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    • MN Blizzard joins USCL

      The Minnesota Blizzard had their kick-off meeting tonight and are ready for the 2015 season.  The Blizzard have two Grandmasters, three International Masters, a FIDE Master, and multiple National Masters.  The United States Chess League will ... | Leer más

    • Norway Chess Predictions After 4 Rounds

      Magnus Carlsen is in last place with only one draw in four games.  Can he come back to make the podium or even win the event?!  To find out I created some framework to pull out a expected score (ES) for each match. ES Criteria History between ... | Leer más

    • 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... | Leer más

    • 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... | Leer más

    • 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... | Leer más

    • 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... | Leer más

    • 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 ... | Leer más

    • 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... | Leer más

    • 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... | Leer más

    • 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... | Leer más