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Free Chess 26 ( +1 | -1 )
Fischer caught The hunt for Bobby Fischer, the unpredictable chess legend, ended this week when he was detained in Japan, where he awaits possible deportation on charges that he attended a 1992 match in Yugoslavia in violation of a U.S. ban. The Japanese Immigration Bureau detained the 61-year-old Fischer on Tuesday at Narita International Airport in Tokyo at the urging of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which had recently stepped up… More: chess online
Free Chess Game 65 ( +1 | -1 )
Material V Positional This is just a thread to see what opinions people have on material against positional play. Some key questions that may get you started are: Will you take a free pawn if it means having two pawns in a line? Why (or why not), and at what stage of a game? If you were adjudicating a tournament, when would a positional lead overrule a material lead? How much would you be willing to sacrifice in order to gain far better… More: backgammon online
Chess Tricks 104 ( +1 | -1 )
sicilian dragon defense can anyone give the opening sequence to the "sicilian dragon" defense? i have read that its one of the best defenses studied...along with the indian variations... 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cd 4. Nd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 ... with an idea of developing the black-squared Bishop on g7, which puts extra pressure on White's Queen side. Strategically very wise, but White can launch a deadly attack on Black's King. Not an easy opening… More: online chess
Chess Games Online 143 ( +1 | -1 )
Turn-based chess sites Recently some people have been claiming that other sites are better than GameKnot. This development has surprised me and I disagree with those claims. Since I have tested about every one of these sites, I am convinced that I am in a position to disagree and that my opinion counts; I'd say that my opinion counts more than that of the newbies (at chess and at turn-based chess) who spread such unfounded claims as if they were… More: backgammon online
Chess Problems 182 ( +1 | -1 )
Cheating Hello! I have a question. How you find cheaters who are usinig chess programs (Like Fritz or ChessMaster) to win games? What do you do, if you suspect someone is cheating? And what do you think about cheating? I hate cheaters. They just cheat themselves thinking they are better then they are. You can't be good player if you are using programs against other players. It's ok, if you are using programs to learn chess, but not to use it… More: chess history
Chess Against Computer 221 ( +1 | -1 )
Sharp openings? I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of the most tactically intense (I'm assuming that's what sharp means) openings for both black and white, I'm not really fussed about winning at the moment just improving, I feel that playing these types of games at the moment might be quite helpful (not to mention more fun!). I don't really have an opening repetoire as such and I don't really want one just yet to be honest,… More: correspondence chess
Playing Chess 260 ( +1 | -1 )
Alekhine: revisited Werewolf and anybody else interested in the articles Alekhine wrote for the nazis, go to Maybe this will clarify things more. By the way, I am going to listen now to Alekhine's own voice, recorded talking abou chess at Sorry but I don't know how to make a link with orange letters. The user bd=game_number codes are too much for me. Desertfox He wrote them play chess online…
Chess Tips 299 ( +1 | -1 )
Karpov I noticed karpov now plays 1.d4 to e4 he plays the boring petroff aiming for a draw, and to d4 the nimzo which he has had great success with in past. What did Karpov play when he was world champion 75-85? Did he ever play a sharp sicilian or any interesting line he just play repeditive, draw with black, dont push too hard with white, which is what he seems to play now. Actually in his... Neverending match with Kasparov he played the play chess online…
Chess Openings 338 ( +1 | -1 )
hardest aspect of chess to learn which aspect of chess was the hardest/took you the longest to master, or atleast get familiar with? which aspects have you not become familiar with yet? The hardest Part was when I just started, learning how to checkmate/win. The concept of winning when you start playing is probably what I found the hardest. Timing my attack is the bit I seem to get wrong the most these days, either I attack to early and lose on play chess online…
Chess Online Free 377 ( +1 | -1 )
Mate with only knight and bisschop?? The endgame is me with only a knight and bishop. My opponent offers a draw, saying I cant mate her. But is it really impossible to mate someone with bishop, knight and king? ... We can't really talk about ongoing, active games. Right, we can't offer help in these situations, but printed or online material (not tablebases) can. Check out any endgame book, or something like wikipedia. That will legally play chess online…
Chess Game 416 ( +1 | -1 )
KEY-GAMES or Demonstrative : There are certain Chess games that may overturn theory or show clear examples of the strategy and tactics of a given variation to the extent that they become Key. And by understanding these, one can synthesize continuations in associated lines. These are games that are critical to know, to really be proficient in a given opening. And often positions from them will be repeated many times, with various attempts at play chess online…
2 Player Chess 455 ( +1 | -1 )
What are the best pairs Is it true that a pair of bishops is stronger than a pair of knights or does it depend on the position? ps: This is not helping me in any of my current games(I think) it is just somthing that has concerned me for a while. I don't know which is better I think it depends on the position. But a pair of knights would feel more comfortable for me. Depends very much on position... Though one rarely speaks of the 'knight pair' in play chess online…
Chess Moves 494 ( +1 | -1 )
Sicilain Dragon Any reccommended books with equal amounts of theory and concepts.? Books Winning with the Sicilian Dragon 2 by Chris Ward. A must have for every dragon player (like myself). oh is it? i love the sicilian dragon and play only this line of sicilian nowadays. but I have no book....... :-( heres a good one: Secrets Of The Sicilian Dragon by Eduard Gufeld hih... North The dragon seems to have a rather poor record at the 4th IECC 2003, play chess online…
Chess Rules 533 ( +1 | -1 )
Honest Site 4 OTB online play? GK does a wonderful job with its corr. Chess. But the otb/blitz has been in Beta stage for quite a long time. Even so, I consider it my #2 favorite place to play Real Time games online. However, I have to consider -> to have the slickest interface, that I have found for Real Time play. Games that can range from 10 sec.+1sec. on up to 10, 20, 30, 60 minutes etc. And just about any combination of play chess online…
Chess Free 572 ( +1 | -1 )
Defence suggestions I'm enjoying playing the Colle System at the seems easy to learn and has some clear attacking ideas. However, I'm not quite as happy with my defence.. Against 1.e4 I'm playing Caro-Kann...learning the main lines is fairly easy but I'm coming unstuck when I try to counter-attack Against 1.d4 I'm aiming for Cambridge Springs Variation as the pawn structure looks similar to the Colle. Any suggestions appreciated ! play chess online…
Chess Online Game 611 ( +1 | -1 )
Scotch Game Opening I am currently an avid user (of a meagre 1300 rating) of the Scotch opening 1. e4 e4 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4.... I am trying to work out the best ways to play this opening. I have struggled to find much literature on this opening and the various variations... So far what I have run into is: 1. e4 e4 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4....exd4 4. Nxd4 Nxd4 5. Qxd4 Here your queen is out early which seem to me to be against the opening rules. 1. e4 e4 play chess online…