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  • How Do You Make A Chess Comeback?

    Don’t call it a comeback; I’ve been here for years.        In October I played in Millionaire Chess, my first international tournament in nearly two years.  It wasn’t a triumphant return lik... | Read More

  • How To Break Fortresses

    Dealing with a fortress — especially when you have a significant material advantage — is an infuriating experience. Indeed, what can be more frustrating than completely outplaying your opponent, only to find that he has con... | Read More

  • The Knockout Blow

    At one time or another, all of us have experienced the agonizing pain of drawing or losing a completely winning position. One move — one millisecond of imprecise thinking — can nullify hours of hard work and inspired play. ... | Read More

  • Imbalanced Forces, Part 1

    A material imbalance in the endgame provides an unusual type of play. Here we watch the spectacle of pieces, each with different capabilities, fighting, trying to change the terrain to their own advantage. It is like two knights on horseback fight... | Read More

  • First Saturday Budapest chess tournaments in November 2013

    Two USA player plays in the First Saturday Budapest November event, IM Troff, Kayden W and FM Sevian Sam. The official website of the tournament is: www.firstsaturday.hu | Read More

    • Exclusive Q&A with GM Melik KHACHIYAN

      [Blog History]    Former student of WC Tigran Petrosian, GM Melikset Khachiyan has lots to say about chess--and life--in our exclusive Chess.com/TV Group interview!      Over the years, GM Melik has become a staple of Chess.com/TV, and f... | Read More

    • A Look Back At My Path To Winning The U.S. Championship

      This is my first blog on Chess.com, so I'd like to write something really eloquent and profound so I can look back on this moment. However, I am a chess player and not a poet or philosopher! Coming off of my recent win in the U.S. Championshi... | Read More

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      • | Apr 27, 2015
    • Lessons from the Philly Open / (My) Quest To GM

      Well, it's been quite some time since I seriously thought about chess, but now - for whatever reason - the inevitable allure of the GM title speaks to me once more. I've never been what one might consider a particularly strong player, particularly... | Read More

    • The End Of One Road, Beginning of Another Part 2

      Now it begins, the change.   Now as I mentioned in Part 1 (which if you haven't read click here: http://www.chess.com/blog/KaydenTroff/the-end-of-one-road-beginning-of-another-part-1), I will now talk about the changes I made from a few tournam... | Read More

    • Wow! It's 4 YEARS Since the Launch of the Chess.com/TV Group!

      [Blog History]      Just last week, on November 11th, was the 4thAnniversary of the genesis of the Official Chess.com/TV Group, with its official “launch” anniversary being Dec. 15th. From its conception, the Group and Chess.com/TV became... | Read More

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