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Free Online Chess 11 ( +1 | -1 )
Chess Principles... Just wanted to start a thread and share some chess principles I and others on this chess site might know of... I'm sure some will be simple principles like (don't move the same piece twice in an opening if you can help it) or (move Knights towards the center, not on the rim [Knights on the rim are grim]), but I'm looking forward to some deeper principles and the gold nuggets from the well studied group of chess players on this… More: chess online
Chess Base 50 ( +1 | -1 )
Best player ever Who is, for you, the best chess player ever? My favourite 3 are: 1) Bobby Fischer. 2) Mikhail Tal. 3) Garry Kasparov. Who do you prefer? 1) Kasparov 2) Fischer 3) Capablanca 1) Kasparov 2) Alekhine 3) Fischer In that order. They dominated during their reigns. 1. Capablanca 2. Fischer 3. Morphy Although i don't know too much about it, these three were probably the most talented during their eras... 1)fischer 2)karpov… More: backgammon online
Play Chess 89 ( +1 | -1 )
CHESS ETIQUETTE - or chess ETHICS Dear all, Generally speaking many (perhaps most) of my opponents often resign an otherwise hopelessly lost game. But some do not. Some continue fighting to the bitter but completely obvious end - even when the possibility of a stalemate is out of the question. It seems to be there is something *morally* suspect about such behavior. But much worse is when a few of my opponents have *postponed* an otherwise… More: online chess
How To Play Chess 128 ( +1 | -1 )
Refutation Challenge Anybody here interested in helping keiserpaul and me in analysing our new variation in the Sicilian Wing Gambit: 1.e4 c5 2.b4 cxb4 3.a3 (Marshall Variation) 3...d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.Nf3 e5 6.axb4 Bxb4 7.c3 Bc5! this is recomended main line in most books for Black, we would now like to analyse 8.Qe2!? Please post if your interested in trying to refute this move (with the Black pieces) , and we will challange 5 players each. … More: backgammon online
Chess Game 167 ( +1 | -1 )
Fastest draw ever? board #3296803 lol, can anyone find a faster draw than this? That is not lol!!! They are number 1 and number 2 in the same mini tournament. I guess a Draw profits both players. I wonder what Mike would make of this. LOL !! I'm wholehearted behind what chuckventimiglia writes and I think the rules is clear here at GK eh? Purposefully losing or tying tournament games, so that both of the players advance to the next round, will… More: chess history
Chess Online 206 ( +1 | -1 )
my longest game and art. my longest game i play now.. ..thats possible.. it should get somewhat over 6000 moves -> gameknot.com You guys are so weird... ...keep us posted on this nail-biter! over 2200 moves now.. over 2200 moves now.. yes i will do .. as you follow the game.. there are some art like structure patterns too.. ..with conditional moves its faster to play now )) i must say i love the dancing knights. hah you guys are… More: correspondence chess
Chess Club 245 ( +1 | -1 )
Can anyone explain? today, one of my team members finished a game. it says, that black won. but according to the FIDE rules, this result is not possible, because black has only a king left. on the other side that means, black is unable to get a mate. -> gameknot.com possibilities include: accidental: player thought they were black intentional: sadistic joy in resigning won possitions hacker: someone else used their account programming: play chess online…
Chess Online Against Computer 284 ( +1 | -1 )
Advance caro kan question Can someone tell me a typical line after the following please? 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5... I'm changing to the advance against the caro kan and have come across this third move from black over the board a couple of times but none of my books cover it. Thanks:) Starting Out: the caro-kann from the above book bye Joe Gallagher: 4. dxc5, e6 5. Be3, Nh6 6. c3, Nf5 7. Bd4, Nxd4 8. cxd4, b6 9. Bb5+, Bd7 10. Bxd7+, Nxd7 11. play chess online…
2 Player Chess 323 ( +1 | -1 )
endgames Just started an intense study of endgames. Wow! Thius stuff is pretty heavy. It is no wonder many club p,ayers are weak in this area. Memorizing proper endgame technique makes openings look like child's play. I had to practice a simple rook and pawn technique about twenty times befoe I started to get a feel for the pattern. Even king and pawn endgames are tricky unless you take alot of time. I am still getting ready for the task of play chess online…
