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  • The Greatest Chess Minds Video Series

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

  • The Anti-Sicilian Without A Name

    Among the less-trodden paths White can follow against the Sicilian Defense is the system with the seemingly paradoxical combination of Nc3 and Bb5. To my knowledge, this variation, unlike most of the other anti-Sicilians, has no name.... | 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

  • 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

  • 7 Faces Chess Players Make When Losing

    One thing nearly all chess players have in common is that they hate to lose. Losing, while it might be good for our long-term chess development, is a short-term disaster for our ego. Unlike games such as Monopoly or poker, luck is not even a t... | Read More


    • Winning Pawn Structures: Attacking f7 with the IQP: Part 2

      In this blog, I am going to finish out the games displaying the IQP's attacking potential against f7/f2 with a couple more games from Baburin's Winning Pawn Structures. We ended last time with Botvinnik's classic game featuring a knight sacrifice ... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | Jul 30, 2015
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    • Magic chess

      There's so much chess going on at the moment that it's hard to keep up. I'm not talking about Biel - for the most part, with the exception of the incredible Navara-Wojtaszek clash, it's been pretty lacklustre - but rather the Politiken Cup and the... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Jul 30, 2015
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    • Fighting for First: Spring Open

      (Image courtesy of D. Sharon Pruitt) The Spring Open was two sections, Open and Reserve (under 1950).  I asked my husband which he thought I should play, and he said, "You'll learn more in the Open, maybe, but I think you'll enjoy yourself more ... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | Jul 29, 2015
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      • | 3 comments
    • A crazy draw

      Playing in a slow time control tourney I had a game against a stronger player in which I got a worse position. At one point it looked totally hopeless but then while analysing (with correspondence chess at chess.com one is allowed to use the buil... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Jul 29, 2015
      • | 88 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Camping Trip 5.0!

      So, I'm back! What I come back to: 63 moves, 53 messages, 2 friend requests, 1 challenge. Pros of home: chess.com, full power, internet connection. Pros of camping: swimming, fresh air, peacefulness. I choose home, because I will be on chess.c... | Read More

      • mkelowna
      • | Jul 29, 2015
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  • Shogi

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    Shogi is the Japanese form of Chess. It has been evolving in a different direction as international Chess for more than 1000 years, however, and its history contains many Shogi variants, some even still played today. Modern Shogi is played on a 9x... Read More »

  • Campomanes, Florencio

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    Florencio Basa Campomanes, born Feb 22, 1927, was the first non-European elected FIDE President (1982-1995).  In 1956, he was the first National Master of the Philippines Chess Federation.  He won the Philippine championship in 1956 and 1960.  ... Read More »

  • Chess

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    Chess is a world-famous game played between two players using 32 pieces (16 each of two distinct colors) on a 64-square board of alternating colors (black and white, or, most commonly, light and dark). The earliest known ancestor of modern chess ... Read More »

  • 2 rooks checkmate

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    A checkmate is where you force the enemy in such a way that the enemy king has nowhere to go. Now, a two rook checkmate is an easy way of winning. First, you block the escapade route of the enemy king with one of your rooks. Then you give check t... Read More »

  • Checkmate

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    Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a situation in chess in which one player's king is in check and there is no way to remove that threat; it is a check from which there is no legal move to remove check through either capturing the pie... Read More »