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    • Rochester Winter Open Recap

      The 2015 Rochester Winter (2nd day of Spring) Open was held on March 21st this year, approximately 6 weeks after our usual date.  Many of the players came from outside of Rochester and appreciated the warmer weather.  The tournament is split int... | Bővebben

    • March Madness G.O.A.T. (Championship)

      The polling is over!   Capablanca won in an upset! He had a 42% chance to beat Kasparov! Thanks for voting!   March Madness is here for the chess fans!  Instead of predicting which NCAA Hoops teams will advance to the final four you can he... | Bővebben

      • CM smarterchess
      • | 2014.03.30.
      • | 2570 megtekintés
      • | 42 hozzászólás
    • March Madness G.O.A.T. (Final 4)

      Championship has started March Madness is here for the chess fans!  Instead of predicting which NCAA Hoops teams will advance to the final four you can help determine the Greatest Chess Player Of All Time.  There will be a bit of a luck compone... | Bővebben

      • CM smarterchess
      • | 2014.03.26.
      • | 2784 megtekintés
      • | 51 hozzászólás
    • March Madness G.O.A.T. (Elite 8)

      FINAL 4 has begun!   March Madness is here for the chess fans!  Instead of predicting which NCAA Hoops teams will advance to the final four you can help determine the Greatest Chess Player Of All Time.  There will be a bit of a luck componen... | Bővebben

      • CM smarterchess
      • | 2014.03.23.
      • | 2574 megtekintés
      • | 45 hozzászólás
    • March Madness G.O.A.T. (Sweet 16)

      VOTING CLOSED.  HEAD TO THE ELITE 8.   March Madness is here for the chess fans!  Instead of predicting which NCAA Hoops teams will advance to the final four you can help determine the Greatest Chess Player Of All Time.  There will be a bit ... | Bővebben

      • CM smarterchess
      • | 2014.03.21.
      • | 2755 megtekintés
      • | 43 hozzászólás
    • March Madness G.O.A.T. (Round of 32)

      Voting has ended for this round. Sweet 16 March Madness is here for the chess fans!  Instead of predicting which NCAA Hoops teams will advance to the final four you can help determine the Greatest Chess Player Of All Time.  There will be a bit... | Bővebben

      • CM smarterchess
      • | 2014.03.19.
      • | 3556 megtekintés
      • | 43 hozzászólás
    • How to be a Polite Spectator

      A friend and I were recently discussing chess spectator etiquette and how they differ from the arena of Magic The Gathering tournaments.  In Magic tournaments it is considered rude to spectate for a brief period and then leave the table.  Leavin... | Bővebben

      • CM smarterchess
      • | 2014.03.18.
      • | 1929 megtekintés
      • | 16 hozzászólás
    • Comp4-ImpossiblyLucky!

      I know there's no luck in chess and my play was responsible for this loss.  I'd still like to petition a name change to Comp4-ImpossiblyLucky because I was crushing it!  Please take a look at the game and suggest some alternative lines or missed... | Bővebben

      • CM smarterchess
      • | 2014.02.10.
      • | 1692 megtekintés
      • | 19 hozzászólás
    • Humbled by IM Rendle

      Dropped a piece on more 4, missed a simple mate in 1, lost the game, but had fun.  Enjoy and don't laugh!   Website - Coaching information Twitter - Chess-related tweets | Bővebben

      • CM smarterchess
      • | 2014.02.03.
      • | 1813 megtekintés
      • | 11 hozzászólás
    • Bishop + Rook Pawn Ending

      Bishop and rook-pawn endgames can be difficult to win when your bishop is on the opposite color of the pawn's promotion square.  The position below is a theoretical draw.  If you haven't seen it before try finding a way for White to win if Black... | Bővebben

      • CM smarterchess
      • | 2014.01.26.
      • | 1287 megtekintés
      • | 6 hozzászólás