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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...

  • Who Will Win PRO Chess League Week 2?

    The PRO Chess League's panel of pundits is back for week two. The second week of action is rivalry week (amongst the teams, not the panel, we think)! For more on who the quintet comprising the illustrious panel,...

  • Do Not Misuse Your Chess Computer!

    My favorite episode from The Prince And The Pauper happens towards the end of the story: "Speak up, good lad, and fear nothing," said the king. "How used you the Great Seal of England?" Tom stammered a moment,...

  • The Curse Of Undefended Pieces

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 11, 2017, 6:20 PM

    Over the years, I’ve looked at tons of games played by low-rated members (games by low-rated players are often extremely instructive). In many instances I see undefended pieces on both sides. And,...

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  • Double attack- introduction level

    Double attack is one of the fundamental tactics used in chess.  Applying tactics in the chess games helps to win material(points) or deliver a checkmate. Double attack can be described as attacking two targets with...

  • Beating the lower rated players at the Washington Junior Open Rounds 1-3

    Picture is of the talented Brandon Jiang, a 1400 (1487 to be exact). Joseph Truelson played him in the first round of this tournament. Also, Joseph Levine is amazed to be in the photo and as a result is making sure...

  • Koeksisters road to experience - Objectivity

    Our 2nd round of the PRO Chess League concluded yesterday, with a crushing loss 14.5-1.5 to the Norway Gnomes. Never the less, we learned a lot from the loss, and have decided to write about it. The main thing when...

  • First Blog Post for Sherlockian100

    I had one of those families that did not take many pictures or videos (granted video recorders weighed 30 pounds and had to be carried around on one's shoulder). As a result, I didn't have many pictures to show...

  • Fun Word Games

    I love chess, but sometimes I like to play word games on my downtime. I thought I would share some of my favorites. 1. Word with Friends Word with Friends is a classic word...

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  • Giri Wins In Tata Steel

    After 14 consecutive drawn games, Anish Giri emerged with a win in round six at Tata Steel. As commentator Yasser Seirawan noted, if Giri had won all of his winning positions, he would be leading in Tata Steel. Also...

  • 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...

  • MVL, Nakamura Falter In Thrilling PRO Chess Rivalry Week

    Rivalry week in the Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League was packed with thrilling and competitive crosstown and cross-country matches whose results often hung on a single game, or even a single blunder...

  • PRO Chess League: Week 2 Results

    Please find below week two match results for week two of the PRO Chess League. For the as-it-happens action and up to the minute results, tune in to the PRO Chess League Wednesdays on and follow...

  • Eljanov Ahead of Carlsen, So At Tata Steel

    Also during the first rest day Pavel Eljanov will be the sole leader of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Today the Ukrainian grandmasters defeated Baskaran Adhiban. He finds Wesley So and Magnus Carlsen,...


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