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  • Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

  • The Best Chess Openings For Beginners

    CHESScom Mar 15, 2017, 4:42 PM

    The first few moves of a chess game can be some of the most important moves you make. In those moves, you will establish your early plans and fight for your place on the board. Most beginners don’t need to...

  • PRO Chess League Week 3: The Critical Showdowns

    NM SamCopeland Jan 25, 2017, 1:45 AM

    With a staggering 480 players and more than 150 grandmasters currently playing, the PRO Chess League is expanding as word of mouth spreads and new free agents and local players sign up to do battle for their teams...

  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

  • 3 Ways To Learn New Openings

    FM hellokostya May 12, 2016, 2:57 AM

    Learning a new opening can be a challenging but rewarding task. Once you have gotten used to a certain variation (e.g. the French Defense or the Catalan), it can be difficult to switch to playing something...

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  • Harry the h-pawn's friends

    LogansportHS Mar 26, 2017, 3:52 PM

    During the Pro Chess League Finals, many in the chat did not know or remember the names of Harry's friends. They are Andrew, Barry, Cedric, Dodgy Dave, Egbert, Freddie, and Gary, according to GM Simon Williams in...

  • Opening Tactic

    scsiduck Mar 24, 2017, 11:35 AM

    One interesting tactical situation came right out of the opening in my club game on Monday after Black played 3...c5. We are both in unfamiliar territory with the French early on - a few moves later Black plays...

  • How to Win Chess Almost Every Time (part 1)(winning as a beginner)

    DineshMC Mar 22, 2017, 3:56 AM

    Mastering chess is a long process, and will take you several years, but you don’t have to be a master to win at chess almost every time if you understand the mechanics of the game. By learning to spot certain moves...

  • Demolition in French Defence

    tanisha12 Mar 20, 2017, 12:07 AM

    Here is a nice example of strong white attack in French Defence Tarrasch Variation. The game was won by India's first International Master Manuel Aaron. Hope you enjoyed the game :)

  • Karpov - Move by Move : Quick review

    cassanunda2003 Mar 18, 2017, 1:12 PM

    Karpov Move by Move Everyman Author: Sam Collins Format: Kindle   As usual with Everyman the book is well edited and the layout is generally good making it quite readable on an iPad or the Kindle ereader.  It is...

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  • St. Louis Arch Bishops Win Inaugural PRO League Title

    FM MikeKlein Mar 26, 2017, 1:33 PM

    GM Wesley So carried his team all season in the first year of the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) League. Today, his teammates sealed the win. The top Saint Louis Arch Bishops player won his first three games...

  • Space Angels Epic Match To Join:)

    BigFatDaddy55 Mar 25, 2017, 7:42 AM

    The Space Angels Have An EPIC MATCH against the ever powerful & simply HUGE "Chess Champ" Outfit:)  Space Angels have the Chess Boards all Set-UP:) Fried Clams & French Fries cooking up "sum guud" in Galactic...

  • The Return of the Annotation Event?

    chesster3145 Mar 24, 2017, 3:59 PM

    Hi everyone, I haven't done a lot as an admin for the past couple of months, and that's partially because everything I tried to set up fell flat on its face due to there just not being enough people regularly contributing....

  • War and Peace VS LEGION

    mitto Mar 21, 2017, 4:00 AM

    Open Challenge War and Peace Game Type: Standard Chess   Registration Open: Mar 16, 2017 Players Per Team: 1+   Auto Start: No Days per Move: 3 days   Rated: Yes Rating Range: Open   Starting...

  • Daily Chess Improvement 18/3/17

    NMShrillShooter Mar 17, 2017, 10:39 PM

    Hello! Our topic for the next few days is: Attacking openings: Some of the attacking openings are listed below: 1.)Sicilian Defence 2.)Dutch Defence 3.)King's Indian Defence and Attack 4.)Semi-Slav Botvinnik Variation 5.)Nimzo...

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