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  • Chess Patterns Are For Everyone

    I always mention the importance of patterns in chess. Unfortunately, many laugh at the thought, others prefer to ignore a reality (patterns) that demands hard work for those who dream of being a master, and some view patterns as nothi... | Read More

  • Carlos Castaneda And The Penthouse Suite

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  • The Duke

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  • The 8 Best Chess Apps

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  • What Is The Greatest Brilliancy Ever?

    From time to time I put together various reader questions and comments (while ignoring the “Die Silman Die!” raves) and share them with the good folks on Chess.com. I try to give a good mix of subjects so that there will be a bit of so... | Read More

    • History of chess #1

      hello chess players who are reading this to day here is some history about chess you do not have to read this blog all in one day  Chess History Origins of chess Many countries claim to have invented the chess game in some incipient form. The mo... | Read More

    • 5 things to remember while playing chess online

      Playing chess can be incredibly satisfying, but it obviously requires a partner. That's where online chess platforms come in. If you're an avid chess player but somehow lack proper sparring partners, this is the best opportunity you can get for po... | Read More

    • Pawn Mass Miracle

      Shigeru, one of my students from Japan just posted one of his games with the title: Narrow escape.  He made mistakes and the opponent got a big advantage and captured all of his pieces, but then he put his hopes to the four pawns on the kingside... | Read More

    • Keep Calm & Play Chess!

      Hello all Chess Lovers!   Thank you for taking a few minutes out of your day to read my very first blog! I decided to write on Chess.com simply because I love chess, and the art of achieving a sweet victory against a formidable opponent! I've... | Read More

    • Weekly Dinosaur Blog #2 Barney Is Not A DINO

      So the type of Dinosaur I am is T-Rex. Not Barney. Barney isn't even a dinosaur. He's a fat fat man in a suit. Also Barney (unlike me) was born from two humans (Justin Bieber and {insert randomname of ugly} which is why he is so ugly!) I was born ... | Read More


  • Japan

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    Chess Facts related to Japan. During World War II, the Japanese confiscated chess books thinking they were military codes. In 1962, they held their first international chess tournament, organized by the Japanese Chess Federation, in Yokohama. It... Read More »

  • Karch, Robert

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    Robert Alfred Karch (1930-2010) was born on March 24, 1930.  He was active in organized chess for over 60 years.   Robert played chess for the Lincoln High School team in Tacoma Washington in the 1940s.  He enlisted in the United States Army ... Read More »

  • Simultaneous play

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    Karl Podzielny played 575 games simultaneously in 1978.  In 30 1/2 hours he  won 533 , drew 27, and lost 15.  Vlastimil Hort played 550 opponents, 201 simultaneously, and lost only 10 games in 1977.  The best record for simulta... Read More »