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    mate mate | Southernwoods, Canada

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    Farrokh F-mate | Urmia, Azarbayjan-e Khavari, Iran

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  • Willa and Edith

         Nowadays information lies at our fingertips.  One might even argue that there is such an overflow that the effect is numbing and that the preciousness of the information lowers in...

  • Don't Worry About Your Rating

    The rating system is very accurate. That's obviously good... ...but it's also potentially bad. Humans can't help but be affected by perceptions. When players first start rated play, they are often unaware of...

  • The World Championship Deja Vu

    [Note: GM Serper reflects on the first half of the 2016 world chess championship.] At the time of this writing, the first part of the world championship match is over, and the score is still even: 3-3....


    CAÏSSA'S  BATTLEFIELD       Chess at its purest is a totally abstract game that requires nothing but one's mind.       While the accoutrements...

  • The 7 Most Shocking World Championship Blunders

    Is 51.Qe6? from Magnus Carlsen in game 8 one of the worst blunders in world championship history? Well... probably not  After all, Sergey Karjakin did need to find the incredible only-move 51...h5! to win the...

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  • Inmortal Combination

    I spent two hours thinking about the position and I came to the following conclusion:  1.Rxe7+! Decoy    a) 1...Qxe7 2.Rxc8+ Rxc8 3.Qxc8+ +-.    b) 1...Kxe7 This variant took me a long time to find. I saw 2.Qb4+!...

  • Advanced Opening Analyzes in Bughouse

    • Sorsi
    • Dec 7, 2016, 3:31 PM

    It is time to advance my blog to more complicated stuff and reach higher level players. In this post i will do some analyzes on the bxf7 in e4 e5 setups with be7 for black. Lets talk in diagrams:     Many players...

  • Now From the Other Side!

    This week, a similar French to my last game, but this time from the Black side - it definitely helped to have some of the ideas from last week in mind, especially Dragan's Qb6. In fact, I got an early advantage...

  • Beat the dutch stonewall

    I guess one of my favorite openings to meet as white is when black plays the dutch. I often gets into open war and there will be no gloves on then. I love it to the core of chess in my heart and soul. Even high...

  • 4 Reglas básicas para mejorar el cálculo en Ajedrez.

      Mejorar el cálculo en ajedrez: 4 reglas.  Mejorar el cálculo en ajedrez evita tener que pronunciar una frase que, seguramente, alguna vez habrás escuchado en cualquier torneo: “tenía la partida ganada pero he...

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  • Aronian, So, Kramnik Win; Take Early London Lead

    Last year's inaugural Grand Chess Tour ended with a late-night playoff in London after the final round. This year, the opening day may end up being the decider. The concluding London Chess Classic, the...

  • Timur Gareyev Plays Record 48 Games Blindfolded

    GM Timur Gareyev played 48 chess games blindfolded simultaneously from Saturday to Sunday in Las Vegas. The grandmaster from Uzbekistan, who now represents the United States, improved upon previous simuls by...

  • Magnus Carlsen: "I was calm, I was confident"

    Magnus Carlsen was "calm and confident" going into the tiebreak session on Wednesday, in which he retained his world title. The day after his victory in New York, Carlsen sat down with a small number of...

  • Carlsen Wins Rapid Playoff, Defends World Championship

    It was about time. Just like in the classical portion of the 2016 world championship, GM Magnus Carlsen got several promising positions against GM Sergey Karjakin in the rapid playoff.  The difference? Today...

  • World Championship Tiebreak Live Updates

    --Live Flash Report-- GM Magnus Carlsen won the 2016 world championship over GM Sergey Karjakin by virtue of winning the last two games of the rapid playoff. The tiebreak ended 3-1 for Carlsen. Game...

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