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  • this is a interesting chess coach .com

    hey guys today our topic is,This chess .com is not only an online chess playing web but also a chess coach.i meant a personal chess coach .there are a variety of chess coaching game's like tactics trainer,video lesson's,computer workout,daily puzz... | Read More

  • 50th Capablanca Memorial: Coincidence and Joy

    It finished yesterday, but I thought I'd write something about it anyways since it seems Chess.com has yet to do so. For those of you who do not already know, Yangyi Yu, the winner (on 7/10), is my countryman (by ancestry), of which I am very pro... | Read More

    • smith8800
    • | Jun 26, 2015
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  • The "Family Fork" and Such

    I first heard the term "family fork" in the commentary for Norway Chess, and I thought it was funny, so...I decided to write a bit about forks "and such", a "fork" in this case being administered by a knight. Regular fork: This isn't a particula... | Read More

    • smith8800
    • | Jun 26, 2015
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  • The London System loses again...and again!

    I just finished up the 7th Summer Solstice Tournament in Coral Springs, FL, June 5-7, 2015.  The suprise for me was how poorly I did playing the London System in my three games as white.  I lost all three of these games, but won my two games as ... | Read More

    • chessmunz2
    • | Jun 26, 2015
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  • Please help me with this app I'm new.

    Hello, chess players, I have a question about rated game play. My question is you posted on the FAQ that to check to see if your playing as rated game. By fallowing the prompts that are listed... It says to see if the game is being played as a... | Read More

  • Queen vs Pawn - The Answers to the Quizes and to the Ultimate Question

    Yesterday I wrote about ten different Queen vs Pawn positions, each of which was only slightly different than each other. If you haven’t read these posts yet, do it now, before all of your friends tell you about it and ruin it for you (there wil... | Read More

    • PaulEChess
    • | Jun 26, 2015
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  • Winning with K+ Q v K+R

    This ending is harder than generally realised.  Ending textbooks usually mention the Philidor position, and state that the stronger side (White) can win by driving Black to the edge of the board, but underestimate Black's defensive resources. Th... | Read More

    • DavidMMIX
    • | Jun 26, 2015
    • | 117 views
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  • Chess Variation: Pagsasanay Blg. 5

    Lorenzo Marquez 142596 Ang El Bimbo Variations ni Adam David ay isang aklat ng mga malikhaing interpretasyon ng napakaikling batayang teksto. Ang variation na ito ay sinusubukang gamitin ang chess sa pagkuwento ng unang dalawang linya ng "... | Read More

  • Endgame-skills-tactics

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    • danie33
    • | Jun 26, 2015
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  • Audio Commercials

    Has Chess.com added audio commercials which now popup if your not paying?  Every couple of minutes I have a loud commercial blast into my game when I'm playing. | Read More

  • Inferior

    Can you imagine that 9 mortal human beings would have the authority to tell us what we can accept and not accept. Yet another sad day for Christians in this country. Pray for their souls because they certainly do not know what they do. Repent! | Read More

    • cladclan
    • | Jun 26, 2015
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  • Daily Puzzle - 6/22/15 - Mate in 2

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    • chessgm8
    • | Jun 26, 2015
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  • Daily Puzzle - 6/21/15 - Black to Play and Win

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    • chessgm8
    • | Jun 26, 2015
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  • Mama mia!!! What a mistake-a to make-a!!!

      When I play (maybe some of you too) a 5-minute blitz games, I always have one thought/question on my mind which reads: "Why the hell I play 5-minute blitz games when in thus I don't have enough time to think about my actual move or the current... | Read More

  • Chess Engines: A personal look (part 2)

    In this post I’ll follow on from my previous post and introduce an engine which is perhaps my favorite engine for training games. It has highly tweakable parameters, a refined and realistic human-like playing style and best of all, is 100% FREE... | Read More

  • Open Games: Spanish Game (Ruy Lopez Exchange) 03

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    • DAlbanesi
    • | Jun 26, 2015
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  • Da Rosa vs Raitzin

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    • DaRosa-ARG
    • | Jun 26, 2015
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  • Confederate Flag

    I question the intellect of demanding the confederate flag to be eliminated. Many people big and small have died to further their ideals. Seems like another politically correct statement to further some peoples ideas and make us all fall in line. ... | Read More

    • cladclan
    • | Jun 26, 2015
    • | 216 views
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  • Why Anand should have rejected Topalov's draw offer at Norway Chess 2015

    The Norway Chess 2015 was drawn to a close yesterday with a quick draw at the top board between Vessilin Topalov and Viswanathan Anand. It was nothing short of an anti-climax but not completely surprising given the recent history of both grandmast... | Read More

    • sashi24
    • | Jun 26, 2015
    • | 279 views
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  • To play against myself...

    Today I'd like to make a personal note about something that recently came up. A friend of mine has recently taken up openings that I myself used to play. one such opening is the Budapest gambit. Such an opening is provocative in the you attack ... | Read More

    • perrybridd
    • | Jun 26, 2015
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  • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 06.22.2015 - day 194

    American chess genius Paul Morphy won against James Mac Connel in New Orleans in 1849: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Daniel Mauricio Rodriguez in Saint John in 1988: Black to move and mate in 3: Our reader ... | Read More

  • You always have to look at the board

    The homepage for chess.com tournaments includes the event's biggest upset. In a Sicilian theme tournament, the biggest upset has been a 1300-rated opponent beating 1800-rated me. It was a Main Line Najdorf where I remembered 12 or 14 mainline mo... | Read More

  • Humor is golden

    Here's a joke I read today that caught me with surprise...   So a bear and a rabbit are in the woods, both taking a dump side by side. The bear turns to the rabbit and asks, "Do you have trouble with poop sticking to your fur?" The rabbit ans... | Read More

  • کسی که می داند روزه برای او ضرر قابل‌توجهی ندارد، اگر

    در رساله آیت الله سیستانی آمده:مسأله ۱۷۱۱ ـ کسی که می داند روزه برای او ضرر قابل‌توجهی ندارد، اگرچه دکتر بگوید ضرر دارد، باید روزه بگیرد... | Read More

  • DC Int'l Round 1: Hard-fought draw against strong Swiss IM

    The DC International is off to a solid start. This is the first game I played against a strong IM from Switzerland, who played the Dutch defense. Though I had some winning chances at the end, I missed a huge opportunity in time pressure and he e... | Read More