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  • Willa and Edith

    batgirl Dec 7, 2016, 12:16 PM

         Nowadays information lies at our fingertips.  One might even argue that there is such an overflow that the effect is numbing and that the preciousness of the information lowers in...

  • What If Death Match 31 Were Competitive Eating?

    FM MikeKlein Mar 18, 2015, 12:47 PM

    What if Chess.com added a food consumption element to its Death Matches? On which meal would GMs Sam Shankland and Georg Meier prefer to gorge? For this and other pressing and non-pressing questions, we caught...

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 5

    IM Silman Oct 14, 2014, 1:03 PM

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations...

  • Don't Lose Trying Too Hard to Win

    GM DanielNaroditsky Jul 10, 2014, 3:56 PM

    In my article on chess technique, I wholeheartedly agreed with Frank J. Marshall's affirmation that "the hardest thing in chess is to win a won game." Indeed, tenacious defense is now the norm rather than the exception....

  • Formation Attacks Book (June 2010)

    NM FearNoEvil12 May 24, 2014, 7:16 PM

    Formation Attacks The Ultimate Chess Attack Book has finally arrived!  As a Chess Master that has spent many years playing aggressive and attacking chess, I was quite dismayed during...

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  • The Fighting Dragon: Book Review

    Ziryab Feb 14, 2017, 9:37 AM

    The Fighting Dragon   A Book ReviewThe Fighting Dragon: How to Defeat the Yugoslav Attack (Boston: Mongoose Press, 2016) by Paul Powell is not a repertoire book. It does offer suggestions to meet White's normal...

  • Chess life

    Naaathan Feb 2, 2017, 5:16 AM

      My Grand Father taught me the game when we were on a family vacation in San Mateo Rizal. I was 16 years old and my competitive instinct and passion for the game awakened as soon as he was done explaining how the...


    Chessnutcafe Jan 10, 2017, 4:02 AM

    “THE SHINING”  "Come play with us, Danny..."  An alternate better theory:   “The Shining” (the movie) ...People over-analyze this movie. Grab some popcorn, it's harder to articulate, than understand. In a nutshell:...

  • Experiencing Decision Fatigue?

    Milliern Jan 2, 2017, 4:04 PM

    I’ve had some pretty remarkable results in faster time controls in USCF OTB tournaments recently; and I’ve actually peaked significantly in every rating in the past month, e.g., tactics.  Until the USCF gave me...

  • IM Kevin Goh wins Balestier League by a mile

    CM juniortay Dec 24, 2016, 4:30 AM

    A trip to the Melbourne Chess Club, while on vacation in October, gave me an idea to start a semi-serious training event for my chess ‘kakis’ back home. Established 150 years ago, the club manages to...

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  • Chess Restaurants, Trains, And The End Of Chess Mysteries

    FM MikeKlein Mar 13, 2017, 12:27 PM

    If there's such a thing as an "ice hotel" then surely a chess-themed restaurant can't be too outlandish, right? This month's "In Other News" has the usual smörgåsbord of offerings, including the...

  • Great win by ChessNut

    Desolationangel Mar 1, 2017, 12:34 AM

    Well done to RealChessNut for winning the January Vacation tournament. Another great performance. Winner: #1 RealChessNut (1759)

  • Թիմին նոր միացած անդամներին անպայման կարդալ

    Mkhitar Feb 19, 2017, 8:47 AM

    Խնդրում ենք նոր անդամներին ով միացել է այս տարի կարդալ: Հին անդամները նույնպես կարող են վերընթերցել: http://www.chess.com/groups/forumview/content3261 Մենք  դարձանք  2014 և 2012  թվականի   Աշխարհի Լիգայի Ստանդարտ...

  • Partije izgubljene na vrijeme

    Beranac Feb 12, 2017, 7:43 AM

    Kao prvo da se zahvalim svima clanovima tima narocito onima koji svakodnevno provode vrijeme ispred kompjutera za dobrobit ovog naseg tima. Upravo zbog toga bih htio da skrenem paznju na poraze na vrijeme zbog ne...

  • Jock draws with the Nut

    Desolationangel Jan 27, 2017, 3:05 AM

    Well done to  joint winners of the Christmas Vacation Tournament. Winners: #1 JockKarol (1652) #1 RealChessNut (1763)

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