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  • 8 Ways Chess Is Like CrossFit

    • News
    • Sep 17, 2016, 2:13 AM

    You’ve all heard the joke about how the first rule of CrossFit is you must talk about CrossFit. And the second rule is that you must talk about CrossFit. So let’s talk about CrossFit. And chess. There...

  • 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...

  • Links to the Past II

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

  • Beating Your Nemesis

    Rivalaries are often born through circumstances that extend beyond the game. An intense, winner-take-all game, a misplayed Smith-Mora, a Twitter battle, or even a swift kick to your shin under the table — All...

  • Opposite-Colored Bishop Endgames

    Everyone’s had the unfortunate experience of playing an opposite-colored bishop ending. Like a mirage, you never know how they got there, and you definitely didn’t intend on it. Nevertheless, they have...

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  • World Championship Round 4: Game Analysis

    • GM RLH2
    • Nov 15, 2016, 5:49 PM

    Today felt eerily familiar. An excruciating defensive task for Sergey Karjakin after an opening gone wrong. A seemingly winning position that had its tricks and traps. But unlike yesterday, today I had a busy day,...

  • My shortest longest game (of the tournament): Challenger's Cup Round 1

    Photos, including the cover one, were taken by me. Most of the people inside them probably won't read this, so I don't think I'll get sued. But if you are reading this, please forgive me, and of course as a result...

  • A.J. (FLchessplayer) looks at chess traps ... ... ...

    In this blog, I will examine a few chess traps ... and what makes them work. OK? (Look for the free PDF book by Bill Wall! See the Google search link - above.) And be sure to visit my main web site, I have two...

  • Changing My Perception

    The moves we play reflect what we see ... or is it what we know? Ultimately, does it reflect how we think about the game, our perception and the way we process what's given in front of us.   I reached the following...

  • Humbled by a Grandmaster

    One of the great things about is that an ordinary, club standard player like myself can occasionally go head to head with a Grandmaster. This website's numerous online shows see professional players with...

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