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  • Adolf Anderssen's Belief Regarding Sacrifices

      One of the themes of Adolf Anderssen's game that I have followed for quite some time is speedy and quick development.  Adolf Anderssen believed that as long as this goal was acheived, potential for extremely potent attacks exist.  I recently ... | Read More

    • goutes
    • | Jul 27, 2015
  • This is impossible :)

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    • hamdii
    • | Jul 27, 2015
  • A draw against a Master

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    • Coinkidink
    • | Jul 27, 2015
  • Puzzle, white to move

    Try to solve and comment it, next month we will explain the solution | Read More

  • A game against a master

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    • Coinkidink
    • | Jul 27, 2015
  • Book Review: Sergey Kasparov's Swamp

    “A Cunning Chess Opening For Black” – Sergey Kasparov New in Chess   “Lure your opponent into the Philidor swamp!” promises the subheading on the book’s cover, accompanied by a ghastly green-and-brown photo of – literally – a s... | Read More

    • GM smurfo
    • | Jul 27, 2015
  • IM Yaacov Norowitz teaches harmony in chess (Part 1)

    Hey guys, this is IM Yaacov Norowitz. As many of you know, I have a unique approach to chess, which I use in my own games as well as to teach my students. I call it the Dacha Approach. It's based on building light and dark in harmony, With the p... | Read More

    • IM Yaacovn
    • | Jul 27, 2015
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  • Dutch defense in action

    Here is a recent 3 min blitz game of mine in dutch defense. I annotated the game. If you have ideas for improvement or any question about misteries parts of the game, share it with me.   At move 17 it was way more better to play Rd8, white is... | Read More

    • TCSPlayer
    • | Jul 27, 2015
  • Ken Block vs Ken Box...plus...The Blue Pilled 500!

    Ken Block.... ... and.... Ken Box! ...and here, together one against the other!   and btw you mclaren lovers (or losers ).... say what you will, but Italians build them better, and when matched with German Pilots, it's magic! Vettel wil... | Read More

  • My introduction to chess.

    I learned to play chess in the workplace. It seemed that at my station all I had to do was display a chess set and players would appear like magic! I was never very good at it, but I soon discovered that the comeraderie associated with the game wa... | Read More

    • Hippygator
    • | Jul 27, 2015
    • | 1 comment
  • Chess Castle Summer Classic

    I played my first tournament this past weekend since my break about two months ago.  My games are definitely starting to be more positional but my familiarity with the minor pieces still leaves a lot to be desired. My first game was against one ... | Read More

    • Shi_Tou
    • | Jul 27, 2015
  • Bxh2 Attack Theme B

    Theme B: Bxh2+, Ng4+ and Qh4 | Read More

  • Bxh2 Attack Theme A

    Theme A: Rook lift to f6-h6-g6. | Read More

  • Seattle Seafair Open

    The Seattle Seafair Open is, of course, the largest SCC tournament each year. I entered the 2 day schedule with a ~1360 rating. (The USCF screwed up, taking 10 days to rate the ECO so it would not affect my rating this month!) In the first round I... | Read More

  • July 24, 2015 (KIA)

    This is the first lunch hour game I'd played in a week, I guess, and knowing I was playing in two simuls the next day, and would have White in both games, I decided to practice my favorite opening.  I won this one, but, as will be seen later, it... | Read More

    • rkd1
    • | Jul 27, 2015
  • July 18, 2015 (KID)

    This game is from a simul with NM Kanthecarowin.  I was actually up 2 pawns, but I panicked on move 39 and made a couple of unsound sacrifices, thinking I needed to do something desperate, when in fact, I was much better and probably would have w... | Read More

    • rkd1
    • | Jul 27, 2015
  • دو ریالی صلواتی

    من دکتر متخصص اطفال هستم. سالها قبل چکی از بانک نقد کردم و بیرون آمدم. کنار بانک، دست‌فروشی بساط باطری، ساعت، فیلم عکاسی و اجناس دیگری په... | Read More

  • Attacking Concepts

    Don't know whether this idea actually works or not but White could have certainly won the game with the obvious 19. Rc3. | Read More

  • Some cheaters are so stupid! Case in point: azeez2565gm

    This doofus achieved a rating of over 2300 in seven games!  With a vainglorious usernamer, and obvious use of an engine, how could he not be banned with a cheater badge? These are the first 10 online games by member:azeez2565gm. http://www.chess... | Read More

  • APJ Abdul Kalam passes away

    One of the greatest scientists of our country and certainly the best president of our great nation, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam is no more. He had cardiac arrest while giving a seminar in IIM Shillong. He was my hero in real life and I am in a state of... | Read More

    • sanath1987
    • | Jul 27, 2015
  • The thing with the "ideal center"

    I can still remember when I've started to study openings in chess group at school, to improve my chess skills. The first thing I've had to learn was the meaning of the four central squares (e4, e5, d4 and d5).From there it didn't take much time to... | Read More

  • Extreme human behaviour

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  • Checkmate in two

    Black resigned at this point, but can you find the forced mate in two?  http://en.lichess.org/hw9NH3HR#0 | Read More

    • Crocker710
    • | Jul 27, 2015
    • | 1 comment
  • Pigs on the 7th

    Pigs on the 7th   Going beyond attacking the King, I was searching for an instructive game to present to players making their first foray into the realms of strategy.   What better than Alekhine-Yates, London 1922 1-0 which illustrates the t... | Read More

  • Secure the way

    In today's tactical training from Blokh's Combination Motives, I was stumped on the following position and couldn't conceive a candidate move   Can you solve?   Blokh Diagram 570 Difficulty 6   What made this difficult for me is that I ... | Read More