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  • Women vs. Men

    There is nothing that disgusts a man like getting beaten at chess by a woman. Charles Dudley Warner Playing in mixed events is enjoyable since it allows one to learn more about chess and psychology, and to improve more rapidly. So why, one might... | Read More


    • First Master Draw

      On February 14, 2015 I earned my first tournament points against an Expert. On February 20th, 2016, almost exactly one year later, I scored my first points against a Master--a FIDE Master no less!--with the following draw. Attached is my initial ... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Mar 10, 2016
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    • Adventures in New York City: Part 1

      It has been a little fantasy of mine to live in New York City, for a quite a little while now.  I decided to do it last month, during the December of 2015.  Mostly, the desire was induced by the chess culture I’ve heard about in NYC.  This wi... | Read More

      • Milliern
      • | Jan 4, 2016
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    • Season Opening Tournament

      Our school league HIES Chess, took the 16 best players to enter the Season Opening Tournament. I went 8-1-0 in the preseason, losing to who would be the #1 seed    (8-0-0). I am the #4 seed. In the 1st Round, #1. #2, #3, #4 all won their match... | Read More

      • JJN2
      • | Nov 19, 2010
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    • Chess goals for the rest of 2010

      No, while I'm not going to read the 'Idiot's Guide to Chess' (although at times I'm sure I could use some of the information, I have decided to make some goals for the remainder of the 2010 year. So far, this is what I've decided are my goals. 1.... | Read More

    • World Open (unofficial) Tournament!

      http://www.chess.com/tournament/world-open-1 This tournament can have up to 100 players. 565 tournament points are avalible, as well as a trophy to the top 3. It is open to everyone, and just for fun. You will play 8 games at once, and from e... | Read More



  • Mistakes that beginners make

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    Somebody once told me that people rated two thousand were horrible chess players.  They are what I would call beginners.  So if your rated two thousand or below (Or above) Don't feel bad!  World champion, Magnus Carleson (2850)  Is no better.... Read More »

  • Danish Gambit

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    The Danish Gambit is an ultra-agressive opening for white. It is not commonly seen in tournament play since lines have been found to blunt it. It is still occasionally seen in amateur play though. In this gambit white sacks 3 pawns for one, hoping... Read More »

  • 1930 in chess

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    On January 4, 1930, the 10th Christmas Congress ended. The Premier Section was won by Jose Capablanca (6.5), followed by Vidmar (5.5), and Yates (5). The Premier Reserves section was won by George Koltanowski and Tylor. From January 16 to Februar... Read More »

  • Chess Title

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    A chess title is a title created by a chess governing body and bestowed upon players based on their performance and rank. Such titles are usually granted for life. The most prestigious titles are those granted by the international chess gove... Read More »

  • Norm

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    A norm in chess is a high level of performance in a chess tournament. Several norms are one of the requirements to receive a title such as Grandmaster from FIDE.   Contents   [hide]  1 Grandmaster norm 2 Other FIDE norms 3 In n... Read More »