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  • How Not To Hate Endgames

    GM Gserper Feb 25, 2017, 11:56 PM

    "I detest endgames!" said Dawid Janowski more than 100 years ago. He elaborated further by saying that a good chess game should be decided in the middlegame. Today such an opinion would make most professional chess...

  • The Curse Of Undefended Pieces

    IM Silman Jan 11, 2017, 6:20 PM

    Over the years, I’ve looked at tons of games played by low-rated Chess.com members (games by low-rated players are often extremely instructive). In many instances I see undefended pieces on both sides. And,...

  • PRO Chess League Official Rules

    PROChessLeague Jan 10, 2017, 1:28 PM

    PRO Chess League Rules as of 1/31/2017: A. Eligibility and Team Makeup   A.1. Team rosters A lineup is the four players you are using each match. A roster is the total list of players you have...

  • Carlsen Plays Chess On His Birthday

    GM Gserper Jan 7, 2017, 7:43 PM

    Most people like to celebrate their birthdays and most of my readers like to play chess. Have you ever wondered what happens when you combine these two great things and play chess on your birthday? Well, recently...

  • Who Was The Best World Chess Champion In History?

    IM DanielRensch Jan 3, 2017, 10:12 AM

    What if we had a time machine? What if we could bring all the greatest chess players in history together, removing any advantages of opening theory or other evolved knowledge of our game for a super-tournament? What...

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  • How I Broke 1900 at the Baltimore Open

    dpnorman Feb 25, 2017, 3:46 PM

    It took me two years and over 200 rated tournament games (since I first got to 1800 in January 2015), but this month, after a streak of good (lucky) tournaments, I finally broke 1900 USCF. In this blog I'll show...

  • Woman and Men Protection - Never Give Up

    ProphetessMio Feb 17, 2017, 12:10 AM

    INTERNET HARASSMENT   Sexual harassment has been a prevalent issue in our society and in the legal system for over fifty years.  The ever-increasing use of the Internet in the past twenty to thirty years has served...

  • Gunina Gambited Down

    UseWithCare Feb 16, 2017, 3:15 AM

    Games by top women chess  players are far from boring. Where else can you see the likes of the recent protest game by Hou Yifan, or persons with nearly supernatural skills like Alexandra Kosteniuk, or players who...

  • Karpov Can?

    ergodicbreak Feb 15, 2017, 10:08 PM

    In my endless quest to avoid 1. e4 e5 I've been playing the Caro-Kann, and for whatever reason I enjoy the positions that result, despite the fact that I lose in most of those positions. But since losing is fun...

  • Unusual Sicilians

    Nietsoj Feb 12, 2017, 7:56 AM

    Curiously, I have found myself playing the white side of the Sicilian in a couple of recent games. I play the Sicilian regularly as black, but with the white pieces I usually play d4-openings, so it is rarely an...

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  • Mamedyarov Crushes Adams, Catches MVL

    PeterDoggers Feb 21, 2017, 12:00 AM

    With a great attacking game Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated Michael Adams, and in doing so he joined Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the lead at the Sharjah Grand Prix. The other winner of the day was Li Chao, who...

  • 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...

  • Wilhelm Steinitz

    robertrange Feb 2, 2017, 8:09 AM

    Wilhelm Steinitz was born in Prague on May 18, 1836. At the age of 22 he came to Vienna as a student. His chess career began in the Vienna Chess Club, the school of so many a later chess master. In 1862 he represented...

  • Asian League 960

    stoker68 Jan 17, 2017, 12:01 AM

    AL 2017 Chess960 Round 2: Australia v Azerbaijan Need 2 1700+ Need 3 1600+ Can we please get a few more people signed up, the above ratings would be very handy but all ratings will help improve us Locks in 3 hours...

  • Asian League 960

    stoker68 Jan 16, 2017, 2:09 PM

    AL 2017 Chess960 Round 2: Australia v Azerbaijan Need 2 1700+ Need 3 1600+ Locks in 13 hours please sign up ASAP.  They've had the wood on us in recent games and are half our size, surely we can beat them this...

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