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  • A Chess Engine Is NOT Your Friend!

    Several years ago I was visiting a friend and he was online looking at live games in a team match event. One game was between a grandmaster (who had the Black pieces) and an international master. A zillion people were using a zillion chess engin... | Czytaj więcej

  • Memorializing Alekhine in Style

    It’s been several decades since the last time Paris has been the site of a top-tier chess tournament. The French city of Lyon played host to Kasparov’s title defense match against Karpov in 1990, but other than that, nobody here can se... | Czytaj więcej

  • A rare Continuation in French Opening

    Some time ago I showed a game where I got the initiative in the early middle game: http://www.chess.com/forum/view/game-showcase/better-piece-play-and-a-pawn-storm-worked-well-together Very nice! you may think, but why mentioning it again? Well,... | Czytaj więcej

  • Chess Olympiad 2012: Spirit of Champions

    In Part II I described a rather tough period for our team: we made three draws. This allowed China to take the lead by one match point. What could we hope for? Win all our matches, while China loses at least a point? This scenario was not very lik... | Czytaj więcej

  • Study Plan: Beyond the Basics!

    Target Skill Range: Total Beginner (Rated 0-1000) Improve your chess and learn how to better use Chess.com! Activities: Review the Rules Play Your First Live Games Solve Three Tactics Problems - Using "Tactics Trainer" Start a Turn-ba... | Czytaj więcej


    • September 4, 2014 (Pirc Defense)

      When I started this blog, I was just going to post my live games from the beginning of 2015 forward.  But I didn't start playing live until September 2014, so there aren't that many others and I decided to post all of them.  So this was my very ... | Czytaj więcej

      • rkd1
      • | 6 maj 2015
      • | 84 odsłon
      • | 1 komentarz
    • Happy Anniversary - My first year on chess.com

      Hi everyone! Today I received a message from chess.com telling me that it was one year since I had joined.One year ago I knew little more than the basic rules of chess. I have improved much since then, but I have only now just started to realise q... | Czytaj więcej

      • Symphonicia
      • | 3 maj 2015
      • | 218 odsłon
      • | 5 komentarzy
    • April 24, 2015 (KIA)

      Now I'm caught up on posting all my live games since the beginning of 2015.  Hopefully, going forward, I'll post them sooner after playing them, when I'll be able to remember more of my thoughts during the game. | Czytaj więcej

      • rkd1
      • | 30 kwi 2015
      • | 133 odsłon
      • | 0 komentarzy
    • My Live Chess Games

      Taking a cue from my friend thordura, I am creating this blog to post all of my live games in one place.  I have been posting selected games in appropriate group forums, based on the openings I've played, or sending them to certain friends who se... | Czytaj więcej

      • rkd1
      • | 26 kwi 2015
      • | 155 odsłon
      • | 2 komentarzy
    • My Openings

      This is basically a list of the most common openings so I could play them in live chess games. Note that I chose the variations I'm most comftorable with. I know there are databases with all the different kinds of openings and variations. However... | Czytaj więcej


Video Lessons



  • Dake, Arthur

    • Przeczytano 53 razy
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    Arthur W. Dake (1910-2000) became a bridge toll collector, then a highway auto controller, and finally an automobile inspector for the state of Oregon after serving in the merchant marines when he was 16.  He learned how to play chess at age 17 ... Czytaj więcej »

  • Acers, Jude Frazer

    • Przeczytano 4 razy
    • | Przeczytano 4 razy

    Jude Acers was born in Long Beach on April 6, 1944.  He is a U.S. senior chess master living in New Orleans who has set several world record simultaneous exhibition records.  He learned to play chess at age 7 and was a master at age 17.  In 1... Czytaj więcej »

  • Najdorf, Miguel

    • Przeczytano 21 razy
    • | Przeczytano 21 razy

    Miguel Najdorf (1910-1997) was a Polish-born player who stayed in Argentina after the outbreak of World War II and became a naturalized citizen of Argentina five years later.  Najdorf escaped the Holocaust, but he lost his wife, child, parents an... Czytaj więcej »

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

    • Przeczytano 21 razy
    • | Przeczytano 21 razy

    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  In 1959 at L... Czytaj więcej »

  • Scandinavian Defense

    • Przeczytano 1561 razy
    • | Przeczytano 1561 razy

    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Czytaj więcej »