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  • Opinion: We should not ban draws

    In the recent Millionaire Chess Open, Hikaru Nakamura and Luke McShane agreed to a 9 move draw. The tournament organizer Maurice Ashley was displeased, but despite many efforts to get them to play on, the result stood.   If we were to only look... | Read More

  • Chess Teachers

    Okay, chess students out there, I have a question for you. How many of you have had a chess teacher at some point in their life? How many have them now? If you have a chess teacher currently, what rating were you when you started and what rating a... | Read More

  • Big Bos-Man Draw, Tha’s all!!

    Beat Reporter:  Mark LaRocca) “Big Bos-Man, can’t you hear me when I call” The Big Boss Manhattan Applesauce (I’m a poet, dontcha know it) came to town and with their two GM top boards, they were definitely the favorites.  But, their a... | Read More

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  • Chess Vision

    Today I want to talk about visualization. See if you can follow all of these lines and variations in your head. Today I was on chesstempo with my daughter going through some tactics and I found a very clever checkmate in this position. Let’... | Read More

    • PaulEChess
    • | Oct 11, 2015
  • Mate in 7 - square vacation

    I missed the quickest route to mate in this 2|1 game,  but can you find it? If there was a theme, it would have to be "square vacation". | Read More

    • john4000
    • | Oct 11, 2015
  • Patience, my friend. Patience.

    One of my chess.com friends once wrote that so long as you don't make tactical blunders in chess, you often win most of your games.  I found this especially true in the 1600-1800 category. When I analysed my games, most of my defeats are down to... | Read More

  • My game on Zone League Of Belgrade 2

    Now I post only full game: | Read More

    • drDuki2004
    • | Oct 11, 2015
    • | 1 comment
  • Partie d'entrainement FICS - Est-Indienne

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    • Possador
    • | Oct 11, 2015
  • Winning with the a-pawn!

    Check my original blog post out here. I played an interesting game earlier this week on the Internet Chess Club (ICC). After reaching a position similar in nature to my game against Jennifer Yu, my opponent deviated from the line, missing my one ... | Read More

  • Model Game Nimzo Indian Saemisch by Aronian

    I started looking at this game on a plane trip and was mesmerised.   For a while I've been looking at expanding my Black opening repetoire against 1. d4 by including the Nimzo Indian, and this recent game from the Sinquefield by Aronian is simply... | Read More

  • كرم شتر مرغ

     کرم شترمرغ كرم شترمرغ کرم شترمرغ تری او کرم شترمرغ ونتا کرم شترمرغ ایرانی کرم شترمرغ ویترای کرم شترمرغ هاینس کرم شترمرغ ویترا کرم شتر... | Read More

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    • Pomocnik
    • | Oct 11, 2015
  • Break Away From The Everyday

    I truly have a love hate relationship with chess. I love to play but I hate it when I make stupid ass moves that cost me games.   I like to take a break from my endless hours of research and writing for my blog and see if I will be victorious, ... | Read More

    • phlayer
    • | Oct 11, 2015
    • | 1 comment
  • Yet Another "Chess" Film?!

    Every now and then, chess aficionados get all excited about their beloved game making a guest appearance on the big screen. Too often, however, the excitement quickly turns into bitter disappointment when they discover that the filmmakers were not... | Read More

  • How could I not know this rule. Castle rights

    I don't consider myself an expert chess player (but hoping to get there in the next 5-10 years) but surely not a beginner. I just started playing some tournaments and realized I don't even know one of the most basic rules of chess. Castle rights.... | Read More

  • Le mie partite

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    • ale6112002
    • | Oct 11, 2015
  • 52-year-old old man 1, 9-year-old old man 0

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  • Getting out of the mud

    Getting out of the mud. I felt just amazing this year. It has been a blessed year.A lot has gone absolutely right.I am blessed that I have a job.A year to two years a go I was undergoing massive amounts of stress. I was being yelled at and bera... | Read More

  • Bob Johnson Memorial 2015 - Round 3

    So I was going into this one with a win and a loss, both against players rated higher than me.  I was hoping for at least a draw in the final round, but it wasn't meant to be.  My opponent had 300 rating points on me.  I gave him a good fight, ... | Read More

    • zirtoc
    • | Oct 10, 2015
  • Bob Johnson Memorial 2015 - Round 2

    There was one thing quite different about this tournament from prior years.  In the previous tournaments, I always played in the U1600 division, and so I always picked up points and did well here.  But this year, my rating was over 1600.  So I'... | Read More

    • zirtoc
    • | Oct 10, 2015
  • Analysis Game:LankChessBR vs smitty116

    Analise extremamente rasa deste jogo blitz,entre meu amigo Luiz vs. Adam Smith: | Read More

    • MTampa
    • | Oct 10, 2015
    • | 1 comment
  • Open forum: Any topic here

    A friend of mine posted an open forum. Any questions or material or comments of any kind (topics too) are welcome. The goal is to make it the most active forum on the website. Also, there might be mined trophys soon, so feel free to post here: ht... | Read More

    • logozar
    • | Oct 10, 2015
  • Bob Johnson Memorial 2015 - Round 1

    I was pretty excited to get a new tournament underway today.  Unfortunately, my first effort was a loss, but every game was a good battle against a higher rated opponent.  In this one, I was solving one tactical problem and I walked into a bigge... | Read More

    • zirtoc
    • | Oct 10, 2015
  • Show me your chess collection

    This is my moderate collection,that collection does no mean i play strong because i play terrible bad,hahahah   1.       xvii olimpiada de ajedrez 2.       practica de ajedrez magistral (botvinnik-tal ,1960) –miguel tal 3.   ... | Read More

    • lavin_arrt
    • | Oct 10, 2015
  • The King Can Take Care of Himself

    I hope that by now everyone has had the chance to enjoy David Navara's brilliant (although not quite sound) king march from earlier this year. If you haven't, please enjoy the insanity. I'm incredibly impressed by the creativity and calculation... | Read More

  • Winning Chess Puzzles #2 Tactics

    Hello chess fans! In this blog I will show you chess puzzles involving tactics. Trust me! Theese won't be easy! Find the Winning move!           That'll be all! Thanks for watching and leave a comment! | Read More

  • Dios salve al Rey - "Los muertos de cristo"

    ui os cuento la historia, que impuso el vencedor, aquel que tuvo al pueblo bajo el yugo del terror... la historia es bien simple, prestad mucha atencion, que el rey viene del cielo y enviado por dios. Te digo inteligente, democratico luch... | Read More

    • Martxelo
    • | Oct 10, 2015
  • Are You Saved?

     (Joh 3:16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  (Joh 14:6) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh u... | Read More