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  • Staunton Could See The Future

    GM Gserper Feb 4, 2017, 9:53 PM

    In the first part of this article, we saw numerous examples of Howard Staunton's sparkling attacks.  Yes, he knew how to attack, but there were many players who could do it as well if not better...

  • 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...

  • Who Will Win PRO Chess League Week 1?

    FM MikeKlein Jan 10, 2017, 8:14 AM

    With the advent of the PRO Chess League only hours away, Chess.com assembled a panel of five chess pundits to predict the outcomes of every match this season. The experts have quite a bit of work ahead of...

  • PRO Chess League Official Rules

    PROChessLeague Jan 10, 2017, 1:28 PM

    PRO Chess League Rules as of 1/31/2017: A. Eligibility and Team Makeup   A.1. Team rosters A lineup is the four players you are using each match. A roster is the total list of players you have...

  • 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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  • How I Broke 1900 at the Baltimore Open

    dpnorman Feb 25, 2017, 3:46 PM

    It took me two years and over 200 rated tournament games (since I first got to 1800 in January 2015), but this month, after a streak of good (lucky) tournaments, I finally broke 1900 USCF. In this blog I'll show...

  • An Intro to the Semi-Slav, Part I

    TalSpin Feb 24, 2017, 2:08 PM

    This week we'll be taking a look at the Semi-Slav, a great defense for black against the Queen's Gambit.  In a day or two, when I've finished the analysis, I'll post a few example games including the Kramnik-Anand...

  • Round 2 of Week 7

    DelhiDynamite Feb 22, 2017, 9:54 AM

    Another draw in the second round against the Budapest Gambits. Tejas Bakre and Sahaj Grover pulled out victories. Tejas won his second consecutive game. It was a great day for him. We now have Abhijeet Gupta and...

  • Game 1 of Week 7 at the Pro Chess League 2017

    DelhiDynamite Feb 22, 2017, 9:32 AM

    Delhi Dynamite took on the Budapest Gambits in Week 7 of the Pro Chess League. The team line-up for the first game was Aradhya Garg, Sahaj Grover, Tania Sachdev, and Tejas Bakre. Tania and Sahaj both drew their...

  • Progress

    LEBisho Feb 22, 2017, 8:21 AM

    Quick update on some steady progress since the last post. Rating & CAPS improvements I'm seeing improvements in both my online rating and my CAPS scores which is encouraging. I have had two wins against 1400+...

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  • Langley Chess Club 2017 March Swiss Tournament

    EndlessWater Feb 25, 2017, 10:27 AM

    Hi everybody. The Langley Chess Club  will be hosting a five round, CFC-rated Swiss tournament this coming March-April. There will be one round every Monday night at 7:00pm. One open section. Everyone is welcome...

  • Mamedyarov Beats So; Carlsen's Gnomes Eke Into PRO Playoffs

    NM SamCopeland Feb 23, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Wesley So lost his first game (excluding blitz) since his defeat by Carlsen in Bilbao last summer. In a game-of-the-week candidate, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov tapped into the game's chaos more efficiently than...

  • Round 2 Final Summary

    chessguy1012 Feb 21, 2017, 3:13 PM

                             Hey, another action packed week of the world wide league of teams has finished.  Three teams are battling it out for first.                   Chess Dominators: for first they will need to...

  • March Signups are Now Open

    SirIvanhoe Feb 16, 2017, 4:49 PM

    Signups are now open for our 3 round March League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, March 6, 2017.   Negotiated Time Tournaments   New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier. You...

  • March Signups are Now Open

    SirIvanhoe Feb 16, 2017, 4:49 PM

    Signups are now open for our 3 round March League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, March 6, 2017.   Negotiated Time Tournaments   New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier. You...

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