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  • How to Steal a Chess Game

    All chess players, whether they're GMs or novices, have bad days. However, chess is not a cumulative game — one blunder, one moment of premature relaxation —  can instantly nullify hours of hard work. A few months... | Read More

  • How to Hypnotize Your Opponents!

    The recently finished Sinquefield Cup is going to attract chess players' attention for a long time. Mostly, chess analysts will concentrate their efforts trying to explain the phenomenal result of Fabiano Caruana. You can read my version here.&nbs... | Read More

  • How to Win Equal Positions

    Through the years, I've heard quite a few players claim that having an equal position against a stronger player is pure torture. Even though you might be playing for a win, once a desirable result is close at hand, it becomes tempting to overestim... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4b

    This is the second part of an article (Classic Pawn Structure, Part 4a) that pointed out some structural similarities between the Sicilian Wing Gambit, the French Wing Gambit, and the Benko Gambit. However, the main focus quickly moved to the... | Read More

  • Arizona Scorpions Win USCL Opener

    By Steve Farmer My favorite time of year is finally here; cooler weather, football season under way, the World Series is around the corner... as is basketball. But above all else, the US Chess League has already started! Chess.com hosted the US ... | Read More


    • Responsive or Reactive Chess Player

      Most chess players who have lost a lot of games is due to their reactive attitude towards the game they played.  Just like me.  Without looking the opponent purpose, automatically makes a move and realized my move was a mistake.      Too ... | Read More

      • armhow
      • | Sep 18, 2014
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    • USCL Week 3 recap

      It wasn't pretty, but we managed to notch up our first win of the season last Wednesday. Our victims were the Atlanta Kings, who put up an incredible fight despite being apparently outmatched on paper. The win puts NJ in 4th place in the Eastern d... | Read More

    • Missed Opponent Blunder

      Last night I failed to recognize my opponent's blunder in the end game. I'm getting killed and my opponent is 200 points higher than me, but it is a 10 minute game and I have a one minute advantage on the clock.  Lesson: Look to setup discove... | Read More

    • Correspondence Chess - 2014 Electronic Knights - My First Round Games

      As detailed in my previous posting on correspondence chess, two of my six first round games of the 2014 Electronic Knights tournament were forfeited by my opponents within the first few moves. These two games are not presented here. However, the r... | Read More

      • Ace_Club
      • | Sep 16, 2014
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    • ChessIQ September G60

      Sometimes Cassia is on your side.  On Saturday I played in a local G60|30 tournament in Skokie in the U1500 section. Through no fault of my own, I won all four of my games, and the division. My rating shot up from 1318 to 1477, and I got a bette... | Read More

      • Pligrim
      • | Sep 14, 2014
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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 »