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    Online May 2, 2014

    Rook Rook | KL, Malaysia

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  • 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...

  • Who Will Win PRO Chess League Week 2?

    FM MikeKlein Jan 17, 2017, 4:10 PM

    The PRO Chess League's panel of pundits is back for week two. The second week of action is rivalry week (amongst the teams, not the panel, we think)! For more on who the quintet comprising the illustrious panel,...

  • Do Not Misuse Your Chess Computer!

    GM Gserper Jan 14, 2017, 2:03 AM

    My favorite episode from The Prince And The Pauper happens towards the end of the story: "Speak up, good lad, and fear nothing," said the king. "How used you the Great Seal of England?" Tom stammered a moment,...

  • 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 members (games by low-rated players are often extremely instructive). In many instances I see undefended pieces on both sides. And,...

  • Carlsen's Unlucky Endgame

    GM Gserper Dec 31, 2016, 5:30 AM

    In the age of endgame tablebases and engines rated 3300+, it is difficult to imagine a relatively basic endgame that even grandmasters have difficulties to play and evaluate. The endgame "two bishops...

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  • January Open Tournament Game Review

    TheChessPlayingCoder Feb 19, 2017, 10:08 PM

    Open Tournament Round 1 - Time Control 65/65 Admittedly I was a bit nervous playing in the first round as I had not played in a while.  And right out of the opening I got a small surprise.  After Black's second...

  • Roots of Positional Understanding

    Abhi_Mary_1997 Feb 19, 2017, 8:16 AM

    Recently I completed a chess course on whose name was roots of positional understnading and i want to present some of the ideas mrntioned in that course for those who cant afford membership.So enjoy. 50...

  • (Blog 1) How to *UNDERSTAND* Everything in a Chess Game - General Summary

    Cherub_Enjel Feb 16, 2017, 12:27 AM

    *I am periodically editing this post! A lot of people have said it's pretty decent, so I will try to make it more thorough*   So, I decided to create a blog, and there's nothing better to write about in the first...

  • Apeldoorn Apes knocked out

    ApeldoornApes Feb 15, 2017, 5:28 AM

    (Photo by Ed van der Meulen) In the 5th round of the's PRO Chess League, we played the New Jersey Knockouts of the Atlantic Division. Knowing we had to win two more times out of the remaining three matches,...

  • AoaLCP #5: The black pieces

    TheGreatLlama Feb 15, 2017, 4:55 AM

    Hello all,   By chance I've had five games in a row with the black pieces recently. It's one of those things that sometimes happens, and I'm absolutely okay with it because I actually scored very well from the run....

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