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  • The 10 Most Important Moments in Chess History

    There is arguably no other game with the timeless staying power and global reach of chess. Unlike most of the other games and sports played today by millions around the world, chess has a history that spans millennia. While chess has change... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman July 25, 2014

    "I noticed that the pre-registration for the Open section of the Holly Heisman Memorial (HHM) fundraiser chess tournament on Aug 3 (in Wynnewood, PA just outside Philadelphia) has several titled players. I am only in the 1500's. Is there any way I... | Read More

  • Riding The Winds Of Fashion, Part 3

    Warning! This is a fairly advanced article. I try to write for players of all ratings, so sometimes I explore basic stuff, and other times I bow to the 1800-and-above crowd. Though the opening in question is too advanced for beginners, I hope that... | Read More

  • 5 Easy Ways to Enjoy Chess More

    1. Slow Down chess clock with symbolic time by Kristoffersonschach |CC Blitz and bullet chess are great fun, but can you really appreciate the subtle beauty of the game when you're making a move every two seconds? Maybe if you&rsq... | Read More

  • The Art of Solving Advanced Tactics

    Since the beginning stages of chess development, you've most likely been exposed to solving "tactics" exercises. It seems that, by nature, every chess player innately shares the joy of finding the right solution to a tactical problem to some degre... | Read More


    • B20 - The Sicilian Defense

      By advancing the c-pawn two squares, Black asserts control over the d4-square and begins the fight for the centre of the board. The move resembles 1…e5, the next most common response to 1.e4, in that respect. Unlike 1...e5, however, 1...c5 ... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Jul 25, 2014
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    • C44 - The Scotch Game

      Before reading this, please take a few minutes to read my blog about my opening study: http://www.chess.com/blog/kleelof/my-opening-study White aims to dominate the centre by exchanging his d-pawn for Black's e-pawn. Black usually plays 3...... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Jul 14, 2014
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    • My Opening Study

                     When I began studying chess at the end of 2013, I read many times something like "Don't waste your time studying openings until you are at least 1800(2000 sometimes).".                Usually, such statements ... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Jul 14, 2014
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    • My first French

      Yesterday I studied an excelent article about openings for beginners posted in The Learning Group (here).  I like the recommended approach and I think that Czech kids would benefit from that very much. I plan to talk to our local chess coaches a... | Read More

    • Piece Activity + Initiative vs. Greed and "Psychological Initiative"

      I'll need to write an article on this soon.It's funny how the key difference between beginners and intermediate players is the ability to keep your pieces safe.Then as an intermediate we learn openings and strategy.Many players get stuck in this p... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Fool's Mate

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    Fool's mate, also known as the "two-move checkmate," is the quickest possible checkmate in the game of chess. One example consists of the moves leading to the position shown... There are eight slight variations on the pattern — White might p... Read More »

  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • scholar's mate on f7,f2

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    Scholar's mate is easy to remember-1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Qxf7#. Is it easy to defend? Yes! Come back on 'More Ways To Win'. This is a bad opening, don't play it. It's only for beginners. Read More »

  • e4

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    e4 is played by White to develop his pieces rapidly and castle. e4 is a good move for beginners! You learn to develop quickly and to attack, since it opens up the Queen and Bishop. If met by e5, you have what's called an "open game." Then the most... Read More »