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  • The Best Chess Of 2014

    As 2014 draws to a close, it’s a natural time to look back at the best chess of the year. The past year was a good one for fans of the world’s most popular board game. There was an exciting world championship match, several amaz... | Read More

  • Paul Morphy's Chess Strength

    Paul Morphy, Spring Hill College, 1854      This is a highly unusual article for me.  I have no love for chess engines.  Additionally, I have severe reservations about trying to compare modern players with 19th cenutry players.  It h... | Read More

  • Study Plan for Intermediate Players: The Endgame!

    Target Skill Range: Intermediate (Rated 1400-1799) Arrive at your final chess destination with the knowledge you need to win! Tasks: Increase Your Knowledge of "Must Know" Technical Endgames Improve Your Endgame Technique Complete these ... | Read More

  • How to develop an opening repertoire

    As players progress beyond the initial stage of their chess education it becomes necessary to develop an opening repertoire. An opening repertoire is a collection of the openings at you use on a regular basis. There are several stages to developin... | Read More

  • How To: Beat Little ChessPartner on Hard

    So everyone probably knows by now that chess.com shut down yesterday, and when you attempted to access the site, a new page prompted you to try your hand against Little ChessPartner. I thought, why not? I chose White set it to the highest difficul... | Read More


    • SHOGI N CHESS N Kasparov

      A special bout comparable to the 1976 fight between Muhammad Ali and Antonio Inoki is set to take place in Tokyo on Friday.   Video portal provider Dwango Co. said it will host a chess game between former world champion Garry Kasparov and shogi... | Read More

    • Attempting Deliberate Practice

      I was away over the holiday and became ill, this slowed down my enthusiasm to train for the upcoming tournament on the  weekend of January 10th and 11th.  Despite these life obstacles, I still managed to continue my quest of creating more Cornel... | Read More

    • Teaching Elementary Skills

      Teaching Elementary Checkmates Lesson of the WeekHow do you teach to young children the elementary checkmate of queen and king versus a lone king? Is it important to stress coordination of the two pieces working in harmony? Does each piece do i... | Read More

      • Ziryab
      • | Dec 3, 2014
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    • Getting Started with Fritz 13 (using Windows 7)

      Getting Started With  Fritz Chess 13 from Viva Media (for Windows 7) Note:  These instructions below are for a computer running Windows 7 and Fritz Chess 13 from Viva Media.  Other operating systems and/or versions of Fritz may be different in... | Read More

    • My Greatest Failure

           Today was the first day of my chess club meet-up.  I live out in southwest Tucson Arizona it’s a rural area where there isn’t a whole lot going on.  The part of Tucson I live in is a great place to be if you like nature, peace and qu... | Read More

      • -_KNiGHt_-
      • | Sep 20, 2014
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  • Caruana Weathers Early Storm at Sinquefield Cup | Update: VIDEO

    The first round of the strongest tournament in history began with a bang. Actually, many bangs. Two hours into the 2014 Sinquefield Cup, a thunderstorm roared through, and a lightning bolt struck close enough to knock out seven of the televisions ... | Read More

  • Computer Workout 2.0

    Today I'd like to unveil what will be an extremely valuable training tool for those who choose to make use of it: Computer Workout. What? You've seen it before? Tried it before? No way! This is a 90% "completely" new Computer Workout, redesigned ... | Read More

  • Well, we're finally doing it :|

    No, no, this has nothing to do with LIVE chess. Sorry. That is coming along nicely and I should have some news within a few days. What we are finally doing is getting a little money in the door to help pay for some of the development costs of Ches... | Read More

    • erik
    • | Oct 16, 2007
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  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »

  • Joshua Waitzkin

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    Joshua Waitzkin (born December 4, 1976) is an American chess player, martial arts competitor, and author. As a child, he was recognized as a prodigy, and won the U.S. Junior Chess championship in 1993 and 1994. He is the only person to have won th... Read More »

  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of Chess.com games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... Read More »

  • Curdo, John

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    John Anthony Curdo was born on November 14, 1931 in Lynn, Massachusetts and now lives in Auburn, Massachusetts.  He is a FIDE master (current Elo rating  2275, maximum Elo rating 2305).  He has won the Massachusetts state championship 18 times ... Read More »