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  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • 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...

  • Carlsen Plays Chess On His Birthday

    GM Gserper Jan 7, 2017, 7:43 PM

    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

    batgirl Jan 4, 2017, 11:36 AM

      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

    NM SamCopeland Dec 27, 2016, 7:47 AM

    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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  • Cornwall Congress 2017

    thejacka1 Feb 18, 2017, 9:07 AM

    In January 2015 I made my debut in 'real' over-the-board chess at this event by finishing 1st-equal with Harvey Richings in the Penwith Cup for children (like Harvey) and ungraded or 'returning' players (like me)....

  • Woman and Men Protection - Never Give Up

    ProphetessMio Feb 17, 2017, 12:10 AM

    INTERNET HARASSMENT   Sexual harassment has been a prevalent issue in our society and in the legal system for over fifty years.  The ever-increasing use of the Internet in the past twenty to thirty years has served...

  • Simul game with International Master Attila Turzo

    IM attilaturzo Feb 16, 2017, 7:25 AM

      Would you like to play against an International Master? I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach and I would like to invite you to play with me in a simul on the LIVE server...

  • Russian Literature

    Podaryonka Feb 14, 2017, 1:43 PM

    A. G. Paustovskiy “Basket with spruce cones”   The composer Edvard Grieg spends the autumn in a forests near Bergen. All forests are good with their mushroom air and rustle of leaves. But especially the mountain’s...

  • Endgame Principles, and Learning Chess

    therealslim_kt Feb 14, 2017, 4:32 AM

    Recently, my best friend asked me to teach him chess. I’m no expert, but I decided to try it anyway. So I had to decide; what do I teach him first? In my brief stint with coaching as a child, I was taught the same...

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  • Ni Shiqun Knocks Out Gunina, Pogonina In Tehran

    IM JovankaHouska Feb 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

    WGM Ni Shiqun of China is the sensation of the women's world championship so far. In the last two rounds the 19-year-old Chinese player eliminated both GMs Valentina Gunina and WGM Natalija Pogonina. The...

  • Sutovsky and Ju Wenjun 4-0 In Gibraltar, History In Making?

    FM MikeKlein Jan 28, 2017, 1:35 AM

    GM Ju Wenjun, the highest-rated female never to win the top women's prize at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, has the chance to do more than just reversing that stat.   No woman has ever won the...

  • Carlsen Misses Mate In 3 vs Giri

    PeterDoggers Jan 21, 2017, 1:34 PM

    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

    PeterDoggers Jan 19, 2017, 2:20 PM

    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

    PeterDoggers Dec 28, 2016, 1:28 PM

    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...


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