Chess 362 ( +1 | -1 )
english/QGD I am trying to prepare for a possible game against an expert who loves to play the english. I was wondering if white has anything better to play than a transposition to QGD after 1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5. I also need to know if white plays a move other than 2. NC3 and I follow up with 2..d5 if it is reasonable to expect a queens gambit type of position. I would rather not play a line in the english against this guy if I have a choice. He play chess online…
Chess Against Computer 401 ( +1 | -1 )
Stuck at 1500ish... Hi, Seem to be stuck around the 1500 area. Don't seem to be able to improve. If anything, my rating seems to be declining following defeats to lower rated than me. Has anybody got any advice on what I can do to get better (maybe based on my weaknesses from my games)? Has anybody else had a similar problem to this? Any help is appreciated. Greg Yeah My only recommendation would be to start playing people +300 over your play chess online…
Chess Rules 440 ( +1 | -1 )
Use of opening databases Like most I use opening databases, BUT I find myself exclusively using it without applying much thought! (especially if I have hefty gameload at the time) Ok I tend to pick the reply that suits my game but also I lean towards the win % the database indicates. I am thinking about dropping the use of these because I think I will learn more by making my own mistakes, at the moment because I am not applying much thought in play chess online…
Chess Games 479 ( +1 | -1 )
chess book giveaway I am quitting chess so that I may pursue mathematics with all of my energies. Thus, I no longer have need for my chess books. I would like to see them get a good home, though. I would like to mail them to anyone in the United States who might like to have them. The books are: _Test Your Endgame Ability_ by Jon Speelman 522 startling and breathtaking endings with complete solutions. Not for the beginner. _Pandolfini's play chess online…
Chess Online Vs Computer 518 ( +1 | -1 )
Karl Schlechter Other great player who didn't get attention was Karl Schlechter (1874 - 1918). He was very strong universal player, who gived a great contribution in opening theory. He's skills of playing endgame were fantastic. Also he was a good match player - even Lasker could'n win him. But, as he made meny draws, most of his conteporarie's regarded him as boring positional player and his reputation in chess world was lower his strength. play chess online…
Chess Problems 557 ( +1 | -1 )
getting better I am about 1300 E.L.O. What can I do to win a tournament in 16 weeks time (with a maximum rating of 1400 in the league I'm joining) It feels very "in my reach" , but I don't know to be honest to get better.I can study about 2 hours a day.So I don't mind putting hours in. On this moment I'm doing tactics and tactics and some more tactics. What should I do ? throw some endgame in there would probably be a good way. studying play chess online…
Free Chess Game 596 ( +1 | -1 )
c3 sicilian I would like to start studying c3 sicilian. Does anyone know of any good books? Small help. The Everyman(publisher) book, Starting Out the Sicilian by John Emms has a chapter on the c3 sicilian. Its a start. Gary Lane, one of my favorite opening book authors, has a book called "Winning with the Closed Sicilian", which has a very favorable member review at Amazon. John Emms I am very fond of the writings and analysis of John Emms. I play chess online…
Chess Game Online 635 ( +1 | -1 )
Novice Nook #72 Well, we've moved into the 2007 articles with this week's entry. It's entitled "Trading Pawns When Ahead" and provides a number of straightforward examples of when to trade and when not to trade pawns. For the most part, pretty simple, but worth a look. Here's the link: www.chesscafe.com Three most common pawn trade errors, imo ... Another useful endgame (mostly) concept this month. I'd just like to add three of the most common play chess online…
Ultimate Chess 674 ( +1 | -1 )
Could anyone 1800+ offer tutoring/analysis? Hi, I recently completed a game throughout which I couldn't come up with any satisfactory plan of attack or defense. I'd appreciate it if anyone rated 1800+ (GK or ELO) could help me out with it. Please send me a message if you'd be willing to go over this game and let me know where I went wrong, and what I could have done differently. Thanks, Jeff I'd be glad to help out... ..if I can,just send me a play chess online…