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  • Martin Villemson's Gambit's Thumbnail

    Martin Villemson's Gambit

    batgirl Dec 2, 2015, 8:16 PM

         Many openings go by various names. The opening(s) we'll be looking at below not only go by many names, but the situations, like gambits themselves, can get messy, muddy and uncertain very quickly.     ...

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    Pandolfini's Mailbag: Speed Chess -- The Good

    NM brucepandolfini May 1, 2015, 12:08 PM

    Topic for May/June: The Endgame (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.) The...

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    Pandolfini's Mailbag: Lost In Losing

    NM brucepandolfini Mar 28, 2015, 1:06 AM

    Topic for next month: Speed Chess (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.)   Question...

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  • High-Level Entertainment: Pawns Are the Soul of Chess!'s Thumbnail

    High-Level Entertainment: Pawns Are the Soul of Chess!

    IM Keaton87 Oct 17, 2013, 6:32 PM

    Who needs the first rank? Today IM Keaton Kiewra takes a look at two games that more closely resemble the childhood game "pawn football." First one to the other side wins! Actually, in both cases White had good...

  • High-Level Entertainment: The Conquering King!'s Thumbnail

    High-Level Entertainment: The Conquering King!

    IM Keaton87 Sep 17, 2013, 11:08 PM

    The king is not dead, long live the king! Today we get to see the king act like a kickoff return man in football as he outruns the entire enemy army en route to safety. Often, when you're able to march him up the...

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    An OTB Novelty

    GM Shankland Dec 11, 2009, 12:41 PM

    IM Shankland talks about how one should and should not respond to a surprising move in the opening. Taking an example from his recent tournament practice, he talks about his attitude, thought process, and time management.

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  • Abbud, Alfredo-Reyes, A.A.'s Thumbnail

    Abbud, Alfredo-Reyes, A.A.

    AaronReyes Mar 28, 2017, 12:43 AM

    The past few months were spent preparing for a big chess tournament, which in the end, went well for me. I earned a plus score and gained some rating points. Hard work pays off eventually   Although I wished to...

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    百傑戦参加記

    support_scalar Mar 24, 2017, 9:44 PM

    ご無沙汰しています。 2017/3/18-2017/3/20に開かれた、百傑戦に参加してきました。 結果は2.5/6.0(2 Win, 1 Draw, 3 Lose)と、あまり振るいませんでしたが、有名な方、強い方とも対局できて大変楽しい3日間でした。 簡単に戦績を。   Game 1, 黒番, Queen's Indian, 0-1, 53 moves Game 2, 白番, Sicilian, Szen, 0-1,...

  • Chess Club Games of Mine (2017.03.16) (CAPS of 99.76!)'s Thumbnail

    Chess Club Games of Mine (2017.03.16) (CAPS of 99.76!)

    seanysean2 Mar 24, 2017, 11:16 AM

    It's not every day you get a CAPS of 99.76 in a OTB chess game - but I did! Last week I did a blog on last week's chess club games. Check it out here if you haven't already. I got to play 2 games with a 1900+ rated...

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