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  • 4 Tips To Bounce Back From A Tough Tournament

     The only thing worse than having a bad tournament is having to play another tournament immediately after. If you’re not careful, you may allow your poor performance to affect your subsequent results. Follow the tips below to bounce ... | Read More

  • Women In Chess: Be Aggressive

    The recent Women's World Championship was a fascinating event. You could find everything we love about chess competitions: neat combinations, unpredictable results (will we ever forget Natalia Pogonina's amazing comebacks in almost every single ma... | Read More

  • Never Trust Your Opponent!

    In 2007, at the Far West Open in Reno, I played the first two grandmasters of my life: Melik Khachiyan and fellow Chess.com columnist Gregory Serper. Khachiyan soundly outplayed me in a King's Indian, but my battle with Gregory was a different k... | Read More

  • 5 Dumb Things Chess Players Say

    Last week, we had some fun discussing dumb things your non-chess friends say about the game. In chess as in life, turnabout is fair play. It's time to laugh at the silly things chess players themselves say -- and there's certainly no shortage of... | Read More

  • Lionel Kieseritzky

          The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France.  In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire.   Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More


    • Saved by Peter Svidler

      Have you ever spent time working on your opening repertoire only to discover your results get worse instead of better? Having recently put a lot of effort into studying the Gruenfeld, I was optimistic about a new thematic tournament on Chess.com i... | Read More

    • OTB Tournament Games 4 and 5

      In Round 4 i played against some guy with around 1900 national rating and 2000 fide elo. He is strong in tactics and i have not checked every possible threat of him. So after two inaccurate moves in the opening it was already a good position for h... | Read More

    • Luckiest wins

      Which were your luckiest wins. 1. You were loosing and opponent blundered 2. You were loosing and opponent lost his connection 3. Mouse slip 4. Opponent didnt show up ... Post your comments and the game if any moves were played. | Read More

      • mohan9048
      • | May 20, 2015
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    • September 24, 2014 (KIA)

      This is a game I thought I was going to lose on time.  Material was even when I blundered my queen with my time running low on move 36; but my opponent was apparently so surprised that he spent too much time trying to figure out if it was a trap,... | Read More

      • rkd1
      • | May 18, 2015
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    • Fourth round: beating my first 1900+

      Hi again, here it is the fourth game at XXVII Internacional Vila de Sant Boi. After losing the third game very badly I faced Jordi Cots, a strong player (for a U1950 tournament) who was a bit delayed in the ranklist because he could not play the ... | Read More

      • sharcashmo
      • | May 17, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Petroff's Defence

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    Petroff's Defence (or the Russian Game) arises after: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6    There is an interesting trap where white may blunder his Queen away early in the game after: 3. Nxe5 Qe7 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3?? Leads to Nxc3+, and black will win ... Read More »

  • Qualities of moves

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    As you can see moves are indicated if good or bad through symbols: These are the symbols: !!- brilliant move !- good move !?- interesting move  ?!- dubious move ?-bad move ??-blunder Many people make blunders like the castling blunder lik... Read More »

  • Impossible!

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    This "Impossible" Checkmate contradicts what many, many chess books say: "You can only checkmate with two knights if you are in the corner and your opponent blunders." It is possible.     You can do it on the side of the board; however, yo... Read More »

  • Gunsberg, Isidor Arthur

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    In 1890-1891, Isidor Arthur Gunsberg (1854-1930) played Steinitz for the world’s championship and lost after 4 wins, 9 draws, and 6 losses.  Gunsberg began his chess career as the player inside the chess automaton Mephisto.  H... Read More »