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  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: The Worst Move Imaginable

    pete Feb 22, 2017, 5:03 AM

    Back after truly underwhelming reader demand, Pete's Pathetic Chess is the "instructional" column where I subject my awful moves and chess ideas to analysis by an actual grandmaster...

  • The 3 'Illnesses' Of Chess

    IM Silman Feb 2, 2017, 12:52 AM

    The Chess.com member Canyounotquit wrote: “I really want to know why and how I lost this particular game. I had a piece lead and still I lost badly. I’ve no idea where I went wrong.” JS:...

  • How To Play Positional Sacrifices

    IM Silman Jan 26, 2017, 3:37 AM

    Se-Brain asked: I am currently boggled by positional sacrifices. First off, what are possible motifs for sacrifices, and second, how do you find out if your sac’s compensation is worth it or not? JS: I...

  • PRO Chess League Week 3: The Critical Showdowns

    NM SamCopeland Jan 25, 2017, 1:45 AM

    With a staggering 480 players and more than 150 grandmasters currently playing, the PRO Chess League is expanding as word of mouth spreads and new free agents and local players sign up to do battle for their teams...

  • 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...

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  • My Best Games at Age 17

    WIM wild_cat99 Feb 28, 2017, 2:18 AM

    My seventeenth year, 2016, was the most successful year in my chess life. I was not only Asian champion but also ASEAN champion in Girls 18 age group. There are 2 best game I played in these tournaments:   In the...

  • Tehran WWCh, Semifinals: An epic battle by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Feb 27, 2017, 8:55 PM

    Anna Muzychuk and Tan Zhongyi will play a 4-game match starting Monday to decide the new Women’s World Champion after an incredible three days of semifinal action. Alexandra Kosteniuk collapsed and lost in two games...

  • Sharjah GP 6-7: Drawing to a close by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Feb 26, 2017, 4:20 AM

    With only two rounds remaining in Sharjah the tournament is yet to spark into life. Rounds 6 and 7 saw 14 draws, including 13 and 14-move efforts from co-leader Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. He’s been leading with Maxime...

  • Interesting bishop endgame

    GM LuckyTiger Feb 24, 2017, 4:15 PM

    Being a coach for almost 10 years, I have collected a lot of interesting materials on my computer sorted to different folders. Recently, I decided, that it is time to start sharing all this. To start I picked up...

  • Attitude

    Ziryab Feb 24, 2017, 10:07 AM

    Attitude   Win with grace. Lose with dignity.Susan Polgar During morning coffee today, I reviewed three games on Chessgames.com, then played a single blitz game. When the blitz game began, I spoke my opponent's...

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  • Grischuk, Mamedyarov, MVL Share 1st At Sharjah Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers Feb 27, 2017, 12:00 AM

    In the final round of the Sharjah Grand Prix, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Hou Yifan (on her birthday!) and caught Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Alexander Grischuk. The latter won the first prize on tiebreak. More...

  • Muzychuk Cruises To Final, Tan Zhongyi Wins Armageddon

    IM JovankaHouska Feb 26, 2017, 1:38 AM

    The two ways Anna Muzychuk and Tan Zhongyi reached the final of the Women's World Championship couldn't be more different. Whereas Muzychuk beat Alexandra Kosteniuk 2-0 in classical games, Tan had the strongest...

  • Endgame Technique Yields Grischuk Shared First

    PeterDoggers Feb 26, 2017, 12:00 AM

    With some great endgame play Alexander Grischuk today defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who was one of the leaders at the Grand Prix in Sharjah. With one round to go Grischuk now leads with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave,...

  • dditional Rules and Regs

    ariel53 Feb 15, 2017, 1:47 PM

    Hello everyone ! The French Teams Championship starts today, with its two Nationals: National 1, with 11 teams, and National 2, with 8 teams. Thank you all for being involved! Unless I was mistaken, all the players...

  • browser viruses

    primepawn Feb 13, 2017, 5:41 PM

    received a e-mail from Ma Bell informing me "Conficker" was detected on my computer. previously I had a problem w/ Red back door Trojans, Quake 360, Artenis!853A091F. nasty little buggers when trying to play chess,...

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