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BotvinnikAlekhine08
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  • 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

  • Find Your Own "Miracle" Opening!

    The year was 1985.  Garry Kasparov just became the world champion, and together with his mentor, ex-world champion Mikhail Botvinnik, he was running the first session of the famous Botvinnik-Kasparov school. A group of young aspiring c... | Read More

  • The Scandinavian Defense: A History

    The time has come to look at the history of perhaps the first chess opening: the Scandinavian Defense.  Also known as the Center-Counter, the Scandinavian Defense can be viewed as the most direct and forcing counter to 1.e4. The intrep... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Back In The Game

    Topic for next month: Chess Teaching (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 a chance to tackle a different ty... | Read More

  • The Master's Bulletin, January 2015

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Another Year “Another year has gone by, and this Bulletin starts the second year of our magazine in this form. While the Tata... | Read More


    • History of VA

      VISWANATHAN ANAND (born Dec-11-1969, 45 years old) India [ what is this? ] Vishwanathan Anand ("Vishy" to his fans) was the 15th undisputed World Champion, reigning from 2007 until 2013. He was also FIDE World Champion from 2000-2002. H... | Read More

    • Developing Prophylactic Thinking. Part III

      In previous lessons we have learned to develop our "prophylactic thinking" based solely on the concrete opponent’s threats. In the first part, these threats were tactical - without the ability to see and defend against which it is impossible to ... | Read More

    • Psychology in chess

      Any experienced player knows how a change in the character of the play influences your psychological mood.  -  Garry Kasparov   The aim was simple: to deprive Karpov of his favourite occupation - standing at the board, staring straight at hi... | Read More

    • White Repertoire for Bullet Chess

      Hi! everyone dear chess friend! Please permit me to recommend a White repertoire for bullet chess. The repertoire that I am recommending is the English Opening Botvinnik set up , regardless of Black reply. The move order that I recommending is ... | Read More

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    • Hurt and Heal World Champions.

      Hurt is-2 and heal is +1  the last  World Champion standing wins. Heal your favourite World Champion  and hurt youWorld Champion that you hate the most. You can only vote every 12 hours. Make a list to show the health of the World Champion... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Chernev, Irving

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      Irving Chernev (1900-1981) was born on January 29, 1900 in Priluku, Ukraine   In 1904 (some sources say 1920), Chernev’s family emigrated to Brooklyn, New York.   In 1912, Irving Chernev’s father taught him chess.   In the 1930s, ... Read More »

  • Alatortsev, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Alexeyevich Alatortsev (Alatorcev) (1909-1987), pronounced "a LAH tart sev", was a Russian International Master (1950), International Arbiter (1953),  and Honorary Emeritus Grandmaster (1983).  He was born in Turki, Saratov oblast... Read More »

  • Canada

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    Chess has been played in Canada since at least 1759.  General Sir John Hale and General Wolfe played chess during the taking of Quebec in 1759.  The Montreal Chess Club was founded in 1844.  The Canadian Chess Association (CCA) was ... Read More »

  • Thomas, George Alan

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    George Alan Thomas (1881-1972) was a British chess champion in 1923 and 1934, 7-time British badminton champion (he won 21 British badminton titles between 1903 and 1928),  and quarter-finalist tennis player at Wimbledon (1922).  He play... Read More »