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  • Hammer-Time
    Online Sep 9, 2007

    Hammer-Time | Hollywood, FL, United States

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  • Don’t Mock The Mockingbird

    • IM Silman
    • Dec 8, 2016, 4:33 AM

    This week we’re going to look at the games of the Chess.com member Mockingbird2, who is majoring in chemical engineering but thinks he can become a chess master in another two years. At the moment he’s...

  • Willa and Edith

         Nowadays information lies at our fingertips.  One might even argue that there is such an overflow that the effect is numbing and that the preciousness of the information lowers in...

  • Don't Worry About Your Rating

    The rating system is very accurate. That's obviously good... ...but it's also potentially bad. Humans can't help but be affected by perceptions. When players first start rated play, they are often unaware of...

  • The Perfect Opening For The Lazy Student

    During the last five years or so, most of the time that I have spent on chess has been devoted to creating things that have helped other players improve: videos, books, articles, courses and whatever else comes...

  • When A Chess Pattern Backfires

    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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  • Inmortal Combination

    I spent two hours thinking about the position and I came to the following conclusion:  1.Rxe7+! Decoy    a) 1...Qxe7 2.Rxc8+ Rxc8 3.Qxc8+ +-.    b) 1...Kxe7 This variant took me a long time to find. I saw 2.Qb4+!...

  • Weide

    It's not about having All the people in the world for you It's about knowing that somewhere Someone watches over you It's about singing and being able to listen More than the voice itself It's about dancing in the...

  • Advanced Opening Analyzes in Bughouse

    • Sorsi
    • Dec 7, 2016, 3:31 PM

    It is time to advance my blog to more complicated stuff and reach higher level players. In this post i will do some analyzes on the bxf7 in e4 e5 setups with be7 for black. Lets talk in diagrams:     Many players...

  • An Amateur Looks at the WCC 2016

    The chess world spent the last month with their eyes fixed on one main event—the World Chess Championship. Emotions ran hot and many were disappointed with the outcome. Some are claiming it was the death of...

  • 7 Reasons You Should Play in the Crazyhouse Championship

    The first ever crazyhouse championship is right around the corner and you don't want to miss out! Not only does this event boast a $2,000 prize fund to be distributed to the top 10 finishers; it's also attracting...

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