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    Online May 18, 2012

    Rudi D'Invite | Indonesia

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  • Carlsen Plays Chess On His Birthday

    Most people like to celebrate their birthdays and most of my readers like to play chess. Have you ever wondered what happens when you combine these two great things and play chess on your birthday? Well, recently...

  • 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...

  • Better Than Ratings?'s New 'CAPS' System

    One of the most exciting projects I've contributed to since joining the team (eight years ago and counting) is being revealed today.'s Computer Aggregated Precision Score (or CAPS)...

  • The Magic Square In Chess

    Mikhail Tal was known not only for his fierce attacks and beautiful sacrifices but also for his amusing stories that made even non-chess-players smile. We discussed one such story in this article....

  • 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...

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  • Chess Today

    Its quite sad to know that most young people prefer to play video games and chess is ignored and segregated. I am not saying that everyone does that, there are exceptions. The chess community is growing more and...

  • Traditional Wedding Ceremony in Vietnam

    The traditional Vietnamese wedding is one of the most important ceremonies in Vietnamese culture with influence from Confucian and Buddhist ideologies. It is a significant day not only to the couple involved but...

  • Blunders?

    I know I have been absent several days and that haves a reason, I will not explain it. So I apologize for doing that and lets now begin with the post.   Blunders   We have all made a mistake in a game no matter...

  • How to Spell Exciting Chess- ATTITUDE!

    With the recent WC games under way, people like myself are complaining of the "boring" nature of the games. Chess fans throughout history want to watch exciting, attacking games where things hang by a hair and the...

  • Hitting Rock Bottom

    I recently fall under pressure and my playing skills where affected by this. I lose many games and my rating fall down very much and I notice it a lot. My rating back then was about 935, in blitz, then my ELO fall...

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