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  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 3

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 years of age),... | Read More

  • The 9 Chess GIFs You Have to See

    GIFs are a fun and quick way to share an animated image. These animations are short and soundless, so they do not require the viewer to invest as much time and attention as full videos. It’s no surprise that GIF animations are some of the ... | Read More

  • How to Spot the "Invisible" Pin

    Pins are very popular and powerful chess weapons, and I am sure you've used them in dozens of your own games. If you just started playing chess and never heard about pins, I strongly recommend you check the Tactics Trainer. But even if you are... | Read More

  • The Tactical Side of Petrosian You Didn't Know About!

    The ninth world champion, Tigran Petrosian (1929-1984), is frequently perceived as the patriarch of defense and positional play. There is a tendency to believe that most of his games feature protracted, yawn-inducing stages of maneuvering in which... | Read More

  • Draws: Are you a Draw Artist? An introduction

    This is my first article on Chess.com and I thank you for reading! Now let's begin: Draws. - a mutual agreement to end the game and split the point. - result: 0.5 point given to each side - can be attained by offer, three position repetition... | Read More


    • My best chess trainingsbook... LASZLO POLGAR

      CHESS: TRAINING IN 5333 + 1 POSITIONS AUTHOR: LASZLO POLGAR PUBLISHER: KONEMAN 1994 The most complete collection of chess problems ever published, including 5334 instructional situations, presented by the world's leading chess teacher LASLO POL... | Read More

    • I’ve wasted too much time upon it already

      I just found this in todays Independent Newspaper quoting Scientific American from 1859 "A game of chess does not add a single new fact to the mind; it does not excite a single beautiful thought; nor does it serve a single purpose for polishing a... | Read More

      • crazypigg
      • | Sep 30, 2014
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    • 2014 Alabama State Championship

      Last weekend was the Alabama State Championship.  Even though I knew I couldn't play in the last two games (reducing my winning chances), I still decided to play in it for the experience  Before the tournament I had decided my calculation neede... | Read More

      • SJFG
      • | Sep 29, 2014
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    • Getting over the Bar

      I've been working on problems in the book, Grandmaster Preparation, Calculation, with very little success. That changed this morning. You might find my internal voice, which I capture while working on these problems in order to examine my thinking... | Read More

    • Dutch League, Brainwave, ACA and Jobava!

      Hi guys!   It has been an exciting last week with a lot of chess activities happened I would like to inform you about.   Dutch League 2014/15 Last Saturday the season 2014/2015 of the Dutch League started again. In the last couple of year... | Read More

      • RobertRis
      • | Sep 29, 2014
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  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • Word Gambit

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    Gambit refers to a chess opening in which pieces are sacrificed so as to gain a better position. It was first described in Spanish in the Lopez 1561 chess classic Libro de la Invencion Liberal y Arte del Juego del Axedrez. It took until 1813 for t... Read More »

  • Filosofando el Ajedrez.

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      Filosofando el Ajedrez Filosofando el Ajedrez Por Lumalosa  Redes de Ajedrez.     Sólo existen dos formas de finalizar una partida de ajedrez: o bien finaliza en jaque mate, o bien finaliza en tablas. De aquí se puede deducir,... Read More »

  • Yusupov

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    Artur Mayakovich Yusupov (Jussupow in German) was born on February 13, 1960 in Moscow.  He learned the game of chess in 1966 at the age of 6 and trained at the Moscow Young Pioneers’ Palace. In 1977, at the age of 17, he won the World Ju... Read More »

  • Aagaard, Jacob

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    Jacob Aagaard Madsen, born July 31, 1973, is a Grandmaster (2005) originally from Denmark, but now living in Glasgow, Scotland.  He is usually referred to simply as Jacob Aagaard. He finished 2nd in the 111th Scottish Championship in 2004.  He... Read More »