Didn't find what you are looking for? Click here to search for "account" on Google.

Location: Cochin, India
Joined: 12/23/14
Last Online: 12/23/14
Points: 0 points
Location: Tucson, United States
Joined: 11/28/14
Last Online: 11/30/14
Points: 0 points
Location: Philippines
Joined: 11/14/14
Last Online: 1/17/15
Points: 0 points
Location: houston, United States
Joined: 9/30/14
Last Online: 9/30/14
Points: 0 points
Location: United States
Joined: 9/13/14
Last Online: 11/22/14
Points: 0 points

  • Adonis

         I had a brief, though quite interesting, exchange with a gentleman not long ago. It started with a query concerning Louisa Matilda Ballard Fagan, the Italian born English chess player who scored 2nd in the Ladies' International Chess Co... | Read More

  • Review: The Sicilian Najdorf 6 Bg5

    If you were to ask a hundred grandmasters to name the most difficult chess variation about which to write an opening book, my guess is that the 6 Bg5 Najdorf would be the frontrunner. It is perhaps the most analysed line in chess history, the pi&e... | Read More

  • The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket

    Who is the best chess player of all time? Today, World Champion Magnus Carlsen leads Vishy Anand 1.5-0.5 after two games at the world chess championship in Sochi, Russia. Carlsen is the 16th classical world chess champion — mor... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Topalov vs Kramnik

    So far, I have only been covering the world championship matches where the title actually changed hands. However, since this series has turned into not just a look at the instructive and beautiful endgames played at the highest level of chess, b... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 7

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Read More

    • January 27: Parliament of Ukraine adopted a resolution "About Appeal to the UN and other"

      Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Parliament of Ukraine, Supreme Council of Ukraine) adopted a resolution "About Appeal to the United Nations, the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the ... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Jan 28, 2015
    • Blitz: My breadth first opening tree (Black vs 1.e4, Main)

      This post contains "puzzles" which help me memorize the first few moves in my blitz opening repertoire with the Black pieces against 1.e4. The lines are recommendations from Gary Lane in his book "Ideas behind modern chess openings: Black", where ... | Read More

      • Pobble
      • | Jan 25, 2015
    • Profilactic thinking I

      Profilactic thinking I (IM Jose Gascón)            Chess players have the tendency to just look for our plans and ideas and ignore opponent's. What i want to do? What am i going to threat? But this is a wrong perspective because chess is ... | Read More

      • JRgascon
      • | Jan 23, 2015
    • Admin Help-How to Set Alerts

      Here is an easy to follow guide on how to set your alert setting for both yourself and for a group/team  to ensure you get the proper notifications.(The setting shown are my personal Preferances as a Admin, yours may vary, however as a Admin you ... | Read More

    • What is an FIDI Rating?

      What is an FIDI Rating? I have seen the rating on several players account but I have no idea waht it means.... Can anyone help me out with this? I would REALLY appreciate it.... Thanks...... | Read More

      • Max-is
      • | Jan 21, 2015

Video Lessons

  • Selenus, Gustavus

    • 1 Read
    • | 1 Read

    Gustavus Selenius (1579-1666) was the author of Das Schach-oder Konig-Spiel (Chess or King-play), the earliest detailed account of living chess and the earliest German chess book, in 1616.  Gustavus Selenius was the pseudonym for August ... Read More »

  • Salvio, Alessandro

    • 26 Reads
    • | 26 Reads

    Alessandro Salvio (1570-1640) was a chess author from Naples, doctor, and best chess analyst of his time.  He defeated Paolo Boi in 1598 (who died three days later) and Geronimo Cascio in 1606.  He was unofficial world chess champio... Read More »

  • Fine, Reuben

    • 11 Reads
    • | 11 Reads

    Reuben Fine (1914-1993) was a U.S. Grandmaster (1950) and one of the best chessplayers in the U.S. in the 1930s.  He took first place in 23 of the 27 important events in his chess career.  During World War II he was employed by the Navy ... Read More »