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  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 5

    IM Silman Oct 14, 2014, 1:03 PM

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations...

  • Don't Lose Trying Too Hard to Win

    GM DanielNaroditsky Jul 10, 2014, 3:56 PM

    In my article on chess technique, I wholeheartedly agreed with Frank J. Marshall's affirmation that "the hardest thing in chess is to win a won game." Indeed, tenacious defense is now the norm rather than the exception....

  • Formation Attacks Book (June 2010)

    NM FearNoEvil12 May 24, 2014, 7:16 PM

    Formation Attacks The Ultimate Chess Attack Book has finally arrived!  As a Chess Master that has spent many years playing aggressive and attacking chess, I was quite dismayed during...

  • "The Art of Defense in Chess" by Andrew Soltis

    GM BryanSmith Dec 19, 2012, 11:21 PM

    This week, as the holiday vacation draws near, I will be reviewing the book The Art of Defense in Chess by Grandmaster Andrew Soltis. Consider settling down in a soft and comfortable chair and reading this book...

  • Olympiad-2012: In the Middle

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina Sep 24, 2012, 11:39 PM

    Round 5 was the last one before the first rest day. We were paired with the co-leader, France (8 match points). I had a free day. When everyone left the hotel, the Internet finally started working fine. I managed...

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  • The Fighting Dragon: Book Review

    Ziryab Feb 14, 2017, 9:37 AM

    The Fighting Dragon   A Book ReviewThe Fighting Dragon: How to Defeat the Yugoslav Attack (Boston: Mongoose Press, 2016) by Paul Powell is not a repertoire book. It does offer suggestions to meet White's normal...

  • IM Kevin Goh wins Balestier League by a mile

    CM juniortay Dec 24, 2016, 4:30 AM

    A trip to the Melbourne Chess Club, while on vacation in October, gave me an idea to start a semi-serious training event for my chess ‘kakis’ back home. Established 150 years ago, the club manages to...

  • Game of the Week: Tactical Draw?

    ijgeoffrey Sep 30, 2016, 6:35 PM

    Although we as chess players would love to win every game, sometimes in a competitive tournament setting, we have to settle for a draw. As annoying as they can be, we have to remember to play the board--not just...


    IM attilaturzo Sep 26, 2016, 5:27 PM

    24-30 October 2016 Budapest, Hungary   Organized by International Chess Master Attila Turzo, the  Budapest Chess Holiday is an event that brings chess players from around the world together with the mission...

  • 7/28/16 (Denker, Day -1)

    Axonn Jul 28, 2016, 5:57 PM

    It's almost here. Of course, I've already said that. But still. Well, I just put myself on 'vacation' here on Chess.com. I've been doing my study method a lot. And I have a headache. This concludes the negativity...

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  • Chess Restaurants, Trains, And The End Of Chess Mysteries

    FM MikeKlein Mar 13, 2017, 12:27 PM

    If there's such a thing as an "ice hotel" then surely a chess-themed restaurant can't be too outlandish, right? This month's "In Other News" has the usual smörgåsbord of offerings, including the...


    FideCastro Dec 26, 2016, 5:01 AM

    On the evidence of the Greenlands Annual Curry Night, we should do this more often.   The 63 bus arrived within one minute at my bus stop - which gave me time to check out what's new at Northfield Shopping Centre!...

  • CHESS TV's "Dish" with DOGGERS!

    B1J2 Jul 22, 2016, 1:41 PM

    CHESS TV's "Dish" with DOGGERS! ChessMarkstheSpot| Jul 17, 2016 at 9:10 PM| Posted in: Neither Here nor There| 744 reads | 0 comments [Blog History]         As members of this site and fans of chess, in general,...

  • The ISLES and FFC groups have been united

    BIGKINAK Apr 20, 2016, 10:23 PM

    I do not know if everyone is aware yet but Lenny and I have joined forces.  I wanted to give you a quick run down on what this means to you and this fine group.  Leonard will still be your SA and have complete control...


    B1J2 Apr 7, 2016, 8:13 AM

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