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  • When Chess Players Protest

    GM Gserper Feb 18, 2017, 9:55 PM

    One of the biggest open tournaments of the year (Gibraltar) was marred by a bizarre incident that happened in the last round. The women's world champion, Hou Yifan, lost her game in just five moves! Media instantly...

  • 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...

  • Carlsen Checkmates!

    GM Gserper Feb 11, 2017, 11:52 PM

    The most shocking chess episode of the year that everyone is talking about happened in the Tata Steel super tournament. Indeed how often does the world chess champion miss a checkmate in three, when he...

  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • Staunton Could See The Future

    GM Gserper Feb 4, 2017, 9:53 PM

    In the first part of this article, we saw numerous examples of Howard Staunton's sparkling attacks.  Yes, he knew how to attack, but there were many players who could do it as well if not better...

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  • Onward to blitz (Is it up or down? finale)

    Championgolf Feb 20, 2017, 1:59 AM

    Recently all my games on chess.com have been bullet. Now I will be playing a lot more blitz and rapid then before. The reason is not because my bullet rating is going down but because I can't get past 980. But I...

  • The Houston Chess Scene

    Ybarsabal Feb 19, 2017, 6:33 PM

    If you're looking to play chess in Houston, you have some options, both casual and rated. This post will cover the places where I play (a class C player), and I'll mention a few others that I know of. My hope is...

  • Roots of Positional Understanding

    Abhi_Mary_1997 Feb 19, 2017, 8:16 AM

    Recently I completed a chess course on chess.com whose name was roots of positional understnading and i want to present some of the ideas mrntioned in that course for those who cant afford membership.So enjoy. 50...

  • Improvement for the Intermediate Chess Player

    BulletChessMaster Feb 19, 2017, 7:19 AM

    This blog is dedicated to chess improvement for players on the level of 1400-2000. It's easy to just play blitz games and do nothing else. Believe me, I know... but that stops right here! I began taking the game...

  • Chessspank's Quick Night 15m/10s inc.

    chessspank Feb 18, 2017, 10:36 PM

    After a bit of a hiatus, I decided to pop in to the club for a quick night under a 15 minute, 10s increment time control.  Below are the games to the extent I was able to record them. Round1: Round 2: Round 3:  

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