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  • Organisers - Pick the Right Players!

    'Creativity takes courage.' - Henri Matisse Whether chess is an art form, science, sport or something completely different. The chess games that I most enjoy watching/playing, are the ones which are unique in some shape or form. When... | Read More

  • 1500 blitz!

        I'm actually happy today! (Please realize that Sean is excited, which is rare, of course). And as the title (rightly) suggests, I'm 1500! And precisely 1500. Lets check out the blitz chart. But first, some more amazing facts. This was my 3... | Read More

    • seanysean2
    • | Apr 28, 2016
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  • How Cavemen Attack in Chess

    I've been training hard on attacking chess the past 6 months. One of the books I've been using is How to Attack in Chess by Gary Lane. (A nice little book.) At the end of every chapter are 10 very good puzzles, in increasing order of difficulty. ... | Read More

    • Chessmo
    • | Apr 28, 2016
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  • fundamental endgame 6

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    • tliju
    • | Apr 28, 2016
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  • Broken Hill NSW Chess Simul 24/4/16

    On Sunday 24 April 2016 I was in remote Central Australian City Broken Hill. I conducted a Simul at The Local Broken Hill Library and won all my games. It was not about winning, but of 'Fellowship', where I could give back to a local community and... | Read More

  • Broken Hill NSW Chess Simul 24/4/16

    On Sunday 24 April 2016 I was in remote Central Australian City Broken Hill. I conducted a Simul at The Local Broken Hill Library and won all my games. It was not about winning, but of 'Fellowship', where I could give back to a local community and... | Read More

  • MAKE DOUBLE CHESS MOVES WITH MARSEILLAIS CHESS MOVE

    Isn’t it interesting that you are allowed to make two moves per turn. Like in our Childhood days, we used to feel so lucky and immensely happy, if we were allowed to make two moves in a game. Chess players have a chance to re-live their childhoo... | Read More

  • Pics: Knight-Flowers-Coffee

    Yesterday I saw this knight in a flower pot with pansies and pussy willows. It was windy.  It was then a perfect time to wash up (my glasses) and get some coffee. Decisions had to be made on the spot. It was a fancy set-up, and ... | Read More

    • zealandzen
    • | Apr 28, 2016
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  • Poisoned Pawns again!

    Black gains 3 or 4 developing tempi when the White queen goes on a pawn hunt. | Read More

  • A Sour Central Break

    After a long hiatus in blogging, I am back with an interesting concept to share with you - namely, when the central pawn break goes wrong! But before I delve into this, I'd like to share with you a position from my coaching files - one I must hav... | Read More

  • درس آرتور اش

    آرتور اَش (Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr)، متولد ۱۰ ژوئیه ۱۹۴۳ و درگذشته در ۶ فوریه ۱۹۹۳، تنیس‌باز برجسته سیاه‌پوست آمریکایی بود. او در ریچموند ایالت وی... | Read More

  • WINNING THE NAJDROF - DANIEL KING (BOOK REFERENCE0

    WINNING THE NAJDROF , BIBILOGRAPHY =  Sicillian Najdrof ( BATSFORD , 1976) - Michale Stean THE NAJDROF VARIATION (BATSFORD 1981 )- GELLER ,GILGORIC,KAVALEK AND SPASSKY . BEATING THE SICILLIAN & SICILLIAN 2  (BATSFORD 1984){BATSFORD1990} -... | Read More

  • Top opening mistakes

    In this lesson, you’ll learn about two chess opening mistakes you should avoid in your game..   MISTAKE #1:   Do not play openings that seem strange to you, that you can’t understand clearly.   This is a very common mistake nowadays. P... | Read More

    • smsugumar5
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • Checkmate Patterns 30

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    • DAlbanesi
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • Chess for Social Impact in DC Community - My Public Pledge, Open Invitation

    My next chess goal is to provide lessons to the DC community at no cost. If you know of an organization that could use this service, let me know! I'm thinking nursing homes, community centers, hospitals, halfway houses and rehab centers, jails, t... | Read More

  • 1.c3 - A d4 Transposer (Part-I)

                      I am a 1.D4 player.This opening really transposes to d4 positions.I use this opening to confuse the opponent.I analysed a few 1.c3 opening lines with stockfish and I felt comfortable with the positions.I was eager to ... | Read More

  • Today is a great day for Chess.com

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  • Checkmate Patterns 29

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    • DAlbanesi
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • Checkmate Patterns 28

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    • DAlbanesi
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • Checkmate Patterns 27

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    • DAlbanesi
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • system: double duck

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    • zowey
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • MEGA Troll-lol-lol-lol-lol-lol-lol-lol-lol

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    • zowey
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • sicilian dragon

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    • zowey
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • Jehovah Ra-ah (God Our Shepherd)

    by HJS "What I believe about God," said A.W. Tozer, "is the most important thing about me." But the problem is that most of us aren't sure what we believe about Him. Most of our knowledge and images about God are leftovers from our parents or bad... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Apr 27, 2016
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  • Isolated Endgame Doubled/Tripled Pawns

    Isolated doubled and tripled pawns can be assets in the endgame, because of how we can use a "snail" technique. I'll show you what I mean.       Here's what to do for tripled pawns: Advance them one at a time, keeping them all next to each o... | Read More

    • Holmium67
    • | Apr 27, 2016
    • | 152 views
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