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  • Profilactic thinking I

    Profilactic thinking I (IM Jose Gascón)            Chess players have the tendency to just look for our plans and ideas and ignore opponent's. What i want to do? What am i going to threat? But this is a wrong perspective because chess is ... | Read More

    • IM JRgascon
    • | Jan 23, 2015
    • | 737 views
    • | 5 comments
  • The King

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    • Benson66
    • | Jan 23, 2015
    • | 68 views
    • | 0 comments
  • Profilaxis

    Profilaxis I (para jugadores avanzados) (MI Jose Gascón)          Los ajedrecistas tenemos la tendencia a solo mirar y pensar sobre nuestros planes e ideas... Que quiero hacer? Que voy a amenazar? Pero esto es una perspectiva incorrecta ya... | Read More

    • IM JRgascon
    • | Jan 23, 2015
    • | 168 views
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  • Force your tactics to work!

    I was playing a game recently, and the game quickly entered an incredibly sharp sideline of the Benoni.  "The hardest thing in chess is to win a won game." ~ Frank Marshall  The tactics, if anything, seemed to favor me so I spent about a qu... | Read More

    • sam_reimer
    • | Jan 23, 2015
    • | 115 views
    • | 0 comments
  • Montage d'un ordinateur de bureau

    monter un pc c'est simple let's go | Read More

  • وای خیلی حیف شد :(

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    • BstFriend
    • | Jan 23, 2015
    • | 106 views
    • | 2 comments
  • Pluses and minuses of the pieces: pawn

    Hello, respected chess-lovers! With this post I am starting a seria of blog posts about pluses and minuses, advantages and disadvantages of each piece in chess. Pawn Pluses: Pawns are good defenders of the King. So called "pawn-shield". Pawn c... | Read More

    • happy1
    • | Jan 23, 2015
    • | 98 views
    • | 0 comments
  • Tactic #0031183

    January 23, 2015 Rating: 1802 My Rating: 1832 Moves: 1/3 Avg Time: 1:24 My Time: 0:43 Outcome: Failed (30%, -7) Play Black | Read More

  • Tactic #0020965

    January 23, 2015 Rating: 1850 My Rating: 1830 Moves: 1/3 Avg Time: 1:47 My Time: 2:48 Outcome: Failed (18%, -9) Play White | Read More

  • THE WEST’S FOUR-PART STRATEGY TO DEAL WITH RADICAL ISLAM

    THE WEST’S FOUR-PART STRATEGY TO DEAL WITH RADICAL ISLAM By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, January 22, 2015 DAVOS, Switzerland — The conversation at Davos is often dominated by economics, and this year it’s no different. But the shock of the Pa... | Read More

  • Syrian Slaughter Houses

        In reveiwing a YouTube video I was left both stunned & sickened at what I had veiwed, decapitated heads neatly lined up w/ their headless torso's hung upside down &/or stacked up like cordwood, disembodies hands,feet,legs & arms... | Read More

    • daviske100
    • | Jan 23, 2015
    • | 100 views
    • | 3 comments
  • Wild Pirc variation by Loek van Wely

    Has it occured to you as well that Loek van Wely has used the Pirc Defence several times at the Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk-aan-Zee. Van Wely used to play the Pirc in the 90’s. Have a look at the following positional masterpiece played i... | Read More

    • Boldchess
    • | Jan 23, 2015
    • | 73 views
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  • 1 nice win, and 1 lucky win.

    Considered myself very fortunate to win the 2nd game as readers shall see.  Otherwise I really enjoyed the first game as White.    | Read More

  • Board 5, Ashby 1 v Wigston 2, 22/01/15

    All moves in 90 minutes. Another game against a higher rated opponent.  Nothing too interesting to report.  I quite liked 22. e4, as most other options seemed to lead to the loss of a pawn, but this one got my knight active and messed up his k... | Read More

  • チゴリン・ヴァリエーション

    重要なものが片付いてチェスを楽しむ余裕ができてきました。 さて、ふたたびルイ・ロペスについてです。 この戦形について思うことがあるのですが、それは黒番も白番も、我々が... | Read More

  • Can you simplify into an easy won game?

    My way of finishing is perhaps not yours, but it is the simplest method | Read More

  • Coffee House chess with Sam

    Bible, prayer, household finance and... a G5/2 game with a fellow chess.com member: fun times at Asssociation Coffee - a purveyor of quality, over-priced branded coffee in the City of London. | Read More

  • MOBY CHESS Keliautojams

    Labas Rytas . Pratęsiu mūsų kelionę kartu su ŽIRGAIS (juk žirgas- 'kelioninė figūra"). Senai žinomas toks išsireiškimas- XOD KONIOM (rus.) išvertus- ĖJIMAS ŽIRGU. Toks ėjimas , mėgėjo požiūriu- pats klastingiausias ir pavojingia... | Read More

    • mobidi
    • | Jan 23, 2015
    • | 98 views
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  • Puzzle #6

    From one of my games. I still lost :( | Read More

  • A belligerent Elephant!

    Time 15/10. ECO code C40: Elephant Gambit. | Read More

  • Need full time online chess coach ?

    Need a full time online chess coach ? I take online chess classes. I have been teaching chess at Tata Chess Centre for the last 16 years. Now I left Tata Chess Centre. My FIDE Rating is 1791. You may contact me if you need full time online chess c... | Read More

  • The Nimzo-Indian Defence - Rubinstein Variation

    A diagram of the Rubinstein Variation for white. The Rubinstein Variation is a variation of the Nimzo-Indian Defence. | Read More

  • pop songs

    Three pop songs that originally were about chess. All about that plan Because you know im all about that plan, no trouble Yeah its pretty clear while we are on move two I'll play those opening moves like im suppose to do Cause ive this book b... | Read More

  • Game at the club part one The opening

    here's the first few moves of the game.  THe moral of this story is: 1 in the KID i know how to make good moves. 2 I also know how to make a good plan. 3 putting your knight on a bad square is bad! | Read More

    • magic-yak
    • | Jan 22, 2015
    • | 102 views
    • | 0 comments
  • I really liked this chess problem....

    1/20/2015 - Gustav Neumann vs. Carl Mayet, Berlin, 1866 ....?! For some reason I was, and perhaps I am easily so, surprised by it! | Read More