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  • cmh0114
    Online Aug 30, 2016

    Cam H (CoT OTB) | Utica, MI, United States

    Joined: Aug 1, 2007

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    Jeff Towns (CoT OTB ) | Hobart Tasmania, Australia

    Joined: Aug 4, 2007

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    david warner (cot otb) | cummings, ga, United States

    Joined: Aug 5, 2007

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    Online 13 hrs ago

    James Jaillet (CoT OTB) | Maynard, MA, United States

    Joined: Aug 13, 2007

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  • How To Play When You're Winning Easily

    In all sports, you play much differently when you are winning easily. In baseball, if you are leading 8-0 in the 8th inning, you would not pull your fresh relief pitcher out of the game to pinch hit and try to...

  • Play Chess With A Pro Football Player

    • pete
    • May 17, 2016, 3:51 AM

    Chess.com will host its first pro-am vote-chess event next month, pairing the Baltimore Ravens guard and chess enthusiast John Urschel with International Master Danny Rensch to take on the world...

  • It's Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana May 10: GM Blitz Battle #3

    Who will be the third player to reach the semifinal, Fabiano Caruana or Maxime Vachier-Lagrave? We'll know at the end of Chess.com's third GM Blitz Battle Championship, scheduled for Tuesday, 10 May at...

  • Hammer's Rest Day Report: Norway Chess 2016

    Editor's note: In an exclusive to Chess.com, Grandmaster Jon Ludvig Hammer writes his thoughts on what's happened in Norway so far, original analysis of some of the key games, and some fun, behind-the-scenes...

  • Martin Villemson's Gambit

         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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  • 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....

  • SCL championships round 3.

    What an elementary mistake, allowing a discovered attack with check and losing my queen in the process.   Chess is tough. You play  18 good moves, 1 inaccuracy and then 1 careless blunder and its curtains.  I need...

  • Book based course to take you to 2000 strength in slow chess

    INTRODUCTION I was recently asked by an intermediate player how to set about improving to 2000 strength and wrote a detailed reply.  As it might be useful to other players I am posting it (lightly edited) here....

  • PRO Chess League week 2 Predictions

    • NM nmpdk
    • Jan 17, 2017, 2:47 PM

    Apparently, my deep and intricate method of picking teams to win purely based on their awesome name choice was severely flawed, as I managed to score less than 50% in my week one predictions, managing to accurately...

  • Rook and Pawn Ending--Keep Rook Active

    Last Tuesday, I finally got to play an OTB game with much higher-rated opponent. I still don't really know any openings--I can get through a few moves of a Ruy Lopez as White and a few moves of a French Defense...

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  • Rapport Beats Carlsen; Aronian Bounces Back

    Richard Rapport was the sensation of the day as he defeated Magnus Carlsen beautifully in round eight. Wesley So still leads the Tata Steel Chess Tournament's masters group going into the second rest day. Photo:...

  • Carlsen Misses Mate In 3 vs Giri

    Today Magnus Carlsen missed a checkmate versus Anish Giri, and with it, a great opportunity to move to "plus three." Wesley So drew his game as well and continues to lead the masters section. It's quite...

  • Giri Wins In Tata Steel

    After 14 consecutive drawn games, Anish Giri emerged with a win in round six at Tata Steel. As commentator Yasser Seirawan noted, if Giri had won all of his winning positions, he would be leading in Tata Steel. Also...

  • 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...

  • Eljanov Ahead of Carlsen, So At Tata Steel

    Also during the first rest day Pavel Eljanov will be the sole leader of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Today the Ukrainian grandmasters defeated Baskaran Adhiban. He finds Wesley So and Magnus Carlsen,...


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