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    teemu huttunen | iisalmi, Finland

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  • Advanced Patterns: Pin And Win

    GM Gserper Oct 21, 2016, 1:21 PM

    In our last article, we discussed the importance of typical chess patterns using a pin as an example. As you become proficient in recognizing chess patterns, you'll see them everywhere! Suddenly you'll...

  • The Fastest Way To Improve Your Chess

    GM Gserper Oct 15, 2016, 11:50 PM

    I bet most of our readers have heard the overused cliche, "Chess is 99% tactics." This catchy phrase underlines the importance of calculation in chess, but is chess really 99% tactics? Well, it depends. The...

  • The Euphoria Of A Queen Sacrifice

    GM Ginger_GM Sep 13, 2016, 2:11 PM

    “Real magic can never be made by offering someone else's liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.” ― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn Magic does happen on the...

  • The New (v3): Now With Bughouse!

    News Sep 8, 2016, 12:51 AM

    It's been a long time coming, but the new version of is finally ready to take online chess to a new level—and take your game to new heights.  This new version (v3) has been our...

  • Who Was The Greatest Chess Theorist?

    IM Silman Aug 3, 2016, 9:41 PM

    Axorcist wrote: “My question is this: Who do you consider to be the greatest chess theorist of all time? I have never read a good review on who really had the most influence on the development of knowledge...

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  • Harmony in my Chess

    blohmoremoney Feb 22, 2017, 8:14 PM

    The biggest thing I've taken away from my game on the Black side of a Sicilian Richter Rauzer is being aware of harmony in my game. I recently gave a talk on Smyslov, and the underlying theme was harmony.    My...

  • Checkmate with 2 Knights

    Boldchess Feb 16, 2017, 7:01 AM

    One of the most rewarding things in chess is when you manage to implement what you've learned in a practical game. The following game combines two of the themes that I've been exploring recently. The first one...

  • Russian composer, Franco-Italian singer, an international theme : "Love similar a dream"

    Podaryonka Feb 4, 2017, 10:10 AM

        1.I look into your eyes as in the mirror -  My reflection I afraid to lose. I don't want you would be only guest In the twilight of nights and in my destiny.   2.I love you as love only once in life, As if...

  • most important chess positions

    Prashant1994 Feb 1, 2017, 11:15 AM

    the theme of tactic is classic deflection  

  • PRO Chess League week 3 Predictions

    NM nmpdk Jan 24, 2017, 2:50 PM

    Undeterred by the fact that I am in last place amongst the predicting crowd (week 1 did not go so well...) I carry on with my bold predictions! The PRO Chess League has been a bevy of excitement. I've always...

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  • Seattle Sluggers vs. Las Vegas Desert Rats

    kittyprint Feb 21, 2017, 4:31 AM

    Old 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...

  • The Eagle King

    ProphetessMio Feb 19, 2017, 9:08 AM

    Dear Oracles, we have a new theme match for training purpose - PONZIANI opening -  Feel free to join and have fun with THE EAGLE KING Our opponent has a 2101 rated player on board 1, so at least one player who...

  • My photos

    susie1000 Feb 18, 2017, 10:35 PM

    Over the time of my Playboy membership I have posted photos of myself in many themes. I have got to a position where I'm not sure what theme to post next. Put your favourite themes here and I will post my closest...

  • samba school (

    Jararaca68 Feb 10, 2017, 2:18 PM

    A Portuguese: Escola de samba) is a club or dancing school. They practice and often perform in huge square-compounds ("quadras de samba") devoted to practicing and exhibiting samba, an African-Brazilian dance....

  • King's Gambit

    robertrange Jan 19, 2017, 3:26 PM

    King’s Gambit 1 e4 e5 2 f4 (D) Black to play The King’s Gambit is without a doubt the most fascinating of all openings. Surrounded by an aura of mystery, courage and heroism, it is this classical opening which (within...


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