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  • More Cracked Grandmaster Tales

    In my first edition of Cracked Grandmaster Tales, I shared stories about Grandmaster Rosendo Balinas, Grandmaster Igor Ivanov, a tribute to Igor Ivanov by Boris Spassky, a short tale about an unknown grandmaster, and a story about the late Wa... | Read More

  • Who Will Beat Magnus Carlsen?

    If you follow my weekly column, then you probably noticed that I am a big fan of Magnus Carlsen. I like his chess style, his general attitude to play till the very end and his notorious disregard of the opening theory. I grew up at the height... | Read More

  • Bobby Fischer's Overlooked Gem

    Officially released on September 16, the biographical thriller Pawn Sacrifice is the latest development in an ongoing chess renaissance. Directed by Academy Award-winning producer and filmmaker Edward Zwick, Pawn Sacrifice offers a ... | Read More

  • Chess Is Not Checkers!

    "Thank you, GM Serper for this profound statement. I would have never guessed it on my own!" Admit this was your first thought when you read the title of this article. Yes, chess is obviously not checkers and yet, when I was a kid, I heard this ... | Read More

  • How To Bury A Bishop

    Sometimes we can observe a peculiar situation in chess: one of the pieces on the board practically doesn't exist. Yes, it is there: we can see it, we can feel it, but we cannot move it. Therefore, in most of the cases, for a practical purpose su... | Read More


      Hi everyone, I'm sharing my local tournament games with my own analyzes because i wanna remember my momentary ideas during the games and take new ideas from the readers. Now we are in beautiful city Antalya, at Deepo Chess Center. First round, I h... | Read More

      • auxilia07
      • | Oct 8, 2015
    • Get Your Games Analyzed for Free!!

      I'm looking for games to analyze in the following rating groups: u1000 1000-1400 1401-1600 1600-1800 Please message to me, or post in the comments. Thanks! | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Oct 5, 2015
    • Two easy games against 1.e4 at Finike Tournament

      I gave this two games without analyze. But this two games are including instructive opening mistakes. First game I chose Scotch and second game I chose Sicilian...   | Read More

      • auxilia07
      • | Oct 5, 2015
    • Wolf_Rayet's Collection

      Hello guys. I have decided to take all my works, analysis, and posts which may or may not benefit you and compile it into a single blog.  I would Include the articles from the predecesor account but It failed to work. Article 1: Positional Play... | Read More

      • Wolf_Rayet
      • | Oct 5, 2015
    • HUGE rating drops

      Am I the only person here that sometimes has sudden huge rating drops? It's ridiculous. My rating literally goes up 300 and down 300 then up 300 then back down 300. Seems like if I hang my queen in a game, I start hanging pieces more and more ofte... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • Adjournment

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    First introduced at Paris in 1878,  adjournment is a time out between playing sessions, generally overnight.  The side that is on the move seals (writes on a piece of paper and seals it in an envelope) a legal move, sight unseen by his o... Read More »


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    In 1974, winner of the first World Computer Chess Championship, held in Stockholm.  The program was written at the Institute of Control Science in Moscow.  It scored 100% ahead of 11 other entries.  In 1975, the KAISSA programmers w... Read More »

  • Book, chess

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    The first European book on chess is Juegos Axedrez, dados y tablas, written in the 13th century.  The first hardback book dealing with chess, Dass Goldin Spil, was published in Augsburg in 1472.  The first chess book printed in Russia wa... Read More »