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  • The Decline of Junior Chess in England

    I know that this has been talked to death in chess magazines and online, but I, as a 16-year-old 1779 rated player, would like to share my personal views on the subject.   A few decades ago, Britain was one of the top performers in world chess... | Read More

  • Interesting games from the Sinquefield Cup 2016

    Today, we analyze the most interesting games from the recent Sinquefield Cup 2016. This tournament took place in St Louis, and the most interesting point about it is that we could see ten of the strongest chess players in the world in action.... | Read More

  • #48, Phi Kappa Blanca XLIX

    << #47 Phi Kappa Blanca XLVIII - >>   Tournament #48, Phi Kappa Blanca 04/03/93 NCSU Student Union, Raleigh, NC TD: Robert Singletary Section: U1800 Time Control: 40/90, G/30 <Crosstable>     I'll have to come back an... | Read More

    • dl_leonine
    • | Aug 25, 2016
  • Gibraltar Junior Chess Festival 2016

    Last week, I played in the 6th Gibraltar Junior Chess Festival at the Caleta Hotel as part of the England Junior Squad. The junior tournament is very much similar in organisation to the main event, the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters, run in January/F... | Read More

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    • ARTy960
    • | Aug 25, 2016
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  • Interesting King's Gambit Quaade Variation

    It is nearly two weeks ago that I played some interesting chess in a 5 rounds tournament. It was really an up and down with winning in the first game, then losing in the second, winning, losing, winning (actually every game was decided in White's ... | Read More

    • Adrochatio
    • | Aug 25, 2016
  • Is This a Mistake in Computer Analysis? Why 12. O-O-O is a blunder? If 12. O-O-O Bb4, White can play 13. Qf1 | Read More

    • gravija
    • | Aug 25, 2016
  • A hard fought win.

    It's nice to win a game where both sides played really well. Unfortunately this game was more or less decided by a blunder which my opponent made in time trouble. Even so, it serves to remind me that Chess is 80% tactics.  Enjoy | Read More

  • Cool Way to Win Material

    Hello everyone. This is an example from a game I played that showed a rather good way to win material. It wins 2 rooks for a pawn!                           Lukachess21 | Read More

  • How can you win against stronger opponents?

    Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course.  You can read about the past days: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9,  Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day... | Read More

  • FM/WFM Jogja Istimewa Open Chess Tournament 2016

    What an amazing experience that i had from Jogja a week ago. With the time control 90m + 30s, 6 out of 9, not a bad result. Anyway, today i'm going to show you my 3 lost games at the tournament. Take a look!   My first lost game is between Me (... | Read More

    • mazmik25
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • Dean Kamen

      Kamen on one of his inventions, the Segway Born April 5, 1951 (age 65)Long Island, New York, U.S.[1] Residence Bedford, New Hampshire, U.S. Nationality American Known for Invention of the iBot Wheelchair, the Segway and founder of FI... | Read More

  • Don't lead with your Queen

    Check this out white opening allows black to be Queen aggressive. but patience and board strength prevails! 1.e4e6 2.d4Qh4 3.e5Qe4+ 4.Ne2Bb4+ 5.Nc3Qc6 6.a3Bxc3+ 7.Nxc3Ne7 8.Bb5Qxg2 9.Kd2c6 10.Rg1Qxf2+ 11.Be2Qxd4+ 12.Bd3Qxe5 13.Re1Qxh2+ 14.Re2Qh6+... | Read More

  • Fighting Frustration

    by HJS Frustration will always be part of life, yet there are some things you can do to fight back! Here are some guidelines: GUIDELINE 1: Consult with God before you make plans. It is here we often fail. Ignoring Him, we formulate our plan, t... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • Do You Know Your Opening's Main Ideas?: The Classical Dutch Defense

    I've had many a student suggest that they want to change their opening repetoire. They usually state some reason such as: "it's just not my style". When I was a new teacher I'd go along with their request and teach them about this new opening they... | Read More

  • Steinitz blindfold tactics, 1867

    Wilhelm Steinitz in 1867 won a blindfold game which I think makes a good puzzle.  Short version Long version  Future World Champion Steinitz was in Dundee to participate in the Dundee, Scotland International.... | Read More

  • The long tactic....

    I've had some luck exploiting positions where there's a tactic there, but it might take a few moves to resolve itself.  If you can spot these, it could make the difference against even strong players.  In this game, I seemingly sacrifice the Kni... | Read More

    • ObiWanCote
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • Some funny ball training..

    In middle of forrest, weak walking shoes and ball has no air at all...selfmade video... | Read More

    • boogie76
    • | Aug 24, 2016
    • | 1 comment
  • Forced Moves - A Chess Puzzle By RALRAL3333

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    • RALRAL3333
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • Thinking Ahead - A Chess Puzzle By RALRAL3333

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    • RALRAL3333
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • HOW CAN I....

    Hey community, I missed the Carlsen - Grishuk match on Is their a place I can see the whole video of it? Plese post a link on the comment section if youknow where to find the video. Thanks. | Read More

  • LIVE "GM Blitz Battle Championship: Nakamura - Vachier-Lagrave" — ShahMatKanal

      Битва гроссмейстеров: Хикару Накамура (США) и Максим Вашье-Лаграв (Франция). Сегменты с контролями: 90 минут 5+2, 60 минут 3+2, 30 минут 1+1. П... | Read More

  • The third eye!

    Open your third eye by meditating in a quiet room for 15 minutes a day. Do this everyday and soon your third eye will OPEN, giving you knowledge in everything; in life, in chess and in nature. | Read More

    • Leonides22
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • My first tournament win

    Below is my first win achieved in an OTB tournament game, hopefully you'll enjoy. After playing the move 33. Qd3, I had only 4 minutes left, compared to opponent's 30, so I've offered a draw which was declined. Lucky me!  I've tried to sacrifi... | Read More

    • Mediocris
    • | Aug 24, 2016
  • FIDE

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