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Mik-Botvinnik
Mik-Botvinnik
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BotvinnikRefuerzo
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Botvinnik08
Botvinnik08
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Botvinnik55
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  • More Ways To Battle The Caro-Kann

    Last week, we discussed the first few options to fight against Black's Caro-Kann.  Now let's take a look at some of the most important ways White can respond to this opening. The Advance Variation: The line 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 has... | Read More

  • How To Battle The Caro-Kann

    In the previous two articles, I have discussed the earliest beginnings of the Caro-Kann Defense as well as later usage and developments. In this third part of the four-part series, I will discuss the various methods White has evolved to oppose the... | Read More

  • The Caro-Kann: Modern Times

    In part 1 of this series on the Caro-Kann, I discussed the earliest beginnings of the opening, the origin of the name, and its first adoption by top players. It is always fascinating to learn about the beginnings of these openings, which today see... | Read More

  • Pawn Structure 101 Video Series

    The wait is finally over! You have tried every solution to fix those flabby pawn structures. You've cut every processed pawn from your diet. Yet, for some reason, you just cannot get rid of those doubled pawns! Finally, there is a better way! Fan... | 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


    • Natalia Pogonina: "The race after titles, fame and money is destroying people from the inside&a

      Natalia, my congratulations to you on an inspiring performance! What were your expectations for the Women’s World Chess Championship? The bookmakers didn’t seem to have a lot of confidence in you: one of the companies estimated the odds of y... | Read More

    • RECOGNIZING CHECKMATE PATTERNS - PART 2

      Hello Chess Fans, Today we will keep your EYE on the prize and continue strengthening your ability to distinguish random pieces on the board from viable checkmate patterns. If you haven't read the first article in this series, I ask that you do s... | Read More

    • Quotes

      1. "By the time a player becomes a Grandmaster, almost all of his training time is dedicated to work on this first phase. The opening is the only phase that holds out the potential for true creativity and doing something entirely new." - Garry Kas... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.02.2015 - day 113

      World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik beat Hristos Kokkoris in the Chess Olympiad in Varna in 1962: Black to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Bobby Fischer won against Grandmaster Samuel Herman Reshevsky in New York in the US championship i... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 04.01.2015 - day 112

      World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik won against Grandmaster Igor Bondarevsky in Moscow in 1945: White to move and checkmates in 1: World Champion Magnus Carlsen beat Jose Alfonso Jimenez Capilla in a simul in Madrid in 2008: White to move and ch... | 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 »