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  • mate_in_one
    Online May 12, 2010

    Tactics Tactics | Durham, United States

    Joined: Apr 20, 2010

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    Online Apr 26, 2008

    Cheese Tactics | House, Canada

    Joined: Apr 26, 2008

  • chaos_tactics
    Online Sep 26, 2009

    chaos tactics | Italy

    Joined: May 28, 2008

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    Online 6 days ago

    Tactics will keep you sane | Washington DC, United States

    Joined: Sep 14, 2008

  • suicidal_tactics
    Online Aug 3, 2014

    suicidal tactics | Philippines

    Joined: May 28, 2010

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  • Chess Cyborg: Chess Teachers And Chess Books

    IM Silman Feb 9, 2017, 2:55 AM

    This article is a bit different in that I’ve written about chess books and I’ve written about chess coaches, but I’ve never blended the two together. In doing so, I will show you how your chess...

  • Chess And Presidential Elections

    GM Gserper Jan 21, 2017, 11:41 PM

    During the 2016 presidential election, many Americans got caught between a rock and a hard place. Indeed, since both candidates had flaws, it was very difficult to make a choice. I wish we had an...

  • 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...

  • Learning Chess Patterns Is Easy

    IM Silman Dec 29, 2016, 8:11 AM

    I recently noticed an article that tried to clarify what a pattern is. I found it quite agonizing since the writer didn’t understand patterns but was trying hard to isolate exactly what it was (a noble...

  • 7 New Year's Chess Resolutions

    NM SamCopeland Dec 27, 2016, 7:47 AM

    Statistically, just eight percent of people achieve their New Year's resolutions. That doesn't seem so great, but if we all resolve to become grandmasters, maybe eight percent of us can make it.  More...

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  • Could China's Trump tactics actually be working?

    PRCCHINA Feb 23, 2017, 7:08 PM

    It's been a month and adjusting to Donald Trump as US president has been an enormous challenge for China, as for many around the world.http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39061702

  • Paul Morphy vs Duke Karl "Opera Game"

    nish924b Feb 22, 2017, 5:13 AM

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Bg4 4. dxe5 Bxf3 (4... dxe5 5. Qxd8+ Kxd8 6. Nxe5) 5. Qxf3 (5. gxf3) This is probably not bad idea but if did king side castling, f-file would be open. 5... dxe5 6. Bc4...

  • Playing in the Triple Crown

    Milliern Feb 21, 2017, 8:10 AM

    I have a big summer planned, as far as chess tournaments go.  In my mind, we have a Triple Crown in the American chess scene –the triumvirate of the National Open in Las Vegas, Nevada, the World Open in Philadelphia,...

  • #62 Phi Kappa Blanca LXII

    dl_leonine Feb 20, 2017, 7:26 AM

    << #61 Phi Kappa Blanca LXI -- #63 ?? >> Tournament #62, Phi Kappa Blanca 11/19/94NCSU Student Union, Raleigh, NCTD: Robert SingletarySection: U1800Time Control: 40/90, G/30USCF Crosstable Inside the...

  • Tactics-1

    Abhi_Mary_1997 Feb 20, 2017, 12:07 AM

    Today I want to present something about tactics .Tactics are really most important in chess like strategy .They are the final part of your startegy. Here i won't present the tactical motiefs like fork,double-attack...

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  • Chess Week - Day 3

    Atomic_Rift Feb 23, 2017, 7:07 PM

    Welcome to of Chess Week! Sorry for the late newsletter. My employee in Pakistan recently finished my official DJ logo and I just had to work on the banner for it. Here's my finished project: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVEKK9pqc2RjOICA-7CFQCg Let...

  • 50% Off IM Lilov's Tactics Course

    GeniusKJ Feb 21, 2017, 9:32 PM

    IM Valeri Lilov's Tactics Course is 50% off from now until February 25th, 2017! This video recorded course features four 30-minute video lessons that discuss development, preparation, calculation, and tactical...

  • Seattle Sluggers vs. Las Vegas Desert Rats

    kittyprint Feb 21, 2017, 4:31 AM

    Old Chess.com Help kittyprint Play Learn Share Forums Home PRO Chess League: Week 7 Pairings PROChessLeague Feb 20, 2017, 7:22 PM 900 Reads 0 Comments Eastern Division   Starts: 8:30 PST     MumbaiMovers vs GorkyStormbringers   Pairings     JohannesburgKoeksister vs ShymkentNomads   Pairings     BudapestGambit vs DelhiDynamite   Pairings     BelgradeSparrows vs RigaMagicians   Pairings     LjubljanaDirewolves vs NorwayGnomes   Pairings Central...

  • Chess Week - Day 2

    Atomic_Rift Feb 19, 2017, 4:42 PM

    Hi! Welcome to  of Chess Week! Just reminding you that signups for the Improvement Contest ends tonight midnight. Winners will be announced this Saturday! Don't miss out on it!  Before I post the tactics, I have...

  • Adams, MVL, Rapport Start With Wins At Sharjah GP

    PeterDoggers Feb 18, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Richard Rapport was the first winner in today's first round of the Sharjah Grand Prix. The Hungarian beat Ding Liren, and then saw Michael Adams and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave join him in the lead. For whatever...


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