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    • A Sample Analysis

      Hi,   In my recent post, I informed you about chess lessons I give by analyzing your games in an extended fashion. Some people were interested, so that I now propose to give a fragment of a game of mine with some analysis. As I believe some int... | Read More

    • How To Read "FEN"

      Now most of you should have heard or even used "FEN". But if you're unfamiliar to it, then let me tell you that it, along with "PGN" are essential codes used for your analyzing variations. Here's an example of the "FEN" code for the current Ind... | Read More

    • Thai Chess

      When I am not playing chess or gracing the Chess.com forums with my presence, I am either programming or teaching. Yesterday I saw one of my students was playing checkers (Makot in Thai) on his phone. I asked him about it and he said he plays eve... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Sep 13, 2014
    • 6 Things You Should Always Do in Blitz

      Playing live online chess can be great fun, but sometimes you just want to play another person over the board.     As we all know, playing over-the-board chess has its own set of rules and guidelines that must be followed in tournament pla... | Read More

      • kiba13
      • | Aug 27, 2014
    • Does A Bear Play Chess in the Woods?

      Getting ready for our annual camping trip up north .... its bear country, but with some common sense precautions there is really nothing to worry about ..... No food in the tent, wash the dishes after every meal, all garbage and recycling (empty ... | Read More

    • 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

        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
      • | 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
    • 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
    • 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
      • | 1 comment
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
      • | 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