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  • The Chess.com Logo Story

    When I first started working on Chess.com (TEN YEARS AGO!!) I began with the logo. Some would say that is the least important decision to be made, but Chess.com was a totally blank page - an empty domain name that had landed in my lap (story ... | Read More

  • Sometimes I Wonder...

    If I should be worried about how much joy my team takes in posting all my humiliating moments to our social media channels   Your thoughts? Time to look for new, more supportive team members, or embrace the self-deprecation?  Most re... | Read More

  • Visualization Puzzles #4

    Easy: After 1. Rh7+ Kg8 2. Rfg7+ Kf8 3. Rxd7, can Black get away with ...a1=Q?   Medium: The game went 50...Rf8 51. Rxb4 f6 52. Bc5 Rc8 53. exf6 Rxc5 54. f7 Rc8 55. Rb7 and now Black played ...Bd3, but what if Black had played ...Bg6 intendin... | Read More

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  • Chess is art

    Che che che - its ..... | Read More

  • LIVE "BATTLE against masters on chess.com 14-07-16" — ShahMatKanal

      Соперники от 2300. Контроль: 3+0. Прямая трансляция проходила на Twitch: http://twitch.tv/shahmatkanal | Read More

  • Blog

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    • M-M_m
    • | Jul 14, 2016
    • | 133 views
    • | 7 comments
  • thats the end of earth

    the planet will be destroyed if we pollute.in 4 billion years maybe there will be humans but they will be destroyed 8 minutes later.just dont pollute.the earth could be destroyed while we are livig too.if we keep polluting the earths going to be d... | Read More

    • hkp08
    • | Jul 14, 2016
    • | 152 views
    • | 2 comments
  • Looking for chances - part 1

    In this game I would like to talk about chances. Chances in bad position. I would separate this type of game on two: the game on the opponent's blunder and looking for practical chances. I will not analyse first variation. For my opinion it's vari... | Read More

  • What You Need to Know to Become a Candidate Master

    Too many talented players get stuck at club level, prevented from reaching their potential by a lack of direction and the right kind of chess training. To take that extra step requires just a few small improvements but not just in one area but ev... | Read More

  • A position answer after a day

    White to move. Botvinik - Zagoryansky Sverdlovsk 1943 | Read More

    • Garuddd
    • | Jul 14, 2016
    • | 132 views
    • | 4 comments
  • Slow Chess League Win

    To win a slow chess league game takes patience, concentration and accuracy in view of the slower time controls. A win is always a great feeling but a lost always feels worse.   In the following game, I had the white pieces and thankfully a fav... | Read More

  • How to pick perfect opening for you? [Infographic]

    Studying an opening is a major commitment, which is why it is important to look at all different openings and find which one suits you best.   Read the full article on my blog: Best chess openings | Read More

  • Daily Puzzle #11

    Hi! The 11th puzzle. | Read More

    • jong89
    • | Jul 14, 2016
    • | 137 views
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  • Delusions of Grandeur

    You think you stand better. You want to win. You'll do anything to win. You'll press ahead with everything you have. This is the Delusion of Grandeur in Chess. My total assessment was thoroughly wrong where I reached the following position with W... | Read More

  • Hold the Door ... g4 is coming

    With some time to pass at the Airport, I revist my much neglected Chess blog to document an instructive loss I had on the Black side of a Classical Caro Kann.   One can see the g4 is coming ... but how to deal with it? I faced critical moments ... | Read More

  • Chess Rematch Etiquette Poll

    This is a very specific poll concerning Rematch Request Etiquette. You are welcome to elaborate, but I'm mostly concerned with the numbers.   Does it ever bother/annoy/offend (enter your own description) you that someone who just BEAT YOU immed... | Read More

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    • maaike-nl
    • | Jul 14, 2016
    • | 313 views
    • | 7 comments
  • Bilbao Masters 2016 Starts

    The start in Bilbao was miraculous - just imagine, Nakamura beat Carlsen with black!!! In this post I also cover Dortmund (with analysis of the "amazingly unbelievable" gem Kramnik-Buhmann) and the Spanish Championships U14. http://www.alexcolov... | Read More

  • Whom Then Can I Hate?

    by HJS On a flight home from a former Soviet country, I was seated across the aisle from a mother with a child who was about four years old. I love kids, and a couple times on the flight, I poked my head inside my newspaper, playing peek-a-boo wi... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Jul 14, 2016
    • | 124 views
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  • Potrebbe la FIDE intervenire sui tornei internazionali disputati in Cina?

    --   Con riferimento al torneo GP femminile di Chengdu (terminato oggi) e al torneo di Danzhou (in corso di svolgimento), perché la FIDE non impone agli organizzatori dei tornei internazionali disputati in Cina una adeguata quantità di notizi... | Read More

    • Sentenzio
    • | Jul 14, 2016
    • | 255 views
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  • Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura - 2016 Bilbao Masters Final

    This is a Round 1 game between World Chess Champion and World #1 Magnus Carlsen, and the current World #6 Hikaru Nakamura from the 2016 Bilbao Masters Final. A fairly calm beginning to an open Sicilian turns sharp, sparked by Carlsen's 14. f3. Fro... | Read More

  • 60 Seconds by "Blindfold King"

    Timur Gareyev, 28-years old International Chess Grandmaster born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Nowadays, Timur lives in the USA. "Blindfold King" travelled across the world to share his adventure with our readers today. ·       My favorite col... | Read More

  • Tal vs Fischer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTZU1wVKXUQ   Veja essa  partida entre duas lendas do xadrez,e se inscreva no canal. | Read More

    • Victor016
    • | Jul 13, 2016
    • | 126 views
    • | 0 comments
  • 40th Green Bay Open - My first tournament - Analysis of my games

    This was my first tournament I played in, and didn't know exactly what to expect. I sadly couldn't stay for the 5th and final round of the tournament, so I ended up taking a zero point buy. But overall I was very pleased with how I played, and fel... | Read More

    • percyfox
    • | Jul 13, 2016
    • | 145 views
    • | 0 comments
  • When the best thing to do is keep it simple

    Chess could be really complicated - but sometimes we make it more complicated than it really needs to be. The best way to practice and improve upon this is to solve complicated positions while finding the simple clear cut solutions. | Read More

    • NM linlaoda
    • | Jul 13, 2016
    • | 778 views
    • | 5 comments
  • RIP IM Goran Vojinovic 1963-2016

    "Oh my bird, oh my dear grey falcon, How do you feel with your wing torn out?" "I am feeling with my wing torn out Like a brother one without the other. ” IM Goran Vojinovic died almost two weeks ago of a heart attack. He was my coach, chess i... | Read More

  • 7/13/16 (Day -16)

    All right, everyone, it's a binary day! That is, there are 16 days until I leave for the Denker. I'm sorry it's such a short post; I really wish I had more to say. But in any case, please be patient and wait for the big event along with me. More... | Read More

  • 2016 Maryland Open

    NOTE: SUBMITTED TOO EARLY BY MISTAKE. GAME ANALYSIS YET TO COME. I am way behind in my tournament blogging, but it doesn't matter: I don't make news, I make mistakes. The point of amateurs blogging their games is to expose their mistakes to their... | Read More