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  • 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,...

  • PRO Chess League Official Rules

    PROChessLeague Jan 10, 2017, 1:28 PM

    PRO Chess League Rules as of 1/31/2017: 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...

  • In Whitney's Shadow

    batgirl Aug 24, 2016, 11:11 AM

    Mt. Whitney, the hightest peak in the contiguous United States      Nestled within the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the base of the highest peak in the lower 48 states, the high desert community...

  • Carlsen vs Grischuk: Blitz Battle Facts vs Feelings

    FM MikeKlein Aug 17, 2016, 1:41 AM

    GM Magnus Carlsen has proven himself the world's best in classical, rapid, and blitz. Now it's time to face the bullet. Having won official world championships in three disciplines, there aren't many mountains...

  • The Touch-Move Rule Outbreak

    GM Gserper May 21, 2016, 11:40 PM

    At the end of last week's article I mentioned that "recently we witnessed a real outbreak of touch-move rule violations." I think we can explain this phenomenon by a huge advance in modern...

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  • Tournament Conditions Breed Unethical Behaviour in Juniors

    DBowcott Feb 20, 2017, 2:22 PM

          There are tournament conditions in chess that don't anything to do with the rules of the game itself. One of them is the touch move condition, which is very well known. Another, far lesser known condition,...

  • 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...

  • Rapid (slowchessleague.org)

    Frank_Je Feb 10, 2017, 6:25 AM

    As the games will be played at chess.com I will include my experience here, even though things are organized by slowchessleague.org. The Background I want to slightly move away from these long term tournaments....

  • Staunton!

    kamalakanta Feb 4, 2017, 1:23 PM

    This is a small attempt to pay tribute to the games of Howard Staunton. I have been inspired by two articles by GM Serper: The Man Who Was Ahead Of His Time Staunton Could See The Future Note: I am also inspired...

  • Why Is Chess So Fun?

    mockingbird2 Feb 1, 2017, 8:42 PM

    I don’t know. People are crazy to fall in love with a board game? According to FIDE there are over 600 million chess players worldwide. A very large number of these players play the game frequently, and tens of...

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  • JEDI TEMPLE: A Reminder of What We Are!

    CaptainPike Feb 25, 2017, 1:28 PM

    Hello, fellow Jedi! This is TEMPLE OF THE JEDI; where each of us can earn the rank of JEDI; then move on to JEDI MASTER. FIRST, to belong to this group, you must also belong to ORDER OF THE JEDI. So if you are not...

  • Mamedyarov Beats So; Carlsen's Gnomes Eke Into PRO Playoffs

    NM SamCopeland Feb 23, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Wesley So lost his first game (excluding blitz) since his defeat by Carlsen in Bilbao last summer. In a game-of-the-week candidate, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov tapped into the game's chaos more efficiently than...

  • 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...

  • Professional Chess Association World League teams .

    NOSOYDEPREDADORCHESS Feb 18, 2017, 3:54 AM

    Hello everyone we need a minimum of 7 full members and in this important tournament you can register more members.                                                                                                ...

  • March Signups are Now Open

    SirIvanhoe Feb 16, 2017, 4:49 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...

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