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  • USCL: Game of the Week

    The US Chess League pits the chess cities of the United States against each other in a winner-take-all, no-holds-barred annual battle royale. In 2013, 16 cities faced off for the title of US Chess League...

  • I offer a draw... or I resign! Part Two

    "History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme."                                                     - Mark Twain The following game was played just three weeks ago at the FIDE World Cup in Tromso, Norway: I...

  • Video Guide

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    • Sep 8, 2011, 10:55 PM

    Need a little help navigating the thousands of videos on Use this guide to find all the videos you need on topics such as: The Opening Tactics Strategy The Endgame Member Analysis and Fun

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  • University vs. Dragons 1/12/16

    Hi all, Lancaster Uni A Team just got done playing Dragons in the league. We won 4-0, as expected! This took us to a net 12-0 vs. Dragons, since we beat them 8-0 in a rapidplay last week. My game was the first to...

  • Carlsen-Karjakin, Tiebreaks: Magnus still the champ

    Magnus Carlsen has won the World Chess Championship for a third time after unleashing a glorious queen sacrifice on the final move of the match. That meant the birthday boy had won the tiebreaks 3:1, after also...

  • Study Plan Update and Game of the Week

    Well I'm back after having played an interesting game last night at my local club. Since my first post last week I had a number of interesting insights. First, I realized that life very often gets in the way. It...

  • Endgame Essentials: From Khanty to Krulich

    Here's a snippet of my latest piece for Chess^Summit. Since uploading images is a pain, here's a link to Chess^Summit so you can see the whole thing!   In spending Thanksgiving here in Pittsburgh, I finally got...

  • French Lesson

    After a few wins as Black with the French, I played against one as White tonight - and really blew it in the opening!  Black's knight is clearly headed for f5 after Ne7, but I just didn't see that this move would win...

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  • St. Louis Arch Bishops Win First USCL Championship

    Led by a pair of super-GMs and two other strong grandmasters, the St. Louis Arch Bishops topped the expanded United States Chess League in 2014. The chess capital of the U.S. now boasts its strongest team thanks...

  • Good Time of Day to USCL - Yermo Joins Broadcast

    Grandmaster Alex Yermolinsky joins the broadcasting team this Tuesday for Week 5 of the United States Chess League (USCL). He'll join FM Mike Klein in commentating on the games live. The broadcast will...

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