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  • Rookrookrookrook
    Online May 2, 2014

    Rook Rook | KL, Malaysia

    Joined: Apr 7, 2014

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    Joined: Aug 14, 2014

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    Online Oct 21, 2014

    rook beater rook killer | New York City, United States

    Joined: Oct 21, 2014

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    Online Dec 15, 2015

    Rook Rook | International

    Joined: Dec 15, 2015

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    Joined: Aug 16, 2016

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  • Key Moments In Time: Lasker’s Last Stand

    • IM Silman
    • Dec 1, 2016, 1:27 AM

    Most of us know that the legendary Emanuel Lasker was a philosopher and a world class mathematician — he earned his doctorate in math in 1902 and published a theorem which, even today, is critically important...

  • CAÏSSA'S BATTLEFIELD

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

  • How To Learn From Your Defeats Like Karpov

    Anatoly Karpov's book of selected games is one of my all-time favorites. It was a part of the famous Soviet "Black Series" about the world's best chess players. Being one of my first chess books, it seriously affected...

  • A Gift of State

       In August of 1974 Richard Milhous Nixon became the first and only U.S. president to resign from office. But during his presidency - May 22 -30, 1972 - he made a historic trip to the Soviet Union.   ...

  • 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...

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Blogs


  • Washington Class Championship: am I an Expert?

    At the Washington Open I'd played three masters and had such fun with them that I'd resolved to play up in subsequent tournaments.  This worked fairly well at the Oregon Open, too, though it did cost me a chance...

  • Light & Dark : A Visual Guide to Crazyhouse

    Light & Dark: A Visual Guide to Crazyhouse (visual ideas behind the moves in crazyhouse and bughouse) mastertan 2016 In light of the increasing amount of activity of crazyhouse chess, I’ve decided to write...

  • Time Management in Bughouse

    • Sorsi
    • Dec 1, 2016, 7:03 AM

    As most of you already know the uptime is with great importance in bughouse. So you know you need to keep moving, but it's easier said than done. In this post i will help you solve the most common problems which...

  • Rook's tricky solo or what do a pendulum swing and triangulation have in common?

    This excellent chess study of Vladimir Pachman demonstrates subtle and spectacular play for the zugzwang. Unusual sacrifices and triangulations, outstanding coordination of pieces, helpless queen - you will enjoy...

  • Carlsen-Karjakin, Game 12: Tiebreaks it is!

    Magnus Carlsen will play rapid, blitz and potentially Armageddon against Sergey Karjakin to decide the 2016 World Chess Championship after the last classical game of their match ended in a damp squib. The most anticipated...

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News


  • Magnus Carlsen: "I was calm, I was confident"

    Magnus Carlsen was "calm and confident" going into the tiebreak session on Wednesday, in which he retained his world title. The day after his victory in New York, Carlsen sat down with a small number of...

  • Carlsen Wins Rapid Playoff, Defends World Championship

    It was about time. Just like in the classical portion of the 2016 world championship, GM Magnus Carlsen got several promising positions against GM Sergey Karjakin in the rapid playoff.  The difference? Today...

  • 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...

  • Carlsen, Karjakin Draw Game 12; Playoffs Wednesday

    The big question for today's deciding game at the 2016 world chess championship was answered as soon as it was uttered. Tied 5.5-5.5, how much would GM Magnus Carlsen push with White against GM Sergey...

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