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  • Magnus Carlsen vs Tigran Petrosian: Preview

    What's the biggest underdog story in sports? What's the biggest in chess? Thursday's much-hyped GM Blitz Battle between top-seeded World Champion Magnus Carlsen and qualifier Tigran Petrosian might seem more equal if the "other Petrosian" w... | Read More

  • Morphy and Music

    Mrs. Morphy is renowned in the salons of New Orleans as a brilliant pianiste and musician; and her son, without ever having studied music, has a similar aptitude for it, and he believes he would have become as famous therein as in chess, had he ... | Read More

  • Korchnoi The Chess Psychologist

    The death of GM Viktor Korchnoi is a huge loss for chess. I am not going to repeat the obvious facts that he was the strongest chess player who never became the world champion or tell you about his enormous chess heritage. There are thousands... | Read More

  • 2016 ChessKid Online National Invitational Championships (CONIC): A Preview

    In 2012, the ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship (CONIC) was created to provide young, talented chess players an opportunity to play a round-robin championship at a long time control. The event gradually evolved from only two sectio... | Read More

  • Warrior at the Chess Board

          About a decade ago, WilhelmThe2nd, from sent me this article by Fedor Bohatirchuk about his personal memories of Efim Bogoljubov.  The article, which had no accompanying pictures, is given below with some elaboration ... | Read More

    • 7/25/16 (Day -4)

      Monday is here, and it's time for another post. Well, I did indeed go to that 45|10 tournament a couple of days ago. And I did play that player rated 2261P4. Here is a brief recap: First Round: It was a somewhat simple/quick draw with a 1400-som... | Read More

    • Impossible Dumbel Salsa -

      Dumbel Salsa   Have you seen Mission Impossible? ( Part 1) , where agent hunt ( Tom Cruse) asked to get the disk which contains all the secret information. But soon the mission busted and all the team member of agent hunt started missing. Agent... | Read More

      • nurdeen
      • | Jul 24, 2016
    • Put 10 Minutes on the Clock and Try to Solve!

      One of the best ways to keep yourself honest when going over chess puzzles, is to set a timer and write down everything you were thinking. At the end compare to the correct answer. If you have a coach/teacher this information will be invaluable to... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Jul 23, 2016
    • Secrets of Grandmaster Chess

      What is it that allows Grandmasters to outplay untitled players with ease? What secrets do they know that others don’t? This week, I reveal some of the secrets of Grandmaster chess in a 1 hour webinar – free for all my followers. Click her... | Read More

      • TigerLilov
      • | Jul 23, 2016
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    • Converting an Advantage into a Win - Hanging Pieces

      As I continue my series on "Converting an Advantage into a Win", today I will talking about hanging pieces/undefended pieces. What's a hanging piece? Well it's quite simple. A hanging piece is a piece that is a free piece to take. This is the most... | Read More

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