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  • The Caro-Kann Defense

    Below you'll find in puzzle-format all of the MCO variations for the Caro-Kann Defense. For the sake of being thorough every MCO line is included. Don't be overwhelmed. By no means should all of these variations be memorized, nor do I plan to do s... | Read More

  • Portrait of a friend.

    My 6th painting... | Read More

  • Portrait of a chess player...

    I have just taken up painting...this was my 4th attempt at art since school 34 years ago.... | Read More

  • Falkbeer contre-gambit

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    • brahman99
    • | Aug 26, 2014
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  • Techniques of Positional Play: Technique No. 4

    From the book of the same name, these are puzzle-formatted games made with the purpose of helping me to replay through positions "Guess-the-move" style. This is the first game in the chapter, and I will add more as I go through further sections an... | Read More

  • can u spot the tactic?

    This game against my friend and colleague, all being equal, my friend errs at 14th move. why was it a mistake? Solve the puzzle to know why? and later read my comments, its both a tactical and a positional game.... A truly memorable one for me, a... | Read More

  • babaji, the man with the solution for all your problems?

    and he looks like this?   come on ... i mean, this is like | Read More

    • tkbunny
    • | Aug 26, 2014
    • | 214 views
    • | 15 comments
  • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (5): Can Topalov Beat Carlsen?

    In a previous article Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (4): Can Nakamura Beat Carlsen?, I discussed the likelyhood of Nakamura beating Carlsen during the upcoming Sinquefield Cup. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number five on the sta... | Read More

    • Waldemar
    • | Aug 26, 2014
    • | 665 views
    • | 7 comments
  • The side effects of studying the openings wrong (part 2)

    This is the continuation of my opening series - the first blog can be found here:http://www.chess.com/blog/linlaoda/overemphasizing-the-importance-of-openings-part-1?ncc=1#first_new_comment In this issue I would like to discuss the consequences o... | Read More

    • NM linlaoda
    • | Aug 25, 2014
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    • | 4 comments
  • magic sandwich!

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    • camiladoce
    • | Aug 25, 2014
    • | 207 views
    • | 4 comments
  • Jurnalul Prieteniei

    Motto:,,Un prieten adevarat iti stie slabiciunile,dar iti arata calitatile,iti simte temerile,dar iti intareste credinta,iti cunoaste ingrijorarile,dar iti elibereaza spiritul,iti recunoaste defectele,dar iti subliniaza posibilitatile.''William Ar... | Read More

  • Studying the Classics: 1889 WCC

    Good time of day to you my chess friends, While I know it has been quite some time since I last updated any interesting material on this blog that was not related to some recent tournament in which I competed, I would like to return to more study... | Read More

  • Techniques of Positional Play: Technique No. 3

    From the book of the same name, these are puzzle-formatted games made with the purpose of helping me to replay through positions "Guess-the-move" style. This is the first game in the chapter, and I will add more as I go through further sections an... | Read More

  • Techniques of Positional Play: Technique No. 2

    From the book of the same name, these are puzzle-formatted games made with the purpose of helping me to replay through positions "Guess-the-move" style. This is the first game in the chapter, and I will add more as I go through further sections an... | Read More

  • Baltimore Kingfishers' 2014 Week 1 Preview

    St. Louis Arch Bishops vs. Baltimore Kingfishers GM Le Quang Liem (2785) - GM Niclas Huschenbeth (2603) GM Varuzhan Akobian (2758) - IM Levan Bregadze (2530) WGM Anna Sharevich (2367) - NM Jared Defibaugh (2325) Jacob Wilkins (1909) - NM Andre... | Read More

  • Didn't get back on track

    Finally cracked open the big puzzle book again today and realized it had been a month since I had opened it. My goal was to complete all the 2 movers in 6 months. I don't think my rate of four pages a day is going to get it done now. My last puzzl... | Read More

  • player

    just remeber that when you play a game be care full that they are hard players but don't be afraid just think what your teacher said to you        Play well! | Read More

    • pokemon35
    • | Aug 25, 2014
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  • Here we go, again?

    (Beat reporter: Mark LaRocca) Here we go, again? Is it me?… or is it that time really does fly?  Regardless, in the words of the immortal Ray Charles… “The game’s afoot.”… er,  that is to say… I get to introduce y’all to this y... | Read More

  • Reintroduction: Sensing Danger!, Part 1

         Hello! My name is Zach Kasiurak. I am a National Master living in Columbus, OH rated 2273 USCF and 2198 FIDE. I am seriously pursuing my chess career and look to improve rapidly as a player and coach.      I have started my blog to pro... | Read More

    • NM zkman
    • | Aug 25, 2014
    • | 1093 views
    • | 8 comments
  • How to Improve from 800-1300 Part 2

    Hello friends, opponents, and viewers for another blog on the series: "How to Improve from 800-1300" In our last blog we talked about the three P's Plan, Practice, and Patience. This time we'll be talking about the three T's: Time, Tactics, and To... | Read More

  • Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (4): Can Nakamura Beat Carlsen?

    In a previous article Previewing The Sinquefield Cup (3): Can Caruana Beat Carlsen?, I discussed the likelyhood of Caruana beating Carlsen during the upcoming Sinquefield Cup. In this follow-up I want to take a look at the number four on the start... | Read More

    • Waldemar
    • | Aug 25, 2014
    • | 553 views
    • | 1 comment
  • N. Bellon - M. Szabo - 1/2-1/2 - missed opportunity

    Nothing special in this game.  The only thing of note is that I missed 24. Qf4 which would have led to a better endgame.  Analysis below by Fritz 10. | Read More

  • Julian's chess the new variant

    So here are the rules: #1 You start with two chessboards: one is just a normal chessboard and one is empty. #2 If you move any piece (except pawns) into the center on the normal chess board, then it moves to the corresponding central square on ... | Read More

  • chess and design

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  • chess stamps and the original artwork

    Chess Problem No. 102 - Two Arabs playing chess  Alfonso X's Libros del Axedrez, Dados et Tablas c1283 (folio 62 verso) Chess Problem No. 28  Alfonso X's Libros del Axedrez, Dados et Tablas c1283 (folio 23 verso) Chess Problem 89  Alfon... | Read More