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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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  • Celebrity Chess Match: Hutch vs Urschel's Thumbnail

    Celebrity Chess Match: Hutch vs Urschel

    ChessTV Jul 6, 2017, 4:09 PM

    It's a pro football player vs a video game streamer in this amateur celebrity chess match. Watch this replay of Urschel vs Hutch with educational commentary by IM Danny Rensch

  • 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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    My shortest games

    DarthVader06 Aug 21, 2017, 7:40 AM

    GAME 1 (7 moves) I played white and I played it today! (on Lichess.org)   I played white, 7 moves (on Lichess.org)   I played white, my opponent was rated over 1300 in blitz (Fide rating) and I was rated 1310...

  • Blitz Rating Guesser - Answer The Questions & See If My System Can Guess Your Blitz Rating!'s Thumbnail

    Blitz Rating Guesser - Answer The Questions & See If My System Can Guess Your Blitz Rating!

    RALRAL3333 Aug 17, 2017, 1:18 PM

    Hello! It's Ral here! After creating a blog on the worst ways to lose in correspondence chess, I have decided to make another post that is not a puzzle! This post will have nine questions, with multiple answers....

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    I Don't Care

    cary_galt Aug 10, 2017, 2:04 PM

         The little green, leaf like bug that has been in my ear, my whole life.  It's been twisting me into a knot at all the wrong times; emotions.   Because the game mattered to me.  I took it personally.    I took...

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