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  • trap2311
    Online Mar 24, 2015

    trap trap | baghdad, Iraq

    Joined: Feb 15, 2015

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    Online Nov 10, 2008

    Alex Trap | Pittsburgh, United States

    Joined: Nov 10, 2008

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    Online Mar 22, 2009

    trap squab | cincy, United States

    Joined: Mar 22, 2009

  • trap1969
    Online Jun 21, 2009

    Ken Trap | Longmont, United States

    Joined: Apr 19, 2009

  • TRAP187
    Online Sep 18, 2009

    TRAP Minor | ATLANTA, United States

    Joined: Sep 15, 2009

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  • The Perfect Opening For The Lazy Student

    GM Ginger_GM Dec 5, 2016, 3:37 PM

    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...

  • Can Anyone Be An IM Or GM?

    IM Silman Sep 15, 2016, 12:33 AM

    BeekeeperBob wrote: “I am a 19 year old who has been toying with the idea of making chess a career for me (either playing professionally or teaching chess). Unfortunately, I currently have no official ranking....

  • Who Was The Greatest Chess Theorist?

    IM Silman Aug 3, 2016, 9:41 PM

    Axorcist wrote: “My question is this: Who do you consider to be the greatest chess theorist of all time? I have never read a good review on who really had the most influence on the development of knowledge...

  • Fixing Your Weaknesses

    IM Silman Jul 26, 2016, 10:45 PM

    This week, we’ll take a look at a young Indian player, Sakshi1234567. She had this to say: “I am 13 years old. My father taught me chess when I was 10. I’ve been taking the game seriously from...

  • Coach Dejan Explains

    TigerChess Aug 13, 2016, 2:26 AM

    Sometimes the best way to learn is over the board, sitting across from your teacher and analyzing a recent match. GM Dejan Bojkov has had many students excel greatly under his watch. In this series, you'll get to...

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  • Game 1: 15 minutes

    GMWannabe15 Feb 19, 2017, 1:34 AM

    In this game, my opponent tried the Knight Attack trap but since I knew how to defend it. I won a piece and he resigned!


    wisdom_spoken Feb 18, 2017, 9:04 PM

      The world of war is like a chess board, And victory is stored in a closed box in our mind so we fight on the floor. But before the fight begins you must know your opponent and know your mission, Because 64 box...

  • Cornwall Congress 2017

    thejacka1 Feb 18, 2017, 9:07 AM

    In January 2015 I made my debut in 'real' over-the-board chess at this event by finishing 1st-equal with Harvey Richings in the Penwith Cup for children (like Harvey) and ungraded or 'returning' players (like me)....

  • 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...

  • The quest for Class C OTB

    captblunderbuss Feb 14, 2017, 2:34 PM

    Starting playing in some local tournaments with a long term goal of being > 1399 OTB.   Current rating as of the last supplement is 1199, but should bump to a whopping 1229 here in Feb.    Last Saturday I ended...

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