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  • zsaxc
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  • Compilation Of Chess And Education Research Studies

    One of the most common questions educators have is, "Where can I find research studies devoted to the educational value of chess?" More studies are being conducted every year, but this article is a compilation...

  • Do Not Misuse Your Chess Computer!

    My favorite episode from The Prince And The Pauper happens towards the end of the story: "Speak up, good lad, and fear nothing," said the king. "How used you the Great Seal of England?" Tom stammered a moment,...

  • The Curse Of Undefended Pieces

    • IM Silman
    • Jan 11, 2017, 6:20 PM

    Over the years, I’ve looked at tons of games played by low-rated Chess.com members (games by low-rated players are often extremely instructive). In many instances I see undefended pieces on both sides. And,...

  • 3 Ways To Learn New Openings

    Learning a new opening can be a challenging but rewarding task. Once you have gotten used to a certain variation (e.g. the French Defense or the Catalan), it can be difficult to switch to playing something...

  • PRO Chess League Official Rules

    PRO Chess League Rules as of 1/14/2017: A. Eligibility and Team Makeup   A.1. Team rosters A lineup is the four players you are using each match. A roster is the total list of players you have...

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  • A painful loss

    Week 2 recap   I managed to finish 228 tactics puzzles in week 2 That was great! My tactics-rating on chess.com did rise from 1604 to 1887.  The puzzles on chess.com is rated a little higher then the ones on chess24.com, but...

  • PRO Chess League Week 2 prediction

    Here my predictions for week 2. Hope you all enjoy the matches!   Eastern Division: Delhi-Mumbai: 9-7 The Dynamite is too explosive in the all Indian match! Amaravati-Odisha: 6-10 looks a decent result for both...

  • Thoughts on taking a break from chess

    Photo showing there is more beyond chess.       This is an unplanned idea. Normally I only write tournament report blogs, but I have been thinking a lot about this topic lately and decided to just write off my...

  • Trying chess streaming for the first time

    • hbeck
    • Jan 16, 2017, 3:29 PM

    So I've decided to start sharing some of the games that  I play here and on lichess.org online in video-format as well as some of the future blog posts I've written in video format. I can't promise this will become...

  • Eh... Some Reflections on 2016

    I don’t blog about my reflections often, but I do reflect.  I know some of my friends mostly blog just to reflect, but I like to blog about adventures and travails more than reflections.  Anyways, here is a little...

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  • Inspired By Karjakin, Carlsen Gets 1st Tata Steel Win

    Copying Sergey Karjakin's remarkable 6.a3 in the Najdorf, Magnus Carlsen scored a good win today versus Radoslaw Wojtaszek in round two of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Pentala Harikrishna won...

  • Carlsen vs So Kicks Off Tata Steel Chess

    The 79th Tata Steel Chess Tournament will have a dream start and finish. Magnus Carlsen's first opponent will be Wesley So, who had such a great second half of 2016. In the last round the world champion will...

  • MVL Perfect, Leads Migraines To PRO Week 1 Win

    In an action-packed season opener, the powerhouse board ones proved their worth. Four out of four scores from GMs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Li Chao and 3.5 and 3 points from GMs Wesley So and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (who...

  • 2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Preview

    The new year has just begun, and that means the first and most traditional super tournament is about to start. The 79th Tata Steel Chess Tournament will be held January 14-29 in Wijk aan Zee, Rotterdam...

  • PRO Chess League Takes Off Wednesday

    It's finally here. More than 400 players (100+ grandmasters), chess fans all over the world, and the whole team at Chess.com are very excited that the inaugural season of the PRO Chess League will launch...


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