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  • zeds69dead
    Online Jan 22, 2008

    Nick Sicilian | New York, United States

    Joined: Jan 22, 2008

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    Online Mar 17, 2008

    United States

    Joined: Mar 17, 2008

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    Online Dec 2, 2015

    d,sicilian | jedha, k,s,a, Saudi Arabia

    Joined: Dec 22, 2008

  • SicilianTrainer
    Online Apr 6, 2009

    Sicilian Only | Deep in your mind, United States

    Joined: Apr 3, 2009

  • Sicilian27
    Online Apr 18, 2012

    Sicilian Defense | Sicily, Italy

    Joined: Jun 28, 2009

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  • Who Has The Most Best Game Prizes?

    IM Silman Mar 2, 2017, 4:27 AM

    Before you read this article, have some fun and try to guess who has won the most best game prizes (usually a brilliancy prize but sometimes a positional masterpiece). Did you pick a player? Okay, then let’s...

  • The Best Chess Openings For Beginners

    CHESScom Mar 15, 2017, 4:42 PM

    The first few moves of a chess game can be some of the most important moves you make. In those moves, you will establish your early plans and fight for your place on the board. Most beginners don’t need to...

  • American Woman - Part IV

    batgirl Feb 1, 2017, 11:15 AM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • How To Understand Chess Openings

    IM Silman Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 PM

    The Chess.com member alaskan asked:  “I would like to focus more on understanding rather than on lines, but almost all the opening books I can find focus on lines rather than on general ideas, so where...

  • When A Chess Pattern Backfires

    GM Gserper Dec 3, 2016, 9:31 AM

    Everyone agrees that knowledge of typical chess patterns is one of the main requirements for a chess player to become really strong. In our weekly column, we regularly analyze typical positional and tactical...

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  • The Return of the Annotation Event?

    chesster3145 Mar 24, 2017, 3:59 PM

    Hi everyone, I haven't done a lot as an admin for the past couple of months, and that's partially because everything I tried to set up fell flat on its face due to there just not being enough people regularly contributing....

  • Daily Chess Improvement 18/3/17

    NMShrillShooter Mar 17, 2017, 10:39 PM

    Hello! Our topic for the next few days is: Attacking openings: Some of the attacking openings are listed below: 1.)Sicilian Defence 2.)Dutch Defence 3.)King's Indian Defence and Attack 4.)Semi-Slav Botvinnik Variation 5.)Nimzo...

  • Daily Chess Improvement 17/3/16

    NMShrillShooter Mar 17, 2017, 2:32 AM

    Daily Chess Improvement 17/3/16 Attack in chess!! Whether you are a positional player or attacking player,you must learn to attack.Best way to learn to attack is watch games of Mikhail Tal the best attacking player...

  • Carlsen, So, Caruana Advance To PRO Chess Championship Weekend

    NM SamCopeland Mar 16, 2017, 8:10 PM

    The top three players in the world (Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So, and Fabiano Caruana) have helped drive their teams (The Norway Gnomes, the Montreal ChessBrahs, and the St. Louis Arch Bishops) to the semi-finals...

  • Our newbies: Magnificent Seven!

    SergejBrln Mar 10, 2017, 2:30 PM

    In January we had some strong newbies, 7 of them are helping us in the match against ACROPOLIS. I'd like to introduce this Magnificient Seven! Catholic_Knight: José from the USA is a chess.com member since 2 years,...

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