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  • 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 tactics, 1867

    Wilhelm Steinitz in 1867 won a blindfold game which I think makes a good puzzle.  Short version Long version  World Champion Steinitz was in Dundee to participate in the Dundee, Scotland International. Gustav... | 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
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  • 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
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  • Forced Moves - A Chess Puzzle By RALRAL3333

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

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

    Hey chess.com community, I missed the Carlsen - Grishuk match on chess.com/TV. 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
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  • 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
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  • FIDE

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  • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave contre Hikaru Nakamura

    Ce soir Mercredi 24 Août vous pourrez suivre à partir de 19h (Paris) en ma compagnie et celle du GMI Fabien Libiszewski le match opposant MVL à Hikaru Nakamura. La vidéo démarrera ci-dessous à 18h45 à l'adresse suivante : www.twitch.tv/ches... | Read More

  • Powerful Choices - An Original Chess Puzzle By RALRAL3333

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    • RALRAL3333
    • | Aug 24, 2016
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  • What's your Chess.com setup? Here's mine!

    I've recently been looking at all the different ways to customize Chess.com, specifically the way my games look and sound. I'd looked though the themes before, but there's so many more options when you individually customize the board and pieces! ... | Read More

    • echosa
    • | Aug 24, 2016
    • | 102 views
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  • Longest chess game???

      It was all bad chess, it was rude and stupid and the offender(s) got two accounts closed for causing so much trouble ... but this is still something I am obliged - as a chess journalist - to report. Take a look at the following game: https... | Read More

  • Pawn Structure Explained for Club Players

    Hi chess friends! Get ready for this week’s training on mastering pawn structure. It starts on Saturday (08/27) at 12pm EST. Click here just before noon EST to join the webinar - it's free! If you want to follow the lecture attentively, yo... | Read More

  • Is chess a sport?

    This question puzzles me all the time as I argue about it a lot. SO is chess a sport? In a way it is as you have to exercise your brain to find tactics, strategy etc. You are also exercising your arm and fingers. It's also pretty competive, like... | Read More

    • 11dex-11
    • | Aug 24, 2016
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  • Cheating Engine Users

         I'm gettg really frustrated lately. All advice I get to improve my play and understanding of chess is, "play longer games, dont pay blitz." That's cool and all, I dont mind the longer games. My problem is, I've noticed the longer the games... | Read More

  • Winning an explosive game of tactics.

    Winning this kind of games puts a smile on my face the whole day. =)    | Read More

  • Game of the Week: Weakened Defenses

    This week, I decided to pull a game from my archives where I actually ended up losing the game. Although it is often not very fun, it is important to review our losses in order to identify our mistakes and shortcomings, and improve our play as a r... | Read More

    • ijgeoffrey
    • | Aug 23, 2016
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  • Wherein I disregard advice and explain erratic behavior

    Someone told me two days ago that I shouldn't apologize, but I'm going to anyway because screw the rules but also I deleted everything in my blog yesterday. Sorry. I still have it, just not here. I'm too much of a pack rat and a narcissist to tru... | Read More

  • Game I Blundered Away

    I felt pretty good about this game until i blundered on the 26th move.  I've faced this player several times in the past and felt this was finally going to be the time I would beat him.  This one hurts. | Read More

    • DocRoy
    • | Aug 23, 2016
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  • Another NM, another draw, with some irrelevant stories: Seafair Open Round 3-5

    "I adjust", my opponent said. I'd heard this 100 times over our last 2 games that we have played. After EVERY move, my opponent had to adjust my piece, (Note: This story may have been altered to be more interesting to the reader, but there are no ... | Read More

  • Overload And Frustration

    by HJS Almost everybody I know these days seems to be cramming more and more into an already full schedule. One more meeting, one more activity for your kids, another appointment, and don't forget dinner with the family on Friday. How much can y... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Aug 23, 2016
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  • World Open 2015 Rd. 7

    Sharp eyed readers will recognize this game from Lev Alburt's 'Back to Basics' Chess Life column (Nov. 2015). Please see this article for his comments.       | Read More

    • mjgiordano
    • | Aug 23, 2016
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