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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • How To Not Learn From Your Mistakes Like Karpov

    GM Gserper Mar 11, 2017, 3:31 AM

    As I explained in this article, modern life forces me to recollect the episodes from my childhood years. One such memory is something that every Soviet schoolboy was supposed to know if he wanted to get...

  • The Opening That Didn't Like Bobby Fischer

    IM Silman Feb 16, 2017, 3:58 AM

    Chess players are always looking for new openings. But picking an opening isn’t easy since there are so many to choose. Sometimes the choice is made by using the openings of your favorite chess hero. And...

  • Chess And Political Correctness

    GM Gserper Dec 24, 2016, 3:52 AM

    The world has gone crazy! Did I just say it aloud? I am sorry; I used to better control what I say. In fact it was something you would learn from your early childhood in the former Soviet Union. As the...

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  • The Dentist

    sciencefreako Mar 22, 2017, 8:12 PM

    Walking down that long, sterile (not to mention creepy) hall doesn't seem that bad compared to the waiting room. I've only been in that waiting room 30-40 times        (sarcasm, people). I've looked over the same...

  • Learn the English Rat Defense!

    dynamicchess970 Mar 18, 2017, 11:21 AM

    This book is amazing! I found two entirely new and mind-blowingly creative openings in this book (which i will discuss below) covered in detail, which give the reader an enormous amount of transpositional possibilities....

  • My Recent Tournament Performance

    SuriyawongsKnife Mar 15, 2017, 9:15 AM

    I just completed my first five round, weekend tournament. It was my third tournament since I last played as a kid in the '90s. It was also my first tournament with such long time controls. The time control was 40/90...

  • Beginner Level: Game analysis: Do you need a plan in the opening?

    JMurakami Mar 13, 2017, 1:23 AM

    Sure you do! Most of you have read –somewhere– about the center's occupation and (or) control, (fast) development, moving the King away from the center, keeping a healthy pawn structure, not to move a piece twice...

  • Project Shellfish: My Personal Attempt to Learn Chess

    ProjectShellfish Mar 12, 2017, 12:02 AM

    Project Shellfish is my personal attempt to study chess incrementally, by picking up chess information little by little. The name is generic, except for "shellfish" symbolizing the incremental aspect. First, for...

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  • Fabiano Makes Forbes; Newspaper Editor Blunders

    FM MikeKlein Mar 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

    "In Other News" has been on a little bit of a hiatus, which means this column is overflowing with chess tidbits to share. Today we have a world elite gracing a business magazine's "top" list, while a newspaper...

  • Ousted Iranian Player: 'My Wardrobe Should Not Be Anyone's Business!'

    FM MikeKlein Feb 28, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Last week the Iranian Chess Federation removed two players from being able to represent their national team, or playing future events inside Iran. IM Dorsa Derakhshani, the number-two female in Iran, and...

  • Crush your opponent !

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  • Puffins player intros - IM Bragi Thorfinnsson

    FM zibbit Jan 10, 2017, 5:37 PM

    IM Bragi Thorfinnsson is a proud Reykjavik Puffin. His talent at a young age was obvious and he was only 9 years old when he was fighting for top honours at local tournaments in Iceland. Trips to Nordic, European...

  • 2016: The Year In Review

    News Dec 31, 2016, 10:37 AM

    For many, 2016 was a year to be forgotten. Political division and turmoil, the passing of many beloved persons, and acts of violence often dominated the news. However, in terms of chess, 2016 was a banner year....

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