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  • Chess And Political Correctness

    GM Gserper Dec 24, 2016, 3:52 AM

    The world has gone crazy! Did I just say it aloud? I am sorry; I used to better control what I say. In fact it was something you would learn from your early childhood in the former Soviet Union. As the...

  • Don’t Mock The Mockingbird

    IM Silman Dec 8, 2016, 4:33 AM

    This week we’re going to look at the games of the member Mockingbird2, who is majoring in chemical engineering but thinks he can become a chess master in another two years. At the moment he’s...

  • Blunders That Give Us Hidden Gold

    IM Silman Nov 3, 2016, 2:31 AM

    The member QueensConquerer wants to know what I think about his game. JS: I’m going to be honest. This game is a total mess, with one blunder following another (from both sides). However, blunder-games...

  • Chess Books And Youth vs Old Age

    IM Silman Sep 29, 2016, 3:30 AM

    Sitting in a coffee shop in Tokyo that’s little known but adored by those who frequent it, I was staring at the most beautiful and delicious cappuccino on Earth. This was my second one, but before...

  • Fixing Your Weaknesses

    IM Silman Jul 26, 2016, 10:45 PM

    This week, we’ll take a look at a young Indian player, Sakshi1234567. She had this to say: “I am 13 years old. My father taught me chess when I was 10. I’ve been taking the game seriously from...

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  • 10 common beginner's chess mistakes

    Trionyx Jan 12, 2017, 9:37 AM

    Learning play chess well is a long process, so here are some advises for beginner players, how they could improve the game and avoid common mistakes. Bringing out queen to early.  Queen is very powerful piece, but...

  • The anti-kid strategy in action: Challenger's Cup Round 2

    Joseph_Truelson Nov 2, 2016, 6:54 PM

    I think this paragraph is really unnecessary. Who cares about who took the photos! Obviously I took them. Do you see that evil kid looking at the camera? That's right, I have a anti-Anthony strategy!  I can't believe...

  • Free Will, Predestination, and Chess

    vaperchess Oct 23, 2016, 1:33 PM

    I've been waiting to advance. I'm stuck on the second rank, defending all the major players in the game. There's not much else to do in life when you are stuck in this position. Tell me, do you believe in free...

  • A missed opportunity: FIDE Invitational Round 5

    Joseph_Truelson Sep 19, 2016, 5:31 PM

    There's always a nice thing with being last place in a tournament. You can figure, at least it won't get worse! And that was the correct type of thinking to have. Even though it is completely false. It really can...

  • Supercharge my chess - day 5

    IM attilaturzo Sep 17, 2016, 5:09 PM

    Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course.  You can read about the past days:   Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4    My goals:  1. I want to study chess in an...

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