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  • Rashid Nezhmetdinov's Best Game Prizes

    IM Silman Mar 9, 2017, 3:21 AM

    After showing all of Tal’s 15 best game prizes in my previous article, it struck me that many Chess.com members might not have heard of Rashid Nezhmetdinov (born 1912, died 1974), who tied with Karpov...

  • 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...

  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

  • Key Moments In Time: Lasker’s Last Stand

    IM Silman Dec 1, 2016, 1:27 AM

    Most of us know that the legendary Emanuel Lasker was a philosopher and a world class mathematician — he earned his doctorate in math in 1902 and published a theorem which, even today, is critically important...

  • Learning An Opening: To Memorize Or Understand?

    IM Silman Nov 17, 2016, 2:33 AM

    Dave asked for my opinion on a line in the Two Knight’s Defense. He wrote: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Be2 h6 9.Nf3 e4 10.Ne5 Bc5. Here there are a few moves...

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  • My Unbelievable Bracket

    cschessnews Mar 20, 2017, 3:43 PM

    Greetings,   It is March Madness, and it is inspiring upsets over the chess board too.   Read The Newsletter!   http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/show/44441356-my-unbelievable-bracket   My Unbelievable Bracket cschess.webs.com The...

  • Mr. Perry's Theorytalk -- Mastering the Korchnoi Defense against the Closed Sicilian

    Mr_Perry Mar 17, 2017, 6:21 PM

    The Korchnoi Defense is my weapon of choice as Black against the Closed Sicilian, beginning with the following move order: Strategically, White encounters his first major choice here: He can either play f4, entering...

  • Intermediate: A opening, a defense, and a checkmate!

    Berkowick Mar 15, 2017, 9:51 AM

    Hey guys it's me FM_Berkowick (FM stands for Fun master) and today i'll be telling you about 2 openings, 2 defenses against queen's pawn, a tip and a checkmate! First the opening. Name of the opening:  Four Knights...

  • Intermediate Level: Reading and Writing: Application example

    JMurakami Mar 13, 2017, 11:36 PM

    A few days ago, the following puzzle–like position was posted in the forums: Below it, the following text: @pfren: "The positions are never evaluated properly taking into account just the material differences,...

  • Stone Cold

    cschessnews Mar 13, 2017, 3:13 PM

    Greetings,   I am back for another year of chess stories, videos, diagrams, games, and news from Colorado Springs Chess News!  This first issue is Stone Cold.   Read The Newsletter!   http://cschess.webs.com/apps/blog/entries/show/44430731-stone-cold   Stone...

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  • Callaham Gambit in Old Indian Forces Change of Initiative Forever.

    MAC-Philidor Mar 3, 2017, 8:24 PM

    (540) enkhbat (2488) - mike c (1812) [A54] md action,  1.d2-d4 Ng8-f6 2.Ng1–f3 d7-d6 3.g2-g3 Nb8-d7 4.Bf1–g2 e7-e5 5.c2-c4 Bf8-e7 6.Nb1–c3 0–0 7.0–0 c7-c6 8.h2-h3 Qd8-c7 9.b2-b3 Rf8-e8 10.Bc1–a3 Nd7-f8 Fritz wants...

  • Mamedyarov Beats So; Carlsen's Gnomes Eke Into PRO Playoffs

    NM SamCopeland Feb 23, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Wesley So lost his first game (excluding blitz) since his defeat by Carlsen in Bilbao last summer. In a game-of-the-week candidate, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov tapped into the game's chaos more efficiently than...

  • For those who want to help our vote chess matches, Please help us!

    Vanessa231996 Feb 20, 2017, 12:53 AM

    Team Vote Chess Current Vote Chess Games NameOpponent# Players# MovesNext MovePanov again  Caro-Kann players 20 7 7 hours A41: Modern Defense: 3.Nc3 Bg7  DORU-66 & HIS BEST FRIENDS 20 15 10 hours A41: Modern...

  • Queens Gambit Accepted (QGA)

    seekar2 Feb 15, 2017, 7:02 PM

    OPENING: Queens Gambit   If black takes the pawn – then its QGA (Queens gambit accepted).   If black does anything else – then is QGD (Queens gambit declined).      Queens Gambit Accepted Not as common as it...

  • Trompowsky Attack. part 9

    robertrange Feb 6, 2017, 9:07 PM

    Again a perfect pawn-centre is facing battle with a pair of bishops. Black has managed to keep his pawn-structure intact (no doubled pawns), but for the time being at least he has no influence in the centre whatsoever....

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