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  • cchess
    Online Oct 12, 2007

    cchess tournament | Raleigh, NC, United States

    Joined: Oct 12, 2007

  • TournamentDirector
    Online Jan 13, 2012

    Tournament Director | Chicago, IL, United States

    Joined: Aug 20, 2010

  • Tournamenthunter
    Online Aug 20, 2011

    Tournament winner | West Bengal, India

    Joined: Oct 16, 2010

  • KansasCity_Chess_DM
    Online Sep 10, 2011

    KC Dave Tournament Director | Kansas City, Missouri, United States

    Joined: Sep 9, 2011

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    Online Nov 3, 2012

    Tournament Account | New York CIty, United States

    Joined: Nov 3, 2012

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  • When Chess Players Protest

    GM Gserper Feb 18, 2017, 9:55 PM

    One of the biggest open tournaments of the year (Gibraltar) was marred by a bizarre incident that happened in the last round. The women's world champion, Hou Yifan, lost her game in just five moves! Media instantly...

  • The Opening That Didn't Like Bobby Fischer

    IM Silman Feb 16, 2017, 3:58 AM

    Chess players are always looking for new openings. But picking an opening isn’t easy since there are so many to choose. Sometimes the choice is made by using the openings of your favorite chess hero. And...

  • American Woman - Part V

    batgirl Feb 15, 2017, 2:10 PM

      Preface:      An official U.S. Women's Chess Championship has existed for nearly 80 years.  The USCF lists 1937 as the first year.  There have been many strong and important...

  • Carlsen Checkmates!

    GM Gserper Feb 11, 2017, 11:52 PM

    The most shocking chess episode of the year that everyone is talking about happened in the Tata Steel super tournament. Indeed how often does the world chess champion miss a checkmate in three, when he...

  • 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...

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  • Tin Cup U1750 Day 1

    rlian3 Feb 18, 2017, 9:16 PM

    Hi everyone! I am back with another blog. I just finished a weekend tournament held in King's Christian College from the 11th to 12th of February. In this blog to share my games, thoughts and analysis with you all!...

  • May 20th Tournament

    chess2Knights Feb 18, 2017, 11:04 AM

    Bay shore NY Library Quads. G/45 no delay. No entry fee. Start 10 AM

  • Chess club

    avi_ram1 Feb 17, 2017, 11:55 PM

    Last week I visited the chess club in my town for the first time after many years. I became very excited seeing the board tables and pieces, and a lot of people, veterans and youngsters, playing league tournament...

  • March Signups are Now Open

    SirIvanhoe Feb 16, 2017, 4:48 PM

    Signups are now open for our 3 round March League Qualifier and Tournament Series to begin on Monday, March 6, 2017.   Negotiated Time Tournaments   New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualifier. You...

  • A "hard fought" game: Lakeridge Chess Tournament Rounds 4-5

    Joseph_Truelson Feb 16, 2017, 9:56 AM

    Joseph Levine confidently looks at the camera before his first move in the first round. At least I think it's a confident look. As I'm not sure, I probably shouldn't say anything else, or else I will get fired and...

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  • Ni Shiqun Knocks Out Gunina, Pogonina In Tehran

    IM JovankaHouska Feb 19, 2017, 11:47 PM

    WGM Ni Shiqun of China is the sensation of the Women's World Championship so far. In the last two rounds the 19-year-old Chinese player eliminated both GMs Valentina Gunina and WGM Natalija Pogonina. The...

  • Vachier-Lagrave On 2/2 At Sharjah Grand Prix

    PeterDoggers Feb 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is the only player with a 100 percent score after two rounds at the Sharjah Grand Prix. The French grandmaster beat Richard Rapport today, who started the game with 1.b3. In...

  • 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...

  • World's Top 10 To Play At Norway Chess

    PeterDoggers Feb 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

    This week the organizers of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament announced a most spectacular field for the 2017 edition. The current world's top 10 will be playing. It's the organizers' (and sponsors'!)...

  • FIDE Grand Prix Starts New World Champs Cycle

    PeterDoggers Feb 15, 2017, 12:00 AM

    On Saturday, the first round of the Sharjah Grand Prix will be played. With this first of four Grand Prix tournaments, the 2017-2018 world championship cycle takes off. Photo: Anastasia Karlovich. The...


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