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  • ItalianMachine's First Simul Friday September 23 (FREE)

    Hello chess.com fans!How would you like to be one of 10 participants in my simul this Friday at 2PM EST?Admission is FREE and you get to test your skills against me in a 30/15 simultaneous game.Below are important details about the simul:   Tim... | Read More

  • Ranking chess.com dla opornych

    Jako że w dziedzinie szachów jestem amatorem do sześcianu, zacząłem w pewnym momencie uzupełnić swoją wiedzę ogólną w tej dziedzinie co by nie wychodzić przed innymi na ignoranta, ... no przynajmniej nie na totalnego ignoranta. Jednym ... | Read More

  • SCL Teams - Coming Soon

    It’s been awhile since the Slow Chess League has hosted a team tournament. In the past we’ve mostly used an individual/team combined format, though we’ve tried head-to-head a couple of times also. After those experiences and with many sugge... | Read More

    • SirIvanhoe
    • | Sep 20, 2016
    • | 163 views
    • | 8 comments
  • Strategy in the opening,is it important?

    It's well known that winning from the first move is better than thinking of checkmate after the opening but strategy can be applied in any stage of the game because it makes a link between the opening and the middle.Long run strategy from the star... | Read More

  • Two Club Games

    Sharing two game reviews here from club here - all thoughts are welcome. First is a loss from last night against a slightly stronger player after my original pairing failed to show, then I've included a win from last week, my first game back at ... | Read More

    • scsiduck
    • | Sep 20, 2016
    • | 100 views
    • | 0 comments
  • Why You Need To Play In Real Tournaments

    I can't say for a certainty, but I get the feeling many of my readers are long time chess players in the 1500-1800 range.  I suspect most of them don't play in tournaments often, or perhaps have never played in a rated tournament before. ... | Read More

    • NM ih8sens
    • | Sep 20, 2016
    • | 1584 views
    • | 15 comments
  • A small wonder of creative attack on the King

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  • FINNALY 2000! (Part 1)

    I'm now 2007 in tactics trainer! Soon I'm going to beat jihan_xu!                                                                       p                    ... | Read More

    • jeffreyni
    • | Sep 20, 2016
    • | 113 views
    • | 0 comments
  • A morte do Ator da Globo, mistica ? mistério ? ou apenas mais uma trajedia ?

    não sou religiosa,mas fica claro na entrevista que tinha sim forças sobrenaturais atuando no momento. ela chega a dizer " parece que tinha algo segurando a perna dele" isso sem contar  que ela achou estranho porque ele não nadava,não que não... | Read More

    • camiladoce
    • | Sep 20, 2016
    • | 136 views
    • | 1 comment
  • sdco-chess-20160919

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    • zlotnik
    • | Sep 20, 2016
    • | 127 views
    • | 0 comments
  • Why the Blunders?

    Ive always wanted to have a blog, so when I found out about Chess dot coms blogs I was somewhat excited! Now I will do what many people do, post their blunderfull games with my thoughts and analysis!  It may not be very instructional but you (pe... | Read More

    • SnowRealms
    • | Sep 20, 2016
    • | 132 views
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  • All Rook Endgames are Drawn (bugger!)

    It's almost a loophole in the game of Chess that you're up a pawn in a Rook endgame, but can't convert. In being a pawn ahead on the Black side of an IQP Caro Kann, I learnt many lessons from this game about piece activity in Rook endings (that my... | Read More

  • Morphy vs Henry Bird

    One of the Most Amazing chess combinations in history... 😎 | Read More

  • Charlie Chaplin final speech in The Great Dictator

    I'm sorry but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black men, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. W... | Read More

    • Yavuz45
    • | Sep 20, 2016
    • | 122 views
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  • Таљев меморијал

    Ананд Ли Шао Гефланд и Иринаков | Read More

  • Fairy Fair Play ►Episodio 3. Tema 1. Dominó

    El dominó (galicismo de domino) es un juego de mesa en el que se emplean unas fichas (baldosas) rectangulares, generalmente blancas por la cara y negras por el envés, divididas en dos cuadrados, cada uno de los cuales lleva marcado de cer... | Read More

  • Русија-Кина

    Пре неколико дана је био меч између Русије и Кине,а у том мечу је био и меч за првака света у женској категорији.Првакиња света Ху Џифан ... | Read More

  • Upcoming Games

    Watch for upcoming Slow Chess League games on the live chess server this week:   Upcoming Games Schedule Tue 20th of Sep 2016 10:30 - 402 Juan Carlos Betancur (1.0,1449) v wannabemaestro1 (1.0,1482)  Tue 20th of Sep 2016 13:00 - 101 Martijn L... | Read More

    • SirIvanhoe
    • | Sep 19, 2016
    • | 122 views
    • | 0 comments
  • Dark places

    When watching Berserk holy shit...I thought about the darkness in the manga. The show unfortunately has problems with the animation. What the fuck is up with those? Those being the hand drawn lines. Except, they aren't hand lines at all , they a... | Read More

  • It's OK to reject a Draw...

    Let's start with a little puzzle... Ok, so not too exciting as puzzles go, right?  Well, this move did compel White to resign, but what's more interesting I think is what led to this end game.  This resignation came about 40 moves after a dra... | Read More

    • ObiWanCote
    • | Sep 19, 2016
    • | 134 views
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  • عید بزرگ غدیر مبارک باد

    علی ای همای رحمت تو چه آیتی خدا را که به ما سوا فکندی همه سایه ی هما را به امید آنکه شاید برسد به خاک پایت چه پیام ها سپردم همه سوز دل سوا... | Read More

  • Kings vs. Princes: A Stats Driven Analysis

    Hey chess.com, Welcome to my first blog post! After a long period of sporadic play after getting my master title, I have decided to make a return to serious chess. I know, I know, how many times have you heard people say that and never follow thr... | Read More

    • NM Flicflac
    • | Sep 19, 2016
    • | 275 views
    • | 11 comments
  • Chess Analytics: Differences in Material and Mobility, Part 2

    In my previous blog post (click here) I discussed the differences between both players’ material and mobility.  By difference I mean exactly that: One can take White’s numeric material or mobility value and subtract Black’s value, obtaining... | Read More

    • kurtgodden
    • | Sep 19, 2016
    • | 164 views
    • | 4 comments
  • Timur Gareyev - J. P. Hyltin Blindfold Simul Game

    These are my raw thoughts on this game, before looking anything up or analyzing with a computer.  Just what I was thinking at the time of the game.  There may be lots of analysis errors, because computers make us all look foolish.   | Read More

    • Hyltin
    • | Sep 19, 2016
    • | 254 views
    • | 1 comment
  • A Hero Had Climbed Higher

    by HJS Who is Martin Burnham? His name became a household word to millions of people around the world who prayed for his release from the Abu Sayyaf guerillas who kidnapped him and his wife Gracia on May 27, 2001. For thirteen months, he and Grac... | Read More

    • JD-ex
    • | Sep 19, 2016
    • | 137 views
    • | 0 comments