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  • Why Do Grandmasters Blunder?

    Over the years I’ve noticed that whenever a grandmaster hangs his face, the masses of fake names go berserk and not only berate the unfortunate player but toss sick (and completely ignorant) accusations his way: “He lost on purpose! It’s a ... | Read More

  • An Hour With Morphy

         This article was published in the "British Chess Magazine" three months after Paul Morphy's death.  It was obviously written as a memorial to Morphy and meant to showcase his genius as well as an attempt to explain his winning techniques... | 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

  • 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

  • The Evans Gambit: A History

    This week we turn our attention to one of the most swashbuckling of openings: the Evans Gambit. Unlike some other openings whose first use was surrounded by mystery and uncertainty, the origins of the Evans Gambit seem fairly clear. ... | Read More


    • How to eliminate Blunders

      I'm no grandmaster or highly rated chess player but I know how to eliminate blunders. Well technically I know how to reduce blunders by 80%. I did not find this out myself I watched the following video by GM Igor Smirnov www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N... | Read More

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    • King Safety

      I've spent a great deal of time playing against Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition, because for a few years I found it to be a pretty good way to get my chess fix. I was playing at instantchess.com, but quickly grew dismayed by the number of people ... | Read More

      • Anema86
      • | Aug 24, 2015
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    • Studying does work! Who knew?

      I picked up the book "Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps" B. Pandolfini, Simon & Schuster 1989 at the local used book store.  I have since been studying the King's Gambit lines.  In the book Panolfini is a big fan of the moves Bxf7+, Kxf7, Qh5+ ... | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Aug 23, 2015
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    • 2 big blunders and I still win?

      Just played a game where I made 2 huge blunders and still somehow managed to win the game. It's an inspiration cuz I was thinking about resigning. Positive message of the day: Never give up😉 | Read More

    • Intuition vs. Calculation

      Today chess computers are so good that humans emulate to play like them. Computers are known for their cold hearted ability to brute-force calculate every line, many moves deep. Unfortunately, humans cannot even come close to the computer's abilit... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Aug 22, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Bongcloud Attack

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    The Bongcloud Attack is a dubious opening invented by Graw81, characterised by the moves 1. e4 e5 2. Ke2?!. It aims to either develop the king for an early endgame or get the white king to the other side of the board. It can also be played after o... 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 »

  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of Chess.com games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... 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 »