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  • Oddities In The Classic Bishop Sacrifice

    IM Silman Mar 23, 2017, 12:53 AM

    Every chess player knows about the classic bishop sacrifice. And everyone wants to smash that light-squared bishop into h7, drag the screaming-in-terror enemy king from its pawn cover, and execute it as its army...

  • The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

  • Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

  • How Chess is Like... [FILL IN THE BLANK]

    erik Mar 14, 2017, 5:33 AM

    Chess is many things. A game. An art. A hobby. A science. A sport? But it is also a metaphor that is used in the media to tap into the symbol of intellectual struggle. If you want to show how intricately...

  • Chess Goes Podcasting: Listen To Your Favorites

    FM MikeKlein Mar 8, 2017, 2:58 AM

    In a recent interview, the man who's a perfect five-for-five in writing New York Times bestsellers explained that he now has to chase his audience. And that means podcasting. Fittingly, renowned...

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  • Strategy

    Indirect Mar 23, 2017, 6:50 PM

    Strategy in chess isn't a simple concept. Most people like the other side of chess. You know, the side that involves tactics and sacrificing material to get to the king, but sometimes you have those quiet positional...

  • How to find the best moves quickly?

    GM LuckyTiger Mar 23, 2017, 12:08 PM

      Preface by myself: There are many difficult (or rather unanswerable) questions that beginners or club players like to refer to GM's or coaches. How to find a good plan in the middlegames? How should I study chess?...

  • Howell claims Winter Classic in thrilling finish by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Mar 22, 2017, 9:06 AM

    David Howell has taken the $5,000 first prize at the Winter Chess Classic in Saint Louis after winning an epic 129-move game in the final round. The English GM played around 90 moves of that game on the 30 seconds...

  • understanding the board and pieces (part 1)

    DineshMC Mar 22, 2017, 7:52 AM

    Understanding the Board and Pieces The board is an 8x8 grid and each space is uniquely identified by a letter followed by a number using a notation called the rank and file system. Each piece has a specific name,...

  • How to Win Chess Almost Every Time (part 1)(winning as a beginner)

    DineshMC Mar 22, 2017, 3:56 AM

    Mastering chess is a long process, and will take you several years, but you don’t have to be a master to win at chess almost every time if you understand the mechanics of the game. By learning to spot certain moves...

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  • Carlsen, Caruana, So Vie For PRO Chess Champs This Weekend

    FM MikeKlein Mar 23, 2017, 5:59 PM

    Kill your TV but double-check your internet connection. This weekend will decide which four teams will advance to college basketball's "Final Four," but the Professional Online Rapid (PRO) Chess League is one week...

  • Elements of strategy LA BELLE FRANCE

    Pantera23 Mar 22, 2017, 1:01 AM

    A special situation! Usually we don’t have problems with forming a competitive team in our matches, but  sometimes it looks like we got a hard nut to crack ! The opposing team admin is very clever and can cause...

  • Chess960 WL2017 Round 3 Pairings

    CM ilmago Mar 18, 2017, 11:09 AM

    Welcome to the third round of Chess960 World League 2017 ! Some reminders about Chess960 WL play this year: Always make sure you set the Start Time for your match. Select the announced start date and set...

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    CM ilmago Mar 18, 2017, 11:04 AM

    Welcome to the third round of Chess960 World League 2017 ! Some reminders about Chess960 WL play this year: Always make sure you set the Start Time for your match. Select the announced start date and set...

  • Chess Corner goes Live?

    Bishop_g5 Mar 15, 2017, 5:35 AM

      My greetings to all Chess Corner members. Before couple of hours the site informed us for a new feature available between club matches in the live server. https://www.chess.com/blog/News/new-feature-live-club-matches...

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