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  • 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
    • | 113 views
    • | 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
    • | 89 views
    • | 0 comments
  • 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
    • | 83 views
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  • 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
    • | 78 views
    • | 3 comments
  • 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
    • | 280 views
    • | 9 comments
  • 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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    • PRINCESTER
    • | Jul 27, 2015
    • | 798 views
    • | 20 comments
  • 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
    • | 120 views
    • | 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

  • Queening tactics

    In my daily tactical training, I came across this position which I never considered the move   Can you solve the following?   I instead looked at 1. Be4 but could not find a continuation after Rxe4. I desired an interference along the e-fi... | Read More

  • How to Play Like Magnus Carlsen — #18

    White: Andrean Susilodinata (2242) Black: Magnus Carlsen (2250) Event: Wch U12, Heraklio (9) Date:  2002-11-22 | Read More

  • Tournament Favourites take top honours in 2nd Singapore Masters Blitz Invitational 2015

    Just 3 months after Singapore's best funded and strongest chess tournament (in recent years) 1st Singapore Masters Blitz Invitational had ended, Olimpiu Urcan and Mark Tan went one better by upping the prize fund to about $2000 for the 2nd Singapo... | Read More

  • puzzle number 15

    hello everyvone and welcome to 15 puzzle. Today it'll be a puzzle from match beetween bernstein-capablanca HAVE FUN! have a nice day! Piotrchess | Read More

    • piotrchess
    • | Jul 27, 2015
    • | 230 views
    • | 3 comments
  • Marshall Attack (Part 2): Introduction 11...c6

    In my first blog, I discovered the origins of the Marshall Attack that was first seen in the famous game Capablanca vs. Marshall (New York 1918). Marshall played the novelty 8...d5 to use the fact that White's queenside is still undeveloped: ... | Read More

    • kurze15
    • | Jul 27, 2015
    • | 97 views
    • | 0 comments
  • My St. Pauli Open Round 7-9

    Here comes episode 3 of my St. Pauli Open report. After bitter losses in the second episode, I needed to change something. I started to analyse the games my opponents played in previous rounds to get an idea of the opening I will face over the boa... | Read More

    • A_Tack
    • | Jul 27, 2015
    • | 206 views
    • | 2 comments
  • Learning from the legends

    Let's start by looking at a game by the great GM Boris Spassky This was a lightly annotated game, and one we should know by heart - it's just so beautiful!   Let's see if we can solve this tactic:Black has just played ...Bxf3?? in a technical... | Read More

    • NM linlaoda
    • | Jul 27, 2015
    • | 900 views
    • | 8 comments
  • Fischer's Bust to the King's Gambit

    A BUST TO THE KING'S GAMBIT  by U.S. Champion Bobby Fischer  International Grandmaster  The King's Gambit has lost popularity, but not sympathy.  Analysts treat it with kid gloves and seem reluctant to  demonstrate an outright refuatation.... | Read More