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  • Shredder4
    Online Nov 17, 2009

    Shredder Shredder | Shredder, United States

    Joined: Nov 16, 2009

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    Online Jun 13, 2007


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    Online May 2, 2009

    Evil Shredder | Sc, United States

    Joined: Apr 28, 2009

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    Online Feb 13, 2010

    Joe Shredder | Toronto, Canada

    Joined: Aug 22, 2009

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    Online Feb 26, 2010

    Deep Shredder | Germany

    Joined: Feb 14, 2010

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  • A Month of Studies: Part 2

    NM llamalord42 Jan 10, 2014, 8:43 AM

    For the past week, 5 hours a day, I have worked on studies. Every morning at 10:00 or so I sit indian-style on the floor of my room and begin to work with my floor board. I also have a magnetic board for when I...

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Oct 25, 2013

    NM danheisman Oct 25, 2013, 8:48 PM

    "What do you tell someone who is losing too much?" The main reason for losing too much is playing too many players who are much higher rated than you! So we have to ask, "Do you mean you are in a slump (If so, check...

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Sep 13, 2013

    NM danheisman Sep 13, 2013, 6:28 PM

    Friday the 13th wasn't too unlucky for the show - we had lots of varied and interesting questions. Today's show was moved back an hour to allow for the finish of the telecast of the 4th round of the Sinquefield...

  • Computers in chess... Cheaters paradise.

    GM Gserper Mar 17, 2013, 12:10 AM

    In the last week's article I touched the subject of cheaters who use computer engines during their games. To my great surprise, judging by reader's messages, many of you are not aware of this problem.  I was...

  • Not Letting Chess Engines Distract You From What's Important

    IM Silman Nov 14, 2010, 4:47 PM

    NN (sorry, I misplaced his name!) asked: You describe the 1931 Mitchel - Nimzowitsch game, illustrated at Diagram 138 on page 217 of the Third Edition, as one of your favorite positions. You mention that the “greedy”...

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  • Shredder vs Gull

    ExtremeCartesius Oct 15, 2016, 2:21 AM

  • A Special Class of Rook and Pawn Endings Part 3

    Jpatrick Jun 18, 2016, 5:30 PM

    In this series, I'm examining KRP vs KR positions where the strong side's Pawn is as far as possible from queening.  This time, we will look at some cases where the defending King is cut off by three files.  If...

  • Simul Match agains Magnus Carlsen

    stormcrow76 Feb 20, 2016, 2:59 PM

    Today was Magnus Carlsen in Hamburg playing a simul agains 70 lucky chess friends, including myself. It was a very impressive performance by the world champion, winning 67 games, drawing 2, and loosing one. And...

  • "What is the air speed velocity of a coconut laden swallow?"

    blohmoremoney Jan 8, 2016, 8:37 PM

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail   Rook Ending Lessons on being a Troll of the Bridge   The knights are trying to cross a bridge when a troll stops them and tells them they have to answer three questions. "What...

  • Snoop Dogg taught me a Rook Endgame

    blohmoremoney Jan 5, 2016, 5:48 AM

    "He is I, and I am him, slim with the tilted brim" - Snoop Dogg Taken from his 1993 break out single "Who Am I (What's My Name)", who was to know that Snoop Dogg's debut was to teach me a valuable Rook endgame...

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  • Tight Contest As Dortmund Nears Close

    SonofPearl Jul 21, 2012, 12:38 AM

    The fight for victory in the Dortmund tournament is extremely close with just two round remaining. At the top of the standings there is still a three-way tie for first place, with Vladimir Kramnik, Sergey Karjakin...

  • Close Contest In Dortmund After Round 5

    SonofPearl Jul 18, 2012, 11:13 AM

    After five rounds of the 2012 Dortmund tournament there is a 3-way tie between Ruslan Ponomariov (pictured), Sergey Karjakin and 10-time winner Vladimir Kramnik on 3½ points. Round four was uneventful and all games...

  • Germans Suffer In Dortmund Round 3

    SonofPearl Jul 16, 2012, 8:42 AM

    The exciting chess continued in round three at Dortmund, with 4 decisive games out of the 5 played. Vladimir Kramnik heaped more misery on back-marker Mateusz Bartel, inflicting his third defeat in as many games. It...

  • Dortmund 2012 Tournament Underway

    SonofPearl Jul 15, 2012, 1:03 AM

    Vladimir Kramnik shocked his opponent - and all his rivals - by playing the King's Indian in his second round game of the 2012 Dortmund tournament. Kramnik is an expert at destroying the King's Indian from the white...

  • Dortmund 2012 Tournament

    SonofPearl Jul 12, 2012, 6:56 AM

    The 40th edition of the Dortmund Sparkassen chess meeting which takes place from 13-22 July in Germany. The modern Dortmund tournament has been held annually since 1973, and over the past decade it has been dominated...


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