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    CAÏSSA'S  BATTLEFIELD       Chess at its purest is a totally abstract game that requires nothing but one's mind.       While the accoutrements...

  • Tales Of Bishops And Knights

    • IM Silman
    • Nov 10, 2016, 3:28 AM

    clement41 wrote:  My question for you deals with the concept of “accountancy” of tempi; let me make myself clearer: in many instances one side has the opportunity to trade pieces (typically minors)...

  • Carlsen-Karjakin: Hammer's Preview

    When it comes to Magnus Carlsen, I’m not a neutral observer. I’ve known him since we both were 10. We went to the same high school, and I was a helper for him during the first two world championship...

  • Blunders That Give Us Hidden Gold

    • IM Silman
    • Nov 3, 2016, 2:31 AM

    The Chess.com member QueensConquerer wants to know what I think about his game. JS: I’m going to be honest. This game is a total mess, with one blunder following another (from both sides). However, blunder-games...

  • Nerves, Endurance, And Love Of The Game

    • IM Silman
    • Oct 27, 2016, 2:19 PM

    Nerves MagicLian asked: “I am 11 years old (rated 1416) and get very nervous at tournaments. How can I get over it?” JS: Believe it or not, this is the first time anyone has asked this! I really enjoy...

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  • Carlsen-Karjakin, Tiebreaks: Magnus still the champ

    Magnus Carlsen has won the World Chess Championship for a third time after unleashing a glorious queen sacrifice on the final move of the match. That meant the birthday boy had won the tiebreaks 3:1, after also...

  • History of Chess

    The six different chess pieces on the board represent a cross section of medieval life with its many ceremonies,grandeur and wars. Chess was played many centuries ago in China,India and Persia. Then,in the eighth...

  • (Analysis) Carlsen-Karjakin Game-1: Surprising Trompowsky

    One journalist asked Magnus Carlsen in the first official press conference who is the best chess player in the world. Magnus smiled and, of course, replied that he is! Now it is time for him to prove it in practice....

  • Weak and strong pieces in bughouse

    • Sorsi
    • Nov 26, 2016, 11:11 AM

    In this post i am going to talk about the pieces value in different situations. Most players already know the pieces value in bughouse as it is: N/B/R = 2p Q = 4p As in chess this value of course depends very much...

  • Real "Mayhem In The Morra"

             I had faced sicillian defence aganist e4 in many games which I struggled to keep advantage,but loses because of lack of theory and unfamilarity of the positions.i have got a book on closed sicillian.I have...

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  • World Championship Tiebreak Live Updates

    --Live Flash Report-- GM Magnus Carlsen won the 2016 world championship over GM Sergey Karjakin by virtue of winning the last two games of the rapid playoff. The tiebreak ended 3-1 for Carlsen. Game...

  • Vallejo Strongest Among Beautiful Minds

    On Sunday, Francisco Vallejo won the Beautiful Minds - Krulich Cup in Munich, Germany, a rapid tournament on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Munich Chess Academy. It's not uncommon to organize...

  • Batsiashvili Leads Khanty-Mansiysk Women's GP At Half-Time

    IM Nino Batsiashvili of Georgia leads the Khanty-Mansiysk Women's Grand Prix after six rounds. This final grand prix will determine who will play the winner of the 2017 FIDE knockout championship in a match. Here's...

  • Monte Carlo Supreme In Novi Sad; Hou Yifan Goes 6/6

    Cercle d'Echecs Monte-Carlo won the European Club Cup in Novi Sad most convincingly. The team won all their seven matches, and Hou Yifan, playing on top board, won all her games. Chess.com's latest addition to the...

  • Team 'Alkaloid' Wins European Club Cup

    The European Club Cup was loaded with 2700s, and in the end, the team most packed with 2700s claimed clear first. Team "Alkaloid" (Ding Liren, Dmitry Andreikin, Pavel Eljanov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Yu Yangyi, and...

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