • Magnus Carlsen Scores 68-2 In German Simul

    FM MikeKlein Feb 23, 2016, 10:25 AM

    More than 100 years ago a newspaper birthed the Tour de France, and now another venerable European periodical has brought us the largest Magnus Carlsen simul in years. "Die Zeit," the esteemed German weekly,...

  • Anand Reverses Course, Streaks To Early Lead In Zurich

    FM MikeKlein Feb 13, 2016, 12:42 PM

    Is it possible to play better chess at faster time controls in worse weather against stronger opponents? The life of GM Viswanathan Anand over the last month poses that exact question. After a massively underwhelming...

  • Candidates' Specifics Set

    FM MikeKlein Feb 7, 2016, 6:37 AM

    For several months we've known which eight players will vie for the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen's world title. Now we know much more about the 2016 Candidates' Tournament. Moscow was already the announced...

  • BREAKING: Wesley So Forfeited In U.S. Championship Round 9

    FM MikeKlein Apr 10, 2015, 1:26 PM

    [UPDATE 4/11/15 - The appeals committee has met and decided they cannot help in regards to So's request to not lose points.  The committee consisted of GM Ben Finegold, IM Rusa Goletiani, and IA Chris Bird...


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