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Chess Rules ♡ 7 ( +1 | -1 )
Capablanca versus Morphy Sure, this is another "What if..." post but this one is interesting to think about. Forget that both players would have to be brought up to date on openings and refutations...they both were so natural, that is basically irrelevent. My question to you is this: If these two (arguably the two most naturally talented players ever) played each other, in say a twelve game match, who do you think would win? Please… More: chess online
Free Chess Online ♡ 46 ( +1 | -1 )
WCH Match Kramnik vs. Leko Just couple of days away. Predictions? Who wins? How many decisive games? Your ideas on what openings are going to be played? IMO Kramnik will win by a slight margin (+1 or +2) with something like 2-4 decisive games. Openings are an interesting subject too. Will Leko hold the Queens Indian? Will Kramnik play the Berlin or will he opt for Sveshnikov (GM Shipov thinks this might be Sveshnikov thematic match)? Does Leko… More: backgammon online
Chess Club ♡ 85 ( +1 | -1 )
Finding my own style Id like to ask if anyone knows any questions or ways I can find my own style of play... Is this acheive by playing in many games and finding out what is best? How can i tell which style is best for me; between open and closed games which types of openings depending on the above thanks in advance style Use your own style of finding your own style :P I dunno, just experiment, whatever is natural, and effective, use. youngglor… More: online chess
Chess Strategies ♡ 124 ( +1 | -1 )
What to play against the najdorf Previously against the najdorf I have employed 5.f4, as recommended in beating the sicilian. However this line is old and never played now days, so I have been looking for an alternative. I took a look at Be3 but am trying to find something a bit sharper and more direct. So far I like the look of fischers 6.Bc4, this seems like a good place for the bishop. The idea is to then put the bishop to b3 then play Bg5 f4… More: backgammon online
Computer Chess ♡ 163 ( +1 | -1 )
RJF: The Movie; & other GM's~What Actors ?! I just heard; "they" are talking about a Movie portrayal of the 1972 Spassky vs Fischer World Championship Match. The question has been asked: WHO should play the part of "Bobby Fischer". So THAT is what I am asking... Who would you like to see play the part(s) of : * Bobby Fischer * Boris Spassky * Lothar Schmidt * Anyone else involved in that match and/or * The part of any other GM or person of… More: chess history
Chess Online ♡ 202 ( +1 | -1 )
what to play on the first move I wonder how many there are out there who always stick to the same first move as white. I for one used to vary but decided to learn one to a decent level. Now i have done that be to learn another move seems a very daunting task, so much to learn. Have others learned one move then gone on to learn the theory for others? Hard to learn new first move When I started to play chess I always openned with e4. Then I… More: chess vs computer
Chess Game ♡ 241 ( +1 | -1 )
Playing bad chess Lo all! I've been playing really bad chess these last weeks, and I was wondering if any of you're having any tips on how to get back on track again! I'm off to a local tourney today, which lasts over the weekend, so please help me! :p Drew a clearly winning position, lost an easily drawn position (in which I was the one playing for the win, ie easily drawn by me, my opponent would have had to fight had I not blundered gravely), play chess online…
Chess Against Computer ♡ 280 ( +1 | -1 )
Not improving I've been on Gameknot for two years and my rating has barely gone up, if at all, over the last couple of years. I'm only 20 and I don't want to think I would have hit a peak. I know one issue is that I play too fast, but I've always played this fast. Is there any way, perhaps, that I could correct this trend? Maybe it doesn't equate to OTB as much. My USCF long game rating is 1568, whereas my quick game rating is about 100 points play chess online…
Chess Opening Moves ♡ 319 ( +1 | -1 )
Analysis During A Game In another thread mercy, lroycroft and me were talking about the usefullness of an analysis during a game for training purposes. Below is my posting on the thread: "I think that above was a great offer from mercy. I believe that there are questions that even a highly rated players need to be answered during a game. An answer from a (strong) player involved in the game is supposed to be better than post-analysis by play chess online…
Play Chess Online Against Computer ♡ 358 ( +1 | -1 )
Intiution vs Calculation I was wondering, how often people of different skill levels make a move, simply because it 'feels right'. Often I make a move this way (after first checking that it is not an obvious blunder). I do so sometimes because I don't have time to calculate every possibility. Other times I do it because I don't 'know' what move is right, but feel like I have an intuitive grasp on how the game will progress from there. play chess online…
Free Chess ♡ 397 ( +1 | -1 )
Pronouncing GM's & Chess terms in English I would like to know better how some GM names are pronounced, and sure some others would too! Please help us to build a Reference here if you can. Please do correct me if something is not right, or Question it if you have heard it otherwise than given by anyone here ... so we can get it as correct as possible. This is not something I am GOOD at, just INTERESTED in. SO: Please confirm those given here as play chess online…
Chess Live ♡ 436 ( +1 | -1 )
Q vs 2 R endgame More and more often I'm going to worry about endgame phase. This time I'm interested into technics of play Q {+pawns} vs 2 Rooks {+pawns} endings. Has someone known some online resources or could send scanned pages from book (I'd provide my real e-mail to him/her then). English, Russian, Polish, Czech (and any other slavian) French, Spanish, Italian languages are prefered. German {and even any Scandinavian, except Finnish} is play chess online…
Chess ♡ 475 ( +1 | -1 )
Wich defense is the best? I wonder if there is a " best" defense. By the fact that I'm still youth(18), I don't specialize in a defense. I play al kinds of defenses. Is this a good choice? defenses I am sure you will get a lot of suggestions but in reality there is no best defense. There are many good defenses each with their own ideas and purpose. Using a lot of openings is fine as long as you learn what each opening does to address basic play chess online…
Chess Game Online ♡ 514 ( +1 | -1 )
is it ok to demand a draw? i am in a game currently where i was offered a draw. i replied that yes it seemed like a draw, but that i wanted to play it out for practice. i got the following reply "no its a draw.". any advice? :-) if you think it's worth playing on - just do it... but make sure you do not annoy your opponent ;-) Cuthbert The Board? Depends on whether the draw is forced or not. It also depends on both players' levels and play chess online…