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  • The Top 6 Titled Tuesday Tactics

    Six Titled Tuesday tournaments are in the books, and the seventh is scheduled for today as the event moves to the first Tuesday of the month.  After thousands of master games, tightly packed leaderboards, and thrilling finishes, these event... | Read More

  • Enlightened Chess

    The Introduction:      The second half of the 18th century into the early 19th century was marked with cultural changes previously equaled perhaps only by the Renaissance.  There were great and important political revolutions, such as those... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Teaching Stuff

    Topic for next month: Losing (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions outside of that theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments. If I get the opportunity to answer a different ki... | Read More

  • Exclusive Peek: Modernized: The Open Sicilian

      Modernized: The Open Sicilian by IM Zhanibek Amanov & FM Kostya Kavutskiy This book is the second in the Modernized series, as last year MetroChess released Modernized: The King's Indian Defense&nbs... | Read More

  • An Incidental Champion

         Some men and women are clearly champions and reach the pinnacle of their field in an almost predictable manner. Some are champion material, but the fates have conspired against them, keeping them from reaching the very top.  Still other... | Read More


    • Flirting with the 98th percentile.

      On both turn based chess and live standard time controls I have managed to hit 98th percentile very briefly. Then back down to 97th I went! I have not had a plan or discipline studying chess for a while now. Taking a step back, here is what I need... | Read More

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    • Assessing My Strengths and Weaknesses: Chess Exam and Training Guide

      One of the many books in my collection that I've been meaning to get around to is Khmelnitsky's Chess Exam and Training Guide. For those of you that don't know, this is a book is designed to identify your weaknesses and get training advice. It do... | Read More

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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 03.05.2015 - day 85

      World Champion Anatoly Karpov beat Grandmaster Rainer Knaak in Berlin in 1988: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Magnus Carlsen won against Hans Krogh Harestad in Copenhagen in the 25th Politiken Cup in 2003: White to move and... | Read More

    • Revised Edition - Advance Chess - Book 1 Vol. 1

      Revised Edition - Book 1 Vol. 1Advance Chess BookBy: Siafa B. Nealhttp://awe.sm/hMO5zRevised Edition - Book 1 Vol. 2http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U6B770Y Chess Enthusiast Messagehttp://coldcoffeecafe.com/page/chess-enthusiasts  | Read More

    • Good book to learn how to plan

      I came upon a really good book that helps you along the thinking process of move decision.  It is called "the thought process of chess" by Roy Wahres.  Check it out. | Read More


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  • Castling

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    Castling is the only time in the game when more than one piece may be moved during a turn.  Castling can only occur if there are no pieces standing between the king and the rook.  Neither king nor rook may have moved from its original position.... Read More »

  • 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 »