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Mik-Botvinnik
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  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Speed Chess -- The Good

    Topic for May/June: The Endgame (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.) The Good and the Bad of Speed Che... | Read More

  • 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


    • The magic of well-placed pieces

      Hi everyone! It's been a while since I last wrote and now that it's summer, it's easier to catch up with everything non-academic. To be honest, I'm writing because I have some free time on my hands since I sprained my ankle playing soccer...two w... | Read More

      • mishivanov
      • | May 20, 2015
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    • 5 things that set masters apart (hint: not IQ!)

      What differentiates a less experienced player from a strong master? I've been flipping through a bunch of games of strong masters on chessgames.com recently and, in contrast to watching the games of club players, have noticed some patterns of dist... | Read More

      • eltenedor
      • | May 17, 2015
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    • Day 150

      It's been 150 days since I started my chess improvement in 200 days blog. Most of my study now is very opening focussed. Mainly due to the fact that I have alot of tournaments coming up in the next few months and I want a solid opening repertiorre... | Read More

    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.05.2015 - day 146

      World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Bob Oakley in a simul in Boston in 1988: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik won against Grisha Abramovich in Leningrad in 1924: Black to move and mate in 5: My student Eduard Werne... | Read More

    • Who Are the Best Players not to be World Champion?

      "Who are the best players not to become World Champion?" This was a question on this week's "Q&A with Coach Heisman" TV show (first Friday each month from 5-6:30 PM ET). My first thought in answering this question was: When do we start? We p... | Read More

      • danheisman
      • | May 2, 2015
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      • | 22 comments

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 »