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  • Sicilian Defence

    Theme Song Background Music: To help describe your opponents. What is the Sicilian Defence? The Sicilian Defence is a line played as black against 1.e4 (King Pawn Opening). Take a journey with me into the Sicilian Defence. The starting ... | Read More

  • Philidor Defence

    Theme Song Background Music: To help with the sorrow.  The Fighting Philidor Why do we call it the Fighting Philidor? Well we will answer this question later. Lets start at the beginning! What is the Philidor Defence? The Philido... | Read More

  • A different approach to defend against the Budapest Gambit (5min Blitz)

    When the stars align and my ability to concentrate is met by a bit of luck, I (playing White) can beat high rated Blitz players (this one being 1708). Enjoy! | Read More

    • AsAr2250
    • | Nov 29, 2015
  • Attacks in the Opening

    Hello Chess Fans,   Have your opening moves become ROTE?  Do you play the same 8 to 10 opening moves every time?  Chess is a game of calculation, tactics, attacks and shear bravado and nerves, which is why you need to be alert for Dynamic  ... | Read More

  • Retro Computer Chess part 1: The paper tiger

    In 1770, Wolfgang von Kempelen presented the world to The Turk, a chess playing automaton unlike anything the world had ever seen. It was all a hoax, however; The mechanical chess player was operated by a human player concealed inside the cabinet.... | Read More

    • BenRedic
    • | Nov 29, 2015
  • some basic ideas on french defence

    Further down is one of the key pawn structure that can occure on the french defence. the whites plans are: 1.take control of the e5 square and establish a knight there, moreover a bishop ore a rook would be also strong pieces on the e5. 2. pre... | Read More

    • esperado
    • | Nov 29, 2015
  • Ito Yukari - Itsumo Nara

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    • Podaryonka
    • | Nov 29, 2015
  • "Look Back when you in anger"

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    • Podaryonka
    • | Nov 29, 2015
  • KadaverPunk - El Guato @ Universidad de Costa Rica - Concierto Completo 2013

    Camera; Martxelo. Prodution; Anarkotrafikantti 2015. Publicado el 29 nov. 2015 El Guato en la Universidad de Costa Rica 2013 | Read More

    • Martxelo
    • | Nov 29, 2015
  • Chris Spheeris - Slow Dance

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    • Podaryonka
    • | Nov 29, 2015
  • Extremely sharp game against the French!

    This was one of the more exciting games I have played in a very long time. However, I felt as though I could have performed better tactically in this game; it felt as though I was on the cusp of finding a decisive winning move and yet black per... | Read More

    • naldredge
    • | Nov 29, 2015
    • | 1 comment
  • Sounds of music

    I have to do this being a music buff.. while I can't keep away my earphones as I make my moves ..let's post something musical - which song are you listening to right now? Or, which one would you like to?! :-) | Read More

  • 2015 Thanksgiving Open - Part 4

    Another draw, this time with GM Ashwin Jayaram.  The game was quite staid with lots of trades.  The best way to try for an advantage was to play 7.Ne2 with the idea of 8.0-0-0.  I must admit, I didn't think of that. I need to win the last roun... | Read More

  • 2015 Thanksgiving Open - Part 3

    I drew quickly in round 4 against a 2295 from Germany.  I was slightly worse in a King's Indian.  I am hoping to get 3 wins and 3 draws and tie for 3rd or so.  Playing is tough, but drawing quickly is okay.  I will need to score 1.5 out of my ... | Read More

  • 2015 Thanksgiving Open - Part 2

    MATT LARSON I was able to win my third round game agaist Matthew Larson.  I offered a draw early, and was thinking I could watch the 2nd half of Michigan-Ohio State.  Matthew declined, which was lucky for me on both fronts, since I won, and Mic... | Read More

  • USCL Season

    Hi Everyone! It's been quite a while since I've done an article, so I figured I would write one about my debut season in the US Chess League. I played for the New England Nor'easters, primarily as a Board 4. I will be posting all 4 of my games f... | Read More

    • NM SidArun
    • | Nov 29, 2015
    • | 1 comment
  • My Goal of 1500

    My current playing level strength is approximately 1100-1200 Elo, and rising fast. I have set a goal of a 1500 USCF rating by the end of August 2016. My current study plan mainly consists of: Studying Endgames 25% Tactics 50% Playing games 25... | Read More

    • mocl125
    • | Nov 29, 2015
    • | 1 comment
  • How to Build an Attack in the Benoni?

    The ETCC in Reykjavik saw more than one amazing game. The attack that Pavel Eljanov created in round eight against Grzegorz Gajewski can be a good rival of Tomashevsky's jewel. In a typical Benoni-type of position the Ukrainian GM managed to open... | Read More

    • GM dbojkov
    • | Nov 29, 2015
  • Hiya

    I am looking for a nice active group :) do you guys know a cool group for me? :) I am bored, invite me xO | Read More

    • Sophiexxx
    • | Nov 29, 2015
  • A blunder fiesta in a gambit game

    Sometimes blunders in chess can create a smile. The smile can become a friendly laughter when it is a serie of blunders. | Read More

    • achja
    • | Nov 29, 2015
    • | 1 comment
  • Chess Quotes (Box opened from 30th Novembet 2015 )

    QUOTE OF THE DAY!!! (29/11/15) ‘It’s a great huge game of chess that’s being played – all over the world – if this IS the world at all, you know. Oh, what fun it is! How I WISH I was one of them! I wouldn’t mind being a Pawn, if o... | Read More

  • What to play against d4

    I am wondering what to play against d4. I currently play the  Leningrad dutch defence and either get a crushing game or a cramped game. I have thought about the grunfield but decided there is too much theory. I have also tried the stonewall but... | Read More

  • Today terrorism is our common worry

    In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful   To the Youth in Western Countries, The bitter events brought about by blind terrorism in France have once again, moved me to speak to you young people.  For me, it is unfortunate that such in... | Read More

  • How I turned my chess career around part two.

    This was first seen on my blog which you can find here: Wednesday, 4 November 2015 How I turned my chess career around- part two. A timeless classic? Ok so we've gotten to the part where I ... | Read More

  • Most amount of Queens in a Grandmaster Game!?

    My last competitive game of chess was a completely bonkers affair; during the course of the game six different Queens made an appearance on the board!! This got me thinking about certain chess records and bizarre chess facts: Some of which we wil... | Read More