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  • Incredible groups to join!

    I've belonged to many groups in my 2.5 active years here, but these are the best on for what they offer you, the valued member of The first two groups are far and away the best coaching groups...

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    • Nov 11, 2010, 2:06 PM is #1 in online chess... But who are we? Where did come from? Where are we going? The started in 2005 when two friends — Jay and Erik (that's me!) — decided the...

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  • French Defense Indian' Kings Varation

    This is what I used to play,- French Defense Indian' Kings Variation But unfortunately I did this STEP later, which had brought me like this. __Game__ Daksys...

  • First Blog Post for Sherlockian100

    I had one of those families that did not take many pictures or videos (granted video recorders weighed 30 pounds and had to be carried around on one's shoulder). As a result, I didn't have many pictures to show...

  • SCL championships round 3.

    What an elementary mistake, allowing a discovered attack with check and losing my queen in the process.   Chess is tough. You play  18 good moves, 1 inaccuracy and then 1 careless blunder and its curtains.  I need...

  • Book based course to take you to 2000 strength in slow chess

    INTRODUCTION I was recently asked by an intermediate player how to set about improving to 2000 strength and wrote a detailed reply.  As it might be useful to other players I am posting it (lightly edited) here....

  • PRO Chess League - Week 2 Preview: Battle of the Bay!

    It's the Battle of the Bay, as Week 2 of the PRO Chess League will feature the San Francisco Mechanics vs. San Jose Hackers facing off today at 6:40 PM Pacific. Both teams are powerful, ambitious, and contain...

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  • 1st Master Marathon!

    From the Webmaster! Yes, indeed! ALL members are invited to join us Wednesday morning (10 am Pacific) for the ultimate showdown: a thrilling non-stop marathon of bullet-chess stamina! Blunders will certainly NOT...

  • The Computer World Championships

    There's no lavish opening ceremony, no glamorous website* and little attention or fanfare, but ahead of the clash of mere mortals in Germany later this month, their silicon overlords are battling it out in Beijing. The...

  •'s Piotr & Live Chess in the News!

    • erik
    • May 28, 2008, 10:55 PM

    There was a really interesting interview posted today with Piotr,'s main live chess developer. Check it out (WARNING - contains a LOT of nerd-speak) =>


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