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  • Chess And Presidential Elections

    • GM Gserper
    • Jan 21, 2017, 11:41 PM

    During the 2016 presidential election, many Americans got caught between a rock and a hard place. Indeed, since both candidates had flaws, it was very difficult to make a choice. I wish we had an...

  • 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...

  • The Curse Of Undefended Pieces

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 11, 2017, 6:20 PM

    Over the years, I’ve looked at tons of games played by low-rated Chess.com members (games by low-rated players are often extremely instructive). In many instances I see undefended pieces on both sides. And,...

  • 3 Ways To Learn New Openings

    Learning a new opening can be a challenging but rewarding task. Once you have gotten used to a certain variation (e.g. the French Defense or the Catalan), it can be difficult to switch to playing something...

  • Why You Lose To Weaker Players

    • IM Silman
    • Dec 21, 2016, 3:41 PM

    Asmara the Cat wrote: I have a problem and I hope you can help me. My problem is that I don’t know how to defeat bad players (well, I’m not so good, but players who play worse than me). In real life,...

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  • Vladimir Simagin, A Forgotten Hero

    This post will be a humble attempt to do justice to Vladimir Simagin (1919-1968). I have been inspired by Simaginfan, who brought to my attention Simagin, and the selection of games that follow. Thanks, Simaginfan! Vladimir...

  • February 2017 Signups are Open

    Signups are now open for our 3 round February League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, February 6, 2017.   Negotiated Time Tournaments   New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier....

  • My favorite GM win: Washington Junior Open Round 4

    Notice that in the context of this article that "GM" stands for Garbage Master. After all, everyone is Garbage before they become Grand, if they ever become Grand at all! Also, I wished to put a photo I took of...

  • Beating the lower rated players at the Washington Junior Open Rounds 1-3

    Picture is of the talented Brandon Jiang, a 1400 (1487 to be exact). Joseph Truelson played him in the first round of this tournament. Also, Joseph Levine is amazed to be in the photo and as a result is making sure...

  • 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...

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  • So Grabs Tata Lead; Carlsen Plays Football

    Wesley So is the new leader of the Tata Steel chess tournament masters group. Today he defeated Pentala Harikrishna and took over pole position from Pavel Eljanov, who lost to Levon Aronian. The...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Carlsen Rejects The Berlin In Game 2

    After yesterday's 2016 world championship opening game, Norwegian number two, GM Jon Ludvig Hammer, speculated on ChessCenter that the opening choice by countryman GM Magnus Carlsen was a joke. Today was...

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