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  • Say "Hello!" to Version 3

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of is finally ready to step up and take online chess to a new level - and take your chess to new levels as well.  Version 3 (v3) has been our #1 priority for over two year... | Read More

  • Introducing the New (Version 3)

    It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of is finally ready to step up and take online chess to a new level - and take your chess to new levels as well.  This new version 3 (V3) has been our #1 priority for over... | Read More

  • Your Holiday Chess Buying Guide

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  • The Golden Age

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  • The 7 Most Amazing Chess Records

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    • Africans at The 18th Dubai Open Chess Tournament!!

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      • | May 3, 2016
    • Why I support Trump

      I am someone who voted for Sanders in my state primary. However,  it is looks like Sanders will fall short in his attempt to win the nomination.  Below are the reasons I decided to support Trump instead of Clinton. Clinton supports the TPP, bac... | Read More

      • Trump2017
      • | Apr 28, 2016
    • Chess Analytics: The Long and the Short of It

      It has been 6 years since I posted to this blog, and I thought my return should introduce something completely new and fascinating – Chess Analytics.  By that I mean the application of modern Data Science analysis to chess game data, and for th... | Read More

      • kurtgodden
      • | Apr 23, 2016
    • Confessions of a terrible (I mean TERRIBLE) chess player

      I’d like to post a few articles about life at the bottom of the chess barrel. You can see my statistics; it’s not a joke. I wish it was.    So, I’ll begin with an honest confession: I am awful at chess. This is a shame because, of cour... | Read More

    • Tim's Tournament Book Blog IV: Karlsbad 1907

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      • SLBM1959
      • | Apr 11, 2016

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    • | 1913 Reads

    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »