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  • Alekhine's Defense: World Championship Openings

    Alexander Alekhine won the title from Jose Raul Capablanca in their 1927 match. The Franco-Russian master had an unusually wide opening repertoire compared to the earlier champions, and he loved to experiment with different openings. So while A... | Read More

  • Capablanca's Nimzo-Indian: World Champion Openings

    Like Emanuel Lasker, his successor, Jose Raul Capablanca, was less of a theoretician and more of a keen practical player. Lasker utilized his great psychological understanding and clever trickiness, while Capablanca's skill rested in his innate un... | Read More

  • Chess Tactics And The Hookah

    A Superior Tactician Chess.com member Mzeekimaro wrote: “I am a big fan of you and your chess books. I am rated 1581 by FIDE. I want to be very good at tactics. What do you recommend I do? I want to be labeled as a superior tactician.&rdqu... | Read More

  • How To Save Chess

    In 1920s, the world chess champion Jose Raul Capablanca was at the height of his career. He was so much better than anyone else that he was called "the chess machine" due to the merciless precision of his play. So when Capablanca ... | Read More

  • Lasker's Queen's Gambit Declined

    The second world champion, Emanuel Lasker, is a difficult one to include in this series, but it must be done. There is hardly any opening to which he is closely attached. He played a wide variety of solid, "common-sense" openings, w... | Read More


    • MASSIVE MONDAY MARATHONS on CHESS TV!

      [Blog History] Hey, everyone!    So, when you look at the schedule on the Chess.com/TV page, do you find yourself rubbing your eyes? Do you feel like you’re seeing double when you look at Monday’s programming line-up? Well, I have news f... | Read More

    • Tricky Pin Puzzles

      I was putting together lesson material on pins for some private students today and I thought that chess.com readers might enjoy a shot at some of these puzzles. I'm curious how hard people think each puzzle is, so feel free to provide input in the... | Read More

      • CoachJKane
      • | Aug 22, 2015
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    • Dr Phil Plays Chess - A New Chess.com/tv Show!

      Chess.com welcomes you to join CHESS THERAPY a new TV show airing live on Chess.com/tv August 24th at 2:30 pm PT and is free to all members. Hosting will be none other than yours truly: jdcannon. Not only will I be joined by a string of titled pla... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | Aug 17, 2015
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    • Analysing My Own Games: Creating the Wrong Type of Passed Pawn

      Strategic Endgame play is the weakest area of my game. This where calculation and forcing moves are of little use, but schematic thinking of where to place your pieces (and their roles), what pawn structure to aim for and what plan to implement co... | Read More

    • World Chess Championship - A Knockout Format?

      I know that at the start, I meant for this to be a statistical based blog, but I wanted to share my opinions of a topic that has been the talk of the chess world in the last few days. GM Magnus Carlsen, the World No.1 and the current World Champi... | Read More


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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 »

  • Chajes, Oscar

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    Oscar Chajes was born in Brody, Galacia, Austria-Hungary (what is now Ukraine) on December 14, 1873.  In 1909 he was the winner of the U.S. Open in Excelsior, Minnesota.  He became secretary of the Isaac L. Rice Progressive Chess Club.  In 1... Read More »

  • Hodges, Albert Beauregard

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    Albert Hodges (1861-1944) was a former U.S. Champion.  His first job was a hidden operator of Ajeeb, the chess automaton, at the Eden Musee in New York..  He played chess and checkers.  He won the US championship in 1894 after defeating Jackson... Read More »

  • 1936 in chess

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    In January 1936, the All-Russian Trade Union Tournament finished after six months of steady play.  The event had 700,000 participants.  Georgy Lizitzin and Vitaly Checkover tied for 1st place. On January 4, 1936, the 16th Annual Hastings Christ... Read More »

  • Queen's Gambit

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    The Queen's Gambit is the starting position of many respectable chess opening such as the Queen's Gambit Accepted, the Queen's Gambit Declined and the Slav Defence. Black in most cases prefers not to capture the pawn as he cannot keep it without ... Read More »