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  • Book Review: Chess Tactics For Champions

    Sure, I know what you are thinking:  "YATB, Stick?  Really?"  Yup, that's right, Yet Another Tactics Book, folks.  I figure that I can always do with some more tactics study in whatever form it might take, and Susan...

  • Basic Endings: Rook vs Knight

    vs This is one of the 100 endgame you must know, says GM Jesus de la Villa. It was also the subject of the first recorded chess endgame study by Al-Aldi in 842 AD. I. Evaluation & Principles 71% draws. Usually...

  • Tactial Warfare: The Pin

    A great player once said "Chess is 99% tactics!" While modern masters argue chess is only 90% tactics these days, it's still the most profitable area for amateurs to study. Tactical Warfare: The Pin Target Audience:...

  • My System, chapter one is online!

    My System, chapter one arms players with the strategems they need to compete in the opening and early middlegame: Lesson 1 covers §1.1- §1.3 which explain how to develop your pieces efficiently....

  • Perfect Score in U1600

    I played down in the U1600 section at a tournament this month and walked away with a perfect score. It amazes me when a beginner trying to improve studies advanced books like Art of Attack but neglects mastering...

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  • My System Retaught

    Hello everyone. Today, I am starting my version of My System, by Aron Nimzowitsch. I will reteach this book by one of the world's greatest chess masters.  Now, I want to tell you all that I got the idea from likesforests...

  • A note of thanks

    • Sas3
    • Feb 9, 2010, 1:31 PM

    When I joined chess.com, it didn't take me very long to realize how poor my chess skill was. Well, I am no ace now. I still blunder a lot. I still can't foresee my opponent's strong moves. I can't do without the...

  • content summary

     Yet again, it's THAT time! The last time I posted a content summary was 07/19/2009. Due to the number or recent postings, I think it's time to update. Because of the quantity of links, I made the font tiny. Remember,...

  • Content Summary

     It's THAT time again! The last time I posted a content summary was 12/04/2008. It's time to update. Because of the quantity of links, I made the font tiny. Remember, if you want to zoom in, press ctrl +  (hold...

  • My "Slowest" Tourney, Finale

    Round 3: likesforests vs 1200 After a good night's sleep I was ready to rumble. More than once I stopped to admire the trophy that might soon be mine. Round 4: 1500 vs likesforests I'm up against a Russian who...

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