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  • Adolf Anderssen

    Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen was born in Breslau, Prussia (now Wroclaw, Poland) on July 6, 1818. He came from a poor family. He learned chess from his father in 1827 at the age of 9 and filled up his school books with chess diagrams. He lived... | Read More


    • It's TOURNAMENT Time Everyone! New Set Of TOURNEYS Begins!

      [Blog History]      What's up tourney addicts?      Last year I ran a set of 64-player KO tournaments throughout many ratings groups that seemed to go over well with a lot of good games. Well, it's that time again! Using the same ratings... | Read More

    • Gain Rating Points in Online Chess, Guaranteed

      OK, so like most chessplayers, you aspire to have a rating in Online Chess that doesn't reflect your genuine aptitude for the game.  Surely, you think, there must be some tricks that don't involve, you know, finding good moves.  Well, grasshoppe... | Read More

      • OBIT
      • | Oct 24, 2015
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    • Next Round Panic

      How on Earth did i get myself on so much trouble? Wanted to cut on the number of games played but, by coincidence, next round after next round started and now i have 108 games to play!!! I am totally screwed. Well..never had a timeout, e... | Read More

    • Going Competitive With Team Matches!

      [Blog History]   Hello, everyone!      It's been a while since my Chess.com activity has flourished, but I come back bringing ideas of competition and glory to you all. When we (myself, Donna (RookedonChess), David (Pruess), & Danny ... | Read More

    • vacation time

      I need 4 days off next week  How do I do this___ | Read More



  • Chess tips

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    You always want to improve your game. Here are 5 simple and easy chess tips. 1 Attack with all your pieces 2 don't bring out your queen too early 3 Take your time 4 Don't play odd moves to confuse the other player unless you are 100 percent su... Read More »

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

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    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  In 1959 at L... Read More »

  • Castling

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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original position.... Read More »

  • Evergreen Game

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    Adolf Anderssen was a great tactician and attacker, and was arguably one of the best players of his time. In this game against Dufresne in Berlin,1852, it became famous instantly after it was played. It was called the Evergreen Game by Wihelm Stei... Read More »

  • AIPE

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    The Association Internationale de la Presse Echiqueenne (AIPE) was the International Association of Chess Journalists.  It was an organization of chess journalists founded in 1967 by Jordi Puig (1928-1989) of Barcelona, Spain. AIPE awarded the Ch... Read More »