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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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  • U.S. Women's Chess Championship Line Up Announced!'s Thumbnail

    U.S. Women's Chess Championship Line Up Announced!

    strani Sep 3, 2009, 9:28 AM

    Very exciting stuff to come from Saint Louis as The Chess Club and Scholastic Center released the following press release regarding the upcoming US Women's Chess Championship! I for one am really excited about the...

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    Summer events threatened

    FM FM_Eric_Schiller Jul 4, 2009, 6:47 PM

    The Swine Flu threatens to wreak havoc with major chess events this summer. England is expecting 100,000 new cases per day this August. If a player or member of staff falls ill, whole events will need to be shut...

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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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  • June Signups are Open's Thumbnail

    June Signups are Open

    SirIvanhoe May 19, 2017, 9:03 PM

    Signups are now open for our 3 round June League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, June 5, 2017.   Negotiated Time Tournaments New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier. You must...

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    The first post!

    Joe_Harper May 18, 2017, 7:03 PM

    Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog. Due to me being a weak player at this time, (<1600) not being a member of USCF and thus not able to play in otb tournaments I will write about chess.com's live tournys. I will...

  • OTB competition advices for beginners (chapter 6) Nasty tricks and how to counter these (part 2)'s Thumbnail

    OTB competition advices for beginners (chapter 6) Nasty tricks and how to counter these (part 2)

    Icare001 May 18, 2017, 11:56 AM

    And here we go for the second part about what your opponent might do or attempt, in order to STEAL the game from you, if using illegal tricks or legal ones.   Of course, it should go without saying, that my advices...

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