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  • (Anti-)Cheating in Baku

    A post on the security issues in Baku. You can read a lot of statements saying the security was tight and good, but actually it was just a smokescreen. Five (!) phone rings and one phone call in the playing hall, plus the most curious game Tang T... | Read More

  • Secrets of Chess Tactics

    Every chess player knows the importance of tactical skill in chess and training tactics is one of the most popular forms of practice for most players. However, spending hours solving puzzle after puzzle isn’t the only way to get better at tacti... | Read More

  • Getting better at the game part 4

    In my previous articles I talked about how I havn't really improved much due to procrastinating and really just not applying a good method for chess improvement.  In my previous articles I meantioned books that I had planned on studying, however,... | Read More

    • Daybreak57
    • | Sep 17, 2016
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  • How to refute most bad openings

    The way to refute the sicilian,e4-e5,french is to play Na3 at some point. -Anand The french is bad. There you go! I If you play this way you'll become a chess master in no time. | Read More

    • NM keisyzrk
    • | Sep 17, 2016
    • | 236 views
    • | 3 comments
  • Karl Bryullov

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    • Podaryonka
    • | Sep 17, 2016
    • | 119 views
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  • September simul

    Simultaneous on 10 boards with WGM ADRIANA NIKOLOVA  on Sunday (18.09.2016) at 23:45p.m. (Eastern Europ. Time) GMT+2 hours, 4:45p.m. New York Time, 9:45p.m. London (UK) Time The time control would be 60min+10sec. per every person. Before th... | Read More

  • An Unfinished Song

    Through all the noise and haste in life, remember how much peace there is in silence.  Speak your mind quietly, clearly, and truthfully as long as possible, without surrender,  and stay on good terms with all the people you cross paths with. D... | Read More

  • don´t screw this up

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    • tliju
    • | Sep 17, 2016
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  • Walter/ Derk

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  • Personal Reflection on the Kan Part 2

    As I progressed in 2010, my strategical understanding began to improve leaps and bounds under the tutelage of GM Predrag Trajkovic, which showed in my improved games in the Kan. My games show a counterattacking flair to them with some analysis on ... | Read More

    • IM yian123
    • | Sep 16, 2016
    • | 131 views
    • | 1 comment
  • Online chess vs. Over-the-board

    Obviously this has been a topic discussed time and time again on this site and for the most part people have come to the conclusion that they either play better online or at least have a much higher rating online vs. over-the-board. I wonder, how... | Read More

    • Dlortie
    • | Sep 16, 2016
    • | 102 views
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  • ko

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  • Austin Kids 70 Tournament Games

    Hi everyone! I went to the Austin Kids 70 tournament this Saturday in U1600 and finished with 2/3. My rating increased from 1174 to 1208. Here is the link to the crosstable http://www.uschess.org/component/option,com_wrapper/Itemid,181/ And here... | Read More

  • HIIIIIII

    Anyone going to the Meridian tournament on Saturday the 17th? | Read More

  • Bad Sports on Live Chess

    Hi everyone,   Today I was playing some online blitz and beat an opponent who lost some material due to a tactic and then the game. However, after he resigned, he behaved really rudely hurling insults at me by calling me "not worthy to play him"... | Read More

  • What rating separates the experts from the lesser skilled players?

    When does someone get the innate feeling that they have reach a close to expert understanding of chess?  I'd say when one reaches the ranking of about 1600.  To reach this ranking I believe one has to invest not only considerable time, but also... | Read More

    • 412364
    • | Sep 16, 2016
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  • 30 minutes simul game on Saturday at noon New York time

    Would you like to play against an International Master? I am Attila Turzo, an International Master and Chess Coach and I would like to invite you to play with me in a simuls on the LIVE chess.com server with 30 minuter per player time con... | Read More

  • October Signups are Now Open

    Signups are now open for our 3 round October League Qualifier and 3-5 round Tournament Series to begin on Monday, October 3. Your option of 3-5 round play for most sections this month!   New players can sign up for our 3 round League Qualif... | Read More

    • SirIvanhoe
    • | Sep 16, 2016
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  • Aberdeen Chess Training Day Sunday 11th September Part 1

      A chess training day was held in Shell's Woodbank House on the 11th of September. 15 players of all ages and playing strengths attended and the session was run by myself (2150 OTB, head coach for Scotland in the Glorney/Gilbert competition 2016... | Read More

  • I need 2 guards who will protect me everywhere in this site

    Like a VIP person and TOP ADMIN, I need 2 guards, who will protect me from all spamers and people who wants to hurt me everywhere in Chess.com. I,m gonna pay them every month, but they must be close to me everywhere! In all groups. Pls, waiting yo... | Read More

  • Game of the Week: One Little Slip

    Many times, chess games are ultimately defined by a single move. Sometimes this takes the form of a brilliant tactic or a beautiful positional move. But other times, the pivotal moment is just a simple mistake. While I always love games where I ... | Read More

    • ijgeoffrey
    • | Sep 16, 2016
    • | 1214 views
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  • tennis chess

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  • Learn How to Crop a PDF

    Let us consider the following situation. You are a book editor that has finished editing a 300 page book but before he sends the book to print he realizes that the size of the pages is a fraction larger than it should be. The book is actually a PD... | Read More

    • MrPeste
    • | Sep 16, 2016
    • | 120 views
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  • My Games 11/9/2016 - 1st 5|0 Tournament

    In these days, I get more and more addicted to bullet tournaments (it's a real drug - I won my first one and I cannot stop!). However, when I have the chance to play a blitz one (5|0), I fortunately won with a nice 7.5/8. Indeed, I actually sealed... | Read More

    • williamn27
    • | Sep 16, 2016
    • | 121 views
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