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I couldn't resist. [agnostic.com]
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TheInterlooper 7 FL Aug 27, 2019 Aug 27, 2019 11 comment
Pál Benkö dies at 91 [en.chessbase.com]
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Kodiamus 7 WI Aug 27, 2019 Aug 27, 2019 11 comment
I guy was.caught cheating on chess. Com. I got back 9 points. Wild.
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Bushshaker 7 CA Aug 10, 2019 Aug 10, 2019 33 comments
Has anybody gone through a brief period where they play amazing chess. In the past week i have an amazing record. I wish i knew what triggers this.
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Marktzu 6 OH July 5, 2019 Jul 5, 2019 44 comments
There goes the neighborhood... I created a Chess.com account. I'm not proud of my elo, so, here are some scapegoats to mask my insecurity. I've only played chess sparsley in the past decade. (50 games, maybe?) Small sample size. ...
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TheInterlooper 7 FL June 15, 2019 Jun 15, 2019 33 comments
Some of my best victorys at chess is against players who have a 400 higher point ratings. I can win because they think this is going to be easy. Suddenly I do A rook sacrefice , in 3 moves it's mate . I can imagine him falling out of his chair. Off ...
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Bushshaker 7 CA June 12, 2019 Jun 12, 2019 11 comment
I’m interested in finding out, from the female perspective especially, as well as male how everyone feels about different titles for female players such as WFM, WIM, WGM as opposed to the “harder” titles of FM, IM, GM ? As well as separate ...
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Kodiamus 7 WI June 9, 2019 Jun 9, 2019 33 comments
An Edinburgh family discovered that a chess piece, which had sat idly in their home, is part of the famous medieval Lewis Chessmen, and has been missing for almost 200 years. The 12th century Lewis Chessmen, which were discovered in 1831 on the ...
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mzee 7 MD June 4, 2019 Jun 4, 2019 33 comments
Tal-Neibult 1991. A nice Queen sac by Tal as White in a Smith-Morra Gambit Accepted. Youtube
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AlasBabylon 8 OH May 30, 2019 May 30, 2019 11 comment
I haven't visited this part of the Cleveland Public Library yet. Many of the books are not available for checkout (the library is a great resource for chess schoilars and writers), but members of the library may go and read those books inside the ...
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AlasBabylon 8 OH May 29, 2019 May 29, 2019 11 comment
In this Najdorf Poisoned Pawn game between Shirov and Wang Hao played in 2009, White made a brilliant Rook offer on move 23, and Black resigned. Can you see why? The position after White's 16th move is also very complex and interesting. I think...
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AlasBabylon 8 OH May 27, 2019 May 27, 2019 22 comments
MatoJelic has a very good YouTube channel where he analyzes top level games. He only takes about 5-8 minutes so you can enjoy the game without spending a lot of time. Does anyone else have any favorite YouTube chess channels?
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Kodiamus 7 WI May 19, 2019 May 19, 2019 33 comments
Brilliant combination in a game opening with the King's Indian Attack, won by Tigran Petrosian against Ludek Pachman, Bled 1961. Youtube
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AlasBabylon 8 OH May 18, 2019 May 18, 2019 00 comments
The late former world champion Tigran Petrosian, giving us a really big smile! Iron Tigran was one of my chess idols for years, and is still one of my favorite Grandmasters. His defensive style of play was not exciting, but often subtle. He was...
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AlasBabylon 8 OH May 18, 2019 May 18, 2019 00 comments
This is the Drueke Player's Choice set that was popular back in the 70's. For many years, it was my favorite plastic set of chess pieces. Did any of you have one of these? I remember I also had a linen chess board. I liked those too, but one ...
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AlasBabylon 8 OH May 18, 2019 May 18, 2019 00 comments
I guess I'm going to have to check out chess.com. anybody play on FICS? My handle there is whitejediknight.
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Metahuman 6 MO May 4, 2019 May 4, 2019 33 comments
Aussie restaurant phobia
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mzee 7 MD May 3, 2019 May 3, 2019 00 comments
Anybody on chess.com? Friend me for a game .... qspawnq
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qspawnq 4 NJ Apr 15, 2019 Apr 15, 2019 33 comments
Played a guy from Russia online today. He used the ID = magnuskarlson. Poor fella; took his queen on move 10 and received a resignation.
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mzee 7 MD Apr 15, 2019 Apr 15, 2019 11 comment
To me the knight/horse has become a most beautiful/potent piece
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mzee 7 MD Apr 7, 2019 Apr 7, 2019 22 comments
Yes, bishops are cattywampus
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mzee 7 MD Mar 31, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 11 comment
I am age 15 and have a motor scooter I bought by earning money mowing lawns. Back in 1955 in Illinois it was legal for a 15 year old to drive a motor scooter but not a car. Found myself in a room filled with school teachers. They had been hired for...
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ponz111 4 IL Mar 26, 2019 Mar 26, 2019 22 comments
I have written 3 books on chess. This is one of them. A rarely played but sound opening. Magnus played it once and won a fine game! The opening is 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3. The three main responses are: 3....Nf6 and 3, ...d5 and 3. ...f5
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ponz111 4 IL Mar 25, 2019 Mar 25, 2019 44 comments
The highs and lows of teaching. Was watching a 2 year student play the other day and just about went crazy with pride as she had a winning game after only 8 moves! But she could not close the deal !?! as the game went on, she proceeded to put her ...
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mzee 7 MD Mar 24, 2019 Mar 24, 2019 22 comments
Their all after Me !!
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mzee 7 MD Mar 21, 2019 Mar 21, 2019 11 comment


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