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  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The 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...

  • American Woman - Part III

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • Carlsen Plays Chess On His Birthday

    Most people like to celebrate their birthdays and most of my readers like to play chess. Have you ever wondered what happens when you combine these two great things and play chess on your birthday? Well, recently...

  • American Woman - Part II

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • 7 New Year's Chess Resolutions

    Statistically, just eight percent of people achieve their New Year's resolutions. That doesn't seem so great, but if we all resolve to become grandmasters, maybe eight percent of us can make it.  More...

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  • Advanced Opening Analyses in Bughouse: The e6 - Nc6 System

    • Sorsi
    • Jan 22, 2017, 3:59 PM

    The e6 - Nc6 setup is perhaps the most complicated system in all of bughouse. There are a lot of variations to learn and I hope to cover the most important ones in this text. This is the most common position...

  • Ivanchuk: A Genius of Imaginative, Exciting Chess!

    In a recent interview during a game commentary, GM Boris Gelfand spoke about "destiny" as one of the factors determining if a chess player is successful or not in gaining the World Championship Title. Among the...

  • Eh... Some Reflections on 2016

    I don’t blog about my reflections often, but I do reflect.  I know some of my friends mostly blog just to reflect, but I like to blog about adventures and travails more than reflections.  Anyways, here is a little...

  • Vaperchess Presents Knight Battery (12 min. short film)

    Vaperchess presents a short 12 minute documentary film in memoriam of a friend who helped write and perform the 3 songs in this short, a few years after his death, along with interviews about chess and life.  Shot...

  • Leoposh

    In the beginning, The Everlasting created a girl and named her Lucy. After some time, Lucy became bored and asked The Everlasting to give her a friend, which meant a man. Knew that her heart was full of lust, The...

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  • Carlsen Misses Mate In 3 vs Giri

    Today Magnus Carlsen missed a checkmate versus Anish Giri, and with it, a great opportunity to move to "plus three." Wesley So drew his game as well and continues to lead the masters section. It's quite...

  • So Grabs Tata Lead; Carlsen Plays Football

    Wesley So is the new leader of the Tata Steel chess tournament masters group. Today he defeated Pentala Harikrishna and took over pole position from Pavel Eljanov, who lost to Levon Aronian. The...

  • Ivanchuk Wins World Rapid Championship

    On Wednesday, Vassily Ivanchuk won the World Rapid Championship in Doha, Qatar. The 47-year-old Ukrainian grandmaster had the best tiebreak (average rating of opponents) after he tied for first with...

  • Rapport vs Wei Yi: Spectacular Match In China

    GM Richard Rapport won a friendly match against GM Wei Yi. The match, held in China, provided exactly the entertainment you would expect from these two young and fighting players Photo: The concept...

  • Shirov To Bring Fire On Board To Iceland

    GM Alexei Shirov is one of the stars at the 2017 Reykjavik Open. The annual open tournament in Iceland will be held in April. Harpa, the venue for the 2017 Reykjavik Open. Before the end of the year, the organizers...


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