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  • Lazy Intuition

    As a chess reporter I attend many chess festivals and top tournaments, but last week I was reminded that many times the game is enjoyed on a small scale. I played the Geraardsbergen Open and liked it just because of that: as a small and ... | Mehr lesen

  • The Baku Chess Olympiad: Africans In View

    With less than 10 days to the start of the Baku chess Olympiad, Africa looks at the top African teams and what they bring to the brilliance and success of the 2016 Chess Olympiad. The top 7 chess playing countries in Africa according t... | Mehr lesen

    • thims
    • | 23.08.2016
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  • چوپان و مار

    ﭼﻮﭘﺎﻧﯽ ﻫﺮ ﺭﻭﺯ ﮐﺎﺳﻪ ﺷﯿﺮﯼ ﺟﻠﻮی ﺳﻮﺭﺍﺧﯽ می‌گذاشت. ﻣﺎﺭﯼ ﺑﯿﺮﻭﻥ ﻣﯽ‌آمد، ﺷﯿﺮ را می‌خورد ﻭ سکه‌اﯼ ﺩﺭ ﺁﻥ می‌انداخت. ... | Mehr lesen

  • 2016 Mayor's Open - My results

    I played in the 2016 Mayor's Open in Hammond, Indiana on August 13th, 2016. The time control was G/40 with no delay. There were 4 divisions: Scholastic U400, Scholastic U700, Scholastic Open, and Adult Open. Most of the participants in the Open di... | Mehr lesen

  • Enjoying Beautiful Barbados

    This is what I am up to:   Sea bathing, wave watching, photo taking, sleeping in the Sun... Enjoying Beautiful Barbados | Mehr lesen

  • Chess Lessons Being Offered.

    Hello! My name is Mr. Ruddell, and I am a 2100 USCF player. I am currently offering chess lessons online for 15 an hour. Let me know if anyone is interested! | Mehr lesen

  • All version's 9000 ! | Mehr lesen

    • One_Spirit
    • | 22.08.2016
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  • Game

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    • sailorwind
    • | 22.08.2016
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  • 3rd Place in the State Championships

    "Fortune," if we are to believe the Latin proverb, "favors those who are brave enough not to resign, for they shall find a cheapo." And this pretty much sums up my recent games against higher-rated players. In the Green Bay Open in July, I found ... | Mehr lesen

    • Blougram
    • | 22.08.2016
    • | 207 Aufrufe
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  • Upcoming Games

    Watch for upcoming Slow Chess League games on the live chess server this week:   Upcoming Games Schedule Tue 23rd of Aug 2016 12:30 - 403 Juan Carlos Betancur (1.0,1454) v philidor_position (1.0,1512)  Tue 23rd of Aug 2016 13:00 - 803 SirIvan... | Mehr lesen

    • SirIvanhoe
    • | 22.08.2016
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  • Frustration

    by HJS "You will never know how much your programs on frustration meant to me," wrote a missionary who was held captive by the FARC guerillas in a Colombian jungle. He had listened to Guidelines by shortwave radio. His frustration was akin to tha... | Mehr lesen

    • JD-ex
    • | 22.08.2016
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  • Schill v. Pimofeyev

    This game here.   | Mehr lesen


    Comment now the BEST Chess Puzzle that you have with it's information  | Mehr lesen

    • cleofard
    • | 22.08.2016
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  • Me vs MAGNUS 16!

      Hello guys.  I am thrilled to tell you i finally beat Magnus 16 after losing more than 20 games in total to him. I can tell for sure this level was the most brutal, painful, most struggling barrier for me to overcome. 2 times before i was 99... | Mehr lesen

  • How to improve your tactics rating

    Hello everyone, Over the few days, I have been grinding my tactics rating over 2800 and here is a short guide (from my experience) on how to get your tactics trainer rating higher.     1. Don't stress over the timer Although the rating poin... | Mehr lesen

  • Death of a Chess Position

    Eventually losing this position was like reliving Death of a Salesman. Act 1 Scene 1 is optimistic and full of hope ... but by the final scenes all of one's dreams are in disarray. It was instructive for me to see how it unfolded, pin pointing in ... | Mehr lesen

  • Save the UK Chess Challenge.ees

    The UK chess challenge has been running for 20 years, it is the world's biggest chess competition and it has done so much to introduce children in the whole of the UK and Ireland to chess. The children I have taught have loved taking part ea... | Mehr lesen

    • matt1979
    • | 22.08.2016
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  • Латышский гамбит

    Мат Nxe5   Bc4 Nc3 d3 | Mehr lesen

    • podwal
    • | 22.08.2016
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  • Before the Olympiad

    Probably the most personal post I've ever written, not brimming with positive energy and optimism, as it used to be when I was preparing to play Olympiads before. Basically, just thinking aloud about my problems. | Mehr lesen

  • Play for fun

    I like playing for fun thats why I tend to move pretty quick in online games. Mostly in under 30 seconds, but sometimes minutes or longer. When I look at computer analysis of some games, I still don't get some of the lines. They give about 5 move... | Mehr lesen

    • n5454
    • | 22.08.2016
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  • Made Up opening for white, will it work? Pt.5, How to counter the Australian Defense (Counter Gambit

    In my first blog post of this series, I shared with you the made up opening for white, the Australian Defense. Now I shall show you how to counter it. It is easy to counter the Australian Defense if white doesn't play properly. Then it will lea... | Mehr lesen

    • Chesspawn5
    • | 22.08.2016
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  • Practicing the "Exchange Slav" through a chess960 game played by Karpov

    I'm a fervent believer in the great teacher Purdy's recommended method for practicing chess: playing through master games while covering up the winner's moves and guessing them as you go. When you guess right, yay, keep going. When you guess wrong... | Mehr lesen

  • XXIII International Chess Festival ''Liepajas rokade-2016''

    XXIII International Chess Festival ''Liepajas rokade-2016''   The traditional chess festival in Latvia took place in the first weekend of august this year in Liepaja . The Open, the blitz, the supertournament, the tennis tournament were all call... | Mehr lesen

    • GM Malev212
    • | 22.08.2016
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  • Smirnov and his thinking system

    Dear chess friend,   My name is Jaan Ehlvest. I was one of the top tournament player during 1988 till 1991 when I finished the World Cup tournament series only behind Kasparov, Karpov and Salov. Nowadays I am devoted chess coach. I am very few... | Mehr lesen

    • GM Malev212
    • | 22.08.2016
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  • Week of August 22, 2016

    Pairings for the Slow Chess League have been posted for the Week of August 22, 2016:  2016/08 League Qualifier Round 3 - August 22-28   101 Scrover (2.0,1395) vs. Arokiya Visaesh (2.0,1691)  102 Norm (2.0,1266) vs. Hunter Davis (2.0,1407... | Mehr lesen

    • SirIvanhoe
    • | 21.08.2016
    • | 127 Aufrufe
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