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  • A Ghastly Loss

    Is it possible to lose a game after winning queen for bishop after 5 moves? YES IT IS. The awful thing is that it just seemed to slip away bit by bit. | Read More

  • Chess moves (No comments on diagram).

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  • Montana Open 2014, Round 2

    My second round opponent was an experienced and solid player whom I had met but never faced. Interestingly, we had been talking just minutes earlier before the pairings were announced about the daunting possibility of playing my buddy Will, who wa... | Read More

    • MrMayor
    • | Apr 19, 2014
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  • O que é filosofia ?

    A filosofia é o pai de toda a ciência, porém não é considerado uma, existe uma diferença entre filosofo e professor de filosofia. Antes filosofo era uma pessoa sabia (no ponto de vista acima dos demais intelectuais por isto alguns sugerem qu... | Read More

    • camiladoce
    • | Apr 19, 2014
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  • Inspired moments in chess history:Bogoljubov-Speelmann,Stockholm 1919

    Playing well known gambit in French defence few days ago as whitethe game came to my mind i first saw when i started to play chess some 20 years ago.This game was played in year 1919,some 62 years before i was born,and it was played by top class p... | Read More

    • BolesniUm
    • | Apr 19, 2014
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  • Montana Open 2014, Round 1

    In the first round of the 2014 edition of the Montana Open I faced a young, unrated player. I had briefly met him before and noted his emerging skill and enthusiasm. There being no chess club in his town, he took the initiative and started his ... | Read More

    • MrMayor
    • | Apr 19, 2014
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  • A Tough Tournament, And A Curious Case Of Underpromotion

    Last week's Montana Open was a bloodbath. My opponents were playing well while I was playing poorly, searching for juicy squares and sweet combinations but finding only arid desert. In the first round alone, I and three other top seeds lost in u... | Read More

    • logosx1
    • | Apr 19, 2014
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  • Puzzle of the Day

    Mate in 5 | Read More

    • MPe3k
    • | Apr 19, 2014
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  • Tough Fight*

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    • c3230
    • | Apr 19, 2014
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  • banned schipper

    i am schipper and my name is closed account :( feel me so bad, and need it old schipper back as my username and 4 years long had playing and rating and how much love i it, and am afraid that all going lost | Read More

    • schipje
    • | Apr 19, 2014
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  • A smothered mate

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  • MY GROUP

    Hello everyone! Today I would like people that are very good or think they are to join this group. My group is called ^^CAT LOVERS^^ and we are a very strong team with just 22 members. Please help me grow this group and be a part of the best team ... | Read More

    • Catguy25
    • | Apr 19, 2014
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  • 'Seek ME That You May Live.': Part One.

                            'Seek ME That You May Live.': Part One. .."Am I A GOD WHO Is Near," Declares The LORD, "And not A GOD far off? "Can a man hide himself in hiding places, So I do not See him?" Declares The LORD. "Do I... | Read More

  • Indonesia Friendly Match

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    • Alipun
    • | Apr 19, 2014
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  • My games contain so much of tactics!

    I just put up a random pick of Goku with bananas so don't mind!!Anyway here's the game and check out move 24. Its crazy!! I should have noted that the Black's rook on a8 was unprotected and that I could have given a check to the King on g8! | Read More

    • cobipal
    • | Apr 19, 2014
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  • Inspiration

    I'm a writer, and I get inspiration, from great films, great music, as well as, great experiences.   So, here's a few words, that weren't included, in my third novel, I hope you enjoy:   Gunfire stopped, and Elle got to her feet. Aware that... | Read More

  • Puzzles from some of my recent games

    A series of puzzles based on tactics which cropped up in some of my games recently. Enjoy! First, a quick and painful mate which was delivered in 15 moves. We join the game at move 12:   Next, getting ready to throw a rook boomerang: ... | Read More

    • john4000
    • | Apr 19, 2014
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  • Englishlegend

    Anyone out there, into films, since, I myself, love films. Especially, Bond movies, starring Pierce Brosnan. American films, are great too. Like, The Juror, and Spy game. Music wise, Evanescence, have written some of the best music, that I've eve... | Read More

  • Englishlegend

    Chess is one of those games, that keeps the mind sharp.   Saturday, at 10pm, it'll be time, to go to a nightclub, and party. Maybe, I'll meet someone, who knows. Strangely, I usually meet people, on trains, or in places, that I'd never expec... | Read More

  • Englishlegend

    Years ago, I met a girl that was younger than I. She was a student, at Nottingham trent university. We played a few games of chess, over a couple of days, she lost every single game. Then, we started playing chess again, and I couldn't move, nor... | Read More

  • Vindicated after 19 years

    I don't play - or think about - chess a lot anymore, and opening preparation is something from such a distant past that I can hardly remember how to do it anymore.  Imagine my amusement when, last week, I played an important team game and all of... | Read More

  • Englishlegend

    I'd like to play the best next week, once I've worked on my game, since, I'm still a little rusty. If you wanna be friends, send me a message!   About me: I'm very outgoing, and I enjoy life. I go clubbing, and I like to travel. I'm a very m... | Read More

  • Englishlegend

    I've never been to a Chess club before. But I should be, visiting Nottingham chess club, next week Tuesday. Though, I need to go through my game, since I'm still a little rusty.   Anyone, played in any tournaments?   | Read More

  • Preparations of an amateur: King's Indian without c4

    As a mediocre club player, my preparations for a game is usually very poor. This time, I thought I should take it more seriously and document my preparations against the King's Indian, fianchetto without c4 (A49) - which I will most likely meet on... | Read More

  • Englishlegend

    If you haven't seen it, check out Enrique Iglesias's music video 'I'm a freak,' on youtube. It's one of the best music video's I've ever seen. | Read More