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  • Knights On The Rim Are Amazing

    As beginners, we learn myriad principles that guide our chess development and steer us away from common positional vices: Develop knights before bishops. Do not move a piece twice in the opening unless strictly necessary. Knights on the rim ... | Read More

  • Max Euwe And The Slav Defense

    In 1935 a surprising thing happened. The fourth world champion, Alexander Alekhine, widely considered a genius, lost a match to the Dutch master, Max Euwe. Euwe was unique among world champions for several reasons. First, he was the only one who... | Read More

  • Mailbag: How To Improve Your Game

    Chess.com member Nietsoj wrote: “I read your recent post where you answered a question about aiming for a 2000 rating. Just as so many other amateur players, I have the same goal, and I am wondering what a realistic training program would look ... | Read More

  • Steinitz Defense: World Champion Openings

    Opening choice is a very complicated subject, bound up not just in questions of chess theory and principles, but also in individual personality and style, and even the current state of society. When picking an opening today you need to consider ... | Read More

  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

    Let this video guide serve as the official reference point to help you find Chess.com videos on your favorite chess players throughout history! Chess.com has enjoyed lessons from the best coaches and players within our game. Hopefully,... | Read More


    • Falling in love with material

      One of the deadliest chess sins must surely be materialism. In being blinded by something you can count, I had failed to see alternatives in my daily tactical training.   Take the following example I was trying to solve from Blokh's "Combinatio... | Read More

    • Sexy Chess...i don't think so...

      Sexy Chess...i don't think so... Although it’s hard to claim having Magnus Carlsen as a photogenic World Champion has catapulted chess into the limelight in anywhere other than Norway there’s been no lack of mass media interest in the royal g... | Read More

      • Alexchex
      • | Sep 4, 2015
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    • Prodigy Program - September 2015 Registration Open!

      This is a detailed article regarding Chess.com University's Prodigy Program. Please read this post in its entirety if you are a new student or a prospective student wanting to join the program in September. Most importantly, registration for all t... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Sep 4, 2015
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    • Sean-like sacrifice

          Yeah, right, is probably what your thinking right now, But no, im getting better at chess (oh no??) ok, maybe a little.    Sad thing is, the computer analysis made fun of my sac... Anyhow, i won the game against a 1700 rated player on s... | Read More

      • seanysean2
      • | Sep 3, 2015
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    • Fischer Destroys Fischer

      This article is a continuation of a a previous one (Fischer Destroys the Najdorf) so If you didn't read it I recommend you to see it to better understand this new one. The biggest problem that every chess player face in creating an opening repert... | Read More

      • FMCouch
      • | Sep 3, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Abonyi, Istvan

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    Istvan Abonyi (1886-1942) was a Hungarian master.  He was born and died in Budapest.  In 1912, he played the Abonyi Gambit (1.Nf3 d5 2.e4) for the first time. In 1916, he played the Budapest Gambit (1.a3 Nf6 2.b3 e5) against  the Dutch surge... Read More »

  • Abbazia Defense

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    A King's Gambit Accepted variation (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d5) (ECO classification - C36).  The name comes from a tournament, Abbazia 1912, in which all the games had to be a King's Gambit Accepted.  The event was won by Rudolf Spielmann,  Ab... Read More »

  • Scotch Game

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    The Scotch Game is an opening that derives its name from a series of correspondence games between the London and Edinburgh Chess Clubs beginning in 1824 and continuing until 1828.  Interestingly, it was the London club that used the... Read More »