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    • How I Became Interested In Chess

       Chess has been a game that I have played throughout my entire life.  This year, chess has entered my life and has become a major commitment.  I joined my high school's chess team, attended chess lessons, and participated in school tournaments.... | Read More

      • Ryan_May
      • | May 9, 2014
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    • CHESS RULES

        a b c d e f g h   8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1   a b c d e f g h   Initial position, first row: rook, knight, bishop, queen, king, bishop, knight, and rook; second row: pawns Main article: Rules of c... | Read More

      • 123Pecky
      • | Apr 25, 2014
      • | 307 views
      • | 1 comment
    • 3 Ways to Teach Chess

      How to Teach Chess   The game of chess is often perceived as complicated and involved. This perception can lead to potential players feeling that they don't have the necessary ability to learn the game. Yet, the reality is that chess can be taug... | Read More

      • aaeee
      • | Mar 23, 2014
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    • How I Became Interested In Chess

        Chess has been a game that I have played throughout my entire life.  This year, chess has entered my life and has become a major commitment.  I joined my high school's chess team, attended chess lessons, and participated in school tournament... | Read More

      • Forbidium
      • | Mar 15, 2014
      • | 213 views
      • | 0 comments
    • STEP 1: Capturing en passant

      KLA Chess Club is a part of Keiller Leadership Academy of southeast San Diego, a Title 1 Charter school. Chess is offered as an everyday class for students. For more information, visit our blog or our school's website.   What is en passant? W... | Read More

    • Chess definitions of tems

      Accept To take an offered piece, as in the King's Gambit Accepted opening 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4. See also "Decline". Active An aggressive move, line of play, or position. When mentioned in regards to a playing style, it indicates sharp or tactical t... | Read More

    • First game in internet cafe on Valentine - Bright Beginner

      Valentine day activity - Playing chess with friend in internet cafe. This is his first game with club player,  after learning castling, draws, en passant and some first move discussion. This game should be saved as this is played "over the board"... | Read More

      • Chemwong
      • | Feb 15, 2014
      • | 286 views
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    • Ajedrez 360? Han pensado en la ficha Dragón?

      Peón al paso (“En passant”) La última regla sobre los peones se llama “al paso”, que en francés significa “en passant”. Si un peón mueve dos casillas en su primer movimiento y al hacerlo queda a la altura de otro peón adversario (... | Read More

      • Jaketxelo
      • | Jan 27, 2014
      • | 300 views
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    • Chess 101: The Game of Chess

      Greetings Chess.com Members!   I am thrilled to announce Chess.com University's first single-day seminar of 2014: Chess 101: The Game of Chess   Level: This seminar is aimed at novices and those who have never participated in a rated OTB c... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Jan 16, 2014
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    • A. Morozevich great games, Part 1

      "Morozevich is a bright player; I like how he plays. This is active chess: only forword. Sometimes luck is on his side, sometimes it is not. It is not boring to watch his games." V. Kramnik A. Morozevich was born on July 18, 1977 in Moskow and... | Read More

    • Drawing on a Clean Slate

      A new student of mine is a dad of two. The older, his 7 year old, has recently discovered chess at school and was telling him about the pieces and how it works. That was all the motivation he needed to start learning this game. It is very humbling... | Read More

    • "Finished" Modern Chess Move by Move and dropped 100 rating points

      1st - I finished Modern Chess Move by Move by Colin Crouch - my review....hmmm...I like the idea of a book of top level chess, but maybe for me as a 2400 player - I'm not a big fan of variations, and while it tries to take the move by move format ... | Read More

    • Logic Chess

      Chess - is it a purely logical game? Some people complain that chess is not a 'pure' game, as it contains too many artifical rules, namely: castling, pawns initially moving two spaces, en passant captures, pawn promotion and the stalemate draw. ... | Read More

      • D_Breeze
      • | Dec 24, 2013
      • | 1177 views
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    • Back in action.... (pt. two)

      I couldn't help but feel I really missed an opportunity in my second round game, but in a five-round single day event you have to brush things off quickly. And so I continued on after the lunch break. I had white for round three and wass playing s... | Read More

      • PigJones
      • | Dec 12, 2013
      • | 352 views
      • | 1 comment
    • The "Special" Moves of Chess

      Hi everyone! A lot of you know the "special" moves of chess, which are en passant and castling. Here are some problems I made myself, for fun, which sneakily use these concepts (hint hint): Ok. That was fun. Let's try another one! I underst... | Read More

      • nragunat
      • | Dec 8, 2013
      • | 4575 views
      • | 2 comments
    • How to move the pawn

      On its first move, the pawn can either move one space or two spaces forward. A pawn captures diagonally, which is kind of tricky. But another way the pawn can capture is called en passant. This only happens when on its first move, an opponent... | Read More

      • tanjerr
      • | Nov 24, 2013
      • | 530 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Chess.com University Announces Chess 101: The Game of Chess

      Hello Everybody!   After teaching two long classes for Chess.com University, I am back with a single-day chess seminar: Chess 101: The Game of Chess   Level: This seminar is aimed at players below the 1200 USCF/FIDE level.   When:  Sat... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Nov 8, 2013
      • | 3078 views
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    • ♜♞♝♚ ♟ CHESS GUIDE ♙ ♕♗♘♖

      Chess is a game of strategy and tactics. Each player commands an army of 16 chessmen:  8 pawns, 1 king, 1 queen, 2 bishops, 2 knights, and 2 rooks. A well-played chess game has three stages. In the opening, the players bring out their forces in ... | Read More

    • ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE?!!!!!!!!!!

      Chess Boxing????!!  Hmmm... Ever get slugged in the head and then try an en passant?  How about combining Rope-a-dope with Ruy Lopez?  OK...THIS IS ULTRA BIZARRO!!!!! OK???...No...it's more like KO. | Read More

      • kboyer309
      • | Sep 25, 2013
      • | 626 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Why I Am A Chess Player

      I am a chess player. By that I don't mean simply that I play chess. Being a chess player is one of the things, and an important one, that defines me as an individual. I can't remember when I was not a chess player, I even find it difficult to conc... | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Sep 15, 2013
      • | 1023 views
      • | 4 comments