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  • Don't Lose Trying Too Hard to Win

    In my article on chess technique, I wholeheartedly agreed with Frank J. Marshall's affirmation that "the hardest thing in chess is to win a won game." Indeed, tenacious defense is now the norm rather than the exception. Fifty years ago, the fir... | Read More

  • Tal's Sacrifices Explained

    "When I asked Fischer why he had not played a certain move in our game, he replied: 'Well, you laughed when I wrote it down.'" -Mikhail Tal (1936-1992)  Neither Mikhail Tal's life, nor his personality, nor his playing style, nor his ailments can... | Read More

  • Never Resign Prematurely!

    Throughout my chess career, I have resigned in several different ways. During my very first games with my brother, I - well, I resigned by knocking the pieces over in disgust. In my first tournaments, I flicked the king over, old style. Then, for ... | Read More

  • Desperado Defense

    "Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before," quipped American actress Mae West in 1936. So it is with defending bad positions in chess. One cannot deny that in the majority of cases, the best way to test your opponent's techniq... | Read More

  • World of the End

    Every year in May, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chess Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina is organizing Individual national Youth and Junior Championship. This year organizer made event in Tuzla, nice city with chess tradition. By our rules in each cate... | Read More


    • Hillbilly Attack Fizzles

      The Hillbilly Attack (1.e4 c6 2.Bc4) is not a good response to the Caro-Kann. I generally costs white a couple tempi, and black comes out of the opening with an advantage having completed development first. However, in this game I got over confid... | Read More

      • LearnHard
      • | Jul 26, 2014
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    • Venus Fly Trap very rare for me to see

      I forget the name of this smothered mate sequence, if I have the wrong name, I apologize, but it is very rare for me to see this in my games.  I was yelling in joy when I stumbled upon it.  It makes up for 400 blunders that I make each day.   | Read More

      • Romans920
      • | Jul 26, 2014
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    • My First French

      I've never played the French Defense before. I didn't particularly want to play it here. I was hoping to play the Dutch and used the move order recommended by Simon Williams (1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 ), but he warned that e4 could happen and I'd have to le... | Read More

      • LearnHard
      • | Jul 25, 2014
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      • | 2 comments
    • Speed Chess Culture

      There is a problem on Chess.com. Maybe some of you have been victim to it, and maybe some of you contribute to it. Regardless, it is a blight affecting the whole site.  Players here (particularly lower-rated players) primarily play bullet and bl... | Read More

      • jslonim
      • | Jul 24, 2014
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    • XVIII IRT Hebraica

               XVIII IRT Hebraica - Julho/2014               Foi um bom torneio, consegui boas posições em todas as partidas, mas fiz dois grandes "blunders" que causaram minhas duas derrotas, mas o importante é aprender com os erros, po... | Read More

      • MFCapelo
      • | Jul 22, 2014
      • | 115 views
      • | 3 comments

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 »