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    Online Feb 26, 2011

    T C | Los Angeles, CA, United States

    Joined: Sep 28, 2007

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    X Players | East Coast, United States

    Joined: Nov 12, 2011

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    Online Mar 29, 2013

    afghan players 510 fremont cali4nia | fremont,ca, United States

    Joined: Jan 14, 2013

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    Online Oct 19, 2013

    Rock Players | Philadelphia, United States

    Joined: Oct 19, 2013

  • xplayers3
    Online May 10, 2014

    X Players | United States

    Joined: May 9, 2014

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  • When Chess Players Protest

    GM Gserper Feb 18, 2017, 9:55 PM

    One of the biggest open tournaments of the year (Gibraltar) was marred by a bizarre incident that happened in the last round. The women's world champion, Hou Yifan, lost her game in just five moves! Media instantly...

  • The Opening That Didn't Like Bobby Fischer

    IM Silman Feb 16, 2017, 3:58 AM

    Chess players are always looking for new openings. But picking an opening isn’t easy since there are so many to choose. Sometimes the choice is made by using the openings of your favorite chess hero. And...

  • American Woman - Part V

    batgirl Feb 15, 2017, 2:10 PM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • Staunton Could See The Future

    GM Gserper Feb 4, 2017, 9:53 PM

    In the first part of this article, we saw numerous examples of Howard Staunton's sparkling attacks.  Yes, he knew how to attack, but there were many players who could do it as well if not better...

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  • The Houston Chess Scene

    Ybarsabal Feb 19, 2017, 6:33 PM

    If you're looking to play chess in Houston, you have some options, both casual and rated. This post will cover the places where I play (a class C player), and I'll mention a few others that I know of. My hope is...

  • Cracking 2000 (USCF): my point d'appui

    Milliern Feb 19, 2017, 9:39 AM

    I’m a little shocked by my recent USCF rating progress.  It’s already been a great past 12 months (2 wins vs NMs in blitz, 1 draw vs a NM in rapid, and a win and a draw vs NMs in the standard control, and one unrated...

  • Improvement for the Intermediate Chess Player

    BulletChessMaster Feb 19, 2017, 7:19 AM

    This blog is dedicated to chess improvement for players on the level of 1400-2000. It's easy to just play blitz games and do nothing else. Believe me, I know... but that stops right here! I began taking the game...

  • Tin Cup U1750 Day 1

    rlian3 Feb 18, 2017, 9:16 PM

    Hi everyone! I am back with another blog. I just finished a weekend tournament held in King's Christian College from the 11th to 12th of February. In this blog to share my games, thoughts and analysis with you all!...

  • THIS FORUM POST IS FOR REPORTING PLAYERS!

    Derp-Ssundee Feb 18, 2017, 7:37 PM

    This is a thread to report spam you come across on the site: that is, people who are posting advertising in multiple unrelated threads. Cheating is not spam: don't report that in this thread, but report cheating...

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  • Magnus Carlsen Mentors Homer Simpson

    FM MikeKlein Feb 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

    World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen is an avid connoisseur of pop culture. Now, he's part of it. Yesterday his long-awaited cameo on the American animated program "The Simpsons" finally aired on the FOX Network. Hard...

  • Nakamura Beats Rapport In Sharjah Round 3

    PeterDoggers Feb 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Playing a thrilling draw with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave kept his lead at the Sharjah Grand Prix. The only winner in the third round was Hikaru Nakamura, who beat Richard Rapport. The...

  • Vachier-Lagrave On 2/2 At Sharjah Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers Feb 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is the only player with a 100 percent score after two rounds at the Sharjah Grand Prix. The French grandmaster beat Richard Rapport today, who started the game with 1.b3. In...

  • Adams, MVL, Rapport Start With Wins At Sharjah GP

    PeterDoggers Feb 18, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Richard Rapport was the first winner in today's first round of the Sharjah Grand Prix. The Hungarian beat Ding Liren, and then saw Michael Adams and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave join him in the lead. For whatever...

  • World's Top 10 To Play At Norway Chess

    PeterDoggers Feb 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

    This week the organizers of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament announced a most spectacular field for the 2017 edition. The current world's top 10 will be playing. It's the organizers' (and sponsors'!)...

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