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  • Puzzle #95

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  • Learning from a painful loss

    Hello Everyone , today i will be talking about a very painful loss that happened to me today at my local chess club in a tournement game.  Lets talk about the tournement up till today i was on a great score of 6.5/7 coming clear first with secon... | Read More

    • gluestix
    • | Apr 26, 2016
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  • precious peculiar pawn phalanx - endgame tactics

    Time for some endgame patterns. Do you recognize this pawn phalanx ? And who has the better prospects here ? And with this one ? As you can see, a far advanced pawn phalanx can give big advantages. Here in a game from Capablanca, white gets... | Read More

    • achja
    • | Apr 26, 2016
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    • Tactisch
    • | Apr 26, 2016
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    • Tactisch
    • | Apr 26, 2016
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  • hi Mary -A puzzle for u

    I am now  trying to solve the kknight endgames from the book of Devoretsky Endgame Manual.I find myself in deep problem in this problem showed in the lesson.He did not give the solution od this problem.I spent more then an hour and find this plan... | Read More

  • German gems

    No, I'm not talking about my girlfriend (though she also counts). Last weekend was the final installment of the German chess league, which is the strongest in the world. After each weekend I can't resist quickly going through the 64 games (which i... | Read More

    • GM smurfo
    • | Apr 26, 2016
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  • Endings to Know: More Rook Endings-Part 2

    Today i'll be continuing rook endings with an outside passed pawn, this time covering some examples with the defenders rook behind the pawn. An important thing to know about these endings is a passsed rook pawn combined with a knight (or rook) paw... | Read More

    • TABiyiasas
    • | Apr 26, 2016
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  • شاید او هر روز می آید

    روزی روزگاری زنی در کلبه ای کوچک زندگی می کرد. این زن همیشه با خداوند صحبت می کرد و با او به راز و نیاز می پرداخت. روزی خداوند پس از سال ها ... | Read More

  • Kindness

    Kindness             Kindness is selfless and unconditional care for something without expecting any reciprocal. Kindness can manifest itself in many ways and can shine through anything; it doesn’t necessarily have to be alive to rec... | Read More

  • Positional Chess Lessons (4/25-4/28)

    I will post a training position every 3 days to be solved as a mini-lesson.Post your responses in the comment, blog will be updated with answer on the 4th day.               *update (4/28) with answer*1. Qc2! was my answer - we pr... | Read More

    • NM linlaoda
    • | Apr 25, 2016
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  • Checkmate Patterns 24

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    • DAlbanesi
    • | Apr 25, 2016
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  • Checkmate Patterns 23

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    • DAlbanesi
    • | Apr 25, 2016
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  • Checkmate Patterns 22

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    • DAlbanesi
    • | Apr 25, 2016
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  • Checkmate Patterns 21

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    • DAlbanesi
    • | Apr 25, 2016
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  • Some of my games at ICC

    These are some games I played at ICC earlier this year. | Read More

  • Complex Puzzles Part Three : 18 move puzzle

     Here is Part Three of complex puzzles                                                                                                                                     ... | Read More

    • gluestix
    • | Apr 25, 2016
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  • A few higher quality pictures...

    I have not posted any of my higher quality pictures on my blog yet but I figured that everyone woulsd like to see some cool pictures. I hope that you like the pictures! | Read More

    • ColeZX4000
    • | Apr 25, 2016
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  • MARCH 24

    "Glitter Chess"- this is my tendency to make moves based on Easily refuted/stopped tactics.  Too often this occurs because we are Groping for moves without fully understanding the position. Meaning (in chess) is about the power of the peices- an... | Read More

  • BTB#1: Me and others at the 2016 WSECC

    This is one of my big tournament blogs, the one focusing on state 2016. Special thanks goes to Joseph Truelson, who kindly stopped by from Mercer Island to Tacoma(1 hour just to visit) to help contestants with game analysis. 5 years have passed si... | Read More

    • anjiang
    • | Apr 25, 2016
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  • Jehovah Rapha (God Our Healer)

    by HJS After crossing the Red Sea, the people were without fresh water for three days and then they came to a spring. "Wonderful!" the people thought, but their elation soon turned to sorrow. They discovered the water wasn't fit to drink so they ... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Apr 25, 2016
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  • "Multilation"

    Multilation is gradually calculating a position until you win. You could calculate 7 moves, get into your calculated position, and redo that.  So it's like calculating beyond your max calculation.    | Read More

    • Holmium67
    • | Apr 25, 2016
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  • Complex Puzzles Part Two

    Today here is the second batch of hard puzzles today's puzzles are alot harder than the first batch                                                                                            ... | Read More

    • gluestix
    • | Apr 25, 2016
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  • Finally a dragon!

    I have a confession: I have a thing for dragons. And finally I got one. No, it is not a Norwegian ridgeback, but maybe I'll call it Norbert anyway. This is the final game of a club tournament that has been going on during the past few months. ... | Read More

    • Nietsoj
    • | Apr 25, 2016
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