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  • The German Morphy

         Most chess enthusiasts are aware that the young Wilhelm Steinitz was sometimes referred to as "the Austrian Morphy."  Some might even know that Cecil de Vere had been called "the English Morphy."  Few, ho... | Read More

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    GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Pentala Harikrishna are set to face off May 4 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time in the second GM Blitz Battles Match. You may want to bring a cold glass of milk. "Naka" and "Hari" together make an incredibly spicy combo. The "nag... | Read More

  • The Positional Threat

    When you think of the word "threat," what comes to mind? A threat of checkmate, perhaps? A threat to trap your piece? An indirect threat against your queen?  Whatever your specific mental representation, it is most likely tactical... | Read More

  • Test Your Chess Understanding

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  • 7 Bullet Chess Tips By Hikaru

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    • Improve Your Chess - Tactics

        Hi all! In this series of blogs I am going to offer my advice on how to improve your chess! Today I'd like to focus on the tactical part of chess.  "Chess is 99 percent tactics". - Teichmann The above quote is of course debatable a... | Read More

    • Very Cool group! Just joined it!

      Well, i just joined a really cool group and the owner is an awesome person! his name is CaitanoDemelo. the group site is here https://www.chess.com/groups/home/the-ultimate-chess-players-association-cdc I can't deny you might not like the group,... | Read More

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    • Pics: St. Louis Ultimate Blitz

      Sharing a few pics from the Ultimate Blitz event in St. Louis last week. Reality may have been slightly different.     Hikaru after winning. He was in the club when I took this. I wonder if he's ever been on a billboard.   Mississippi Rive... | Read More

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      • | May 4, 2016
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    • May 2016 Prodigy Program

      Registration for the May 2016 month of the Prodigy Program is open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Newly crowned U.S. Women's National Champion IM Nazí Paikidze will start contributing to the Prodigy Program this month. Regist... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | May 4, 2016
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    • Checkmate Patterns 49

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  • Zwischenzug

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    The German word zwischenzug means 'in-between move', and it is a common tactic that occurs in almost every game of chess! It is also known as an `intermezzo`. Picture your opponent making a move that directly threatens one of your pieces: instead... Read More »

  • Swallow's Tail Mate

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    The Swallow's Tail Mate is a rare mating pattern. The king is checkmated by an enemy queen, and two friendly pieces block off the backward-diagonal escape squares. Read More »

  • I dare you to- SAC YOUR QUEENIE

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    Oh she's the most valuable piece alright!  That's what makes her so promising!  When you give up your queen (I don't reccomend it unless your playing me) You never know if it's a trap.  Leg'as mate was played by tow guys a little while back.  ... Read More »

  • Why you should almost never advance the soldier on f7!

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    You know in chess, your entire army works as a team!! But sometimes  a piece rebels against the king. They are out to cause trouble! Either that or they made the wrong move at the wrong time! In this case the f7 pawn made the same mistake! Or the... Read More »

  • Barnes' Opening

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    Barnes Opening (or Gedult's Opening) is a chess opening where White opens with: 1. f3The opening is named after Thomas Wilson Barnes (1825–74), an English player who had an impressive eight wins over Paul Morphy, including one game wh... Read More »