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  • 10 Tips To Stream Your Chess Games

    Streaming competitive gaming has exploded in popularity the past few years, and many of the biggest chess celebrities on the Internet are not super-GMs but super streamers. is hosting a $3,000-prize pool streamers tournament on Se... | Read More

  • Opening Or Endgame? You Decide

    In studying chess, which of the two phases should students focus on most? Or should they concentrate on another aspect of chess altogether? It reminds us of other eternal questions, like what is the meaning of life, why is there something rather... | Read More

  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

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

  • The Nimzowitsch Knight Dance

    Knights are tricky little pieces. Often seen dancing around the board like little mischievous imps, knights have the power to bewilder and confuse even the strongest of grandmasters. I want to take a deeper look at one particular knigh... | Read More

  • The 8 Best Chess Apps

    The mobile platform now dominates the Internet. Many more YouTube videos are watched on mobile devices (mostly smartphones) than on desktop and laptop computers combined. Two months ago, Google announced that the majority of its search... | Read More

    • CCD - Second Branch - 3.Nf3

      Second Key Point of the Opening: "White's move 3" *** Directed to Beginners *** The main moves I will cover will be the ones in the below chart. If your opponent plays another move which is not on the chart. It is probably a bad move. Which mean... | Read More

    • How to start learning the basics of the middle game

      1-Stop analyzing the games of beginners. 2-Watch masters thoroughly and analyze their tactics. 3-Start reading analysis in text form. 4-Improve your concentration techniques. 5-Become a solid chess beginner. 6-Watch the opponent King during t... | Read More

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         Should i get a premium membership... if so then what type? in this informal debate.                        ... | Read More

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      • | Aug 25, 2015
    • CCD - First Branch

      The First Key Point of the Opening: "White's move 2". At this point it is white to move. In the last article I showed the starting position of the Clarendon Court. The starting position happens after white plays 2.d5. However, no one is forcing... | Read More

    • Tactics Rule the (Chess) World!

      "YOU CAN'T PLAY CHESS WITHOUT CALCULATION!" That was a very concrete advice that an angry chess teacher gave me when I was a young boy. He was angry with me because I wasn't calculating and simply moved my piec... | Read More

      • FMCouch
      • | Aug 13, 2015

Video Lessons

  • Scandinavian Defense

    • 1561 Reads
    • | 1561 Reads

    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. Although played by quite a few grandmasters over the years, the Scandinavian is rarely played at the highest levels of ... Read More »

  • Ruy Lopez

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    • | 1773 Reads

    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 »

  • Lewis, William

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    • | 6 Reads

    William Lewis was born in Birmingham, England on October 9, 1787.  He was a chess player, author and organizer.  In 1817 he wrote Oriental Chess.   He took a job as the operator of the Turk chess automaton in 1818 to 1819. ... Read More »